We’re Celebrating our 40th Anniversary with You!
We’re proud to have been a small, family-owned local business since 1978 and we couldn’t have done it without YOU! Here’s how you can help us celebrate this milestone:
- Check out our Company History Below and Learn How We’ve Changed Over the Years!
- Go to our Facebook Page and See Throwback Pictures!
- Shop our 40th Anniversary Sale Specials Below!
About Columbus Car Audio & Accessories!
The Early Years
Columbus Car Audio & Accessories started in 1978 by two Columbus residents specializing in car stereos and citizen band radios with one location located on East Main Street. Back then, the business name was Wholesale Consumer Electronics of East Main Street but operated as CJ’s Car Stereo. The corporation as we know it today came around 1984 when the original owners merged with Northland Audio on Morse Road, and the name Columbus Car Audio & Accessories was born in 1987. In the early 90’s with citizen band radios declining in sales and popularity, cellular phones and service were brought in making the company one of the first Cellular One Agents in Columbus.
A New Beginning
In 2002, the current owners, husband and wife team Todd and Danielle Hays, acquired a portion of ownership from Danielle’s father, who was an original owner. Todd and Danielle were not new to the business though, with it always being in Danielle’s family and Todd working at several of the stores starting back in 1986, they were ready to take on the role.
With plans of turning Columbus Car Audio & Accessories into a Central Ohio household name, they developed what CCA is today. Over the next several years, they consolidated several of the stores to streamline operations, created a company Mission and employee Values and Standards, and got the business involved with charities to help give back to the local communities.
Todd and Danielle also knew the CCA needed to change with the times, so they worked on bringing in and perfecting the installation of new and diverse product lines; such as window tinting, leather interior, and paint protection film. They also put in place a marketing/advertising plan that had never before existed, to gain the attention of local consumers. By the mid/late 2000s, CCA’s reputation and sales were on the upswing.
Today and the Future
The company now employs 40+ employees with the average employee tenure being 9 years and operates out of 2 locations; Morse Road and Reynoldsburg. Todd and Danielle credit the success of the company to its customer relationships; focusing on not just selling a product but giving the customer trust that their vehicle is in the hands of the experts. CCA also just celebrated its most successful years in company history to date.
Today, CCA sells select products on its website, has dedicated customer service staff, and is active with local charities including A Kid Again and Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.
They are also planning on expanding to a new, much larger East Columbus location later this year!
“We hope to be an innovative company that continues to supply the area with exciting
products and services for their vehicles for another 40 years. We will continue to change
with the ever-evolving technology in the industry, just as we have for the past 40 years.”
-Todd Hays, Owner