Small Town Progress
Working in Wood River offers a great diversity of occupations. Our small town has many businesses that have been in the family for years, along with several newer businesses in growth mode. Not all businesses are storefront shops; many are self-employed companies operated from their personal offices. Our town may be small but it offers large opportunities for employment without the drive!
Area Businesses listed Alphabetically
ABC is your ONE SOURCE for home improvements! We are located in Wood River and service Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and surrounding communities. We install seamless siding and gutters, Compozit windows, steel roofing, sunrooms and patio products.
Agricultural Services is a full-service agricultural retailer of fertilizer, crop protection chemicals, and agronomy that has been providing service to the surrounding area since 1955. We put service into agriculture.
American Legion Post 314
We are open to the public. We serve food Sunday-Friday. Available for rent also. Hours are Sun 5 pm – 1 am. Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 am. Burger Basket night every Tuesday. Pool tournaments Thursday at 7 pm.
308-583-2721 or 308-384-0590
Our family serving your family at your time of need. The Apfel Funeral Home has been owned by the Apfel family since 1941.
For more than a century, Aurora Cooperative has been a partner in the success of agriculture in our part of the world–providing high quality, competitive products and services growers rely on every day. That partnership is founded in core values we share with the people we serve. Living up to your commitments. Living within your means. Just plain living right. We’re not content to simply change with the times. We’re about creating change. Anticipating what’s next and being prepared for it. Having the strength, financial footings and vision to lead in times of prosperity, in times of challenge. The Aurora Cooperative. Growing Opportunities.
Babel Agency Inc.
Babel Agency has been in business in Wood River since 1948. We are crop insurance specialists providing protection for area family farms.
See Dr. Sean Smith and Dr. Shane Smith at their satellite clinic in Wood River on the first and third Saturdays of each month. They are natives of Wood River, and graduates of both UNL and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, KS. Their primary clinic is located at 12313 Gold Street in Omaha. The satellite clinic operates out of the Fairbanks Irrigation offices at 15832 W. Wood River Rd.
Bangs & Stewart, CPAs, LLC offers a full range of accounting, consulting and tax services to individuals and businesses engaged in a wide variety of industries. Agriculture continues to be a thriving part of our community. Because the business of agriculture is like no other, we also specialize in CPA services tailored to address those unique needs and help your business grow.
Barb’s Hair Shoppe
Barb McCoun – 308-383-2932
704 Cottonwood Street in Wood River (along Highway 11 on the west edge of Wood River, just ¼ mile north of Hwy 30) Open Wednesdays & Fridays.
Ben’s Turf Team
Lawn fertilizer service.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries.
Your full-service c-store with friendly, hometown faces. Enjoy homemade pizza, pasta and bakery items daily.
Cooperative Producers, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative operating in South Central Nebraska. We offer a wide range of products and services in our grain, agronomy, energy, and feed divisions. Our Mission is to serve our customers by providing products, solutions, and services that enhance mutual success.
Affordable housing for persons age 60+. Enjoy one of our twelve 2 bedroom/1 bath apartments with living, dining, kitchen, laundry plus 1-car garage. All electric hookups. Rent includes water, sewer, trash, snow removal and lawn care.
Long-arm quilting service specializing in keepsake memory quilting.
Established in 1992, we have provided quality plumbing and/or heating services to central Nebraska. Call us for your commercial, residential, remodel, service and trenching needs.
Elite Web Concepts provides customized web page. We can design, host and maintain your website. EWC specializes in Ag sites but can do all types.
Your local solution for TYM and Zetor tractors and Grasshopper and Snapper mowers. We take trade-ins, and are a full service dealer. Hours 8-5 Monday-Friday, 8-12 Saturday. Check us out on Facebook!
Fairbanks Irrigation is a full service agriculture and domestic well drilling and pump repair business. We also deal in new and used gearheads, electric motors and pumps. We specialize in well rehabilitation and camcording. Come to Fairbanks Irrigation – where “service is our specialty!”
Family Physical Therapy offers quality physical, occupational and speech therapy services to Wood River and surrounding communities. If you have had an injury, undergone surgery, had falls, difficulty performing daily tasks, swallowing and with memory, or need assistance with adaptive equipment, call to set up an appointment! Open 8:00 – 5:00 Monday-Friday.
11774 N. State Highway 11 is right off Interstate 80 exit 300 at Wood River. The RV park and campground is a clean, budget-friendly RV park. It has 30 total RV sites, 21 are full hookups, including water, sewer and electric. We have 30- and 50-amp sites where the customer can pull through and back up.
We are a family owned business that believes food should taste good, be good for you, be made with ordinary ingredients that people recognize and be simple to make. Based in Central Nebraska we produce an organic, gluten free, whole grain alternative to the preservative filled mixes that are found on most store shelves. All of our products are certified by the Celiac Support Association.
Gideon Sod Farms
308-383-6913 or 308-583-2528
Your local source for all your residential and commercial seed/sod needs! Services include fine grading, seeding & sodding throughout central Nebraska. Sod delivery or pickup available.
The Good Samaritan Society – Wood River is a rehabilitation and skilled care center that includes a special care unit for those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. We offer a Christian-based foundation, providing for the spiritual needs of our residents — caring for the soul; around-the-clock skilled nursing staff to meet residents’ physical needs — caring for the body; and activities and events to meet residents’ social and emotional needs — caring for the mind.
Green Plains owns and operates five ethanol plants in Nebraska, including its location in Wood River. Green Plains Wood River was acquired in Nov. 2013 and has the third largest annual ethanol capacity in the state. Green Plains Wood River has an annual production capacity of 115 million gallons. Green Plains is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. .
GSC Unlimited – A Woman’s Touch Painting
We offer color consulting, painting, staining & lacquering with attention to detail. We have a large crew to meet any deadlines. Our company works on residential & commercial – large or small.
Hayes Home Improvements, Inc. is a family-owned company based on service the central Nebraska area since 1995. We specialize in ground-up construction as well as renovations, add-ons and remodeling. Call for a free estimate!
Hayes Underground Sprinklers
Colby Hayes – Owner. Specialize in lawn sprinklers. Call for a free estimate!
Wood River’s community bank since 1952. Locally owned and managed. Big enough to offer the latest technology but still focused on giving you personalized attention. We want to be YOUR bank for consumer and mortgage loans, ag and commercial loans, checking, savings, CDs and more! Call or stop in today.
The insurance expertise and professional service you deserve at a competitive price. Home, auto, business, farm, crop, life, health & long-term care insurance available from a large number of strong insurance companies. Call or stop in for a free quote today!
Your local real estate professionals for over 50 years, with a solid understanding of Wood River area property values and a keen eye on forthcoming opportunities to buy and sell. Residential, ag and commercial real estate. Call us first – you’ll be glad you did!
14058 W. Ave A
Email: [email protected]
We are a family owned business specializing in selling quality pre-owned vehicles.
Junk Yard Treasures
Barb McCoun & Karie Tank – 308-383-2932
704 Cottonwood Street in Wood River (along Highway 11 on the west edge of Wood River, just ¼ mile north of Hwy 30)
Karla Boshart Landscaping
General landscaping and planting flowers.
Klinger’s Plumbing & Heating Inc.
Residential and light commercial plumbing, heating and air conditioning.
Krause Dental Office
Dental health care in Wood River for over 35 years.
1011 Main Street
Clean, coin-operated clothes washers and dryers open 24/7
Brooke specializes in newborn, child, family and Senior portraits. Check out my website or facebook page to see my latest work.
L& W Storage
We provide 10×20, 10×12, and 6×10 storage units.
McCoun Truck Parts
Wood River’s own “one-stop-shop” for vehicle maintenance and repairs. Full service center for autos and trucks, including oil changes, tires and more. Call us first!
McGuire Appraisal Company
Mead Industries, Inc. has been established in the field of bullet manufacturing since 1983. We offer turn-key bullet production capability, and specialize in bullet design, process and tooling design, and provide large scale production equipment. We are unique in that we can do it all for you. You provide us with the concept for a bullet and we will give you the ability to produce it.
Mid-Continent Properties, Inc. is a leader in agri-real estate, combining expertise in agriculture with a proven track record of performance in farm and ranch real estate sales, farm management and appraisals for over 50 years. Contact Colleen Voss today to get started!
Mid Nebraska Agency
Mid-Nebraska Agency has been serving central Nebraska area since 1984. We offer all forms of insurance. Call for a quote!
MNO Hometown Market, INC
Owners Jamie & Veronica Morse
Hours of Operation
M-F 9am-7pm Sat & Sun 9am-2pm
Providing fresh cut meat and produce daily as well as top notch customer service. Come see us for all your grocery and catering needs! See you soon.
Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/mnohometown
Overland Trails Oasis
A lovely housing development consisting of 1-bedroom apartments available to rent to any age with rent subsidies based upon income. Laundry and community room included; well-kept units and grounds. Managed by Wood River Housing Authority. For more information contact Peggy Krause, Director.
Hopper bottom truck driving company with 250 mile radius. Always looking for new drivers.
Precision Agronomy Solutions
We develop solutions to solve agronomic problems in a field using sophisticated software that focuses on soil variability and water management.
Pilot Flying J Travel Center
Truck stop and Subway at Hwy 11 & I-80
R.E Mead Repair Shop
General repair and service of farm machinery and equipment.
Shear Power Barber Stylist
Full service hair salon and barbershop. Cuts, styles, colors, perms. Retail hair products for sale. Tanning booth available during business hours.
SoilView is a complete site-specific soil sampling system collecting critical information to spatially maximize producers’ yields and returns.
Professional photography services – babies, families, weddings, and special events. On-site or in my Grand Island studio. Visit website for details.
We buy and sell antiques. Call for hours.
Tourney Bros Metal Fab LLC
104 E 6th St, Wood River
Shop 308-583-0129 or Mick Tourney 308-216-0689
Small fabrication/millwright business specializing in stainless steel and mild steel fabrication, steel buildings, grain bin repair and erection, concrete, design fabrication and installation of anything with industrial metals. Also will do steel building and post frame building repair and installation, along with a host of other services for the ag industry such as cattle fencing, gates and elevator grain legs.
Licensed electricians serving central Nebraska
113 E 9th Street
Bar and restaurant open Monday – Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am-1am, Sunday Closed. Stop in for burgers, Philly’s, the daily special or one of our other tasty menu items!
Wissing’s Unlock-N-Load Storage Units
107 East 6th Street
Bo Wissing 308-390-2337 / Denise Wissing 308-379-4431
Watts Welding and Manufacturing, Inc. has been in business since 1999 and is locally owned and operated by Phil Watts. The shop provides a variety of welding services such as manufacturing of toolbars, snowblades, and equipment repair.
Wood River Motel
Modern motel accommodations and campground
Wood River’s hometown newspaper covering community and school news each week. Reliable news offering the best of what the citizens of Wood River do, week in and week out! Go to www.clipperpubco.com for daily updates happening in Wood River and the surrounding area.
Wood River Apartments / R& G Real Estate
Jesse 308-380-8510, Josa 308-380-0948
Two bedroom apartments with single car garage. Close in proximity to high school. Washer/dryer hookups available.