Business Directory

Businesses in the Port Austin area are many and varied. Listed here are businesses and organizations that are important components of our community. Please support them!


Sunset over Lake Huron

Independent Bank

Full service banking, ATM, etc.

  • 989-856-2225
  • 6727 Main Street, Caseville
Sunset over Lake Huron

Laurie Messing CPA

Certified Public Accountant – tax specialist and more

Sunset over Lake Huron

Port Austin State Bank

Full service banking, ATM and more.

Civic/Non-Profit Organizations/Schools

American Legion – Post 499

American Legion Post 499 – food & spirits available. Special events year round.
Friday Night Fish & Shrimp – every first Friday of the month.

  • 989-738-1223
  • 8875 Hellems Road, Port Austin MI 48467

Friends of the Port Austin Township Library

Support group for the Port Austin Township Library.

Newly-renovated Library facility – open year round Monday through Saturday.
Large book selection Children’s area. Computer lab. Movie rentals. Printing. Fax. Laminating.
Member of White Pine Library System and MeLCat. Inter-library loans.
Special events.


Junior Priscilla Club of Port Austin

Women’s civic organization dedicated to bettering our community!

  • 989-738-8449
  • PO Box 423, Port Austin MI 48467

Loving Giving Serving All – Port Austin

A 501(c)(3) non-profit Foundation, serving the Port Austin area.

  • 703-270-8390
  • PO Box 622, Port Austin MI 48467

North Huron Schools

North Huron Schools is a K-12 school district that covers the northern tip of Huron County, including the towns of Port Austin, Kinde and Port Hope.
For information about the school district, its curriculum, student body and staff, please call us!
Located at the intersection of M-53 and East Kinde Roads, the sprawling school complex includes two gymnasiums, a large library, two computer labs, band room, plus an out-building for FFA activities, playground, football field, paved track, and outdoor garden areas.


Port Austin Reef Light Association

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of the Port Austin Reef Light.
The organization was created in 1988 for the sole purpose, at the time, to save the Lighthouse from demolition. Since that time, the group has continued to work on the once-deteriorating structure – removing the old roof and replacing it with new a new roof, replacing all of the windows and exterior doors, replacing the iron stairs, replacing the safety chain around the base, etc. – and of course – cleaning and painting.
PARLA was presented with the official “deed” to the lighthouse in 2013, from the federal government.
The big project for 2015-16 is building a new dock, to make access safer and easier.
Volunteers and donations welcome!
For updates – follow us on Facebook!


U & I Club, Inc. – Community Building

The U & I Club Community Building is located about 1 mile south of downtown on M-53.
Bingo on Monday nights, 6:15 pm. Other events throughout the year.

The facility is a great location for a reception, banquet or shower. Fully equipped Kitchen. Dance Floor. Large Pavilion.
For information or hall rentals, call 989-551-7712.

  • 989-738-7712
  • 8255 North Van Dyke Road, Port Austin MI 48467


Clancy Bros. Excavating, Inc.

Excavating company.

  • 989-738-5151
  • 8074 North Van Dyke Road, Port Austin MI 48467

Corporate Sponsors

Lake Industries

  • 989-738-7844
  • 448 Starboard Drive, PO Box 350, Port Austin MI 48467

Smith Distributing Company

Area Budweiser Distributing Company

  • 989-269-9757
  • 1195 East Huron Avenue, Bad Axe MI 48413

Farm/Home Suppliers

Farmers Co-Operative Grain Company

Grain Elevator * Lumber * Building, Plumbing, Electrical Supplies * Gas Station

  • 989-874-4200
  • 338 Main Street, Kinde MI 48445



Huron Medical Center

Full Service Hospital – 24 Hour Emergency Services

Huron Medical Center and Huron Medical Center Foundation are integral sponsors of the Annual Kids Day at the Port Austin Farmers Market in June. Last year they fitted and gave away 300 bike safety helmets.

Huron Medical Center also provided 4 free special offerings at the Farmers Market – on skin cancer screenings, medication evaluations, ear wax removal and preventing falls.


Port Austin Family Practice/Walk-in Clinic

A division of Huron Medical Center.
Medical Director: Nick Buttar, MD * Martha Koglin, PA-C
A Full Family Practice from Newborn to Elderly – conveniently located downtown Port Austin


Finan & Schmidt Agency, Inc.

Insurance Agency, serving the area since 1918.
We handle all lines of insurance.

Schillinger & Schillinger, Inc.

Insurance Company – we handle all your insurance needs.
Home of United Shortline * Specialty Insurance Coverage

Outdoor and Storage Units available to rent.

Media, Communications & Printing


CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company

For the HOME – high-speed Internet, TV and phone

For BUSINESS – Cloud data, Managed IT Services, Security and Voice

Clemco Printing, Inc.

Quality printing for all your needs. Reasonable prices.

“We print everything but money!”

Huron County VIEW

Weekly newspaper – the countywide FREE newspaper, reaching over 18,600 households each Thursday.

Huron Daily Tribune

Huron County’s only daily newspaper.
Local, state and national news. Sports. Entertainment.
On-line publishing.

Thumbs Up Directory

Complete area phone directory

  • 989-868-9799
  • 9545 W. Fairgrove Rd., Reese 48757

WLEW Radio – Thumb Broadcasting Co.

Full Service 24 hour music/sports/news Radio: 102.1 FM and 1340 AM
50,000 Watts – blanketing the Thumb area

Real Estate, Condos & Associations

Broken Rocks Association

Homeowners Association – located in the “Broken Rocks” Subdivision, on M-25 just southwest of downtown Port Austin

  • 734-944-9045
  • PO Box 76, Port Austin MI 48467

Casey A. Bruce / Osentoski Realty

Lakefront Homes * Cottages * Condos * Vacant Land * Rentals
Family owned and operated – part of the community over 40 years
Casey A. Bruce, Associate Broker/Owner

Century 21 Babcock Realty

Lori Babcock, Broker Owner – Covering 90 miles of Huron County shoreline
FIVE Offices to serve you: Port Austin, Caseville, Harbor Beach and 2 in Bad Axe.

Lori’s direct # 989-550-7936
Toll free: 877-738-8491

Harbour Pointe of Port Austin Association

Homeowners Association – Harbor Pointe Condominiums – Corner of West Spring and Lake Streets.

  • 810-300-2250
  • 35 East Spring Street, PO Box 87, Port Austin MI 48467

Jeff Babcock / Century 21 Babcock Realty

Covering 90 miles of shoreline – Call us to list your property – or to let us help you find what you are looking for in the Thumb!

Team Sunrise Real Estate Services

Real Estate services for Port Austin area and the Thumb.

Toll free number: 866-738-2255


Buckley’s Shoes

Great selection of women’s and men’s shoes, boots and accessories.

Naot, New Balance & more – downtown Bad Axe

  • 989-269-8641
  • 159 East Huron Ave., Bad Axe

Grindstone General Store & Gift Shop

The Thumb’s Biggest Ice Cream Cones. A Family Destination for 126 years!

“Try our homemade ice cream and sorbet” * Huge Scoops *Homemade Waffle Cones * Outdoor Seating * Family Friendly

Michigan-made gift shop

Open daily 11 am to 10 pm during the summer.

Credit Cards, Apple Pay, & Samsung Pay Accepted.

  • 989-738-6410
  • 3206 Copeland Road, Port Austin MI 48467

Harts Florist & Gifts

Full Service Florist. Fresh cut flowers, arrangements, plants for all occasions. Delivery in Huron County.
Gifts and Seasonal merchandise.

Haven Antiques Gifts & Decor, The

A quaint little shop with garden statuary, home décor, “Smittens” (mittens made from up-cycled materials) and unique finds. Estate sales. Chandelier & Special Event RENTALS – call us for suggestions!
Summer hours: Thursday & Friday 11am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Special arrangements, call Angela 810-796-3731 or Elle 810-441-7702

Heins Hardware

Full Service Hardware. Fishing & Hunting Licenses. Sporting Needs. Locksmith Service. Camping/RV Supplies. Electrical, Plumbing & Paint Supplies. Open Monday through Saturday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Online Shopping.
Lisa’s Loft Gifts upstairs!

Indigo Mood Boutique

Women’s clothing & accessories

  • 989-252-7931
  • 73 West Spring St., Port Austin

Lake Street Emporium

Gift Shop & Eatery – open year round  * Unique Gifts * Sweatshirts * Lottery Tickets * Kodak Photo Kiosk

Breakfast Selections * Lunch * Deli Counter * Ice Cream

  • 989-738-8412
  • 8687 Lake Street, Port Austin

Lisa’s Loft Gifts

Housewares * Gifts * Greeting Cards * Jewelry * “Re-Goods” * Seasonal merchandise
Located above Heins Hardware, downtown Port Austin.

Port Austin Dime Store

Huge selection of tee shirts, sweatshirts and other casual clothing items. Toys. Beach items. Gifts & Souvenirs.
Fudge Shop.

  • 989-738-7410
  • 8699 Lake Street, Port Austin MI 48467

The Cove – Local Arts

Run by local artists – Great Artwork and Gift ideas!
Pottery * Jewelry * Wooden Bowls * Paintings * Textiles * Photography & More!


Town & Country Casuals

Great selection of Ladies Apparel.
* Sportswear * Sweaters * Jewelry * Purses * Unique Fashion Accessories
Open Daily spring/summer/fall.

When not open – Call for special arrangements anytime: Marnie Schwedler 989-550-8737 or Laura Polega 989-550-7066

Used To Bees Upholstery

The “Bee Barn” is home to Kathleen Donahue’s upholstery business – as well as her “Make a Memory Pillows” collections – Stop by! Custom upholstery, custom pillows & more.

You can also find Kathleen every Saturday at the Port Austin Farmers Market.

  • 989-551-2276
  • 40 Washington Street, Port Austin MI 48467



Thumb Area Transit

Huron Transit Corporation – Thumb Area Transit (TAT) – Bus Service
Providing safe, reliable, efficient and effective transportation throughout Huron County.
Call to make arrangements for pick-up/drop-off, special events.
Toll free: 800-322-1125
Serving Huron County since 1981.


Neighbors Service Co. – Property Cleaning and Caretakers

Housecleaning, windows, seasonal property checks, and local errand running

Michael and Crissy Barrios, Proprietors



Pilates Revolution & Fitness Studio

Owner and Instructor Jane Loegel Kanaski, along with Instructor Mary Ann Tylenda, offer group and individual classes using the Stott Pilates Method.
Pilates Mat * Pilates Reformer * Pilates Stability Chair
Benefits of Stott Pilates: * Flexibility * Coordination * Improved Posture * Increased Core Strength

Assisted Living

Questover Assisted Living, The

New Assisted Living facility – beautiful and inviting rooms, common areas and dining.

  • 989-738-8510
  • 8510 Lake Street, Port Austin


Thumb Event Rentals

Wedding and Event Rentals – Serving Huron and Sanilac Counties

We feature high quality, pristine condition: Tables * Chairs * Tablecloths * Table Skirting * Tents * Canopies * Globe Lights * Patio Heaters – and more!

Delivery and Setup Available




Green Clean Bean Espresso Bar & WiFi/Laundromat, The

Great Specialty Coffees, Lattes, Pastries & More!
Free WiFi. Clean Lounge. Business Center available.
2nd Location in Bad Axe at 144 East Huron Avenue.