Adrian Thomas returns to his roots in Columbus, OH

COLUMBUS, OH, April 13, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Adrian Thomas is one of the newest franchise owners to College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving®, an award-winning company and industry leader in stress-free solutions for moving and junk-hauling needs, but he is no stranger to the brand. He started with the company as a wingman in 2016 and rose through the ranks to eventually work on the corporate side and now, he has become a franchise partner. Thomas is taking over ownership of the existing Columbus, OH College HUNKS. The Columbus College HUNKS is led by Thomas. This will be the only College HUNKS in the Columbus area to provide both moving and junk removal.

Adrian Thomas started his College HUNKS journey when he moved to Tampa, FL. He came across the brand at the University of Tampa campus and interviewed for a job along with his brother. Both were hired and worked for the local corporate-owned College HUNKS. Thomas started working on the trucks as a wingman and then became a captain before transitioning to a sales role that turned into an operations manager and then to a site manager all over the course of five years. He then joined the corporate team as a franchise business consultant, where he supported 50 locations.

“When I saw the Columbus location was looking to sell, I took the opportunity,” said Adrian Thomas, Co-owner of the Columbus College HUNKS. “Over the years, College HUNKS was paying me to learn the business and now I could take the leap to grow even further with the brand by becoming an owner and returning to my hometown. I come from a family of entrepreneurs from my grandmother to my dad and my mom, so I’ve always wanted to pursue business ownership. This is an opportunity for me to fulfill that goal and be more connected with people.”

College HUNKS serves customers throughout North America. The Columbus College HUNKS is located at 500 Green Meadows Drive North Suite 1517, Lewis Center, OH, 43035, and offers their best-in-class services to the greater Columbus area including Delaware, Galena, Lewis Center, Marysville, Orange, Polaris, Sunbury, Westerville and the surrounding neighborhoods.

“Adrian has grown up with our brand and proven to be such a dedicated team member. We are beyond proud and excited for him to take on this new venture with our organization. We are confident that he will do well as an owner and we’re excited to watch him grow and succeed,” said Nick Friedman, Co-Founder and Visionary of College HUNKS. “Adrian has a deep understanding of our brand through his extensive experience in the field and through our corporate offices. His transition to owner speaks to his confidence in our brand and his passion for upholding our core values that have been critical for our development throughout the years.”

College HUNKS is also a purpose-driven company that is dedicated to being a part of the community. The Columbus team plans to support the key causes of College HUNKS, including fighting childhood hunger and supporting victims of domestic violence. Thomas and his team will also be exploring opportunities to support local students and education.

“I truly believe in the College HUNKS business model and our core values. I’m especially looking forward to having our team focus on servant leadership. My father was a pastor and it was instilled in me to serve and care for others and our team will be dedicated to that value,” added Thomas. “I’m excited to come back home and explore this new experience!”

For more information about the Columbus College HUNKS, visit or call (614) 665-5077.

College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving® was originally founded by two college buddies with a beat-up cargo van and now has more than 200 franchises providing full-service tech-enabled residential and commercial moving, junk removal, donation pickups, and labor services in the United States as well as Canada. H.U.N.K.S., which stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Service, is a socially conscious, values-based organization and has a national partnership with U.S. Hunger, which strives to end childhood hunger. The company strives to become recognized as an iconic brand, renowned for its world-class company culture and service, while also providing a viable employment and franchise opportunity to pursue personal and professional fulfillment.

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