About Us

Truckin Thunder’s Beginnings

Our story began in 1978 in Richmond when Tom and Judy purchased a franchise for MING (Masters in Natural Glazing) and built the first store on Midlothian Turnpike. Their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit served them well as they established themselves in the automotive industry in the Richmond area.

As time passed, they both recognized the need and opportunity to provide aftermarket accessories for vehicles and it was at this time that the idea of Truckin Thunder was born. It wasn’t long before an addition was made to the Midlothian store to house the added demands of a growing business.

Expansion and the Acquisition of Ashland Hitch

By the 90’s, Truckin Thunder was the full focus of the business and then the location at West Broad Street in Richmond was built allowing them to better serve their community. With their forward thinking vision, Tom and Judy planned the growth of Truckin Thunder to include a facility in Fredericksburg where their 10,000 square foot warehouse would serve the growing business.

In 2004, we purchased Ashland Hitch which helped us to serve the Central Virginia market better. Today, Truckin Thunder and Ashland Hitch continue to be our family business. We have seen many changes over the years and are honored to be able to help people find just what they need for their vehicle.

We are active members of SEMA (Speciality Equipment Marketing Association) and NTEA (National Truck Equipment Association) which are industry leading associations that provide us with our continuing education programs and allow us to stay on the cutting edge of the best our industry has to offer.

Supporting Our Communities

We strive to serve our community and employees every day. Our company motto is “Proud employees in a family-friendly environment”.

We have had two primary charitable focuses over the years. The first is ChildHelp. Our roots with ChildHelp are deep and include financial support and volunteer hours to benefit the kids in this awesome program.

Our second focus has been the welfare of animals through the SPCA in Fredericksburg, Old Dominion Humane Society and the SPCA in Richmond. It is through these organizations that we help to improve the lives of pets.

dog at shelter

Our Retail Team

Sebastian Tulasz

Sebastian Tulasz

Midlothian Store Manager

Sebastian has been a part of our team for almost five years and has a vast knowledge of the 12-Volt Industry. He is an excellent trouble shooter and finds great satisfaction is helping his customers to find just what they need.

Jason Garmon

Jason Garmon

Henrico Store Manager

Jason is the newest member of our management team and brings energy and enthusiasm to each project. His strong background in the service industry shows in his ability to handle a fast paced environment with ease while meeting the needs of our customers.

Scott Moore

Scott Moore

Ashland Hitch Store Manager

Scott is an experienced manager and brings strong leadership skills to our team at Ashland Hitch. He joined us in 2014 where he began using his motivational skills to outpace our industry growth year after year.

John Batt

John Batt

Fredericksburg Store Manager

John joined our Truckin Thunder team in 2015. His foundation based in the automotive industry made him a natural fit at our growing Fredericksburg location. John prides himself in his friendly approach to helping each customer get the right part for the job.

Our Commercial Team

Reba Hicks

Reba Hicks

Director of Operations

Reba comes to our team with a wealth of relevant industry experience. She has been with us since 2004 and continues to help keep our vision and focus of growth with quality in line for Truckin Thunder and Ashland Hitch.

Vince York

Vince York

Commercial Sales - Northern VA

Vince joined our Truckin Thunder family in 2008. Vince’s extensive industry knowledge and impeccable attention to detail allows him to collaborate across our organization. His focus lies in the continued growth and development of our commercial customers in the Northern Virginia region.

Matt Bradley

Matt Bradley

Commercial Sales - Southern VA

Matt became a part of our Truckin Thunder team in 2008. His industry experience combined with his relationship oriented business approach makes him a natural fit to focus on the growth and development of our Southern Virginia region.

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