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Our dedicated and experienced agents (Business Brokers) are Real Estate professionals, fully licensed with the State of Ohio.  Our team of professional agents come from varied backgrounds, former business owners, as well as, prior senior executives of large corporations, and are equipped with a wealth of business experience. With customized strategies, exclusively tailored for your needs, plus an unwavering emphasis on bridging the gap between Buyers and Sellers, the team at Jim Tharp Realty promises to guide you through the entire transaction process minimizing the potential stress a business transfer may bring to your life.
Jim Tharp Realty can help YOU sell your current business and/or help you buy your next business in the most professional, knowledgeable and effective manner possible. We are leaders in the industry and our methods, procedures and expertise are second to none.

Regardless of what kind of business you want to buy or what kind of business you want to sell, Jim Tharp Realty can help you !
We invite you to browse through our current listings.  Just click on the "Businesses For Sale" tab at the top of the page.  Or, browse the Buyer or Seller Tutorials, to  familiarize yourself with the business transfer process.




Frank Nunziata
President / Owner, Broker

Cell: 614 325-6206
Fax: 614 431-6450
Office: 740 965-1981


Frank Nunziata is the President / Owner, and the licensed Real Estate Broker for Jim Tharp Realty. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in accounting, sales, marketing, and business ownership. Frank has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and started his career, working for Coopers & Lybrand (presently known as Price Waterhouse Coopers) as a public accountant. He has held senior and executive level positions for numerous Fortune 500 companies. After leaving corporate America, Frank started an independent accounting practice, specializing in client businesses, having 50 or less employees.

Frank has first hand knowledge of what it means to operate a Main Street business; he has personally owned both independent and franchised business operations. Having been the Master Franchiser for Buffalo Wings and Rings, in central Ohio, Frank has gained in-depth knowledge of the franchising industry. He has been a licensed Real Estate agent since 2005 and has negotiated numerous leases for both existing and start up businesses.
Frank has been a Business Broker since 2005 and his background is unlike most business brokers in the industry. Frank draws from his vast experience in accounting, real estate, business ownership, and corporate America, applying his experience to Your situation. Whether you are coming from corporate America, own your own business, or buying or selling a business Frank has the experience to relate to your situation. His skills will be working directly for You in order to reach Your goals.
Frank is member in good standing with the OBBA “Ohio Business Brokers Association,” "Columbus Board of Realtors," the "Ohio Association of Realtors,” and the "National Association of Realtors."
Graduated: Saint Peter’s College BS Degree in Accounting 1981
Coopers & Lybrand (presently know as Price Waterhouse Coopers) - Public Accountant
Kraft Foods / Nabisco - Internal Auditor, General Accounting Supervisor, Manager Manufacturing Accounting
L & F Products (Division of Eastman Kodak) - Corporate Accounting Manager
Reckitt Benckiser - Director of Corporate Accounting
Businesses Owned:
Owned an Accounting Practice specializing in client businesses having 50 or less employees.
Owned two independent Bagel Bakeshop Deli's.
Owned two Quizno’s Classic Sub shops.
Owned a Sandwich shop Broad St Bagel and Deli.
Former Master Franchiser of Buffalo Wings and Rings for Central Ohio.
Presently own Buffalo Wings and Rings (Full Service restaurant sports bar in Lewis Center, Ohio).
Business Brokerage:
Business Broker since 2005 working with Jim Tharp Realty
Principal Jim Tharp Realty
Real Estate Sales License 2005 - 2009
Real Estate Broker License 2009 - Present Acting Real Estate Broker for Jim Tharp Realty.
OBBA "Ohio Business Brokers Association"
"Columbus Board of Realtors"
"Ohio Association of Realtors"
"National Association of Realtors"


Jim Tharp
Founder "Retired Sold business to Frank Nunziata in 2010" 

Cell: 614 565-1939
Office: 740 965-1981


Jim Tharp founded Jim Tharp Realty in 1969 and is a licensed Real Estate professional with the State of Ohio.  Jim has over 40 years of experience in the business brokerage industry. Jim has successfully closed countless deals,  over the years.  His experience and longevity speaks for itself.  He continues to be very active in the business, and possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience.    

Jim is member in good standing with the "Columbus Board of Realtors," the "Ohio Association of Realtors,” and the "National Association of Realtors."



Bob Bruff
Sales Associate

Cell: 614 595-5932
Fax: 614 890-3941
Office: 740 965-1981


Bob Bruff is a licensed Real Estate professional with the State of Ohio and a Sales Associate for Jim Tharp Realty. Bob offers more than 35 years of professional experience in domestic and international business-to-business and business-to-individual sales in both franchised business system concepts and non-franchised businesses, including several of his own.

Bob’s experience includes selling existing businesses and franchised business system concepts for Ford Motor Company, Budget Rent-a-Car, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Applebee’s International, Long John Silver’s, Hardee’s, Charley’s Steakery and W. g. Grinders. In one year, Bob sold over $18 Million in Ford Motor Company businesses; and, at another time was responsible for making Applebee’s International the “Fastest Growing Second-Tier Chain in the Country”.

Bob brings with him years of professional experience in franchised business concept development, from initial sale through real estate acquisition, construction management, personnel training and opening marketing strategies. Bob also brings extensive experience in domestic and international restaurant ownership and operations, offering to share with any prospective business buyer or owner his owner/operator history with Burger King® in both the U.S. and Mexico, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar®, Hardee’s®, and Mama Mimi’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza®.

Bob knows firsthand the rigors and rewards of owning your own business, either as a franchised concept or as an independent entrepreneur. Bob transitions his franchise development and owner / operator experiences into business brokerage with Jim Tharp Realty as a natural extension of his extensive business endeavors. He offers expertise in management and cost controls, a thorough understanding of profit and loss statements, a strong background in market evaluation and potential, staffing challenges and marketing insights. Most importantly, Bob understands and relates to your possible anxieties and anticipated elation in owning and operating your own business; or the emotional challenges of selling your business. He will diligently represent you in either buying or selling your business with the dedication and professionalism you deserve.


Graduated from the University of Michigan: BBS Degree MBA Degree Post Graduate Degree in Real Estate


 Ford Motor Company (Property Management and Real Estate Acquisition/Sales)

 Burger King, Inc.: Real Estate Acquisition and Franchise Sales

  Applebee’s International: Vice President of Franchise Development

  Long John Silvers, Inc.: Vice President of Franchise Development

  Gosh Enterprises, Inc.: Vice President of Franchise Development;    Charley’s Steakery

  W. g. Grinders, Inc.: Vice President of Franchise Development Businesses

Owned and Operated:

  Hardee’s®: Albuquerque, New Mexico

 Burger King®: Troy, Michigan and Acapulco, Mexico

 Applebee’s Grill & Bar®: Dallas, Texas

  Mama Mimi’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza®, Powell, Ohio


Real Estate Sales Person License: 2011


  University of Michigan Alumni Club: Lifetime Member

  Sigma Phi Epsilon: Lifetime Member

  Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Scout, Lifetime



Andrew Konkol
Sales Associate

Cell: 614 551-7798
Fax: 614 336-3207
Office: 740 965-1981


 Andrew Konkol is a licensed Real Estate professional with the state of Ohio and a Sales Associate for Jim Tharp Realty.  Andrew  offers over 8 years of professioanl experience in domestic business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales.

In addition to his professional sales experience Andrew owns and operates 3 successful local businesses.  Each of these businesses was purchased as an existing business.  This experience as a buyer is invaluable to both buyers and sellers alike.  For sellers he can offer the mindset of a buyer, and will be able to market your business in a way that appeals to todays buyers.  For the buyer, he brings his own experience in purchasing a business and can help in unlocking unrealized value and potential in any business.

Andrew knows the local market climate and is constantly monitoring the direction the market is moving.  The decision to sell your business or to purchase an existing business can be challenging and a nerve wracking experience.  Andrews expertise in existing businesses allows both buyers and sellers to know they are in experienced hands.





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