The SCIENCE part of the company, Don M. Nicholson has a Ph.D in theoretical physics. His specialty is material science, and the study of materials for energy efficiency. He utilizes his background as the “energy guru” to come up with innovative approaches to the energy efficiency challenges of designing and building homes.
When he’s not building, you can find him and his wife, Christina, socializing with neighbors in Montford, out hiking, or riding his electric bike to UNCA where he is Research Professor of Physics.
When he’s not building, you can find him and his wife Krystal trying to keep up with their 2 young children Maple and Huck, and very occasionally sneaking off to play poker.
When he’s not building, you can find him fishing, playing soccer, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Hi, my name is Donald Patrick Nicholson, and this is the story of my family and Nicholson and Sun.
Most big families have certain pastimes or hobbies that are woven into the fabric of their identity; for my family, that thing is building. Catapults, soap box cars, boats, submarines, treehouses, furniture, and the homes we live in. I spent the summer of ’89 operating a nail gun nailing down all the subfloors of the 4000 square foot house my dad was building for us to live in. He was day-lighting as a theoretical physicist at the time, and I was assigned the task because at 10 years old and only 4 feet tall I didn’t have to bend over much in order to move the gun along the floor. That’s how we rolled. I never gave much thought about the fact that we were always building stuff around the house, I’m sure in part because it was the same way around all the extended families’ houses’ as well. It was just part of life, a resource expected to be known and employed, the same way some families know a lot about auto maintenance, or football.
Convo and Coffee with the Nicholsons
Come talk to us about building you a new green home over coffee!