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Dedicated to Building What Matters

Dedicated to Building What Matters

Dedicated to Building What Matters

Dedicated to Building What Matters

Dedicated to Building What Matters


As our name acknowledges, at our core, our company was formed to address our planet’s relationship with the Sun. We are not a building company that adds on green features, we are a “green company” that has chosen to build homes, because that is where we think our talents can have the greatest impact in helping curb climate change. While we know that there are many environmental offenders involved in home construction and subsequent home usage, we prioritize, addressing those connected to greenhouse gases, solar power, and energy efficiency. Armed with this approach we build our homes from the foundation up utilizing innovative techniques and design, carbon conscious materials, and state of the art, energy saving technologies, to create the best houses on the planet and for the planet!


Design and Build

We design and build custom, green, healthy homes that are integrated with their natural terrain, and capture the tastes, needs, and goals of the client, while delivering a positive impact on the planet.

Net-Zero & Green Built Platinum Certification

We are the leading Net-Zero Certified building company in Asheville NC.  We believe this to be the highest standard of construction, so we now only build new homes that are Net-Zero certified, to further deepen our expertise and company’s purpose.  A benefit of our approach is that we easily can achieve Green Built Platinum Certification.

Net-Zero Additions & Retrofit Renovations

We design and build highly energy efficient additions that can be assimilated into your existing home.  We can tackle a house in any condition and rebuild it so that it receives that highest level of WNC Green Built certification, while producing the updated look that you desire.


Together we can turn one of these sites into the green home that fits you best.

Community Master Plan

Green Path Commons Phase II

Come Be a Part of Green Path Commons - Phase III

Green Path Commons Phase III – An incredibly rare piece of urban-rural land, Phase III is adjacent to the now completed Phase I.

Green Path Commons Phase II

Green Path Commons - Phase II

An incredibly rare piece of urban-rural land, Phase II is just down the road from Green Path Commons Phase I. Perched high above the French Broad River with views of it and the City, these 15 new lots will carry the baton of Nicholson and Sun building forward.
Green Path Commons

Green Path Commons - Phase I

SOLD OUT Phase I is an intentionally designed and created eco cluster of net zero homes located in the City of Asheville. Less then 1 mile from New Belgium Brewery, its central location makes it minutes from downtown, river arts district, Haywood Rd, and the French Broad river and greenways. It has a large designated common area with community gardens and pavilion house.
Green Path Commons Phase II

Nicholson and Sun is RESNET's Energy Smart Builder of the Month!

RESNET is the independent, national nonprofit organization that homeowners trust to improve home energy efficiency and realize substantial savings on their utility bills.


Nicholson and Sun is a fully insured and licensed North Carolina General Contractor (#75059), a certified Green Built NC builder, an Energy Star Partner, a net zero builder, a Duke Energy HERO program participant, Living Wage Certified, a member of the Asheville Home Builders Association and a member of the Western North Carolina Green Building Council.