About Us

Alexander Nicholson is a premier builder of fine custom homes and commercial spaces, as well as an expert in restoration of historic structures in central Virginia. It is dedicated to the highest level of craftsmanship, attention to detail and energy-responsible construction.

The company was founded in 1980 by Michael Alexander Cernik and John Nicholson Stoner, and today is overseen by Dan Fagan and Allan Pettit. All are lifelong residents of the Charlottesville community.

A cornerstone of the company is its relationships with and dedication to loyal employees, clients and professional partners. They like to think of themselves as facilitators of aspirations.

The company is deeply rooted in the Charlottesville community and beyond. The founders, along with other Virginia Builders, created the Building Goodness Foundation, a nonprofit construction organization that supports community-based initiatives in the U.S. The organization has built homes, health clinics, vocational centers and other facilities in Virginia, Colorado, Mississippi and in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Liberia, and Nicaragua. Alexander Nicholson remains committed to this cause. Read more about the foundation here: www.buildinggoodness.org