Tom Nichols, President
As President of Winter Construction, Tom oversees the entire commercial construction group. In this capacity, he is always looking for innovative approaches to better serve Winter Construction’s clients.
Born and raised on a small farm in Puyallup, Washington, Tom learned from a young age how to solve problems and fix things that were broken. Finding someone else to do it was seldom an option; thus, he relied on his creativity and ingenuity to figure it out himself. Presented with a unique problem, he learned how to engineer solutions. That necessity bred in him lifelong passion and skill for problem-solving. Tom began his career working for a company that was based in Seattle, Washington. During these early years, he traveled all around the country to different job sites. Life on the road gets wearisome, however, and Tom and his wife settled in Atlanta in 1996. He joined Winter Construction and found there a culture in which he thrived. He loved Winter’s approach of challenging the status quo and always trying to do things better. Starting as a project manager with the goal to grow a stronger retail division, Tom worked his way up to Executive Vice President and then to his current role of President. Tom attended the University of Washington on a baseball scholarship. It was there that he realized that he could make a living building things. The possibility energized him, and he graduated with a degree in building construction. Still today he enjoys the challenges of a new project, the process of meeting those challenges, and the tangible results that he is a part of creating.