Who We Are

Ashton Meeting Place is the vision of a local developer. 

Fred Nichols, Managing Partner has been a resident of Sandy Spring for 27 years and a local land owner for a majority of those years.  A member of the construction industry since 1979, Nichols succeeded his employment with a successful local general contractor by forming Nichols Contracting, Inc. (NCI).  NCI is celebrating its 19th year of commitment to clients, service and the community.  This dedication has been proven over the years by the time, energy and resource allocation Nichols has promised and delivered.

To maintain the same spirit which fosters NCIís construction projects, Nichols started Nichols Development, LLC (NDLLC).   NDLLCís mission is to invest in local communities by preserving historic buildings and enhancing current real estate to accommodate measured growth in the area.   NDLLCís proven track record of success is depicted by the renovations of the Sandy Spring based Stabler building and the Ashton based Alloway building.  To maintain these properties Nichols has set up a management company and taken in a local partner to further ensure these properties continue their operations and appearance at a high standard.

His indelible commitment to the community is displayed by his participation and involvement in the community including Sandy Spring Museum member, volunteering at the Sherwood Elementary School, Farquhar Middle School, Sherwood High School, Olney Boys and Girls Club, and for the Krehbiel project.