Niels is the younger brother of Chris Thomsen and has been with the company from the beginning. He started as basically the jack of all trades, working up through warranty and construction to Direct of Design & Client Relations and now being the active President at Thomsen. Niels oversees many large processes and keeps everything flowing in the right direction. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and being at the lake with his wife and son! Get to know our awesome Prez below!
What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue? Two seasonal activities that I really enjoy doing, but never seem to have time for are Waterfowl Hunting in the fall, and Wake Surfing in the summer.
What fictional place would you most like to go? I’ll stay in the realm of reality 😊
Look at your last song listened to on your phone. What is it? I actually don’t have music on my phone. The only time I listen to music is either in my truck or when someone else plays it on a speaker.
My favorite word in the English language is? I have no idea – I’m sorry!…
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what movie and why? Any of the Star Wars, or Marvel movies – I’ve always enjoyed ‘super hero’ type movies.
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What did you want to be when you grow up? I don’t actually remember, although I’m sure it was a professional basketball player as that was the only sport I wanted to play, and loved watching Michael Jordan.
Where would you spend all your time if you could? With my family at the lake during the summer, and somewhere in the mountains during the winter.
What is one of your favorite smells? It’s a tie between Fresh baking – cookies, pies, etc. or the smell of wood when working on projects
If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? I wouldn’t, I love my name!
What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? Ever Changing – engaged, married, and had our son Olin all within 3 years!
Who inspires you to be better? My wife and son Olin, as well as my brother Chris
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with? A little bit of everything; bouncing ideas off me, asking for suggestions on how to handle situations, construction knowledge, or how and why we do things a certain way.
What are some small things that make your day better? Mid-morning, and mid-afternoon coffee with a healthy snack!
What’s a typical day like for you at work? Every day is different – they vary from back to back meetings, to walking projects that are in progress or completed homes.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job? An ability to visualize how something can work in my head, effectively communicate or illustrate it to team members working on the project, and help add structure or detail where needed.
What do you love most about your job? Being able to put my knowledge and skills to work, along with our entire team’s and then seeing our client’s excitement when they see their completed home and get to move in. It will never get old!