Our Company

Our mission is to provide businesses and homeowners in the Sandhills and Carolinas with renewable energy technologies that promote clean and affordable energy and protect our clients from escalating energy prices. We feel that by using the latest renewable energy technologies, finding all the tax and production energy incentives available, and using economical design and installation methods we can accomplish this mission.

Sandhills Energy, founded in 2009, is a division of Bonville Construction Company, Inc. Ken Bonville, president of Sandhills Energy, has over 20 years experience in construction and design. In February 2009 he received his NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certification. He is a 1983 graduate of the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and is an unlimited licensed general contractor in the state of North Carolina.  Ken has been incorporating sustainable building practices, to include renewable energy, in all of Bonville Construction’s projects making Bonville Construction an Energy Star Partner. 

John McFay, a graduate of Lawrence Technological University with a degree in Architecture, has designed all of Bonville Construction’s projects since 1994.  He has received many awards for his innovative designs and he recently received his NAHB National Green Building Program certificate. He ensures that the design of the renewable energy systems installed by Sandhills Energy meet or exceed state and local codes and architectural requirements using the company’s CAD system and his knowledge of sustainable building practices.

Jonathan Chapman, sales, designs and installations,  has been in construction for over 23 years.  Since becoming a certified CAD cabinet designer in 1998, he has designed and installed all the cabinets used in Bonville Construction projects.  He utilizes his CAD experience to help design systems. His attention to detail helps to ensure that our renewable energy systems meet architectural requirements.  

  • NCGreenPower
  • NC Sustainable Energy Association
  • American Solar Energy Society
  • Sustainable Sandhills
  • Pinehurst Conservation Commission – Alternative Energy Committee
  • NABCEP – North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
  • Energy Star Partner

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