green building services
Chuckanut Builders is a general contractor that specializes in green building; making homes more durable, healthy, efficient, and comfortable.
The simplest way to explain our approach to design is this: we help you find the right people early on and they stay with you throughout the project. We do this by using an integrated design process. Integrated design means that the general contractor, interior designer, and architect or building designer are involved from the […]
The focus of our work is major residential remodels, tenant improvement projects and custom new homes in Bellingham’s core neighborhoods. Because we’re green builders, we are selective about the materials we source and all of our projects include high performance building techniques. Many of our clients also love that we use an online project management system to […]
As green builders and building performance nerds we are constantly pushing the bar. We do this because high performance buildings are more comfortable, durable, efficient and healthy; and these are qualities that our clients want in their homes. A few components of high performance green buildings include: adequate insulation, air sealing, ventilation, rain screen details and a durable […]
Every year prospective clients call us after the winter holidays and ask if we can start their project in April and we have to break the news to them that 1). Our calendar is full and 2). It takes 4-6 months to plan a project. Hence this blog post. I thought we’d cover a few project planning […]
Hiring is often bittersweet for small businesses like Chuckanut Builders. We have a close crew and while hiring often means someone is starting something new and exciting, it also means they won’t be around nearly as much to tell us about their latest ideas and adventures. Now is one of those times for us. Michelle […]
It’s time to vote in the North Sound Life Best of the Northwest contest. There are too many categories to list but I know y’all have a top-pick for coffee shops, a secret gem for happy hour and maybe a favorite builder?!? Chuckanut Builders has consistently been recognized by the magazine and we’re hoping it will happen again this year!
what people are saying
See what clients, subcontractors, designers and architects are saying about Chuckanut Builders.
Our vision meshed well with the Chuckanut philosophy in energy efficiency, using local vendors and materials, as well as in reuse and resourcing of materials. We appreciate the high level of craftsmanship in the vendors and subcontractors, with some amazingly able workers who seem to enjoy what they do. Chuckanut handled costs and changes transparently, with great communication throughout the process.- Hank Kastner
Thank you for the tender care given to our “big blue house.” Mike gave even the tiniest details his full attention. Your crew provided such high quality workmanship keeping the character of our turn-of-the-century building. Thank you!- Carla Hasche, Executive Director of the Whatcom Center for Early Learning
You have lead a great team of people to complete the project and we have enjoyed our opportunity to meet so many wonderful members of our community.- Carol and David Smith