green building services

Chuckanut Builders is a general contractor that specializes in green building; making homes more durable, healthy, efficient, and comfortable.

integrated design integrated design

Integrated design means that we are involved from the beginning of your project and help you assemble your design team.  Integrated designs’ primary value is the fact that the details are sorted out before we start building.  This ensures that the final project is what you’d hoped for and that your budget is used wisely.  Integrated design also reduces design and […]

green building green building

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 […]

building performance building performance

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 […]

recent news

Pitted steel backsplash

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Current projects | No Comments

We have a few sheets of pitted steel in the shop right now and we’re making something for a kitchen. Any ideas? We’re making a backsplash! I can’t wait to see how it turns out. We are also using some of the steel for a fireplace surround. So excited about all of the design details we […]

Tile details

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Current projects | No Comments

I asked Tyson to send me a few pictures of the tile details at a job we’re working on and now I want to run over and check out the shower myself! A few of the details took some head scratching to work out but it was clearly well worth the effort. The most vexing […]

Stringband Jamboree 2015

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Community Events | No Comments

The Stringband Jamboree is just over a month away! As per usual we’re gearing up to help with some ‘infrastructure’ and planning. Of course we’re plain excited for the jamboree as well. This year we decided to make some ‘limited run’ t-shirts (I told you we were excited) for the Jamboree. Blank Studio created an illustration […]



what people are saying

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

We have been so impressed with the quality of work, ethical standards and competency of the crew at Chuckanut Builders. My husband, Alan Rosen, who has worked in the trade for 40 years has the highest regard for their workmanship and high standards. We highly recommend this sterling company.

- Lindy Early-Rosen