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 […]

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Paperstone countertops

If you asked anyone at Chuckanut Builders what their favorite countertop material is, they’d likely tell you Paperstone. It’s becoming our signature countertop. It’s made locally, from recycled materials and we can use woodworking tools to shape it.  It’s also super durable, patinas well, is warm to touch, and not as likely to break your dishes as […]

Getting ready for KAPOW!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Community Events | No Comments

Join us at the 6th annual PechaKucha event this Wednesday! The 10 finalists from the KAPOW placemaking competition are presenting their ideas for building a more vibrant downtown. Three of the ideas will be chosen for implementation! A Mayor’s award, one jury selected award, and one people’s choice award. We’re biased of course, we’re hoping the Big […]

Window installation training

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Energy efficiency and green building | No Comments

This winter about half of the crew went to the Journal of Light Construction conference in Portland. Everyone’s heads were spinning with ideas when they got home, with everything from improved building performance techniques to how to use Quickbooks more effectively. As everyone piled into the truck it was decided that the group should make a […]



what people are saying

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

We love all of the work done on the house.  It is such a wonderful change.  Again we are most appreciative for the way the project was handled.  From the time you spent putting the plan together to Jon executing the plan it all went very smoothly with none of the aggravating delays that we have experienced with other projects.  The workmanship is superb.

- Paula Peterson

We are very happy with our remodeled home. Chuckanut helped us imagine and solidify the new version of this house, and find further design assistance. 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. We are happy to recommend Chuckanut Builders.

- Hank Kastner