Chuckanut Builders is a general contractor that specializes in 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 […]

construction construction

Our focus is major residential remodels, tenant improvement project and custom new homes in Bellingham’s core neighborhoods.  You’ll love working with us because we’re selective about the materials we source, all of our projects include high performance building techniques, and we use an online project management system to ensure that everyone is on the same […]

building performance building performance

As 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 homes include: adequate insulation, air sealing, ventilation, rain screen details and a durable building envelope. Air […]

recent news

Remodel + CEC Pilot Project

In 2015 the Community Energy Challenge (CEC) is considering proposing a Remodel + CEC pilot project. The pilot will be in partnership with the WSU Energy Program and the Building Performance Center and funded through the Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP). We are excited about the Pilot Project because completing extensive building performance work during a remodel […]

Photo of the week

Photo of the week

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Community Events | No Comments

It’s become an annual tradition here at Chuckanut Builders to help set up Christmas trees in the Fairhaven Village Green. This weekend a handful of the crew did just that. A bunch of volunteers were also on hand to help along with Esary Roofing, Alpine Meadows Tree Farm, and the Bellingham Parks Dept. The official lighting […]

We’re hiring!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Energy efficiency and green building | No Comments

We’re hiring again.  Specifically, we’re looking for a Weatherization Technician for our Community Energy Challenge  and Weatherization crew.  The position is up to 40 hours per week and seasonal. There is a possibility that the position will move to permanent. Tell your friends, family, kids…..anyone that wants to be a part of an energetic business like […]



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