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

Olivine countertops

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Current projects | No Comments

Have you ever considered olivine countertops? Maybe I should ask, have you ever heard of olivine? We are currently remodeling a beautiful, historic home in one of Bellingham’s core neighborhoods and our clients are both geology professors at Western.  When we discussed countertops olivine seemed liked the perfect material. Olivine is mined locally, in the […]

Recent kitchen remodel

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Completed Projects | No Comments

We just wrapped up this kitchen remodel and once again I am reminded of how much I love the cabinets that Jeffery Elkins, of Renew Woods, builds. Beautiful! The cabinets are built with reclaimed fir and the countertops are Paperstone. Michelle Banks, of Spiral Design, was the designer. She worked with Jeffery to maximize the relatively small space, […]

The fridge

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Current projects | No Comments

I stopped by a kitchen remodeling project yesterday to take ‘before’ pictures. The clients were home and we chatted about the project, their home and the elements of their kitchen that they were excited to be rid of! The first thing I noticed about the kitchen was how small everything was. The woman that lived in the […]



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