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

The first step in an integrated design process is gathering the team as early as possible. This includes everyone that will be involved in the project from the design phase to construction to the actual day-to-day operations. We think it’s crucial that the team get together early. The core players are the general contractor, interior […]

tenant improvement tenant improvement

Two things we love: building community and renovating functional, beautiful spaces. Tenant improvement projects allow us to do two things we love, build community and renovate functional, beautiful spaces. And, as foodies, when those projects are restaurants we’re really on Cloud 9!   Our crew is familiar with tenant improvement projects and loves the challenge […]

residential- new homes and remodeling residential- new homes and remodeling

 Our bread and butter is custom new homes and full home remodels in Bellingham’s core neighborhoods. We build to last by selecting authentic, durable materials; using time tested building techniques; and installing high performance building systems to increase building durability.    Materials Materials are selected for aesthetics, function, sustainability and are sourced as locally as […]

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Before and after

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Current projects

Prepare to have your mind blown. We didn’t just remodel this home, we transformed it. The main floor feels like a completely new space. This beautiful home had potential, we just needed to knock down some walls to achieve it.   The before picture on the left is the original kitchen. It was on the […]

Pros and cons of PaperStone countertops

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Energy efficiency and green building

Recycled paper might not jump out at you as an ideal countertop material, but it is. When paper is combined with non-petroleum resin, heated and compressed it creates a hard and durable surface that is soft and forgiving. I’m talking about PaperStone. Paperstone was originally designed for use in skateboard parks, science labs, and marine environments. […]

Sneak peek!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Completed Projects

Check out this sneak peek from a recent photo shoot. This kitchen is charming in so many ways. The combination of the restored windows, painted inset cabinets, brass hardware and those lights!  



what people are saying

See what clients, subcontractors, designers and architects are saying about Chuckanut Builders.

We worked with Chuckanut on a full house remodel with addition. They were realistic (and pretty accurate) about dates/timelines, great about offering suggestions and ideas, and excellent at communicating issues in a timely and effective manner while also offering potential solutions. Our on site manager Chris was amazing to work with! Highly recommend.

- Teri Milnes

We love our new house, built on a challenging lot. We appreciate all of the creativity, craftsmanship and care Chuckanut put in throughout the entire process. Their green energy expertise, thoughtful and excellent suggestions and responsiveness helped make our custom home beautiful and much admired. We are very happy we went with Chuckanut on this new construction adventure.

- Jane Bright

The team at Chuckanut Builders is absolutely top notch. They performed a small remodel that turned out even better than we could have imagined. They were on time and on budget (almost unheard of in this industry) and everyone we interacted with was friendly and professional. There is no doubt that if we ever have another building project, Chuckanut will be our first call.

- Eli Samuel