green building services

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

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The simplest way to explain our approach to design is this: we help you find the right people early on and they stay with you throughout the project. We do this by using an integrated design process.   Integrated design means that the general contractor, interior designer, and architect or building designer are involved from the […]

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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 […]

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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

Cedar siding

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Current projects

The crew started putting up siding at the Bright Green project last week and it’s so beautiful. I can’t wait to see the exterior of this project when it’s done!

Rainscreen and cork insulation details

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Energy efficiency and green building

The crew is installing exterior cork insulation and rainscreen details at the Bright Green project this week. If you want to check it out first hand join us at on the Bright Green tour tomorrow, June 1st!

3 Oms Open House

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Current projects

The new 3 Oms Yoga Studio is complete and it’s such a sweet space. This week they are hosting open houses Monday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop in and marvel at the news space! 3 Oms will be transitioning all of their classes to the new studio over Memorial […]



what people are saying

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

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.

- Hank Kastner

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