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 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 […]

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. It has taken us years of building high performance homes to settle on our favorite materials. We […]

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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Buying local

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Local business partners

The focus of our business is building a resilient, sustainable community by bolstering the local economy and embracing innovation. To do this we have created permanent, livable-wage employment in Bellingham; we work almost exclusively with local manufacturers and vendors; collaborate with small local businesses through peer groups; serve as board members on local non-profits and […]

Imagine! That Home and Landscape Tour

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Community Events

15th annual Imagine This! Home and Landscape Tour The 15th annual Imagine This! Home and Landscape Tour is only a few weeks away. Whether you’re a do it yourselfer or someone looking for a general contractor, there will be something interesting to see and learn. There are 8  eco-friendly, amazing homes and landscapes on the tour this year. […]

Green builders role in the climate crisis

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Opinions

Building a resilient, sustainable community Our focus at Chuckanut Builders is to help build a resilient, sustainable community by bolstering the local economy and embracing innovation. While it is not our work, this focus is the result of our work. Our work is building high performance buildings and retrofitting existing homes, making them more efficient, durable, comfortable and healthy. We […]

 

 

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 sub, 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