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

Imagine! This Home and Landscape Tour

We are busy gearing up for the Imagine! This Home and Landscape Tour and I can’t wait! There are 10 stops on the tour this year and they all look amazing. Sustainable Connections made the awesome decision to organize a Sustainable Living Festival in coordination with the tour, which we’re excited about. The Sustainable Living […]

Downtown Bellingham Partnership’s new bar

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Local business partners | No Comments

This spring Nick Hartrich, the new Executive Director of the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, approached us about building a bar for the Downtown Bellingham Partnership office. His goal was to make the space more inviting and useful. He has a vision of hosting events from Morning Jam to afternoon happy hour in the space.  He also […]

Whatcom Magazine

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Opinions | No Comments

One of our recent projects was highlighted in the summer Whatcom Magazine this week, I thought I’d share the link. I also wanted to mention a handful of subcontractors that helped on the project who weren’t mentioned in the Whatcom Magazine article. The design team for this project included Bundle Design Studio, Bourne Engineering, SVC Interiors and Molly Maguire Landscape Architecture.  Key subcontractors included Mason Electrical, Spectrum […]



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