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 […]

recent news

NW Ecobuilding Guild Green Building Slam

After years of attending green building conferences we’re moving from the audience to the stage! In early November we are presenting at the Northwest Green Building Slam.  The Green Building Slam is part of the NW Green Building Summit, organized by the NW Ecobuilding Guild. The slam will highlight 10 innovative, sustainable, high-performance “green” buildings that push […]

Lending a hand with House 2 Home

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Community Service

We recently started volunteering with House 2 Home. This awesome organization is part of the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County.  Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of people who were recently homeless. About House 2 Home We help people who were homeless and have recently acquired housing through housing case management. […]

We’re hiring a carpenter

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Opinions

Tell your friends, we’re hiring a carpenter! Nearly seven years ago we started Chuckanut Builders. Just three fellas. Today more than a dozen folks work for Chuckanut Builders. Our projects have changed over those six years but our values have not. We are still super involved in the Bellingham community, excited about high performance buildings […]

 

 

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