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. 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

We’re growing and hiring!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Opinions

More than one person has stopped me recently and said, ‘Wow, Chuckanut Builders is growing!’ It’s true. Michelle Banks recently joined our crew as an interior designer, and we hired a new Office Manager after Annie Stewart retired. We are in the process of hiring a Building Performance Manager and Ely Holmes, one of our current Building Performance Technicians, […]

Bellingham ADU Ordinance

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Opinions

Urban sprawl is bad. It’s bad for our community, environment and individuals. Building on the fringes requires that we use our limited resources to build new roads and add infrastructure. It also dramatically increases traffic as people commute further and further and forever alters our farmlands and working forests. In a time when more people […]

Help us save the world

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Energy efficiency and green building

If you’re fired up about saving the world and think one of the best ways to combat global climate change is by improving existing building stock we might have the job for you. The position title is Building Performance Manager and the nitty gritty is that we are looking for someone who can run our building […]



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