green building services
Chuckanut Builders is a general contractor that specializes in green building; making homes more durable, healthy, efficient, and comfortable.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Before and after residential remodel These clients are an active family of five with two kids still at home. They needed to add some space and update this lakeside home. The home was built in the late 1990’s and needed an update. Pink granite countertops paired with pink walls throughout the house weren’t the aesthetic our clients were […]
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