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integrated design integrated design

Building your team The first step in the integrated design process is assembling your team. Doing this early is in the process is crucial to a successful, low stress project. Your team will include: General contractor Interior designer Architect or building designer Specialists, such as a structural engineer, landscape architect or HVAC specialists Benefits of […]

light commercial & tenant improvement light commercial & tenant improvement

Building community and renovating functional, beautiful spaces We love building community and renovating functional, beautiful spaces. Tenant improvement & light commercial projects allow us to do both, simultaneously. And, as foodies, when those projects are restaurants we’re really on Cloud 9!  Our crew is familiar with these projects. They love the challenge of building workspaces […]

residential- new homes and remodeling residential- new homes and remodeling

We build to last 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 […]

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Deep Green Infill Project

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Energy efficiency and green building

Project overview When these clients relocated from the east coast, they knew they wanted a new home, on a view lot, in Bellingham city limits. With these parameters in mind they found a steep infill lot on South Hill and quickly got to work with local architect Michael Smith to design their forever home. We […]

Lending a hand at the YWCA

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

This week Abby spent some time at the Bellingham YWCA, installing handrails. It’s heartwarming for us to be able to give back to the community, whether that means making a financial donation or helping with building projects. When we consider organizations to sponsor and events to donate to, we consider how closely their values align […]

A mid century modern home-before & after

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in Before and after

Do you love looking at before and after pictures of projects as much as we do? On some projects the before and pictures are quite dramatic. Views open up, the kitchen moves, walls are taken out. This project isn’t like that. The changes weren’t enormous, but they made a big impact. This home was built […]



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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.

- Elie Samuel