green building services

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 […]

recent news

Climate Action Week & Doctober

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

Bellingham is doing it up for Climate Action Week! There are so many inspiring and educational events going on it might be hard to keep up. There are too many events for me to list them all here, these are the ones we’re considering our top 10. We hope to see you around town at […]

Gas stoves in the news

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

A few weeks ago some folks in the office started talking about an article titled “Your Gas Stove is Bad for You and the Planet.” Shortly after, I shared this article from City Lab about the city of Berkeley banning natural gas in new buildings. And, while it wasn’t news to any of us that […]

Demystifying siding repair

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Energy efficiency and green building

For some folks, it may seem a bit mysterious that the walls of most buildings frequently get wet, however, they don’t always rot. This blog post will shed some light on the science of why some walls rot when they get wet, and others don’t. It will also cover the steps we take to repair […]



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.

- Elie Samuel