Vendor spotlight: North Wave Electric

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Local business partners

At Chuckanut Builders we strive to use as many local suppliers as possible. For us, this means buying paper and pens at Griggs, printing hoodies with Innate, sourcing lumber at Bellingham Millwork and buying tools from Hardware Sales. Working with small, local businesses inspires us daily and we want to share that inspiration. We plan […]

The Cool Machine

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Current projects

We finally bit the bullet and bought an insulation machine!  We settled on a Cool Machine (the CM-1500), which is an all-fiber blowing machine that handles Cellulose, Fiberglass, Rockwool and damp recycle fiber for wall spray that exceeds the requirements for retrofit and dense packing sidewalls.  We have to admit that while the manufacturer didn’t mention the flames, they […]

Bellingham Mountain Rescue Fundraiser

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Community Events

As fall settles over Whatcom County, the crew at Chuckanut Builders is starting to think about one of our favorite winter activities: backcountry skiing.  This Friday, September 30th, the  Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council (BMRC) is sponsoring an event that is sure to make us all wish for the first big snow dump of the season. […]

Buying local

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Local business partners

Supporting local businesses is important to us at Chuckanut Builders.  This ranges from buying office supplies at Griggs, screen printing apparel with Innate, to saying no to big box stores.  Check this out.  In our first year of business the crew made 480 trips to Hardware Sales, 200 trips to Builders Alliance, 32 trips to Bellingham Millwork  […]