Building With the Future in Mind Since 1955
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  • 3310 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225

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A springboard for making your dream project a reality by balancing form, function, and budget.
Do it right or do it over — we save you money by not cutting corners, ensuring the best quality for your budget.
Sustainable, healthier, more efficient — our Green Building is better for you, and the environment.
Remain independent longer by making your home fit your changing safety and comfort needs.

Building With the Future in Mind Since 1955

For nearly six decades we’ve been setting the standard in Whatcom County for remodeling, repairs, and custom homes. Our award-winning team is dedicated to reflecting our community’s commitments to sustainability and the value of long-term thinking.


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Our October 2014 team... poised to help you alter your world! Mutating Within
April 17, 2015 - I’m 64 years old now. Beyond 60, the youth of old age.  Approaching retirement; defining retirement; exploring succession planning. What will A-1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio look like during, and after, Cindi and I extract ourselves from the helm.  Will this extraction be slow or sudden? Will we reduce our hours along a descending, [...] Read More
Rick pulling trailer on bike Watch Our Cycling Repair & Information Station Emerge
April 3, 2015 - A-1 Builders turns 60 this September and it’s time to celebrate this new decade by giving back to our community… again! While 60 may be referred to as the youth of old age for humans, not so for businesses and organizations. Although in a legal sense corporations may be considered persons, they sure don’t age [...] Read More
Dust Mite Pulverized, Ground-up Civilization
March 16, 2015 - Dust permeates our indoor environment.  It’s everywhere, some of it natural – dead skin, soil, pollen, dust mites.  Some of it unnatural – chemicals, pesticides, rubber, herbicides – all these and more comprise the dust inside our homes and places of work. What many people don’t know is that toxic chemicals are brought inside all [...] Read More

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