Building With the Future in Mind Since 1955

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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.

Designing, Building and Remodeling With the Future in Mind Since 1955

For over 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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Bloated Squirrel cropped- featured image Efficiency Without Sufficiency Is Insufficient June 2, 2016 - I’ve spent my adult life reducing my ecological footprint, struggling with possible next steps because they are, frankly, enormous.  Giving up air travel, for instance.  Visiting my aged parents in Florida and accessing the wilderness in the southwest are particularly appealing.  [I can, and do, purchase carbon offsets for such travel – though offsets are […]
DSC02261 OUR GREATEST SKILL; OUR BIGGEST LIABILITY March 2, 2016 - Just got back from a solo adventure in Death Valley National Park.  I wasn’t supposed to go alone.  Stephen Trinkaus and son Cody were to join me, but illness stopped them cold… the night before departure. I went anyway, completing, in addition to numerous day hikes, the 3-day, 2-night, 32-mile Cottonwood Canyon/Marble Canyon backcountry hiking […]
Our October 2014 team... poised to help you alter your world! Angie’s List Awarded Us Their SUPER SERVICE AWARD in 2012, 2014 and 2015! January 16, 2016 - Here’s the press release sent to local media on 1-15-2016.  This latest award builds on our receipt of the same prestigious award in 2012 and 2014. A-1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio Earn Esteemed 2015 Angie’s Super Service Award List  Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service A-1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio have […]

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