Ottawa's only Mike Holmes approved Contractor   (7,100+ Clients)

Renovations, Homes & Buildings


Energy-Efficient.  Technology-enabled.
Healthy.  Eco-Friendly.

OakWood specializes in “high-performance” renovations, custom homes and buildings that are beautifully designed, energy-efficient, healthy, technology-enabled – and eco-friendly.

Call 613.236.8001 to learn more

Concept Design

Our new LEED Platinum Design Centre drives a unique concept design and material selection process like no other

  • The new OakWood Design Centre supports OakWood’s Design and Build process for OakWood Renovation Experts, Custom Homes, and Commercial Services
  • A unique, LEED Platinum building with over 7,500 items to pique your imagination
  • See one-of-a-kind displays showcasing the most innovative materials and design options
  • Choose materials from any manufacturer in the World
  • See your selections represented in a final, photo realistic 3D concept design
  • Drives unmatched design innovation and efficiency – everything you need for a beautiful renovation is under one roof!
  • Work with our in-house Designers or an Architect of your choice

There’s Nothing Like it in North America”

Mike Holmes

Renovation Experts

Our flagship, award-winning design and build renovation solution has it all: we take care of everything

  • Get a turnkey, high-quality renovation solution with custom design, exacting attention to detail, the highest construction standards in the City, and exemplary project management
  • Recommended for mid to larger renovations including kitchens, bathrooms, additions, in-law suites, basements, and many others
  • Includes material selection through our new Design Centre with the option to choose products and finishes from any manufacturer in the World
  • Documents every detail of your renovation in our comprehensive BuildPLAN™
  • Gives you 24/7 access to our unique Customer Portal for real-time updates
  • Provides all services for a unique renovation solution from concept to build
  • Work with our in-house Design Consultants or an Architect of your choice


Get OakWood’s build quality and reliability with the flexibility to choose the specific services you want

  • Our most cost effective and flexible renovation solution
  • Ideal for smaller or less complex renovations that don’t require design consultation
  • Gives you the flexibility to choose your service levels and purchase materials from us – or you can purchase them from any supplier of your choice
  • We can do all the work or you can reduce your investment and complete some tasks yourself –take down and removal, obtaining permits, painting, etc
  • Great for kitchens, bathrooms, basements, powder rooms, and other renovations where you’re swapping out old for new materials
  • All construction and workmanship is done to the highest standards in the City


Get your fix-it and “to-do” projects done right by an OakWood trade professional

  • Get an OakWood credentialed trade professional for any job
  • We only use specialized experts to guarantee the job is done right the first time – no “Jack of all Trades”
  • Any type of fix project including: Repairs, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical, Installation, Painting, Decks and fences, and more
  • Get a quote over the phone or for more complex projects schedule an onsite visit
  • We charge a consultation fee for an onsite visit – which is applied to the first three hours of your project

Custom Homes

We specialize in the design and build of beautiful, high-performance custom homes that are energy-efficient, technology enabled and healthy

  • A complete solution for turning your dream home into reality
  • Over 60 years of construction experience
  • Specialized in-house expertise including Advisers, Certified Designers, Project Managers, Estimators, and more
  • We can meet or exceed LEED certification requirements
  • Services include: Site location and preparation, Specifications and building contracts, City inspections, Build ready blueprints, Construction and project management
  • We work with or can recommend Architects or Designers
  • Innovative, streamlined material selection process through our new Design Centre that saves time

Property Developments

Your home and property could be worth more than you think!

  • Get the most innovative options and specialized services for realizing the full market value of your property
  • Eliminate costs associated with traditional options that may not reward you with full market value
  • Includes a complimentary Risk Assessment of your existing home and property
  • Options include: an OakWood buy-out, pre-selling, to partnering with OakWood
  • Find out which services will reward you with maximum value


Push the envelope of what’s possible in building construction – and achieve the highest energy efficiency and environmental standards set out by LEED

  • Specialists in LEED certified, energy efficient construction
  • Ottawa’s only Mike Holmes approved contractor
  • Eco-wise construction methods
  • The City’s best trade partners
  • We can work with your Architect or recommend an Architect
  • Complete turnkey services including: finding and evaluating sustainable sites, site preparation, developing fixed price budgets based on final plan and concept design, all City inspections, Ministry of Labour and engineering contracts, all construction work and project scheduling, ready for move-in
  • Streamlined product and material selection through the new, state-of-the-art OakWood Design Centre

Custom Cabinetry

Get an affordable, custom cabinetry solution for any room

  • OakWood has an exclusive partnership with Seriös home and office cabinet solutions
  • Our high volume enables Seriös to secure a production line inside Cabico, the largest independent manufacturer of high-quality, custom cabinetry and furniture in Canada
  • Take advantage of these economies of scale to get an affordable, high-quality custom cabinet solution
  • Cabinetry for any room in your home: kitchen, bathroom, dining room, mud room, basement
  • A complete line of commercial cabinetry
  • We can provide 100s of examples of unique cabinetry solutions
  • Unlimited options – choose any size, configuration, type of wood, colour, hardware or decorative accents
  • Includes many standard features that are upgrades for most wood cabinets including soft close and eco-friendly
  • Say “no” to cookie cutter, mass produced cabinet solutions and “yes” to unique custom built cabinets

The High-Performance Home™

Energy efficient, Technology-enabled, Healthier, and Eco-Friendly

  • We are redefining “high-performance” as it pertains to renovations, home, and building construction
  • We believe there are four major innovations that are changing the way we must design and build any room, home, or building – and ultimately how we live
  • Today, exceptional design must consider innovations in energy efficiency, the healthy home, technology enablement and the Smart Home – and construction methods that demonstrate environmental leadership
  • Each area of innovation drives design and defines what we mean by “high performance”
OakWood's partner, Mike Holmes

What it comes down to is trust.
I trust OakWood because they deliver.
They get it right.

– Mike Holmes

A fourth-generation family run business,
we have been proudly “building it right” since 1956

OakWood Anniversary Crest

Get the most experienced Contractor in the City.

Consumers Choice Award

The only Ottawa Contractor to win Best Home Designer and Home Renovation company 10 years in a row.

Holmes Group

The first Renovator in Canada and only Ottawa Contractor to measure up to Mike’s standards.

BBB Torch Award

Two time winner of BBB Torch Awards and Marketplace Trust + an A+ rating since 1956.

Fixed Price

No surprises. No extras. Following your Concept Design and material selection OakWood provides you with a final detailed contract with every service and all materials itemized into a fixed price.

OakWood Warranty

Comprehensive 1 to 10 year warranty options on all services and products (when purchased from our list of over 710 preferred Trade Partners from around the world).

OakWood has completed over 7,100 successful projects with an average approval rating of 98.9%