Award Winning RenovatorOakWood has been honoured with top awards for design and business integrity
Award Winning Renovator
As an Award Winning Renovator, itt is one thing for us to assure you that we will design, plan, and build your renovation to craftsman standards. And that your renovation will be completed on-time and on-budget. It is a completely different matter for the local business community to acknowledge our professionalism, integrity, and design skills. That is why OakWood puts great stock in the ability to win key awards – not just occasionally but year-after-year.
Awards signal to you a homeowner, that OakWood has been independently and objectively reviewed by leading businesses and organizations in the regional marketplace. In addition to our own customer testimonials and references, awards represent validation that what we promise you – we will deliver to you.
A few of the key awards bestowed on OakWood:
OakWood is a Winner for the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust
This award is to celebrate and honour the outstanding businesses in Eastern and Northern Ontario and the Outaouais who promote trustworthy business practices through integrity and performance to ensure that the marketplace remains fair and honourable. As OakWood is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards of business integrity and honesty on every renovation project, being a finalist for this award is a great honour.
OHBA presents OakWood Renovation Experts with the 2014 OHBA Ontario Renovator of the Year
In a new category this year, OHBA presented OakWood Renovation Experts with the 2014 OHBA Ontario Renovator of the Year Award. Based in Ottawa, Oakwood has built an enviable reputation as a leading renovation firm during their 59-year commitment to high quality customer service and giving back to the community. Oakwood staff and renovators adhere to a strict code of ethics, continually embrace new technologies and building practices and incorporate ‘Green’ practices to minimize pollution and waste to reduce the environmental impact of their construction projects. Ontario Renovator of the Year Awards are presented to the company that demonstrates the highest levels of performance, creativity and ingenuity based on judging criteria in the areas of sales and marketing excellence, floor plan design, community service, support of the industry and its ability to adapt to changing needs.
Consumers Choice Awards – winner every year since these awards were introduced
OakWood has been awarded the coveted Consumers Choice Awards for Ottawa’s Best Home Designer and Ottawa’s Best Renovator. OakWood was the first Ottawa Renovator to win both awards and the only Ottawa Renovator to win these awards every year since they were introduced in 2008. These awards are unique to North America and are an initiative of the Consumers’ Choice Institute of Canada. All winners are determined by consumers, not a panel of judges or professional renovation experts. The Consumers Choice Awards are considered the seal of excellence and the coronation of local businesses’ efforts and achievements. It represents the most valuable reward of all: the knowledge that a company has earned the trust and loyalty of consumers in their community.
BOB (Best Ottawa Business) Award for Most Outstanding Company.
OakWood is a recipient of the prestigious “Ottawa’s Outstanding Company” BOBs award for 2013. Each year, hundreds of companies are nominated for their contributions to Ottawa’s business success and recipients are awarded for their innovation, drive, creativity, and passion for doing business in Ottawa. In 2013, due to an overwhelming number of nominations, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce broke with tradition and awarded Ottawa’s Outstanding Company 2013 Award to five companies, OakWood being one of them.
“we are in a very competitive industry and this high level of achievement is truly a team effort, from the continuous daily hard work of all our employees and Trade Partners as well as the appreciative gratitude from all of our customers” Says OakWood President, John Liptak.
Ontario Home Builders’ Association – Most Outstanding Renovation (Client Cost up to $100,000).
The OHBA (Ontario Home Builders’ Association) has chosen OakWood as the recipient for the “Most Outstanding Renovation (Client Cost up to $100,000)” for their OakWood Kitchen Renovation in Rockliffe Park at the Awards of Distinction Ceremony. The project was chosen out of 1000’s of submissions submitted from across Ontario.
Ottawa Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust
OakWood won the 2011 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Trust in the Home Improvement Category. The BBB introduced these awards in 1996 to recognize local businesses that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their businesses in an ethical manner. Companies are selected by an independent panel for their exceptional conduct in the marketplace.
Winners are recognized for “exceeding marketplace standards for ethics in their relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, peers, and the communities in which they do business.”
Ottawa Business Achievement Awards – Business of the Year Award (Bronze)
OakWood won the 2011 OBAA Mid-Market Business of the Year Award in the Bronze Category. This important award is given by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal in celebration of ethical businesses that contribute to Ottawa’s success through a demonstration of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. These awards are unique to Ottawa and winners are recognized for their “innovative drive, creativity and their passion for doing business in Ottawa.”
GOHBA House Design Awards and GOHBA Safety Awards
Each year GOHBA (Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association) recognizes excellence in house design in Ottawa. OakWood won the 2010 GOHBA House Design Awards for Renovations/Additions(under $60,000) and Renovations/Additions ($66,000- $99,000). In 2010, OakWood was also nominated for theGOBHA Safety Awards in the Builder Category. The Safety Awards recognize specific individuals for their outstanding contributions to work-site safety in an annual gala dinner that is attended by builders and trade-suppliers.
Finalist in 2011 Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction
Two OakWood projects were nominated for Most Outstanding Renovation (over $500,000). OakWood was one of only two finalists to win in this prestigious category that drew nominations from across Ontario.
OakWood was further distinguished as a finalist for Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation with two renovation projects making the finalist list.
Other Awards and Mentions for OakWood include:
Letter of recognition from the Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson
Mid-Market Business of the Year Award – Finalist
Honours & Highest Marks
– John Liptak
Many Customer Service, Safety, and Design nominations and awards from the GOHBA