Design & Build Experts Since 1956     (10,700+ Clients)

Ottawa Renovation Company & Custom Home Builder Since 1956

OakWood is a fourth-generation, full service, family run Design & Build business that has been providing innovative solutions to Ottawa homeowners and commercial customers for over 65 years.

Now more than ever, we understand that your home – or building – must provide a safe sanctuary for living, working, and everything you do. You need design solutions that are tailored to your needs and that will support how you live today.

Schedule a free consult to discuss your project with the option to tour our award winning Design Centre while fully respecting all COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Featured Services

Architectural Design

In-House Design

Our award-winning design team is waiting to work with you.

Custom Homes

Custom Homes

Innovative features. Beautiful design. Over six decades of experience as Ottawa custom home builders.

Investment Property

Custom Cabinetry

Lifetime warranty. Solid wood. Hardware that lasts forever.


Renovation Experts

Dream kitchens, basements, additions, and more start here!

What Can We Build For You?

Dedicated to Exceptional Quality and Support

What can we build for you?

By embracing new technologies and processes, OakWood has grown from a small family run business into a full service Design & Build firm with a quality reputation that is second to none.

Your Home Is Your Hub

Live, Learn, Earn & Enjoy

We specialize in the design and build of multi-functional homes that are beautiful yet uniquely tailored to meet the needs of today’s family: day-to-day life, online learning, work from home, home gym, playground while providing a safe space. Let us help you plan, design, and build a home that works as a hub for everything you do!

Innovation Lives Here
OakWood Design Centre 2020

Award Winning Design Centre

Get inspired by one-of-a kind products and displays

The OakWood Design Centre features unique, fully functioning displays in a 22,700 sq. ft. showroom. Conveniently choose all materials from under one roof – and from any manufacturer in the world.

The Ultimate in Home Comfort

Building and renovating to the highest energy efficiency standards

OakWood is a Qualified Net Zero Home Builder, meeting the stringent requirements established by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA). This is the most advanced energy performance standard available for making your home or building more energy efficient, comfortable, and resilient.

Innovation Lives Here
OakWood Green Project

OakWood Green Canada Project

We plant trees based on the investment level of your project

With OakWood your building, custom home, renovation, or handyman project goes further. Much further! We work with the leading national tree planting charity in Canada to restore or reforest, reduce our carbon footprint, and tackle climate change.

Innovation Lives Here

Doing the right thing for your lifestyle, home or building resale value… and the planet

We specialize in High Performance solutions that incorporate the most advanced energy efficient, Smart Tech, hypoallergenic and green building material options available today.

Innovation Lives Here

High Performance Solutions as Featured in

Liptak Family

“We’re dedicated to providing a client experience that’s second to none. Expect every member of our team to bring passion to your project from the initial meeting to the final walk around.”

John Liptak, CEO & President
Patricia Liptak-Satov, COO
Angela Mallon, CPA, CMA, CFO

Why Choose OakWood?


Over 65 Years of Design & Build Experience – the most experienced contractor in the City


Award Winning Design Centre – driving the most efficient and inspirational material selection process in the City – everything you need is under one roof


Unique Design & Build Process – supported by technology and credentialed experts every step of the way – in-house designers, project managers, estimators, specialized trade professionals, and more


Fixed price guaranteed with no surprises – everything is itemized by brand name, fit and finish


Ottawa’s first Mike Holmes approved contractor – OakWood is the first Renovator in Canada to meet Mike’s standards


Affordable custom cabinetry – OakWood has its own production line inside Cabico, the largest manufacturer of quality cabinetry in North America


Multiple award winner including Renovator of the Year, Best Kitchen Renovation, Best Design Centre in Canada, and 14-time Consumer Choice Award winner


Innovation Leader – choose the most High Performance solutions for your project


Protection and peace-of-mind from an industry leading warranty

Mike Holmes

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

– Mike Holmes, Make It Right Canadian builder/contractor, businessman,
investor, television host, and philanthropist

See why Mike chose to partner with OakWood:

Mike Holmes & OakWood Team Up - with subtitles

What Our Clients Are Saying

All Services

Architectural Design

In-House Design

Concept design, interior design, material selection, planning and more

OakWood Custom Homes

Custom Homes

Energy efficient custom built homes that are healthy, technology enabled and eco-friendly. Start planning your dream home today

OakWood Renovation Experts

Renovation Experts

Kitchens, additions, basements, attics, sunrooms, bathrooms and more. We offer the largest suite of specialized renovation and home improvement services 

Custom Cabinetry

Custom Cabinetry

High quality, tailor-made cabinet solutions with unlimited options at an affordable price

OakWood Select

OakWood Select

Luxury renovation and custom home services for projects that demand the very best

High Performance Solutions

High Performance Solutions

The most innovative products and materials for any residential or commercial project

Commercial Services

Commercial Services

Specializing in high performance buildings that meet or exceed LEED guidelines

Investment Properties

Investment Properties

Design &Build investment options for creating income-generating properties

Age in place


Design and build options for making your home safe at any age

Panic Rooms

Panic Rooms

Concealed, ultra-secure, hi-tech short or long term emergency rooms

OakWood HandyManPRO


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

Insider report

Insider Report

How to AVOID SCAMMERS… and Get a BEAUTIFUL RENOVATION with “No Surprises”

Free Download

Let’s Get Started

Whether you’re planning a renovation, custom home, new commercial building or a handyman project, your next step is to talk with a qualified OakWood Project Consultant.

Let’s get started! Schedule a call or your onsite visit at the OakWood Design Centre


Call 613.236.8001

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