Design & Build Experts Since 1956. Over 11,450 Clients Served

Commercial Development

Constructing Tomorrows Buildings Today

If you’re an owner, project manager, architect or designer that wants an ultra-efficient, well-managed turnkey building solution you need look no further than OakWood Commercial Services. From initial financing to closeout the OakWood Team will take care of every aspect of your construction project and give you a high quality, timely, solution that’s on-budget guaranteed.

We can also work with your architects or designers as a build partner you can trust for an amazing building that’s constructed to master builder standards.

OakWood’s one-stop commercial solution includes:

Turnkey Services

Includes financing, finding properties, site plan approval, architectural design, planning and construction management

One Point of Accountability

We take full responsibility for every aspect and total project delivery

Advanced Construction Techniques

Proprietary construction specific CRM to keep your project on schedule and budget

LEED Benchmark

High performance, energy efficient buildings that cost less to operate

All work is done by specialized OakWood approved trade professionals. Work and materials are backed by an industry leading warranty.

“We guarantee that your project will be completed to the highest quality and construction standards in the City and on-budget with no extra costs.”

– John Liptak, CEO & President, OakWood

Over 65 Years of Construction Experience

A fourth generation, family-run business with deep roots in the Ottawa construction industry, OakWood has earned a reputation for quality and reliability that’s second to none. We start with LEED Silver certification and have the in-house expertise to earn credits for LEED Gold or LEED Platinum depending on your goals.

Our services include the restoration and renovation of existing buildings and the Design & Build of new multi-floor, energy-efficient buildings including:

Commercial offices

Church (restoration, additions, construction)


Heritage Buildings


Embassies (renovations, new building)




Multi-unit townhomes


Boutique hotels


Office and Store fit-up


Retail buildings


Retirement facilities


Industrial & manufacturing facilities


Combinations of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 up to 100 unit buildings

“I’m very impressed with the ATG building and OakWood’s project management capabilities. Whenever I get approached by a construction client who needs a turnkey Design & Build solution, OakWood will for sure be top of mind.”

Hugues Boulerice
Directeur principal, Acquisition | Senior Account Manager, Acquisition, BDC

Turnkey Commercial Services

OakWood’s comprehensive range of commercial services span every step in your building project. From initial site location and preparation to providing a custom design for your location, material selection through our award winning Design Centre, and all onsite construction using the best trade professionals in the City with exceptional project management.

OakWood’s comprehensive range of commercial services span every step in your building project. From initial site location and preparation to providing a custom design for your location, material selection through our award winning Design Centre, and all onsite construction using the best trade professionals in the City with exceptional project management.

Our comprehensive turnkey commercial services include:


Site Acquisition & Prep:

Find, evaluate, and prepare the project site.

Fixed-Price Budgeting:

Establish a clear investment plan based on your design.

Project Management:

Oversee scheduling, field management, and coordination.

Regulatory Compliance:

Manage inspections, labor requirements, and engineering documents.

Real-Time Cost Updates:

Provide live pricing with proprietary software.

Expert Construction:

Ensure exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Concept Design:

Develop a tailored design to meet your needs.

Material Selection:

Assist with choosing products and materials.

After-Sales Support:

Offer excellent warranty services w to address any issues promptly.

Designed-by-Budget ensures “no surprises”

The OakWood Team doesn’t start with your design. We start with your investment level and provide a Design & Build solution tailored to your budget. We call it Designed-by-Budget. This is how we reduce or eliminate the need for costly and time consuming design revisions that often result from a design first approach—a beautiful concept, that is prohibitively expensive to build.

Many contractors promise a commercial project that will be “on-budget” and “well-managed”. Can they deliver?

OakWood starts with your investment level and looks at your project holistically to ensure our design is buildable within your budget and timeline.

Also, with OakWood, you get a complete team that works seamlessly to plan and build your new state-of-the-art, tech savvy, environmentally friendly building. Every team needs a Quarterback. And you get the best: a seasoned Project Manager who provides one-point-of-contact and one point of accountability from the start of construction to finish.

Technology is also a big reason we can assure you the very best planning and project management capabilities in the City—and a project that is on-budget. Our Commercial Services are supported by our proprietary, state-of-the-art CRM systems and processes that include:

Regular meetings with our Production Manager—to give you one point of contact and timely updates
Providing you with a 24-hour emergency phone number
Secure access to the OakWood VIP Client Portal with real-time updates and all documentation on your building project
Schedules are updated every day using advanced CRM cloud-based systems
Our Project Managers are equipped with tablets and leading-edge cloud-based software for production to ensure high-touch, real-time communication through the construction phase

Specialized in-house experts to support each step including Project Consultants, Architectural Technologists, Interior Designers, Materials Selection Coordinators, Estimators, Schedulers, Quantity Surveyors and in-office Project Managers

Unlocking Your Project’s Potential with a Feasibility Analysis

Comprehensive Evaluation for Complex Projects

Get a clear, unbiased evaluation of your project’s viability through OakWood’s Feasibility Analysis – an essential service for complex or large commercial building projects. Whether you’re concerned about viability, design options, or navigating city regulations, this assessment is your key to success.

Tailored Recommendations for Your Commercial Project

Our team of experts conducts a meticulous evaluation, considering technical, resource, and financial factors. Based on this comprehensive analysis, we provide tailored recommendations specific to your commercial project. Investing in a feasibility analysis is a strategic decision, allowing you to mitigate risks, determine the project’s value, and ensure it aligns with your available resources and time frame.

Proceed With Confidence

Proceed with unwavering confidence, as OakWood’s Feasibility Analysis unveils the true potential of your project —evaluating its structural, financial, and functional feasibility while adhering to all city and provincial guidelines. We identify any potential roadblocks that could hinder your progress and present viable solutions, empowering you to move forward with certainty.

Confidence with OakWood

Master Planning: A guide for future growth

If your building is part of a broader initiative, OakWood can work with you to develop a conceptual framework to guide future growth, investment, and development. Our master planning will connect your current building project to other planned initiatives in your environment including extensions, buildings, housing, transportation, community initiatives and more.

OakWood provides innovative master planning services to ensure your building is developed in the context of future and long-term factors. These can include your own building and business vision as well as future development plans that are expected at or in the vicinity of your site’s location. For example, other buildings, transportation services, recreation facilities, housing and other assets that may influence design and plan considerations today.

If your building is the first step in the development of a larger facility or campus, OakWood’s Master Planning services will be invaluable. A Master Planning initiative is necessarily comprehensive and includes engaging you, your staff, and other stakeholders in a process to confirm your vision in the context of a dynamic landscape.

Innovative, high-performance solutions that can lower your operating costs

OakWood specializes in high performance design and build projects that take advantage of the most innovative materials, products, construction techniques, and technologies in four fast changing areas of building construction: energy efficiency, Smart Technology and building automation, healthy living and work environments, and sustainable, green building practices that demonstrate environmental leadership.

A more energy-efficient building with a healthier work or living environment can distinguish your building and result in greater productivity with lower operating costs

Choose the most innovative products available for residential and commercial construction projects
All products have been thoroughly researched, tested, and validated to ensure they deliver the benefits promised by manufacturers
Material selection is conveniently through the award-winning OakWood Design Centre to provide an inspirational one-stop-facility that is unique in North America

Energy efficiency


OakWood can provide recommendations on energy reducing options all the way to net-zero building which can produce as much energy as it uses


Techniques include: improving the building envelope to ensure a high R-value, solar panels, geothermal saving up to 70% in heading mode and up to 50% in cooling mode, lighting solutions, tankless water heater, Energy Star™ appliances and many others

Technology enablement

Take advantage of the Internet of Things to connect to, automate, or control anything from any location on the planet: smart hubs, remote control switches, home alarms and sensors, smart door locks, security cameras, appliances, and more

The Healthy Building

We can recommend design elements and non-toxic building materials to eliminate irritants and create an overall healthier environment
Options include materials that don’t emit toxic gases and are mold resistant, bio-based insulation, incorporating passive solar and quiet energy efficient hydronic (radiant) heating systems, heat and energy recovery ventilators and other solutions


We can help you build as green as you want—while practicing the most eco-friendly construction methods in the industry
Options include products that use reclaimed lumber, recycled plastic, recycled glass or natural products such as bamboo, cork, linoleum, energy saving strategies including low flow faucets and toilets, tankless water heaters, LED lights, rainwater collection and management, and many others

The OakWood-PCL Advantage

In 2018 OakWood forged a partnership with PCL, a group of general contracting construction companies with diverse operations across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Australia. Our partnership enables OakWood to take on broader roles on more complex, large-scale construction projects. This includes designer-builder, general contractor or construction manager for significant commercial projects that must meet special government compliance requirements or specialized heavy industrial construction standards.

What our clients are saying

OakWood’s Suite of Services

Architectural Design

Architectural Design

OakWood specializes in creating innovative and customized solutions for homes and buildings. We help you choose the best products, materials, and technologies based on your preferences.
Home Renovations Services

Renovation Experts

We have the expertise to transform your space, whether it’s your dream kitchen, additions, basements, attic conversions, in-law suites, sunrooms, bathrooms, or any other renovation project.
Custom cabinetry for any room in the home.

Custom Cabinetry

Turnkey custom cabinetry solutions for every room in your home. Our high-quality, customizable solid wood cabinets are built without compromising quality with unlimited design options.
Home Addition Expert

Custom Homes

Since 1956, OakWood has been dedicated to building high-quality custom homes that transform our clients’ visions and dreams into reality. We provide complete end-to-end solutions, managing every aspect.
Home Addition Expert

Home Additions

Expand your living space with OakWood. Our skilled team transforms your home with seamless, high-quality additions, tailored to your specific needs.
Kitchen renovation by OakWood

Kitchen Remodel

Let OakWood transform your kitchen into a functional and beautiful space where luxury and innovation seamlessly blend together.
Commercial Services

Commercial Development

From office spaces to retail establishments, we provide sustainable and cost-effective solutions for commercial projects.
Townhouse for investment opportunity

Investment Properties

We assist homeowners and investors in developing property strategies tailored to their investment goals. We create attractive spaces that maximize rental or lease income.

Let’s Talk About Your Commercial Project Today


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