The most efficient Commercial Design & Build Service your money can buy

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:

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

John Liptak, President & CEO, OakWood

“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, President & CEO, OakWood

Over 60 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)

  • Condominiums

  • Multi-unit townhomes

  • Boutique hotels

  • Retail buildings

  • Office and Store fit-up

  • Retirement facilities

  • Industrial & manufacturing facilities

Recent Commercial Projects

ATG Industries Manufacturing Headquarters

A 26,260 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility located in Clarence-Rockland that houses over 50 employees. OakWood partnered with PCL and IDEA architectural and engineering to Design & Build this innovative building. As general contractor, OakWood also helped secure financing and completed the project 6-weeks ahead of schedule.

“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

Knox Presbyterian Church (Manotick)

A major Design & Build solution ensuring all features, finishes and treatments were in-harmony with the existing architectural attributes of the church. Work included new entrance providing ground level access, elevator lift sized to accommodate a wheelchair and one individual, stairs from ground level sanctuary and basement level, new classroom creating 400 sq. ft. of usable space, and a new emergency egress door. OakWood assumed responsibility for all phases of the project including securing permits and variances with work being completed to all building codes.

Knox Presbyterian Church (Manotick)

A major Design & Build solution ensuring all features, finishes and treatments were in-harmony with the existing architectural attributes of the church. Work included new entrance providing ground level access, elevator lift sized to accommodate a wheelchair and one individual, stairs from ground level sanctuary and basement level, new classroom creating 400 sq. ft. of usable space, and a new emergency egress door. OakWood assumed responsibility for all phases of the project including securing permits and variances with work being completed to all building codes.

OakWood Design Centre and Corporate Headquarters

A 22,700 sq. ft. building at 865 Taylor Creek Drive. The building is one of Canada’s highest LEED Platinum buildings with close to net zero producing 82 percent of the building’s power through a combination of solar power (including Tesla Powerwall from MPower) and geothermal. OakWood Designed and Built the Design Centre as a proofpoint for the company’s high performance, energy efficient solutions and what’s possible in terms of building green. The building was awarded Best Design Centre in Canada from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association in 2017.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Risk analysis & feasibility assessment confirms your project is “doable”

If your building project is complex or there’s some doubt about the viability due to zoning and by-laws, environmental regulations, physical location, or other issues, you may want to de-risk your investment by starting with an objective feasibility assessment. This specialized a-la-carte service could save you a lot of time by assessing all relevant success-factors to determine whether your project is technically and legally viable.

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Risk analysis & feasibility assessment confirms your project is “doable”

If your building project is complex or there’s some doubt about the viability due to permission, environmental, location or other issues, you may want to re-risk your investment by starting with an objective feasibility assessment. This specialized a-la-carte service could save you a lot of time by assessing all relevant success-factors to determine whether your project is technically and legally viable.

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Architectural Design transforms your ideas into spaces that work

OakWood’s comprehensive in-house Architectural Design Services give you everything needed to take your building project from an initial concept to a final construction-ready plan. Every detail is nailed down to ensure “no surprises” and a successful project that’s designed around your budget. You get a detailed plan that includes approved final design, all material selections by brand name and finish, City permits, construction documents, schedules, and more.

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Architectural Design transforms your ideas into spaces that work

OakWood’s comprehensive in-house Architectural Design Services give you everything needed to take your building project from an initial concept to a final construction-ready plan. Every detail is nailed down to ensure “no surprises” and a successful project that’s designed around your budget. You get a detailed plan that includes approved final design, all material selections by brand name and finish, City permits, construction documents, schedules, and more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The OakWood-PCL Advantage

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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.

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What our clients say

“The OakWood Team seems really innovative. They seem really systematized – they’ve got the whole model down. They understand what people want, what they are looking for.”

Gord Lorimer, Architect, Barry J Hobin & Associates

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

Mike Holmes

“They’re not your standard construction company. They’re a company that’s leading-edge; that does a lot of things differently from everyone else.”

Bruce Sergeant, Community Bank Manager, Scotiabank

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