Ottawa Custom Home Builders – Bring your Dream Home to Life.
For over 60 years OakWood has been designing and building high quality custom homes that bring the vision and dreams of our clients to life. OakWood has developed a reputation as trusted Ottawa custom home builders because of our commitment to customer satisfaction and quality-built homes. We provide an end-to-end home building solution that includes site location, planning, financing, permits, City inspections, architectural design, project management, material selection from our award-winning Design Centre, construction and an after move-in Handyman service.
OakWood a name you can trust to do it right
First Renovator in Canada and first Ottawa Contractor to measure up to Mike’s standards
Consumer Choice Favourite
Voted Ottawa’s Best Designer and Renovation Company every year since 2007
Multiple Award Winner
Ontario’s Best Kitchen (2018), Ontario Renovator of the Year (2018), Best Design Centre in Canada and many more
Net Zero Qualified Builder
The ultimate in comfort and efficiency. OakWood is a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Home Builder
“We know that we are designing and building your dream home. We take that responsibility very seriously. The OakWood Team will not let you down.”
– John Liptak, President & CEO OakWood
Your search for the perfect custom home location starts here!
Use the interactive map to browse various estate lots throughout the City.
How we turn your dream home into reality
Enjoy a Design &Build process over 60 years in the making.
Every step of your custom home project is supported by certified OakWood specialists.
Site Location & Planning
Custom Architectural Design
Walk Through Your Home in 3D
Fixed Price Contract & Build Plan
Dedicated Project Manager
Licensed Trade Professionals
VIP Client Portal - See Everything
Experience a virtual walkthrough of an OakWood Custom Home
High Performance enhancements that are good for the value of your home and the planet
OakWood specializes in custom homes that are the most energy-efficient, enabled by Smart Technology, hypoallergenic, and built using the eco-friendliest materials and construction practices in the industry.
We constantly evaluate and test high-performance solutions from leading-edge suppliers including:
Get a turnkey solution
Whether you’re starting with a blank sheet of paper, have a custom design in mind, or are working with an Architect or Designer—OakWood provides a complete range of in-house services that span every step in the design-build process.
Material selection made easy
Why travel all over the city to choose materials for your custom home? The award winning OakWood Design Centre and Showroom has everything you need under one roof. Get inspired by over 7,500 innovative products and fully functioning displays. Choose materials from any manufacturer in the world.
Residential in-fill lots
Thinking of building your dream home on an undeveloped property or tearing down an existing old home in an established urban neighbourhood that you love? OakWood can assess the site, identify pros and cons, work with City officials, and develop a custom build plan for you.
Technology drives every aspect of your project
OakWood is the most technologically advanced builder in Canada. Every aspect of our business and all services are enabled by proprietary, construction specific cloud-based software. This is how we unconditionally guarantee you’ll never pay a penny more than we quote. And how you’ll know the exact status of your project in real-time through any secure IP-enabled device.
These beautiful photos show the incredible range of design options available to support your custom home project. Many of the materials shown can be seen in fully functioning displays at the OakWood Design Centre.
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See more beautiful projects to pique your imagination in our Inspiration Gallery!
Build an OakWood Custom Home on a Larger Estate Lot
Designed to exacting specifications by Master Builders
OakWood has access to quality lots from half-an-acre to 5-acres, as well as, larger parcels of land in prime locations across the City of Ottawa. Build your dream home from scratch designed specifically for the lot, with any level of customization.
What our clients are saying
"They were able to make what could have been a harrowing roller coaster ride a smooth one. Working with OakWood wasn’t just the most important decision we made, it was also the best decision we made."
Erik van der Torre
“I just wanted to thank you for everything (ensuring things were fixed, digging into what had happened before you joined the project, and getting the front and back finished, amongst other things!). It's so nice to have both projects finished.”
"We are so grateful that we entered into a fixed price contract with Oakwood and that we were blessed with two extremely professional and talented people in Dan and Scott. Thank you!"
Joanne Levesque and Rick Picard
"After I worked through your site many times and searched out customer reviews on OakWood I knew we had found what we were looking for."
"OakWood's creative problem solvers and friendly staff work together to ensure a quality finished renovation project which fully meets customer needs and expectations. You can trust OakWood to get the job done!” Susan Roberts
"To summarize, Oakwood delivered our project on time (actually faster than expected), exactly on budget, while providing excellent collaboration, transparent communication, and an indefatigable commitment to delivering exactly what the client wants. Can you tell I'm a happy customer? Chose Oakwood and you will be too!"
"Once again, Oakwood has met all our expectations for this project involving the tree removal, the fence installation and the relocation of the shed. We assure you that with a few more projects to come, we will continue to refer to Oakwood without any hesitation. Thank you for everything!”
“I also really appreciate your work in managing this project - your communications have always been professional, honest and open, making this experience much more palatable"
"Our Designer got to know us by listening to what we were looking for and brought forward innovative ideas, pushing a bit to see where we were comfortable and where we were not. The design process was organic-growing from a concept and it took a good number of versions and modifications as the process went forward. Throughout it all, Our Designer was patient and professional, answering questions and providing advice."
Marilyn and Peter Hill
"In short it was a brilliant success! The end result exceeds expectations and along the way we met lots of great people with great skills and talents. The entire process was professional, well managed, well-staffed and we had complete confidence that the end result would be worth any renovation anxieties along the way."
“Thank you very much for a job well done. We do appreciate the commitment shown by everyone involved”
Our kitchen is more than the dream we hoped it would be…
Larry and Carol Lethbridge Hudon
“As always, your staff is professional and meticulous. We really appreciate all of your great work and would not hesitate to recommend or use you for a future renovation.”
Nancy Carlson and Bruce Gordon
“We really appreciated the great service and project. Thank you and team very much.”
Berend Jan Velderman
"We are both ecstatic and pleased with the finished product and professionalism demonstrated by your company."
Robert Cvetas and Serge Labrecque
"All in all we are very happy with our new kitchen, and looking forward to enjoying it for a long time. Thank you for your part in making this renovation experience as painless as possible! “
Paula and Dave Roach
OakWood in inclusive, trustworthy, honest…I don’t think there is a comparison.
“Nice to read how well your company has been doing and the awards you have received to date. It shows how lucky we were to have hired your team on to build our home so many years ago. As I said we really enjoy it and hope to remain in it as long as we can. If we need to have any work done no doubt you will be the first we will call.”
"The project management on this aspect of our renovation was excellent. We were kept apprised of developments as the work progressed and our input and concerns were addressed immediately. The work was done in a professional manner with minimal impact on our daily lives. Overall it was a very positive experience and we are very pleased with the results”
"We now know why OakWood has been in business for so many years and why we see so many of their signs in our neighbourhood."
Michelle and Glen
"From your initial response to our telephone call through the entire repair, the job was handled quickly and professionally. We thank you for your attention to this matter."
Judy and Doug Fyfe
"We have been very impressed with the progress that has been made on our renovation project. All of our questions have been answered. Additionally, all of the contractors have been very polite and courteous, even knocking on the door in the morning before opening it with the key. They have left the house relatively clean and they tidy up behind themselves.”
David & Noreen Haley
“We did our homework for over a year and looked at all the custom builders in greater Ottawa, OakWood had the most knowledgeable team by far – period. We are very detailed and OakWood walked us through all of the design and building options. Their design centre is stunning.”
Our house looks great! The curiosity of neighbours and friends has transformed to compliments and enthusiastic praise upon viewing. Thank you OakWood!
"I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the final result of our main floor renovation. The difference is stunning! We had a pretty good idea what we wanted right from the very beginning, but the end result is much better than we expected."
“Thank you so much for all your help with this. Your work with us was amazing.”
Elliot Lee & Soojin Chun
“We choose OakWood because friends of ours had OakWood do an addition for them. Also because the company seems to have a good reputation. Lastly because we are very busy and do not have the time to organize all contractors and supplies in order to manage a renovation project.”
“We're quite happy and we'd just like to express commendation. We're extremely pleased and relieved. Thank you very much for the time you've taken to put things right for us.”
Michael & Caryl Pratt
“We wanted to thank you for the professional approach and great job that was done by the crew. It’s hard to get excited by a “sump pump room”….(wish it was a new kitchen or basement) but it’s exactly what we needed in terms of cleaning up that space and making everything easily accessible and damp free.”
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