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

Ottawa Custom Home Builders – Bring your Dream Home to Life.

For over 65 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

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

John Liptak

“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 65 years in the making.
Every step of your custom home project is supported by certified OakWood specialists.

Site Location & Planning

Feasibility Assessment

Custom Architectural Design

Walk Through Your Home in 3D

Material Selection

Fixed Price Contract & Build Plan

Dedicated Project Manager

Licensed Trade Professionals

VIP Client Portal - See Everything

Experience a virtual flyover of an OakWood Custom Home

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

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.

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.

Get Inspired!

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.

Book a consult and tour to see for yourself!

See more beautiful projects to pique your imagination in our Inspiration Gallery!

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

Safe Homes

Best-in-class solutions for deterring thieves and improving home guardianship

Insider report

Insider Report

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

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Let’s Get Started

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Let’s get started with a call. Or schedule a complementary, no obligation consultation with one of our expert Project Consultants now—and receive a detailed QuickQuote™ for your project.