Building innovation since 1956   (8,100+ Clients)

Trusted general contractors in Ottawa since 1956…

Liptak 58 years Family Tradition Experience

OakWood Renovation Experts is home to an award winning, fourth-generation family of specialized general contractors. We bring over 59 years of Design + Build experience to your home renovations – more than any other Ottawa home renovation contractor.

We have a flawless track record with the Better Business Bureau and guarantee your home renovations will be beautifully designed; expertly project managed, and built on-time and on-budget to the highest-quality standards in the City. 

The best home renovation general contractors

OakWood only uses the most experienced home renovation contractors to ensure reliability and above all quality workmanship. Every single one of our home renovation contractors is carefully assessed to ensure you get the most skilled and trustworthy trade professionals working in your home. Most of our home renovation contractors have been with OakWood for over ten years – they are part of our team and many are treated like family.

We are not just another Ottawa General Contractor

If you want a quality renovation you need to talk to specialized home renovation contractors. As with any profession, specialization brings superior value to your home renovation. OakWood has specialists in all areas of home renovations. We are not a “Jack of all trades”, we are certified licenced trades professionals for each specialized kind of renovation. Whether you are looking for a kitchen renovation or a large addition to your home, consider the following before you choose your renovator:

  • Very few general contractors in Ottawa – who call themselves “renovators” – actually meet the qualifications established by RenoMark Program (out of 830 Ottawa contractors, less than 7% meet the qualifications established).
  • The average home renovation project racks up 27% more in costs due to extras at the end of the job – in part because many general contractors simply don’t have the specialized home renovation processes, systems and experience to anticipate all of the planning details to provide a detailed, fully itemized quote.
  • Few general contractors in Ottawa are Design and Build renovators – most Ottawa contractors must outsource the design stage of a project resulting in a disconnect between the design and build stage of a home renovation with extra costs creeping in. Many general contractors that claim they do in-house design actually outsource design, be careful.
  • 93% of general contractors in Ottawa – construction companies – do not survive to their 10th birthday: a fact that brings into question the value of a 5 or 10 year warranty

While these stats may alarm you; they are intended only to ensure that above all, you talk to an Ottawa renovation expert with appropriate experience and credentials. OakWood Renovation Experts has the in-depth, home renovation experience and processes to ensure your renovation is completed on-time, on-budget to high quality standards.

OakWood – we are home renovation experts

Whether you are looking to build out a closet; remodel your kitchen or bathroom, extend your home footprint with an addition, or any other remodelling idea, OakWood can help you design, plan, and build it right. We are specialized general contractors and can give you renovation ideas and show you examples of many home renovations.

Our Ottawa renovation experience includes:

  • Single, two and three storey additions and bump outs
  • Integrated In-law suites with separate entrances
  • Full home gut to studs or tear down
  • Sunrooms, solariums, conservatories
  • Kitchens and bathrooms
  • Major complete home renovations with additions
  • New second or third floor over an existing home
  • We even manufacturer our own custom cabinets – ask us for details!

QuickQuote™ is the easiest way to get answers and jumpstart your home renovation

QuickQuote is a free service available exclusively from OakWood. It’s perfect if you:

  • Are just thinking about or getting started with your renovation
  • Want to discuss your renovation ideas
  • Want to find out what a home renovation costs
  • Want to discuss your home renovation design options with an OakWood certified Design professional
  • Want to see relevant pictures of home renovations that are structurally similar to your home

Here’s What you get with your FREE QuickQuote

Free Expert Renovation advice when you book consultationExpert advice on your renovation plans from an OakWood certified Design professional
Three cost options FullQuote Three realistic budget options for a complete Design + Build renovation
3D concept Design drawing Access to inspiring pictures and free project ideas to show you the possibilities

Our free QuickQuote™ is hands down the easiest way to jumpstart your renovation!

    • It’s accurate to within 2% to 4% of OakWood’s fixed-price FullQuote that you’ll get when all material and finish decisions are finalized.
  • Available as an in-home or an in-store or consultation at one of OakWood’s new Renovation Design Centres, located in four Randall’s stores across the City of Ottawa: OakWood now delivers its 3D Concept Design service from the convenience of four Randall’s stores across Ottawa:
  • Headquarters • 865 Taylor Creek Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 1T1
  • Glebe • 555 Bank Street
  • Orleans • 2003 St. Joseph Blvd
  • Bells Corners • 120 Robertson Rd

  • Get the best design options and home renovation ideas.
  • See inspiring samples of Ottawa house remodelling projects completed by OakWood.
  • Find out how OakWood will work with you to design, plan, and build your dream renovation.
  • Understand why we will guarantee you a beautifully designed, high quality home renovation that will be completed right and on-budget as quoted

Please note conditions apply:

  • OakWood’s free QuickQuote is offered to qualified individuals. To qualify you must be planning on building a renovation project within a year and want expert help to develop a realistic budget. Ask our OakWood Renovation Expert if you qualify for QuickQuote.

OakWood is a fourth generation family-run business

OakWood is a local, fourth-generation, family run Canadian business that brings over 58 years of experience to your house renovations in Ottawa:
Meeting with Certified Professional Worker painting large project Industry leading 5 Year Warranty
  • We’ve designed, planned, and built over 5,700 Ottawa house renovations and now complete hundreds of successful Ottawa renovation projects each year: more than any other local renovation company.
  • You get a convenient one-stop, full-service, highly experienced and trustworthy Design + Build service for your entire home renovation.
  • We use certified in-house designers, planners, and the City’s best and professionally licensed trade partners & renovation contractors to guarantee you the highest Ottawa home renovation standards and quality. All OakWood workers are clean and respectful to your home.
  • Industry leading warranty – we stand unconditionally behind our products and services and offer an industry leading 5-year warranty for your renovation and an optional 10-year warranty
  • Eco-wise Renovator – we only use environmentally friendly construction methods to build your addition and recycle all materials – nothing goes to the landfill.
  • Make it Happen Financing – with guaranteed lowest rates, no need to delay your dream addition.

Above all, we guarantee:

OakWood Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • You will get a beautifully designed renovation that is completed right and on budget to craftsman standards.
  • You will be treated ethically and with honesty from start to final inspection – and enjoy the most worry-free home renovation possible.
  • You will never get surprises or pay for “extras” that you do not authorize in writing.

That probably sounds good and very familiar – because many renovators make the same claims but can they really deliver? Do they have the qualifications, experience and processes to back up their promises to you? Ask for proof and choose wisely.   Here is why you can trust OakWood to give you the best value for your money and deliver exactly what we promise.

Our home renovating expertise includes:

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Award-winning with an A+ Rating

Over many years OakWood has proven itself to be a name you can trust to Design + Build your home renovation right:   Winner BBB Marketplace trust and Consumer Choice Award

  • We are the only Ottawa renovation company to win the Consumer Choice Awards for Ottawa’s Best Renovator and Best Home Designer – seven years in a row introduced in 2008
  • Received the coveted 2011 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Trust in the Home Improvement Category
  • OakWood enjoy’s a position on the Honours Role with the Ottawa Better Business Bureau and has not received a single customer or trades complaint since starting our family run business over 59 years ago.


Reduce risks with our 3D Concept Design service

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See your home addition before we build

Any major renovation is a big commitment. That’s why OakWood recommends its unique 3D concept design service with 3D drawings that are so real you’ll think your home addition is already built!   This service is delivered from our new Renovation Design Centres, conveniently located in four Randall’s stores across Ottawa.   Our Renovation Design Centres provide a private, boutique like setting where you can brainstorm with our certified designers and see your addition take shape and come to life on our giant 55” screens.   Our clients rave about this state-of-the art service:

  • You’ll get photo realistic 3D design concepts that show exactly what your new home renovation will look like – before we build.
  • See your renovation from any angle with 360 degree views.
  • You can even view your house renovation design in 3D from the convenience of your own home with our home viewer software.
Here’s an example of a before photo, 3D concept design and the actual renovation to show you what we mean. We transformed this bungalow into a spacious two story family home by adding a new set of stairs over the existing basement ones, leading to the new second floor space.

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    See more examples of OakWood’s unique 3D Concept Design here.

Planning and project management is a strength

When we say your home renovations in Ottawa will be done right and on-budget, we mean it. OakWood uses state-of-the-art planning and project management tools including tablet PCs, iPads, and construction specific customer relationship management tools.   Your home renovation will be driven by our custom OakWood BuildPlan™. This comprehensive roadmap documents every decision and detail for your house renovation.

What to expect with OakWood

  • One call is all you need for all your home renovation needs – OakWood is a complete full-service Design + Build Renovation Contractor.
  • Fixed cost pricing – no surprises or extras – we only proceed with a change if it is in writing and approved by you.
  • Get all kinds of lighting solutions that balance functional, working needs with ambiance or for entertaining.
  • High efficiency appliances, as required, with professional installation.
  • Millwork and detailed trim done to craftsman standards.
  • Painting including expert design assistance on colour selections for your home renovation.
  • Final clean-up and inspection of the complete home renovation to ensure your complete satisfaction.
  • Eco-wise renovation builder – we only use environmentally friendly renovation construction methods and recycle all materials – nothing from your home renovation goes to the landfill.

Let’s Get Started!

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    • Your privacy is assured. OakWood never rents or exchanges client contact information. We will only contact you to schedule a call to discuss your renovation.
  • OakWood’s free QuickQuote is offered to qualified individuals planning a renovation in the next year and who need help building a realistic budget.