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

Luxury Design & Build

Service for discerning clients who want a one-of-a-kind custom home

OakWood Select is an exclusive, luxury service that provides the highest standards of design creativity and personalized service in the home building industry. Our Select service is reserved for clients who want a high level of collaboration to capture their unique dream vision, a concierge style project management service, one-of-a-kind materials, and specialized installations completed to the highest standards in the Country.

“OakWood Select is sought after by clients who want unsurpassed quality, innovative design and attentive service that makes it as effortless and enjoyable as possible to design and build a unique dream home.”

– Patricia Liptak-Satov, VP Operations, OakWood

OakWood a name you can trust to do it right

The ONLY Ottawa contractor to:

Provide a Design & Build service perfected over 60 years
Win the Consumer Choice awards every year since 2007
Design & Build its own award-winning, LEED Platinum Design Centre and Showroom—a showcase for the most innovative materials and technologies available today
And many others

What you receive as a Select Client

A higher level of personalization

Your custom home receives the undivided attention of our most experienced and talented consultants, architectural designers, and project managers. Our Design & Build process, honed over 60 years, is personalized by the OakWood Team to meet the special needs of your one-of-a-kind luxury custom home.

Unlimited design consultation

OakWood’s passionate multi-award winning in-house design team will work closely with you to explore ideas and choose distinctive material options, often from around the world. Our Select service automatically includes photo realistic 3D renderings with 360-degree views that bring your dream design to life.

White-glove service

As a Select client you get personal, concierge-style project management service. Any arrangements related to your project are looked after including local sightseeing and tours to see inspirational locations or properties, pick-up and delivery to the Design Centre if required, and more.

An exclusive opportunity

Due to the level of personalization, customization, and attention your project gets, we only accept 6 Select clients each year. We carefully review each project request to ensure our approach is going to be an excellent fit and we can exceed expectations.

Be at the forefront of innovation

Select custom home projects typically include one-of-a-kind materials and the most innovative products and technologies available today. These include our High Performance solutions for greater energy efficiency, automating routine tasks, security, ensuring a toxin free home, and reducing your carbon footprint. All Select Luxury homes are pre-wired for the Tesla Powerwall by MPower.

Direct family involvement

OakWood’s owners, starting with John Liptak, President & CEO, and the entire Liptak family will be directly involved with your project. This is a level of commitment and oversight that is reserved only for the largest and most prestigious projects.

“OakWood is a Company that is committed to Customer satisfaction, to a level of excellence and to ensuring that when the job is done, it’s done to perfection.”

Jim Durrell, CEO, Capital Dodge (former Mayor, City of Ottawa)

Select Clients Enjoy Special Privileges


VIP client status for life


Customized Design & Build solution


Invitations to celebratory galas and media events


Exemplary concierge-style project management


24/7 access to our Select VIP Client Portal for real-time updates on your project


Unconditional lifetime warranty on all materials chosen through the OakWood Design Centre, for as long as you own your home

What our clients are saying

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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