Browse through OakWood’s latest press releases and announcements. See what the media is saying about what we’re doing and important industry developments.


OakWood a Finalist in Prestigious Local and Provincial Awards

OTTAWA SEPTEMBER 209 – OakWood is one of a handful of distinguished local and provincial builders who made the finalist list for the industry’s most prestigious awards from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA). OakWood was chosen in several categories including the coveted Renovator of the Year award.


OakWood wins Consumers’ Choice Award for 12th Consecutive Year

OTTAWA FEBRUARY 2019 – In a major coup, OakWood Design & Build has again been honored with the coveted Consumer Choice Award for Ottawa’s Best Home Designer and Best Renovator. OakWood is the first and only renovator in Ottawa to win this award every year since the Consumer Choice Awards were introduced in 2008.


OakWood launches new Design & Build solutions at 2019 Ottawa Spring Home Show

Visit OakWood at booth 1521 March 21 – 24, Ottawa EY Centre

OTTAWA FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – OakWood Design & Build, Ottawa’s only Mike Holmes approved contractor, will be unveiling a comprehensive suite of new home improvement solutions at this year’s Ottawa Spring Home Show. Experienced Project Consultants and Architectural Designers will be on hand to provide expert counsel and advice on a broad range of new home and renovation projects while providing detailed information on OakWood’s brand new series of Model Homes.


OakWood Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs

OTTAWA, JANUARY 2019 – OakWood Design & Build has won Best Of Houzz 2019 award in the Customer Service Category. The OakWood portfolio was chosen because its portfolio includes some of the most consistent reviews on Houzz in 2018. OakWood was chosen by more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.


OakWood Wins Renovator of the Year and Best Kitchen Awards

Ontario Home Builders’ Association choses OakWood for top provincial awards

OTTAWA, SEPTEMBER 2018 – OakWood Design & Build was honored with the Ontario Renovator of the Year Award (2018) and Best Kitchen Renovation under 180 sq. ft. by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association. This marks the second time OakWood has won the coveted Renovator of the Year award, having brought the top prize to Ottawa when the awards were first introduced in 2014.


Groundbreaking ceremony held as construction starts on new A.T.G. facility

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – APRIL 2018 – It is an exciting day for A.T.G Industries Inc. and the community of the City of Clarence-Rockland. A.T.G. Industries Inc. (“ATG”) is a manufacturing company that specializes in multi axis computer numerical control (CNC) milling and CNC turning of raw metals and surface finishing such as chemical films, anodization, liquid and powder coating for the aerospace and high-tech sectors.


OakWood in the Media

Innovation meets inspiration at OakWood

BRIANA TOMKINSON, POSTMEDIA CONTENT WORKS – April 2, 2019. Carpet so durable and stain-repelling you can literally use it to line a rhino cage and it will stay looking good as new. Roof shingles that clean up smog. A mist that magically seals up tiny cracks and leaks in homes to quell drafts. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but as it turns out the home of the future is not as far away as you might think.


High-tech innovation, old fashioned craftsmanship in OakWood’s high-end homes

BRIANA TOMKINSON, POSTMEDIA CONTENT WORKS – January 24, 2019. OakWood is one of Ottawa’s largest most established design and build companies, specializing in high quality renovations and custom homes. But the family-run business isn’t just a construction and design company.


Introducing the High Performance Home

OTTAWA INTERIOR MAGAZINE – January 2019. A fourth-generation family run business that’s best known for providing quality renovation services, OakWood sees four areas of innovation that are fundamentally changing the way any room, home, or building is designed and built; and ultimately how we live and work. These four areas are like planks in what OakWood is calling a “High-Performance solution”: energy-efficiency; technology-enablement including the Smart Home and intelligent building automation; a healthy living or work environment; and environmental leadership.


Designing and Building it right for Over 60 years

ORLEANS STAR – January 2019. “When my father started this business over 60 years ago it was a small carpentry and renovation company,” says John Liptak, OakWood’s President and CEO. The company grew progressively on the strength of client referrals and requests. Today OakWood, a fourth generation family run…

Renovator of the Year article from Ontario Home Builders' Association

Renovator of the Year

THE OLD-SCHOOL, PROFESSIONAL, HIGH-TECH APPROACH, Recent projects and continuing community support help give nod to OakWood as top renovator

By Ted McIntyre, Ontario Home Builders’ Association – Ottawa knows how to renovate a home, with local firms accounting for all three finalists in the 2018 Ontario Renovator of the Year category—a city sweep that only occurred in 2015. But standing above the rest this year was OakWood.


OakWood Select: Meeting the need for a new luxury home building service

LUX MAGAZINE – Fall 2018. While traditional real estate heavyweights like Vancouver and Toronto have seen their markets cool over the past year, in part due to a 15 percent tax levied on buyers who are not citizens, Ottawa has seen an uncharacteristically hot market punctuated with bidding wars and “market madness.”


Technology Meets Traditions at OakWood

By Wendy Ripmeester of Ottawa Renovates

Step into any of the 17 bathrooms at OakWood’s headquarters on Taylor Creek Drive in Orleans and you’ll want to see the other 16. Each is a microcosm of the massive showroom/Design Centre, displaying the latest in fashion, form,  and technology in completely functional settings.

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Patricia Liptak-Satov, VP, Operations
OakWood Design & Build

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