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OakWood Wins Consumer Choice Award for 15th Consecutive Year
OTTAWA – May 2022 –
OakWood Designers & Builders has been honoured with the coveted Consumer Choice Award for Ottawa’s Best Home Renovation and Design Company for the fifteenth year in a row. OakWood is the first and only business in Ottawa to win this award every year since the Consumer Choice Awards were introduced in 2008.
OakWood Becomes Ottawa’s First & Only Construction Company to Accept Bitcoin
OTTAWA – April 2022 –
OakWood Designers & Builders, Ottawa’s largest and most established design & build company, announced that it will be accepting Bitcoin from clients and businesses as a portion of payment for their products and services.
OakWood Takes Home Three Awards at 2021 GOHBA Housing Design Awards
OTTAWA – November 2021 –
On November 19th, 2021, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) crowned OakWood Designers & Builders as winners in three separate categories as part of the 2021 GOHBA Housing Design Awards. The GOHBA Housing Design Awards recognize excellence in design and quality of construction in the new home and renovation industry in Ottawa.
OakWood Breaks Record for Most Finalist Entries at 2021 GOHBA Housing Design Awards
OTTAWA – October 2021 –
On September 17th, 2021, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) nominated OakWood Designers & Builders as finalists for a record breaking 17 project entries as part of the 2021 GOHBA Housing Design Awards. This is the highest number of GOHBA finalist nominations awarded to a company in a single year since the organization was founded in 1951.
OakWood Awarded Best Bathroom in 2021 National Awards for Housing Excellence
OTTAWA – May 2021 –
OakWood Designers & Builders won Best Bathroom under 130 square feet by the 2021 Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) annual National Awards for Housing Excellence. Winners were announced at a virtual awards ceremony on May 7, 2021. The CHBA National Awards celebrate the best in Canadian new homes, renovations, community development, and residential marketing.
Ottawa's OakWood Designers & Builders Label Their First Net Zero Ready Home
OTTAWA – OCTOBER 1st, 2020 –
Today the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is recognizing CHBA Member OakWood Designers & Builders first home to qualify under the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program. Without compromise, this Ottawa home combines state of the art design and optimal energy efficiency.
Safety Measures Regarding COVID-19
OTTAWA – MARCH 16, 2020 –
At OakWood, the safety and well-being of our employees, clients, trade partners and their families is our highest priority. Like all organizations in this rapidly evolving environment, we are planning, adapting, and implementing measures daily.
OakWood announces Green Canada Project
OTTAWA – MARCH 2020 – OakWood Design & Build is supporting Tree Canada, the leading national tree planting charity in Canada, with the OakWood Green Canada Project. Through this initiative, OakWood will commit to the planting of one tree by Tree Canada for every $10,000 invested in a residential or commercial project.
OakWood a Finalist in Prestigious Local and Provincial Awards
OTTAWA SEPTEMBER, 2019 – 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 honoured 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, 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.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Thanks to OakWood for making our new basement the kind of space we like to be in. We will certainly enjoy decorating it over the next few months. The Oakwood team, including all your subcontractors, made our home renovation project the easiest and most streamlined process.”
“The OakWood Team seems really innovative. They seem really systematized – they’ve got the whole model down. They understand what people want, what they are looking for.”
“Thank you so much, OakWood, for your exceptional work in creating my beautiful new bathroom. I'm sure I have the nicest bathroom in the entire condominium complex. I would recommend Oakwood unequivocally to family and friends.”
"We are absolutely thrilled with our new ensuite – it is so beautiful. We could not have created this oasis without the expertise from all of the different Oakwood employees."
Clare And Stephen Gray.
“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 recently moved into our new home and planned on renovating the basement. We approached OakWood and were stunned by their amazing Design Centre, state of the art technology and detailed processes. The renovation was a huge success!”
“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"
“OakWood worked with us, listening to our ideas and delivered a fantastic design.”
Atul & Richa Aggarwal
"I am completely blown away with my new basement. It is exactly what I was looking for."
“I found everyone right from the initial designers to the last person out the door to be extremely professional, hard working, friendly and very respectful of my home. ”
"We are both ecstatic and pleased with the finished product and professionalism demonstrated by your company."
Robert Cvetas and Serge Labrecque
“Thank you very much for a job well done. We do appreciate the commitment shown by everyone involved”
“This is an e-mail to express my appreciation for the work that Oakwood did in renovating my basement into a beautiful living space for me and my family. I am so happy with all the work that was done, it is just how I pictured it. I know it was a lot of work and Richard did a wonderful job. Thanks again for all your work in helping me get the basement looking so good.”
“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
"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."
“We love every single aspect of our kitchen, and I can't think of a single thing we would have done differently. I am also confident that if we hadn't chosen OakWood and their respective teams, the experience and end result would not have been nearly as positive."
“Thanks to you and the team for a wonderful job. We LOVE our kitchen.”
"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
"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 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."
“We chose Oakwood for our second large scale renovation because of the great customer service they provided when we renovated our third floor loft space a few years back. In fact, I specifically remembered the Oakwood crew for their quality work from our first reno and requested them to do the kitchen reno. This time around, it was very gratifying to see that the customer service is still a priority. We appreciated that you recognized us as a return client and went above and beyond to welcome us back.”
“Thank you so much for all your help with this. Your work with us was amazing.”
Elliot Lee & Soojin Chun
“In the space of about four months you took us from a virtually useless space to a modern kitchen that fit to the style of the house…”
Jennifer Spence and Pablo Sobrino
"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
"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
“We are extremely pleased with our new kitchen renovation. We love the colour of our cabinets, the backsplash, the countertop and the flooring. We are also very pleased with the lighting, the effect is exactly what we wanted."
"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
“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 are absolutely loving our new ensuite bathroom - the rain shower and heated floor being the highlights. The powder room downstairs is also really beautiful.”
“We were, and remain impressed by your consistent emphasis on quality materials, caliber of work and the client service mentality that obviously drives your business…”
“Our first reno was a Sunroom addition by Oakwood. The work was excellent, on time and on budget. We had no hesitation in contacting OakWood once again to discuss a complete kitchen and bathroom renovation."
“We have hosted a lot of parties and dinners in the last 6 months and everyone has been truly impressed with our new kitchen. We would not hesitate to use Oakwood again" Randy and Lynda Miller
"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 all the work that you have put in so far as the site supervisor in our kitchen renovation project. We appreciate very much the time and effort that you have taken to familiarize yourself with our project, to coordinate and supervise the work of the various trades people and to answer our many questions. Your commitment and expertise have contributed to make our renovation experience a lot easier.”
Myron & Francine Oleskiw
“It was a pleasure working with OakWood for our kitchen renovation. John has been very patient in having the Oakwood team serve our interests."
"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”
"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
“We are very happy with the renovation work done on our home…We had no real surprises and all change orders but one was initiated by us so we ultimately had control of expenditures. ”
“There are two areas that particularly impress us about Oakwood: the quality of work and the exceptional work crew…We always felt confident that our home was in good hands. ”
“They’re not your standard construction company. They’re a company that’s leading-edge; that does a lot of things differently from everyone else.”
"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 hired OakWood to do our basement renovation a few years back. They did an outstanding job and even came back to fix a small repair job years later."
"I would like to say how pleased we are with the work being done to refresh our basement. Once again, thank you for all of your work in skillfully proposing and managing this project. We are very happy to have the Oakwood team leading these renovations.”
"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."
Our house looks great! The curiosity of neighbours and friends has transformed to compliments and enthusiastic praise upon viewing. Thank you OakWood!
Our kitchen is more than the dream we hoped it would be…
Larry and Carol Lethbridge Hudon
“Geoff and I are thrilled with the work that was done in the kitchen. I would like to acknowledge the professionalism that everyone demonstrated prior, during and after the project was completed.”
"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
OakWood in inclusive, trustworthy, honest…I don’t think there is a comparison.
"We are very pleased with the work OakWood did on our basement. They were very knowledgeable about the planning and requirements of the project and all of their trades were extremely professional."
“We’re really enjoying our expanded kitchen and our opened-up front entrance. The project has given our 1970s era house an up-to-date feel and makes entertaining much more enjoyable."
Alex and Mindee Mirhady
“We had worked with OakWood before when we added a master bedroom, bathroom, office space, and a walk-in closet to our house. Our experience back then we overall very positive, and when we decided to potentially change our kitchen we contacted OakWood again.”
“I wanted say how much I have appreciated your professionalism and your unfailing good humour in steering/pushing my kitchen renovation to a very successful conclusion. You kept things on track, pitched in to make things happen and were quick to get back to me to answer questions or follow up on concerns. I am extremely pleased with the results.“
"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!"
“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.”
“OakWood was a pleasure to work with for our kitchen renovation. They were very good at listening to what we were trying to do and what problems we were trying to resolve. It was really easy to follow the changes and new designs as our ideas matured during the design and product selection phase."
"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
We get many compliments on the addition and especially the very unique double vaulted ceiling in the family room!
“Oakwood was able to keep our project within budget and a reasonable time frame. The end result is a stunning, new and functional kitchen! We are extremely happy with our new kitchen and would highly recommend Oakwood to others considering a home renovation.”
Melissa Black & Christian Garrow
“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.”
“…I cannot speak too highly of OakWood. I have passed your name to many friends who are contemplating renovations in the year.”
“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.”
“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
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