Design & Build Experts Since 1956     (9,600+ Clients)

Beautifully designed home renovations.

High quality. Fair price. Always on-budget.

Kitchens, additions, basements, attic conversions, bathrooms, and more. A fourth-generation family run Design & Build firm, OakWood has been proudly helping Ottawa homeowners transform their homes into inspirational yet functional living spaces since 1956. We specialize in high-quality renovation solutions using a unique approach that’s supported by an award-winning Design Centre and technology-enhanced processes that set industry standards. Come for a visit and tour. See how this Renovator will give you the most complete, enjoyable, and worry-free renovation experience possible.

OakWood – A Name You Can Trust To Do It Right

Holmes Approved Homes

Holmes Approved

First Renovator in Canada and first Ottawa Contractor to measure up to Mike’s standards
Consumer Choice Awards

Consumer Choice Favourite

Voted Ottawa’s Best Designer and Renovation Company every year since 2008
Multiple award winner

Multiple Award Winner

Ontario’s Best Home Renovation, Ottawa’s Best Large Renovation, Ontario’s Best Kitchen Renovation, Ontario Renovator of the Year, Best Design Centre in Canada and many more
Trent Doherty, Construction Development Manager

“We believe our clients’ experience should be second to none.
Everyone on our Team is dedicated to that commitment.”

– Trent Doherty, Construction Development Manager

Dramatic Transformation

Drag the slider to reveal the before and after photos of this kitchen renovation.

The OakWood Experience

How we turn your dream renovation into reality

Kitchens, additions, basements, bathroom, sunroom…whatever you’re planning

OakWood Architectural Design

Architectural Design

Certified in-house designers (or we can work with an Architect or designer of your choice)
OakWood Material Selection

Material Selection

The OakWood Design Centre is your one-stop-shop for all material selections. We use certified in-house designers (or we can work with an Architect or designer of your choice)

OakWood Detailed fixed price and contract build plan

Detailed Fixed Price Contract & Build Plan

Everything itemized by brand name, fit, and finish – this is how we guarantee you never pay a penny more than we quote
OakWood Dedicated project manager

Dedicated Project Manager

One point-of-contact once construction begins, including weekly in-home meetings to keep you fully informed
OakWood Licensed trade professionals

Licensed Trade Professionals

All construction is done by OakWood approved trade professionals and to the highest standards in the City
OakWood has a VIP Client Portal so you can see everything

VIP Client Portal - See Everything

Get 24/7 access to our password protected Client Portal with real-time updates on your project, schedules, and all documentation

Get Inspired

See amazing design solutions and innovative products to jumpstart your planning

OakWood Kitchens


Work with our award-winning design team – OHBA Best Kitchen (2018) under 180 sq. ft.
OakWood Additions


Bump outs, second story additions, self contained in-law suites and more
OakWood Large Renovations

Large Renovations

Complex projects requiring enhanced mechanical, structural and/or design and space planning services.

OakWood basements


Studios, entertainment rooms, fitness rooms, basement bedrooms, laundry rooms and more
OakWood In-law suites

In-Law Suites

A seamless extension of your existing home
OakWood Sunrooms


All season, energy efficient, comfortable year round living spaces

OakWood Attics


Convert useful space right over your head into a beautiful, finished living space
OakWood Bathrooms


From powder rooms to luxury spas
OakWood Custom Cabinetry

Custom Cabinetry

Affordable custom cabinetry for any room

And more. We can provide a high quality, renovation solution for any room in your home.

What our clients are saying

Ask how we can give you a High-Performance Renovation like no other

Energy efficient, Technology-enabled, Healthier, and Eco-Friendly

We can also recommend the most innovative products available today for your renovation, depending on your priorities. Maybe you want to reduce or eliminate your Hydro bills? Or live in an odourless, hypoallergenic home? Or take advantage of the most advanced wireless solutions and IoT to simplify your life?

OakWood High Performance

We constantly evaluate and test high-performance solutions
from leading-edge suppliers including:

Other specialized home improvement Design & Build solutions

OakWood Panic Rooms

Panic Rooms

Secure, state-of-the-art short or long-term emergency spaces for ultimate peace of mind

OakWood Age in Place


Identifies home improvements that enable you to remain safe and independent while ageing in the comfort of your own home

OakWood HandyManPRO


Get your fix-it and “to do” projects done right by an OakWood trade professional

The OakWood Promise

THe OakWood Promise

“Whether you’re considering a single room renovation, a two-storey addition, or simple remodelling project, we know that your home is your castle. You deserve to have your renovation project done right. We take our responsibility very seriously.
We guarantee the OakWood Team will not let you down.”

John Liptak, CEO & President
Patricia Liptak-Satov, Vice President Operations
Angela Mallon, CPA, CMA, Vice President Finance

What You Get with OakWood's Design & Build Renovation Service

The OakWood Promise

  • Fair price for quality work
  • Material selection through the OakWood Design Centre
  • Realistic 3D rendering of final design
  • Tear down and removal
  • Comprehensive Build Plan
  • City permits and inspections
  • Eco-wise construction methods with reusable materials being donated to Habitat for Humanity
  • Meticulous planning and project management using state-of-the-art tools
  • Fast and accurate estimates
  • All workmanship by OakWood approved trade professionals
  • Broom clean up at the end of every day with “no go” zones where Trades workers cannot go
  • Timelines and schedules
  • Job site fencing if needed
  • Dust protection
  • Scheduled onsite project meetings
  • Your project completed on-budget with no surprise “extra” costs at the end
  • True passion and the experience you need to make your dream renovation a reality today
  • Courteous, professional workers who will be respectful of your home and on-time
  • Appropriate insurance to protect your home
  • Access to a password protected Client Portal to get real-time updates on your project
  • 24-hour emergency hotline service
  • Comprehensive 2-year warranty on all products and services with optional 5 and 10-year plans
  • An OakWood-Randall’s VIP Discount Card entitling you to exclusive savings at Randall’s stores
  • Final walk around and inspection to ensure your complete satisfaction

All Services

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

Panic Rooms

Panic Rooms

Concealed, ultra-secure, hi-tech short or long term emergency rooms

Custom Cabinetry

Custom Cabinetry

High Quality, tailormade solutions with unlimited options at an affordable price

Age in place


Design and build options for making your home safe at any age

Architectural Design

Architectural Design

Concept design, interior design, material selection, planning and more

OakWood Renovation Experts

Renovation Experts

Kitchens, additions, basements, attics, sunrooms, bathrooms and more

OakWood Custom Homes

Custom Homes

Energy efficient custom homes that are healthy, technology enabled and eco-friendly

Commercial Services

Commercial Services

Specializing in high performance buildings the meet or exceed LEED guidelines

Investment Properties

Investment Properties

Design & Build investment options for creating income-generating properties

OakWood HandyManPRO


Get your fix-it and “to-do” projects done right by an OakWood trade professional

Insider report

Insider Report

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

Free Download

Let’s Get Started

Whether you’re planning a renovation, custom home, new commercial building or a handyman project, your next step is to talk with a qualified OakWood Project Consultant.

Let’s get started! Schedule a call or your onsite visit at the OakWood Design Centre


Call 613.236.8001

OakWood Design Centre