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

OakWood has completed over 9,600 successful projects
with an average approval rating of 91%

Beautifully designed.

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 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 we’ll give you the most complete, enjoyable, and worry-free renovation experience possible.

OakWood a name you can trust to do it right

Holmes Approved

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

Consumer Choice Favourite

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

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

“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

The OakWood Experience

How we turn your dream renovation into reality

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

Architectural Design

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

Material Selection

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

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

Dedicated Project Manager

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

Licensed Trade Professionals

All construction is done by OakWood approved trade professionals and to the highest standards in the City

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


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


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

Large Renovations

Complex problems where we gut to the studs and replace everything


Studios, entertainment rooms, fitness rooms, basement bedrooms, laundry rooms and more

In-Law Suites

A seamless extension of your existing home


All season, energy efficient, year round living space


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


From powder rooms to luxury spas

Custom Cabinetry

Affordable custom cabinetry for any room

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

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?

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

Other specialized home improvement Design & Build solutions

Panic Rooms

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


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


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

What our clients say

The OakWood Promise

“Whether you’re considering a single room renovation, a two-story addition, or simple remodelling project, we know that your home is your castle. You deserve 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 1-year warranty on all products and services with optional 2, 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

Let’s Talk About Your Project

Book a complementary, no obligation consultation

Let’s get started with a call. Or schedule a complementary, no obligation consultation with one of our expert Project Consultants now—and receive a detailed QuickQuote™ for your project.