Ottawa's only Mike Holmes approved Contractor   (7,100+ Clients)
613.236.8001

Your OakWood Custom Home

Exceptional attention to detail. Built right.
And always on-budget

The only Mike Holmes approved contractor in Ottawa, OakWood Custom Homes is a name you can trust to build your home right.  A fourth-generation, family-run business we have been proudly helping Ottawa homeowners turn their dreams into beautiful yet functional living spaces since 1956.

For a distinctive, quality home like no other, we invite you to discuss your project.

Book a free consultation

Turnkey services

Whether you are starting with a blank sheet of paper, have a custom design in mind, or are working with an Architect or Designer– OakWood Custom Homes provides a complete range of services that span every step in the design – build process.
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Help to find a dream building lot

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Site preparation including environmental remediation and municipal zoning

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Developing all specifications and building contracts

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All city inspections, ministry of labour and engineering documents

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Adapting a design for your site – or working with a designer or architect of your choice

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Developing a fixed-price budget based on your final plan and concept design

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Turning concept designs into build-ready construction blueprints
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Product and material selection from interior to exterior
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Construction work and project scheduling
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Field project management of all Suppliers and Trade Partners from start to final inspection and a walk about of your new home
OakWood Custom Home Design
OakWood Custom Home Planning

Get answers to your questions

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Does OakWood Custom Homes offer design services?

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How accurate are initial estimates?

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Should we renovate our existing home instead of building new?
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Do you quote on a cost per square foot?

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Do you provide a warranty?
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How long will it take?
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And many more…
OakWood Custom Homes Consultation

Like most of our OakWood Custom Homes clients, chances are you are excited and a bit apprehensive about taking this step. And you probably have lots of questions:

That’s why we recommend an initial free consultation to discuss your project.

Get answers to these types of questions and many more.

Call 613-236-8001 to discuss your project
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Enjoy the highest construction-build standards in the City

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Our minimum standards exceed all Ontario Building Code standards, from foundation work through framing and finishing work.

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Our material selection process removes much of the site issues and delays caused by an unorganized Contractor.

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We work exclusively with the best Suppliers and Trade Partners available in the Ottawa region – these are professionals that share our passion and ethics for doing top quality work.

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We can design and build your home to the highest zero footprint or LEED standards

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Eco-Wise builder – nothing goes to the landfill, we use environmentally friendly construction methods, and recycle all building materials

Put Advanced Green Building Technology to Work

The best time to incorporate green building technologies is at the planning and design stage of your project. Doing so has huge potential benefits that include savings from reduced energy costs to a healthier home.

With LEED certified designers on staff we practice what we preach. The OakWood headquarters building is the highest LEED Platinum building in Canada – come and have a look when you book your free consultation.

You have many green Eco friendly options During the planning phase of your project we can walk you through the many green construction options available. Your decisions will be incorporated into our comprehensive OakWood Custom Homes BuildPlan™, a custom roadmap for your environmentally friendly custom home. Some of the areas, practices, and solutions that you may wish to consider when designing your home includes:

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Adding smart space without increasing the home’s footprint.
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Energy efficient windows and weather stripping.
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Hard-wax floor finish, originally designed for children’s toys.
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No carpet.
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Solar water heating or solar PV panel power.
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Cement-fibre or natural wood siding.
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Fresh air inlets, ERV and whole-house ventilation.
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Incorporating energy saving appliances and practices, on-demand water heaters, resource efficient landscaping.
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Reducing or eliminating the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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Sustainably grown lumber, plywood, and hardwood flooring.

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Chemical-free insulation of recycled cellulose.
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Geothermal heating or Hydronic heating, also primarily solar powered.
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Nearly 100% recycling of job site waste.
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Solar tube lights to minimize electric lighting.
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Zero-VOC paints inside and out.

And many more! Schedule a free consultation to talk about options for making your custom home greener and all eco-friendly options that can be included.

A Word from Mike Holmes
OakWood Custom Homes Partner Mike Holmes

“OakWood Renovation Experts are industry leaders. The professionalism they bring to the table sets a new standard for home design and construction.”

Mike HolmesCanada’s most trusted contractor

See why Mike recommends OakWood

What customers say

“Oakwood helped us solidify our ideas into a 3D plan with tips, ideas and support from the entire team along the way! The finished product is beautiful!” Richard and Jill Fleming

“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.” Erick Van Der Torre

“We now have a new home for years to enjoy! We want to thank the OakWood team and would highly recommend them to my family, friends and colleagues.” Mike Hanna

When we say “on budget” and “well managed”, we mean it.

Many contractors promise a custom home project that will be “on-budget” and “well managed”. Can they deliver?  With OakWood Custom Homes, you get a complete team that works seamlessly to plan, design, and build your new home. Every team needs a Quarterback. And you get the best: a seasoned Project Manager who provides one-point-of-contact from start to finish.

Technology is also a big reason we are able to assure you the very best planning and project management capabilities in the City. Our OakWood Custom Homes design service is supported by state of the CRM systems and processes.

How we keep your custom home project on track

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Meeting once a week with our Production Manager – to give you one point of contact and timely updates all the way to everyday Lead Carpenter site updates – the choice is yours
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Providing you with a 24 hour emergency phone number
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Secure access to the OakWood Customer Portal which allows you to see information on your project
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Schedules are updated every day using advanced CRM cloud-based systems
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Our Project Managers are equipped with tablets and leading-edge cloud-based software for production to ensure high-touch, real-time communication through the construction phase
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Qualified in-house experts to support each step including Project Consultants, Architectural Technologists, Interior Designers, Materials Selection Coordinators, Estimators, Schedulers, Quantity Surveyors and in-office Project Managers
These and other processes are why you will get a successful construction experience and peace-of-mind that all details are being attended to at the right time.

OakWood is Ottawa’s largest and most established Renovator.

A fourth-generation family run business, we have been proudly helping Ottawa homeowners transform their homes into inspirational yet functional living spaces since 1956.
Holmes Group
The first Renovator in Canada and only Ottawa Contractor to measure up to Mike’s standards.
BBB Torch Award
Two time winner of BBB Torch Awards and Marketplace Trust + an A+ rating since 1956.
Consumers Choice Award
The only Ottawa Contractor to win Best Home Designer and Home Renovation company 10 years in a row.
Fixed Price

No surprises. No extras. OakWood provides you with a final detailed contract with every service and all materials itemized into a fixed price.

OakWood specializes in “high-performance” renovations, custom homes and buildings that are beautifully designed, energy-efficient, healthy, technology-enabled – and eco-friendly.

Call 613.236.8001 to learn more

Let’s talk about your dream home today.

If you are looking for award winning design, exemplary project management, and a unique home that is planned right and flawlessly built, you need look no further than OakWood’s Custom Home service.

Call 613-236-8001 or request a FREE Consultation

An OakWood Custom Home consultant will contact you within 2-working days to discuss your project and schedule an onsite meeting.

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