Ottawa's only Mike Holmes approved Contractor   (7,500+ Clients)

Why Choose OakWood

For your home improvement or renovation project?

Why Choose OakWood

For your home improvement or renovation project?

Get Over 60 Years of Experience

OakWood is a fourth-generation, family run Renovation business.
Proudly owned and operated by the Liptak family, we have deep roots in the Ottawa construction industry dating back to the mid-1950s.

This long history and experience establishes a solid foundation for the delivery of high quality renovation services. With OakWood, you can be sure your project – small or large – benefits from the most knowledgeable and experienced renovation experts in the City.

Liptak Ottawa Renovation

John Liptak

Liptak Ottawa Renovation

John Liptak Sr.

Liptak Ottawa Renovation

John Liptak Jr. President

Liptak Ottawa Renovation

Patricia Liptak-Satov and Angela Mallon

OakWood has completed over 7,500 successful projects with an average approval rating of 98.9%

What it comes down to is trust. I trust OakWood because they deliver. They get it right.

– Mike Holmes

In 2013, North America’s most respected contractor chose OakWood to be an exclusive renovation partner in Ottawa. OakWood became the first renovator in Canada and the only renovator in Ottawa to measure up to Mike’s stringent standards. Mike trusts OakWood to get any job done right. So can you.

Key reasons Mike partnered with OakWood
  • Reputation
  • Adherence to code of ethics
  • Longevity in business
  • Breadth of services
  • Comprehensive processes
  • In-house design service
  • Detailed planning
  • Construction excellence and scheduling
  • CRM and project management systems
  • Financial stability
  • Energy efficiency designs
  • Technology leadership
  • Use of industry leading-edge eco-wise products that help protect the home and homeowner

What it comes down to is trust. I trust OakWood because they deliver. They get it right.

– Mike Holmes

In 2013, North America’s most respected contractor chose OakWood to be an exclusive renovation partner in Ottawa. OakWood became the first renovator in Canada and the only renovator in Ottawa to measure up to Mike’s stringent standards. Mike trusts OakWood to get any job done right. So can you.

Key reasons Mike partnered with OakWood
  • Reputation
  • Adherence to code of ethics
  • Longevity in business
  • Breadth of services
  • Comprehensive processes
  • In-house design service
  • Detailed planning
  • Construction excellence and scheduling
  • CRM and project management systems
  • Financial stability
  • Energy efficiency designs
  • Technology leadership
  • Use of industry leading-edge eco-wise products that help protect the home and homeowner

Fixed-Price with No Extras or Surprises

Fixed-Price with No Extras or Surprises

With OakWood Renovation Experts, you get a final, fixed-price contract that details every service and item in your renovation – right down to the type of paint, number of wall sockets and door stoppers. This build-ready document gives you more detail than any other renovator and ensures you know exactly where your renovation dollars are going.

For larger renovations, our contracts often exceed 100 pages to give you a full accounting of all materials and services included. This is how we guarantee you will not pay a penny more than we quote unless you request a change in writing.

Work with an Award-Winning Renovator

Work with an Award-Winning Renovator

OakWood has been honored with many top awards for design and business integrity. Awards give you independent verification and assurance that what OakWood promises – we will deliver.
A few of the many awards we have won include

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Industry-leading Warranty for Maximum Protection

Industry-leading Warranty for Maximum Protection

OakWood gives you a comprehensive 2-year warranty – and an optional, extended 5 or 10-year warranty.

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Valid from the date of substantial completion or move-in on all additions and renovations

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Includes our complete customer care program: we will respond to all warranty situations within 24-hours

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We will work together with you to solve any warranty issues and ensure your satisfaction.

Your Renovation is Completed by Credentialed In-House Renovation Experts

Your Renovation is Completed by Credentialed In-House Renovation Experts

With OakWood Renovation Experts, you never get a jack of all trades on your project. We only hire credentialed, specialized expertise to ensure your project is completed at each stage by the right pro. Our in-house team includes:
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Project Consultants

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Project Managers

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Material Selection Coordinators

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Certified Designers

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Construction specific Estimators

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Quantity Surveyors

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and other experts.

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Architectural Technologists

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Interior Designers

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Resource Schedulers

Well Defined Quality Renovation Standards

Well Defined Quality Renovation Standards

Many renovators will tell you they do quality work. What does that mean? For OakWood, quality is more than a word; it is a commitment and a way of doing business.

Quality starts with your first meeting and runs through everything we do: planning, designing, and building your project to the highest quality standards in the City and always on- budget guaranteed.

See what we mean by quality
  • Award winning. OakWood is the only renovator to win the Consumer Choice Awards for Best Home Designer and Best Renovator every year since 2007.
  • No filler! We cut and install properly the first time to ensure there are no gaps that require gobs of ugly filler.
  • We glue the corners on casings to reduce cracking by over 95%.
  • We only use kiln dried materials for all OakWood projects (when selected through our material selection process) to ensure less shrinkage and drywall cracking
  • Our minimum standards exceed all Ontario Building Code standards, from foundation work through framing and finishing work
  • We only work with the best suppliers and trade partners – individuals who share our passion for excellence
  • We are one of the first builders in Ottawa to use a professional construction specific Project Scheduling and CRM system to keep you informed and up to date – and your project on schedule
  • OakWood only uses environmentally friendly construction methods and materials – we recycle all building materials and nothing goes to the landfill
  • We take extensive methods to protect your home including:
    • Dust protection for all stairs and flooring, vent protection, blue skin over tubs and shower bases, etc.
    • Zippered plastic barriers from work areas to clean areas
    • Broom clean at the end of every day with major clean up at the end of every week
    • No-Go Zones in your home where trades and workers cannot go to assure your privacy
  • Workplace safety standards on all sites including:
    • Fence protection to prevent accidents and theft
    • PortaPoty to keep your home clean
    • Ministry of Labor and Workplace Safety Guidelines in onsite project binders
    • A comprehensive onsite safety policy to help protect you from potential litigation should accidents occur

Innovation Leader

Innovation Leader

A company of many firsts, OakWood is committed to pushing the envelope and being at the forefront of innovations that are driving how renovations can be done.

Here are a few ways OakWood delivers on a promise to provide you with the most innovative renovation solutions in the industry today:

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Design Centre and Showroom – a 22,700 sq. ft., Platinum LEED certified building showcasing the most innovative design solutions and materials available. Our Design Centre supports a unique concept design and material selection process that delivers unmatched inspiration and efficiency with the option to choose materials from any manufacturer in the World. More.

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High-Performance Home – we see innovations in four key areas that are fundamentally changing how any room, home, or building is designed and built; and ultimately how we live and work. These four areas are like planks in a “high performance solution”: energy-efficiency, technology enablement including the Smart Home and intelligent building automation, a healthy living environment, and sustainable construction practices and material options. More.

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Proprietary construction specific technologies – we are one of the first builders in Ottawa to use a professional construction specific Project Scheduling and CRM system to keep you informed and up to date – and your project on schedule. Our proprietary software is the backbone of the company supporting all processes and our ability to provide you with the most detailed proposals and fixed price contracts with every item in your renovation documented.