Renovations, Design & Build with over 50 years experience. OakWood is proudly owned and operated by the Liptak family. Over the past 50 years we have grown to become Ottawa's largest and most established full-service Renovator with a reputation for quality and service that is second to none. Award winning Our attention to detail and high quality ha read more...
Our renovation involved gutting the entire first floor of the house, and replacing the entire house's doors and windows. The renovation turned our dated, small-roomed main floor into an open concept marvel. We appreciated the value of being able to work side-by-side with Oakwood's design team to maximize the use of space in a fairly small house. The Oakwood team drew upon their experience to make a number of valuable recommendations, for example adding storage under the stairs and running internet wiring through the house. Unexpected issues were dealt with quickly and professionally, and we trusted the advice Oakwood provided. The quality of the work was excellent, and in many instances exceeded expectations. We are particularly pleased with the quality of the trim work around all the doors and windows.
As renovation "newbies", the Oakwood team did an excellent job managing our "renovation madness". Throughout our weekly on-site meetings, Oakwood provided advice and confirmed decisions when we were having doubts.
Most importantly for us, Oakwood finished on time, allowing us to show off our "new home" to guests at our wedding.
It is our pleasure to recommend OakWood Renovation Experts. We had a very positive experience with their entire team and are thrilled with our new kitchen and bathroom. From every stage of the process, we found Oakwood workers were professional, courteous and both easy and fun to work with.
At the early stages, our designer, Julie, helped us formulate our ideal project while still staying within our budget. She really listened to us and created a design that blended our sometimes conflicting aesthetics (shaggy chic versus contemporary modern). When construction began, the workers did their best to minimize the disruption for us. They followed a schedule and cleaned up before they left. Our project manager, Trent, met with us on a weekly basis so we were always kept in the loop and understood where we were in the process. A couple of times, we asked for slight modifications and Oakwood Renovation graciously worked with us to accommodate our request. The final result is fabulous. Our new kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and incredibly functional. We have since thrown numerous dinner parties and have received so many compliments on it. Our bathroom is a dream. While it is a whimsical and romantic space, it is also equally functional. All toiletries now have a place in the custom-made vanity and so the stunning granite counter is always on beautiful display. And our friends keep coming over to take a bath!
The renovations have increased the pleasure we get from our house ten-fold. And if we needed future renovations, we would not hesitate to use OakWood Renovation Experts again.
I hired Oakwood to design and build a large 2 floor rear yard addition. Oakwood is everywhere here in Ottawa and when I first compared them to others their prices seemed a bit higher than most until I asked the rest of them for more details. Oakwood gave me a very detailed estimate and unlike all of the other estimates they did not low-ball the price. Their estimate included everything from planning the job properly to drawing the plans and constructing the addition. They are really well organized and did a great job with all of the work. A clean jobsite with polite workers and I even had access to an internet portal to follow along with the project. Very impressive and I would highly recommend them to family and friends.
When we decided to have some major renovations done to our 1920s home, we knew the single most important decision we were going to make was which contractor to hire. Gutting a bathroom, taking out walls for added closet space, and taking the roof off an older home pretty much guarantees surprises along the way. Each time we encountered such a surprise or challenge, OakWood helped us make the right decisions. 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.
From start to finish, OakWood worked with us to meet all challenges and deliver a stunning upgrade to our home. Everyone within OakWood - from the design team, the office staff, to the work crew - is professional, courteous, and highly skilled. Within a month of moving back into our home, the 6 month renovation process seemed a distant memory, which is a true testament to OakWood's professional and dedicated approach.
We couldn't be happier with our â€œnewâ€ home and we thank OakWood for making it happen.
OakWood Renovation Experts has a TrustScore™ of 4.3. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Ottawa and the surrounding areas is 3.5. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|In Business Since||1956|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2011|
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Specialized in-house expertise and trade partners to get your project done right. One call is all you need. We attend to every last detail â€“ so you donâ€™t have to! Our comprehensive services include: Creative designs; Merchandise selection; Planning; Project management; Eco-wise construction.
Renovations, Design & Build with over 50 years experience.
OakWood is proudly owned and operated by the Liptak family. Over the past 50 years we have grown to become Ottawa's largest and most established full-service Renovator with a reputation for quality and service that is second to none.
Our attention to detail and high quality has been recognized by industry professionals and homeowners alike. We are the first and only company to win both the Best Home Designer and the Best Renovator categories in Ottawa by the Consumers' Choice Awards. Most importantly, these prestigious awards are from clients like you and not from a builder's group.
One call is all you need
With OakWood, you conveniently get all of your home renovation requirements completed by one trusted and reliable company that will oversee your entire project from start to finish. From small rooms to additions and large projects involving complete teardown, our turnkey services include:
- Concept design, materials selection, exceptional planning and on-site construction project management to ensure a smooth, worry-free renovation.
What to expect
Our promise and commitment to you is simple. We will:
- Always do high-quality work at a fair price.
- Never charge you extras .
- Complete your project on-time and on-budget to your satisfaction.
- Only work 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.
- Only use environmentally friendly construction methods and materials - we recycle all building materials and nothing goes to the landfill.
- Take detailed precautions to respect and protect your home - dust barriers, zippered plastic barriers from work to clean areas, broom clean the work area at the end of every day, and many others.
- Meet or exceed all workplace safety standards while on your site.
Construction and Renovating is in our blood
The Liptak family has a long history in the Ottawa construction industry dating back to 1956:
- In 1954 John Liptak Sr. came to Canada from Germany with a strong work ethic trained in the art of furniture making.
- He used his talents and expanded into home renovations because of the high demand for skilled labour.
- His son, John Liptak learned the business the business from the bottom up. Starting by cleaning jobsites at the age of 11 he graduated with honours and highest marks with both Ontario and Inter-provincial Carpenters Licenses in 1978. He is now President and CEO of OakWood.
- Growing up in this environment, with a keen sense of traditional building practices as well as the newest techniques and ideas, John has melded computer technology with the construction industry in the 1980's.
The next generation
Today, John works alongside the next generation of Liptak to take OakWood to new heights of excellence. Daughter, Patricia Liptak, continues to refine OakWood's approach and improve efficiencies. Patricia brings strong business metrics and legal skills into a process driven customer service centric company.
Process driven systems
Being very aware that today's homeowners have busy lifestyles has led John III and Patricia to put in place a unique Design+ Build process to ensure a worry free, painless renovation that is on-time and on-budget. The strength of the company is built on the principles of 'honesty & integrity' and OakWood takes great pride in the workmanship and dedication they provide to the homeowners.
Please ask us for details on any of these commitments to you.
|Main Contact(s):||John Liptak|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2011|
|Accepts credit cards:||Yes|
|24 Hour emergency Service:||Yes|
|Licensing Information:||Licensing information available upon request|
|Insurance Information:||Insurance information available upon request|
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