“This is our second home using Oke Woodsmith and their team. Both homes were different, and beautiful, and both a collaboration of vision and expertise. Quality and workmanship are evident from start to finish. OWS are approachable and strive to exceed your expectations translating your visions into a dream home. “
Barry and Ruth Finch
Back to the Lake
“In the year of COVID with travel plans on hold, we like many other people, thought we would explore renovations to the main floor of our 50-year-old house.
Oke Woodsmith helped us design a plan and vision for our house.
They drafted a blueprint, altered it to meet our needs and the team began the renovation. They were professional in all phases of the renovation and they communicated every step of the way.
They outlined the start and finish date of the project and true to their word they were able to quarterback the reno from start to finish and it was completed by the projected date.
The craftmanship was excellent with Randy, Kevin and their team overseeing the project and treating it like it was their own home. All of the requests we had were handled.
The contractors they used provided quality products and workmanship and were professional, on time and at the house when they said they would be. Incredible with all the projects Oke Woodsmith had on the go, and more so because of the delays and problems others have experienced with other contractors, in the era of COVID.
We would recommend Oke Woodsmith without reservation. Not only were they incredible to work with, we have the finished product we were looking for, an updated main floor that is not only beautiful but functional and makes us proud to entertain in – Thank you Oke Woodsmith.“
Larry & Helen Johns
Estate Kitchen Rejuvenation
“Neil and I decided to build a new home at our farm – we didn’t think twice, we went with Oke Woodsmith. Five years earlier, we had purchased our forever cottage in St. Joe’s and it was an Oke Woodsmith build and we had fallen in love with their craftsmanship. The cottage was 13 years old when we purchased it and it was like brand new. Our friends were forever marvelling at the workmanship put into the structure.
So what could have been a difficult choice for us turned into an easy decision. From the time we showed them our plan – they were on it. They started in the spring and by the fall it was all closed in and ready for the big work. We moved in 14 months later.
We had never done a new build from scratch but the team at Oke was so accommodating and helpful – we didn’t fuss about anything. All the important decision making was done well in advance of our building timeline so there were no delays. They kept the workplace spotless and worked tirelessly to preserve the mature trees on the property.
We have been home at the Farm for over 3 years and we couldn’t be happier. Our home looks like it has been here for years. And we know, it will be our forever home for many more years to come.
So if you want a worry free, first class build and a fabulous working relationship – pick the best Oke Woodsmith.”
Suzanne McDonald and Niel Gysbers, Middlesex Centre Ontario
Elegant Country Home
“Working with Oke Woodsmith was one of the most enjoyable, stress-free experiences. Even during a pandemic, they were able to make all of our choices happen, effortlessly.
The whole experience was wonderful and highly professional. From the early days with initial design, to the framers and the carpenters, to the final days with the painters and design team, they were, without a doubt, the very best. The quality and attention to detail was second to none. Nothing was left to the imagination. They had every aspect covered.
Our rental property was a complete disaster when Oke Woodsmith entered our lives and they were able to turn this property into a high quality home that we are very proud of.
Thank you very much to the whole Oke Woodsmith family, team and co-workers.”
Brian Mellon and Carla Pacheco, Sarnia Ontario
Star of the Sea
“It is hard to express how much we have loved working with the team and family at Oke Woodsmith. From the start of our project to the finish, they were professional, available, respectful … Oke Woodsmith not only built our dream home, they have become friends.
Our project was not small in scale. It took a tremendous amount of time, planning and discussion. Oke worked diligently to get our cottage done promptly with our architect and decorator from the states. Timing often was difficult because we do not have permanent residence in Canada. They were flexible and available anytime we needed them.
The craftsmanship sets them apart. The attention to detail was remarkable and the finished product is beyond our expectations. They have frequently gone back to our property to check on their work, make sure things have been operating properly and most importantly, they are always asking how we are enjoying our new cottage, has it met our expectations, are we happy.
You cannot go wrong with Oke Woodsmith. They truly deliver the highest quality and will meet and exceed your expectations.”
“We liked the design, Oke came up with right away and we hardly made any changes to the original plan… It’s a beautiful home; it’s a wonderful home to live in.” Jim says
“Our home, overall, didn’t turn out to be that much smaller than the one that we had before, but the areas that we use are so much more functional,” Jackie observes
Jim and Jackie Southcott, Grand Bend
Designed For Living
“We really liked working with the Okes and all of their tradespeople…The three different foremen would always listen and work toward what we needed. They did a good job of trying to fulfill what we wanted. Their contractors were all fine people to work with, We always knew they were building for us.”
Rick and Marlene Mazur, Port Franks
Beach House Beauty
“Oke Woodsmith are professionals at what they do,” Gail says. “There are builders in this area who probably could have done it, but we wanted somebody who was professional and who mirrored our own values as far as looking at something and saying, ‘Let’s do it right.’”
Gail and Michael Walden, Kincardine
“Oke was very, very creative and he knew what we wanted probably more than we did… We just talked to them about our lifestyle and what we thought we wanted. We had no idea that this was what it would look like. In the end… It really wowed me,” Trudy says. “It’s a very special home for Ian and me – it’s us, we just love it.”
Trudy and Ian Bustard, Grand Bend
Small Size, Big Impact
“I love the kitchen, it’s a great working space,” the owner says. “It’s nice to work with other people in that space. I love the great room because it feels as if we’ve gone to our own private lodge.”
“The company paid attention to the little things; even with the open area on the second floor, guests can get from their bedrooms to the bathroom without being seen from down here. Little things like that are very important.”
“We like being here so much,” the owner says. “When you’re in the city, it winds you up. When we get here, we relax and feel good.”
“It’s important to have a good builder and have confidence in him and the workmanship,” Doris says.
“The home is everything we expected and more.”
Jim and Doris Meldrum, Kincardine
“OWS had done a lot of extra work for us without knowing if we were going to be committing to anything,” Lisa says. “They drew up a beautiful plan and we went from there. They were really good to let us make changes.. The House.. is going to suit our lifestyle quite well because of the space and the design..”
Eric and Lisa Heinrich, Wiarton