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Bringing Stunning Renovations and
Custom Homes to Ottawa

For over 30 years, Amsted Design-Build has been Ottawa’s primary source for design and build services, renovations and custom homes. Our in-house team of experts will create a functional and unique living space that reflects your personal taste and lifestyle.

We’re dedicated to:

  • Renovating and improving existing spaces.
  • Creating additions for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Providing quality craftsmanship from an award-winning team with over 600 years of experience.
  • Giving you concept-generation, coordination and construction all under one roof.
  • Offering peace of mind through our industry-leading 5-year warranty.


The Amsted Advantage

Our award-winning team of in-house designers, carpenters, and project managers focus on communication so that we can deliver a home that is unmistakably yours.

We consider your existing decor and architecture to create additions and renovations that will complement your home and personal style. For your total satisfaction, we offer a proven process from start to finish, and back this up with a five-year, industry-leading warranty.

Awards Won

Hard Working Staff

Custom Homes


Projects Completed

We had a very positive experience working with Amsted as they helped us transform our recently purchased 1930s era home to make it our own, including modernizing the kitchen and family room space in the addition. Their support through the design process and professionalism and attention to detail through construction put us at ease. We would use Amsted again for our next project without hesitation.
Michael and Brenda View Project
You guys listened to everything we wanted and gave us the addition we saw in our dreams. Truly outstanding work, and we're excited and happy. You also handled every change and curve ball we threw your way, and found a way to achieve what we wanted. Our sincere thanks.
Shane View Project
Throughout the process of renovating our kitchen, the Amsted team were professional, imaginative and determined to make everything perfect. We wanted a kitchen with a big punch of red, and Amsted make it work beautifully--on time and on budget. We were especially grateful for the care they took protecting and accommodating our two cats. We were so pleased with the work and the experience that we had Amsted back this year to completely update the exterior of our home.
Connie View Project
Not only did Amsted meet our expectations, but they exceeded them. Both during and after the renovation, their attentiveness to our needs has been exceptional. Their professionalism is evident in everything they do. Their employees are knowledgeable and take great pride in their work and the company. We are so glad that our first major renovation experience was a good one and we would not hesitate to use Amsted again.
Karen View Project
In the end Amsted delivered more than a renovated house, they delivered an improved quality of life for our family. We have a brighter, bigger more functional living space that allows us to entertain friends in style, but also an oasis to come home to after a long day at work. For the first time ever my husband and I were actually able to imagine how great daily life could be after retiring, because Amsted proved to us that it is good to be home.
Marianne View Project
We hired Amsted to do a major main floor reno of the kitchen, dining room and living room. We were very pleased with the results - they kept on schedule and on budget and the end result was exactly what we had hoped for. We did a bathroom reno previously with another company that didn't go so smoothly -  Amsted has restored our faith in the renovation business! I would definitely recommend Amsted to anyone looking to do a home reno.
John and Shelley View Project
One of the nice things of working with a company like Amsted is how they are able to solve problems for their clients. They took care of everything during the renovation and their after-renovation service has also been excellent. You can tell that reputation is important to them and as a client you benefit from their expertise and their commitment to their clients.
Bob and Karen View Project
We are very pleased with the result (of our renovation) and are living comfortably in our newer but still traditional Victorian home. The project was on time and workmanship excellent.
Shoshanah View Project
We are particularly happy with the design that Amsted created. Our family now spends most of our time in our combined kitchen and living room, and the layout of all the rooms is working fantastically well for our young family.
Michaela + Derek View Project
Amsted not only delivered but exceeded expectations. Walking into our renovated house felt like being gifted a brand new home! We're proud of and delighted with the results. Thanks, Amsted!
Darryl and Newbina View Project



Amsted has been named Ontario Renovator of the Year 4 times and Ottawa Renovator of the Year a record-breaking 9 times. These awards, which represent the highest achievement in the industry, recognize Amsted’s unique combination of design innovation, quality craftsmanship and superior client service.

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Proven Process

Proven Process.

Our design-build process highlights communication at every stage. From pre-conception to completion and beyond with our five-year warranty, our integrated team is always on, anticipating your needs and supplying the services and solutions you require.

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Personalized Service

Personalized Service.

Your home is an investment of time, creativity, emotion, and money. That’s why we personalize your home every step of the way, taking into account the architecture and personality of your existing home and surrounding neighbourhood to uncover the synergies that leads to the perfect space for you and your family.

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In-House Team
of Professionals

In-House Team of Professionals.

Our full-time, in-house team is comprised of the most highly-skilled designers, carpenters and project managers in the business.

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