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Bringing Stunning Renovations and
Custom Homes to Ottawa, Brockville, and Everywhere in Between

For 35 years, Amsted Design-Build has been Ottawa’s primary source for design and build services, renovations and custom homes. Most recently we have expanded to Brockville, and our in-house team of experts will create a functional and unique living space that reflects your personal taste and lifestyle whether you’re in Ottawa, Brockville, or anywhere in between!

We’re dedicated to:

  • Renovating and improving existing spaces.
  • Creating additions for both indoor and outdoor living.
  • Crafting a custom home that brings your dreams to life.
  • Delivering quality craftsmanship from an award-winning team with over 600 years of experience.
  • Providing innovative design, coordination and construction all under one roof.

Offering peace of mind through our industry-leading lifetime 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 lifetime limited warranty.

Awards Won

Hard Working Staff

Custom Homes


Projects Completed

When it came time to choose a contractor for the repairs, we didn't hesitate to lobby for Amsted Design Build. They had already proven themselves to be trustworthy, professional, and deeply committed to our well-being. We were thrilled when they agreed to take on the project, and they did an outstanding job on both the roof repairs and the interior reconstruction.
Helena & Edward C. View Project
Our new living room is wonderful. The whole family including the dog have spent more time enjoying the room than in the past. The fireplace and accent wall/shelves are fabulous. Exactly what I had envisioned for the space. We also had our main bathroom redone. It feels like a spa with all the new features.
Lee J. View Project
As beautiful and painless as a renovation project can be. Our entire first floor was completely modernized on time and slightly under budget - what else can we say? The Amsted crew was very responsive to any issues during the project. The design team helped us create a plan which is both functional and beautiful to our tastes with the main focus being to improve the kitchen.
Jamie S. View Project
We built a custom home with Amsted, and were blown away by the care, dedication, and expertise of the whole team. We LOVED that [Amsted] was a one-stop shop for design and build. We made a great choice, and our house build was an incredible adventure we will never forget. We couldn't be happier, and we couldn't recommend Amsted more highly.
Courtney S. View Project
This was our third renovation with Amsted, and we have always been pleased with the end results. The design team is excellent, and makes all the decisions much easier, and the final product is of excellent quality! We are very happy with our newly renovated kitchen and main floor!
Kathie G. View Project
To me, Amsted is all about engaging good people and following proven processes. The result is a beautiful kitchen renovation. When I recover, I will be calling again on Amsted!
Linda P. View Project
[...] What stays with me most is that everyone at Amsted and all their trade partners really cared about the quality of work that was done and worked to ensure that I was entirely happy with the end result. All of the team members were quickly responsive to questions or suggestions. The completed project is beyond my expectations. Amsted made what could have been a very stressful undertaking a smooth, collaborative process and I now have the beautiful, functional home I dreamed I would have.
Karen B. View Project
Amsted was by far the right choice. Their communication, professionalism, and quality of work surpassed our expectations., and left us with a beautifully remodelled main floor, including kitchen, foyer, dining room and living room. While they are more expensive than other design-build firms, the fact that the whole experience was seamless made it absolutely worth it. Highly recommend!
Zoe L. View Project
We selected the Amsted as we felt they understood best our vision and were extremely well prepared and engaged in the process from day 1. We were quite nervous with proceeding with the project as it was in 2021 in the midst of some major supply chain issues. To our pleasant surprise, the project started and ended on time and on budget with only minor changes (that were clearly articulated) along the way. The project management, proactive communication, solid craftsmanship, and overall customer service we experienced in working with Amsted is why we never hesitate recommending them to our friends.
Darryl R. View Project
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



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 lifetime limited 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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Latest Blog Posts

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To celebrate National AccessAbility Week, let’s focus on how we can craft a home that is customize to the homeowners’ unique needs and eliminate barriers. Whether it is due to a sudden injury, disability, or simply the desire to live in your home for as long as possible – an Adaptiv Home Renovation can help. Adaptiv Home Renovation is an approach to home modifications for homeowners who want to stay in their home for as long as they can, regardless of age or condition. During the planning phase of your renovation or custom home, we make it a priority to discuss the integration of accessible and Adaptiv features. From simple adjustments to full-scale remodels, we explore solutions that elevate comfort, universal design, and inclusivity.⁠ With Adaptiv certified designers on our team, we’re equipped to tackle a large array of modifications. Whether it’s installing…

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CTV News – How much will 24 Sussex cost to repair?

  Did you catch Steve Barkhouse on Ottawa CTV News last week giving his expert take on how much it would cost to renovator the historic 24 Sussex Dr? Renovating a project of this scale presents unique challenges. Not only is this the Prime Minister’s official residence, but it also holds historical significance and serves as a venue for various events and political functions. Based on our 35 years experience and Design-Build approach, we know “that achieving the desired outcome will require meticulous planning, substantial investment in design and skilled labor. “I think it’s probably a year to get it designed properly, invest in that and I think you’re going to spend $5 million to 6 million on architects and engineers,” he [Steve] said. “I think it’s going to take another two years to get the job done and I think you’re going…

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Upcoming Seminar: Your Guide to a Successful Renovation

With 35 years of experience, Amsted Design-Build is known for creating successful renovation projects from design through to construction. If you’re planning an upcoming home improvement project, let us help you overcome the unknowns with our upcoming seminar: Your Guide to a Successful Renovation. In this interactive presentation, Chris Mulholland (2022 GOHBA Designer of the Year), and Project Coordinator, Amy Derbyshire, will share how to select a renovator that fits your needs, address common renovation concerns such as staying on budget, and outline the benefits of the design-build process. Our goal is for you to walk away with valuable information about renovating that has you feeling enthusiastic and well-prepared for planning your own home transformation!    Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 Time: 10AM – 12PM Location: 681 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON This seminar is being offered online and in person. Register by email to amanda.lyster@amsted.ca.…

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