Oke Woodsmith Building Systems was launched in 1984 with just one client and a tremendous vision. In the years since then, the Grand Bend-based company has built and renovated 600 distinctive custom homes from Muskoka to Rondeau Provincial Park for clients who have come to expect the unusual.
Altogether, 30 to 45 staff members comprise Oke Woodsmith, including a team that is responsible for the company’s framing, trimming and concrete work. Employing in-house staff instead of subtrades ensures consistency in each home from the time a site is excavated to the time a client moves into a home. The company builds about 20 new homes and undertakes up to 10 renovation projects annually.
The partners have also designed and built many commercial projects, including a fire hall east of Toronto, as well as office complexes and agricultural buildings in Huron County.