About us


When you’re buying, building, or renovating a home, it’s a huge investment, not just financially.  How a home is built determines your lifestyle and can even affect your health. This is why it’s critical to choose a builder who is more interested in superb values than in numbers, a builder who stands by these values and delivers as promised.
RND Office
At RND we understand that clients can come from several areas across the City of Ottawa as well as surrounding towns. Due to this vast geographic area, we generally focus our services on the urban part of the city.

At RND, we listen.

We pay close attention to what you want, and we produce it. We love detail and craftsmanship. As a result, we have built a reputation over more than 30 years as one of Ottawa’s foremost home builders.

We are committed..

..to stylish, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly homes with superior indoor air quality. We aim to be leaders in protecting the delicate balance of our environment.

At RND we strive for perfection..

..and settle for excellence. With our highly skilled and knowledgeable staff, we’re able to offer you the best value in Ottawa. This is evident by clients repeatedly returning to us for additional work as well as referring us to their family and friends.

We are committed..

..to careful, thoughtful, knowledgeable, environmentally gentle construction practices. Owner Roy Nandram was a pioneer and specialist in Green Building long before most people became aware of its importance. Because of this, many prominent local architects, engineers, designers, and sub-contractors have chosen to partner with us.

We complete work on time..

..and on budget. Our work is always aesthetically pleasing. We have received many awards and accolades that we’re happy to share with you. We hope you’ll take a look at newspaper and magazine articles about the value we provide, and our many client reviews.

Our Vision


To build and renovate homes that are stylish, energy efficient and environmentally friendly, while exercising leadership in the critical field of sustainability.

RND Construction

Six reasons to Work with us

32 years

of experience

  • We offer a tailored approach to each construction project, because no two homes or homeowners are the same
  • Through our “integrated design process,” we sit down with you and the design team to hammer out details and make sure you’ll be happy with every aspect of the finished product
  • Because your trust is of paramount importance to us, we break down costs and let you know exactly where your money is going at all stages of construction
  • From inception to turnover, we keep you informed and endeavor to teach you lasting advice about caring for your home
  • If there are issues on site, we let you know what’s going on and how we are fixing it
  • We are more than happy to answer questions and make ourselves available to you

Ethical & Green

Focused

  • We take great pride in our work, meaning we go above and beyond typical industry standards to produce truly beautiful and sustainable homes
  • Our focus is on green homes, and we constantly look to new, better technology to incorporate into our business
  • We are active in the community, giving back to the wonderful city that supports us; we donate annually to the Diabetes Foundation, CHEO, the Ottawa Food Bank, and kids hockey programs
  • All of the left-over new materials from our new construction projects, as well as reusable materials from our renovations are donated to Habitat for Humanity
  • We are a LEED, R-2000*, NetZero, and EnergyStar licenced builder, always at the forefront of environmentally friendly innovation

Award-winning

Track Record

  • We are an award-winning builder, noted for our style and focus on green building
  • We have won 81 housing and professional awards (and counting!) from GOHBA, OHBA, CHBA, EnerQuality, and CaGBC

Warranty

Protection

  • All of our renovations are protected by a 2-year warranty
  • Through Tarion, new homes are covered for up to 7 years
  • Even after your warranty is up, we continue to support you for years to come

Exceptionally

skilled Staff

  • Our diverse staff has a vast knowledge base, boasting environmental, architectural, construction project management, construction estimating, interior design, building science, and business science degrees and experience
  • Many of our staff are trained in LEED, R-2000*, NetZero, and EnergyStar building standards
  • All of our site staff are trained in first aid, working at heights, WHMIS, and propane usage
  • We keep ourselves up to date on all the latest industry trends and knowledge

Industry

Association

  • Our president served as president of GOHBA from 2019-2021, and he also sits on the OHBA and CHBA boards, as well as the Canada NetZero Council.
  • He also goes out of his way to teach the community, via the home tour and presentations at Algonquin College
  • We will gladly make referrals to other industry professionals that we know and trust
  • We actively participate in GOHBA’s annual Reno Tour

Now you know who we are

Get to want us


  • RND has been in business since 1990, and we own our innovation center, office, and warehouse
  • We are uniquely flexible as a builder, able to build homes and renovate them equally well
  • We are ahead of the curve when it comes to Green Building technologies
  • We’ve held a Tarion Builder Licence since 1992
  • Since 2002, we’ve been “good standing” members of the Canadian Home Builder’s Association (CHBA), the Ontario Home Builder’s Association (OHBA), and the Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association (GOHBA)
  • We are a licensed builder for LEED, R-2000*, NetZero, and EnergyStar.
  • We maintain $5 million in general liability insurance, where the standard is $2 million
  • Our safety record has been, and continues to be immaculate with the Ministry of Labour and WSIB
  • We have excellent working relationships with leading architects, engineers, designers, and other housing consultants, as well as suppliers and subtrades
  • We maintain an excellent relationship with the City of Ottawa and Building Inspectors
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“It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money…that is all. When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the things it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better. There is hardly anything in the work that some man cannot make a little worse and sell for a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only, are this man’s lawful prey.”

John Ruskin, a 19th-century writer

What makes us

Our values

Environment

Our children will inherit the world we create. So we insist on being the leader in innovating and creating energy-efficient and environmentally friendly homes for the world that will be theirs.

Giving back

We believe we have a responsibility to give back to our community. We proudly support numerous charities with our time and donations. We educate industry peers, students, neighbours, and future clients by offering lectures and home tours. We actively participate in our local home builders’ associations.

Integrity

We act with the highest levels of professionalism, honesty, and fairness in all our relationships. This is something we do not compromise on.

Quality

It is never by accident that we produce quality. It is our intention mixed with effort, purposeful direction and skillful execution that takes us there. As a result, we provide thoughtful service, listen attentively and adapt to the changing needs of our clients.

Respect

We treat our team members, clients, subcontractors, consultants and suppliers with mutual respect and sensitivity, valuing all their individual contributions.

Safety

We ensure the health and safety of our staff, visitors and homeowners. We go above and beyond the legal requirement to promote an accident free workplace.

Service Excellence

We are dedicated to satisfying customers’ needs and honouring commitments with pride, enthusiasm, and dedication, which continue long after projects are completed.

    Our mission

    How we get it done

    Our mission transforms our vision into reality. It is who we are, what we value, and where our aspirations for the future of the environment, the community and our own operations lie. It is no coincidence that these elements are interconnected and depend on each other:

    Innovation


    We operate in a changing environment and proactively pursue creative ideas that can improve our construction processes.
    Our team takes a leadership position, embraces change and makes decisions that bring value as well as the opportunity to learn and share with each other and with the community.
    We stress educating the housing market on the benefits of sustainable homes through educational seminars, articles and site tours on green technologies and energy efficiency.

    Knowledge


    Collaboration


    We work alongside experts in the field and people with values similar to ours, people who believe in the uniqueness and environmental responsibility of sustainable communities.
    We build living environments for our clients and workplaces for our team that are safe and healthy.
    We always aim to reduce environmental impacts and greenhouse gases, improve indoor air quality, and eliminate volatile organic compound materials and finishes.

    Healthy Living


    Careers at RND


    We are looking to expand our work force and are currently seeking individuals to fill a variety of positions.