Learn more about Amsted by reading our latest news or watching our informative videos. If you’d like Amsted’s latest projects and special announcements delivered directly to your inbox, simply sign up for our quarterly newsletter at the bottom of this page.
News + Video
August 5, 2021
If you love a dramatic renovation before and after, we have the goods for you today. Amsted Design-Build owner Steve Barkhouse appeared on CTV News at Noon to share how we transformed a house in the Civic Hospital area.
The home, which originally had a traditional Arts & Crafts style, became a modern, airy living space with plenty of natural light.
March 5, 2021
What was once a dark and dreary unfinished basement is now a light and bright oasis the whole family can enjoy! Our president and founder, Steve Barkhouse, sheds some light on this dramatic basement renovation with CTV News.
April 27, 2021
Our very own Steve Barkhouse, President and Owner of Amsted Design-Build, shares his experience in an Ottawa Citizen feature, about how renovations trends have changed this year due to the pandemic. Check out the article here!
May 31, 2021
A Westboro family completed their renovations just before the pandemic hit. They were prepared for the repeated stay-at-home orders without even knowing it! Anita Murray of the Kitchissippi Times brings us their story. Check out the article here
January 15, 2021
In September, Amsted President, Steve Barkhouse, joined Leanne Cusack on CTV News at Noon to share the on-site protocols being observed during Covid-19. Our construction team is well equipped with safety measures designed to keep homeowners, staff and tradespeople safe.
January 20, 2020
What do you need to know about designated substances? In part 2 of his latest appearance on CTV News at Noon, Amsted’s Steve Barkhouse explains a homeowner’s responsibilities when it comes to asbestos and other designated substances.