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We aim to exceed our customers’ expectations for innovation, quality, selection, price and delivery while maintaining our position as the leading producer of decorative floor registers in North America.

Innovative Approaches

Decor Grates’ first floor registers were initially cast out of brass, which was a very labor-intensive process. To alleviate this problem, stamping dies were created to produce brass tops, substantially reducing the labor costs associated with cast registers.
Decor Grates began selling wood register designs in 1998, having discovered their growth in popularity. However, the initial design most manufacturers were using was very labour intensive. Decor Grates needed a competitive edge in pricing and design. The company was able to achieve both by purchasing a CNC router. Use of this router system reduced the labour required in the production process and provided Decor Grates with the ability to manufacture both slotted and scroll designs.
In the fall of 2001, Decor Grates began replacing the traditional steel damper boxes used with grates to a plastic version. The new plastic damper boxes were able to offer major advantages that directly influenced productivity and profitability. The purchase cost of plastic boxes was lower per unit than for steel. Plastic damper boxes also required no assembly allowing employees to spend more time finalizing product development – allowing Decor Grates to meet the ever-increasing demand of products. Much needed working capital was also freed up by reducing work in progress, raw materials and damper box components. Decor Grates now has the widest range of decorative design styles for floor registers, including the original ‘Decor Scroll,’ Victorian Scroll, Abstract, Art Deco, Oriental, Slotted, Louvered and Lattice designs. Decor Grates continues to develop new materials, designs and finishes to further expand the variety of products offered to clients.

Our Operating Philosophy

At Decor Grates, we sincerely believe our employees are our greatest strength; we are committed to treating each of them fairly – with dignity and respect. To protect the health and safety of our employees, we have always taken measures to ensure that our processes are environmentally sound.
We value innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Our management team exercises these qualities regularly as they strive to preserve and enhance Decor Grates’ position as a leader in the market.

Our Team

Ralph Oosterhuis, CEO

Ralph works in partnership with Owen, directing all aspects of the business. Ralph helps drive strategy, new product development and company growth, ensuring Decor Grates remains customer-focused. He also assists with the development of new business opportunities. Ralph was recognized for his leadership in 2002 as Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Owen Carroll, COO

Owen works in partnership with Ralph, directing all aspects of the business. Owen helps drive strategy, new product development and company growth, ensuring Decor Grates remains customer-focused. He also assists with the development of new business opportunities.

Amer Ryatt, Operations and Purchasing Manager 

An integral part of the management team, Amer manages all domestic and overseas purchasing. Amer additionally works with Owen to manage inventory levels, implement and monitor quality control processes, and reduce costs, wherever possible.  


Christina Reid, Customer Service Manager

An integral part of the management team, Christina manages our order processing and customer service functions. Christina keeps the office feeling bright and motivated with her bubbly personality.

Maureen Eberhardt, Human Resources

An integral part of the management team, Maureen has been with the company for over 35-years. In her tenure, Maureen has watched the company grow and evolve into the industry leader that it is today.

Emily R, Lead Designer

Working in the Graphic Design industry for 10 years, Emily is an integral part of the DG team. Emily manages all things creative including; our website, social media, print and digital assets, as well as content creation for our distribution partners.

Owen Carroll Jr, CFO

Owen joined DGI as CFO in late 2021 and is the son of co-owner Owen Sr., COO. Coming from Ernst and Young Toronto, he is a CPA and Licensed Public Accountant in the province of Ontario and brings a youthful energy to the business. Owen is responsible for the day-to-day operations and is ably assisted in this regard by Amer Ryatt.

Derek Cooney, Plant Manager

An integral part of the management team, Derek oversees the day to day production, assembly, warehousing and shipping activities. Additionally Derek works with Amer to maximize productivity and reduce costs, wherever possible.

Prakhar Kapoor, Business Data Analyst

Prakhar joined the DG team in February 2022 as a Business Data Analyst and has been an integral part of the DG team since. Prakhar is responsible for managing payments from customers and preparing monthly performance review and analysis reports. He also directly assists the CFO with the reporting and forecasting requirements of the business.


Decor Grates is proud to be a member of a number of Trade and Professional Associations.

Charitable Involvement

Decor Grates is a proud sponsor of the Princess Margaret Hospital Lottery, providing luxury floor grates towards the build of the grand prize show homes.

Decor Grates is proud to be a National Partner with Habitat for Humanity. We provide floor & wall/ceiling registers to be sold throughout the re-store locations across Canada.

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Find the perfect match for your home or build

Offering a wide range of high quality grilles and registers at an affordable price, Decor Grates has become a popular option for builders and new home owners. Decor Grates’ products are easy to install and offer unique solutions to improve indoor air quality.

There’s a grate style to match any decor.

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