Sales Decorating Centre is a family-owned, small business located in the picturesque town of Paris, ON., that supplies a diverse array of interior decorating materials, from wallpapers to paints. We have been serving generations of customers for the past 54 years.
About Our Company
In March 1962, Herb Sales, along with his wife Annie, established Sales Decorating Centre in Paris. Herb, a professional painter, and paperhanger, who had learned the trade from his father, decided he would need something to occupy his time when he couldn’t climb the ladder anymore.
The first store was very small, no cash register, just an antiquated adding machine, and all transactions were handwritten and recorded in ledgers. Paint came pre-mixed, with limited colors right from the factory. Wallpaper and borders were very popular but again selection was limited.
As business increased, we changed locations three times to bigger stores and better locations in the main business block of Paris. By the time of the last move to this location, Herb and Annie had retired and bought this building so there would be a permanent home for the business (with great landlords).
In 2000, Herb and Annie’s middle daughter, Susan was the sole owner of the business and now has her oldest daughter, Kim working alongside her. Father to son to daughter to daughter!!!
As Paris expands, we try to treat each customer as an individual and welcome them as you would a friend into your home. We still have some customers who have dealt with us for the last 50 years, as well as their children and grandchildren.
Annie, now 93, can still be found sitting at our consultation table looking out the front window, watching all the activity on the street and greeting the customers or sharing a story or laugh. Herb passed away January 12, 2012, at the age of 91. Herb and his father’s legacy lives on through his daughter, granddaughter and possibly one day his great-grandchildren and the business he and Annie founded 54 years ago, his pride and joy – SALES DECORATING CENTRE.
Top-Notch Service With a Small Local Business Feel
Since our beginning, our goal has been to build trusted, personal relationships with all of our customers. We take pride in our superior customer service, experience, and knowledge. Our commitment to our customers is an unforgettable experience to achieve their vision.