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About Us

Design Specialties is a manufacturer of custom, high quality fireplace doors, screens and other specialty hearth accessories.  We are located in Milwaukee, WI and we have been in business since 1983. We are recognized as the leading product and design innovator in the industry. 

We realize that the fireplace is the focal point of your room.  With our wide variety of door styles and finishes we can manufacture the perfect custom glass fireplace door for your taste and décor.  Our innovations have included:

  • Full-vision glass doors – eliminated the vertical metal strips providing a clear, uninterrupted view of the fire.
  • Patented “glass to glass” corner units.
  • Anodized and powder coated aluminum frames offering beautiful and unique profiles and finishes.
  • Custom laser cut steel designs that allow you the ultimate customized door for your home.
  • Numerous “hand finish” options that range from the most rustic look to cutting edge contemporary looks.

Our products range from cost-effective, lower price doors to one-of-a-kind doors handcrafted by artists.  We are the clear market leader for glass doors for both factory-built  and masonry fireplaces.  Our flexible designs and wide product offerings makes us the manufacturer of choice for designers across the country.  Our state of the art 40,000 square foot factory features laser cutting and powder coating operations that allow us to have the fastest lead times in the industry.  
Our products are sold exclusively through a network of specialty hearth retailers across the US and Canada.  Our outstanding dealers can provide the service and recommendations to ensure you receive the best product available.  See our dealer search page to locate a dealer.
If you have any questions, please contact us and we will respond promptly to your request.  Thank you for visiting our website.

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time