OUR STORY

Lauxes Grates (trading under Lauxes Products) is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most exclusive designers and manufacturers of versatile indoor/outdoor drainage solutions. Established in 2010, our developers have over 20 years combined trade experience and with this knowledge have created unique and innovative products to meet Australia and New Zealand specifications.

With Head Office located on the Gold Coast, Queensland and additional warehouses in Western Australia and Victoria, Lauxes Grates supplies a vast range of unique, cost effective and versatile drainage solutions for indoor and outdoor wet areas. Available through over 1032 wholesalers (and growing daily), our in-depth product knowledge has kept us ahead of the competition.

All our products have been customised and developed to the highest level and are certified under the WaterMark Certification Scheme in accordance with the Australian Technical Specifications 5200.040.

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Why Choose Us?

Our skilled team of industry professionals are happy to answer to questions or provide options for any type of application/install. We understand that square pegs don’t fit into round holes, which is why we developed a product designed by trade for trade as a problem solver. Our customisable options and ease of on-site install made us a builder’s choice and functionality, durability and affordability made us the number one consumer choice!

MEET THE CEO

Tim Dawson, CEO and Founder of Lauxes Grates, shares his insights into the business leadership and the rapid success of his company.

MEET THE TEAM

Tim Dawson
CEO / ENTREPRENEUR /MASTER MANIFESTOR

Tim is the genius behind our innovative grates. He is also an inspiring leader who always encourages us to be the best we can. Tim enjoys family time on weekends with his wife and three children, challenging himself at True Grit or Tough Mudder events and changing the world “ONE GRATE AT A TIME”.

Beau Algeri
PRODUCT ADVOCATE/ FAMILY GUY / COMMUNITY HERO

Beau really knows his stuff, ask him anything about installing grates and you’ll get the very best advice. When he’s not on the road for Lauxes you’ll find him enjoying family time. Beau loves to show off his BBQ skills with family and friends.

Leza Shaw
BUZZ ZONE DIVISION LEADER / POCKET ROCKET / HOBBYIST

Leza lives and breathes our core value of ‘we make shit happen’ and that is exactly what she does by breaking through barriers to introduce Lauxes Grates to the world. She is driven and persists till she gets the results she is working toward. We absolutely love her ‘never quit’ attitude. In her home life, Leza is always creating something new for her home, friends or family.

Vai Nomani
HEAD OF OPERATIONS / FIXO MAN / MR SMOOTH

Having learnt from the best, Vai is your go to man for technical knowledge of our products. Quite often Vai will be quietly working on refining a process to ensure our products move around the country the most efficient way possible. Out of the office, you'll find Vai playing footy, coaching his team or being a social butterfly after dark.

Barb Dawson
HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES/ PEOPLE PERSON/WELLNESS ADVOCATE

Barb is a real people person and her warm friendly manner is very engaging when connecting with team members. She has an innate ability to find absolute gold when attracting new team players. Out of the office, you can find Barb attending Boot Camp Fitness sessions, being a Super-Nan and meal prepping for the week ahead.

Midi Yang
HEAD OF FINANCE/ GADGET MAN / CAR FANATIC

Midi is a whiz with numbers and can create magic to produce reports and projections that show us the way to success. He is a bit of a geek too as he loves his technology.

Alma Gerbavec
CULTURE DIVISION LEADER / ANIMAL LOVER / HOLISTIC MOTIVATOR

Alma reminds us of our Value "We stay Hungry" because she is always challenging herself to be a better version of herself. Alma's kind and chatty nature makes her a perfect fit for our team. Out of the office, you can find Alma with her nose buried in a book honing her knowledge of the world while patting one of her three kitties and spending time with loved ones.

Matt Tusa
WAREHOUSE MANAGER QLD /QUIET ACHIEVER / FAMILY GUY

Matt keeps the grates rolling out the door with all care taken for their long journey interstate or overseas. Nothing is too much trouble for Matt who is always in good spirit and sometimes entertains us as he sings along to music.

Lou Di Rito
FIELD STATE LEADER SA / FAMILY MAN / CHARITY MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST

Lou keeps his finger on the pulse when it comes to his SA customers. His vast industry knowledge and welcoming personality makes him your go to man. When he's not out and about traveling the state, he can generally be found spending time with his family or watching his beloved Adelaide Crows play.

Justin Corke
HEAD OF SALES / R & D / FITNESS FANATIC

Justin is our 'SUPERSTAR' he throws himself into any task. From handyman to Video star and Head of Sales. His charismatic charm has the ladies swooning, but we love him because he is a funny, easy going larrikin.

Georgie Crane
HEAD OF MARKETING / CREATIVE MASTER

Georgie has an eye for detail and always puts her best foot forward to make sure Lauxes is represented in a quality way. We think Georgie is ideal and precise with an influencing nature. Outside of Lauxes Georgie is a GRATE role model for her kids, encouraging and enabling them to follow their dreams.

Darren Riekie
FIELD STATE LEADER WA / GO GETTER / ACTION MAN

Dazza is our multi-talented, self-motivating go getter. When he is not packing orders, you'll find him on the blower making sure our WA distributors are well looked after. We think he is just an all-round grate guy.

Marion Vista
VA / LAUXES ALARM CLOCK / SUPER AUNT

Marion is our quiet achiever who is working hard behind the scenes to make magic happen and on time. She tackles anything we throw at her and always exceeds our expectations. Never underestimate Marion’s knowledge, she knows what makes all departments tick. Marion enjoys shopping and spending time with her sweet niece when she’s not working.

Arthur Huang
FINANCIAL GURU / AVID GAMER/GOLD NUGGET

When it comes to all things finance, Arthur is the king. Nothing gets past him until every detail is correct, which is why we love him on our team. Arthur might seem like the quiet type, but he loves a good chinwag and lets rip with some cracker one liners.

James Rogers
INVENTORY & LOGISTICS LEADER / SPORTS FANATIC / SELF STARTER

We think James is a superstar, he lives and breathes our culture and always displays Positive Outcome Focussed Language. James is a very proactive team member. It's important to James that he travels regularly, and we love hearing stories about his adventures. Clearly, he prefers colder climates as his ideal destination is Queenstown NZ. Brrrr….

Terry Jane
FIELD STATE LEADER VIC/TAS / GUITAR HERO / FOOTY FAN

When it comes to knowledge & experience there is no one better than Terry to be on the road in VIC representing Lauxes Grates. We love that Terry hits the ground running each day to bring grate value when building relationships with our wholesalers. In his time off Terry plays guitar, enjoys going on trips with his wife, loves AFL and is a passionate supporter of the Geelong Football Club.

Johhny Tamati (JT)
WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR QLD / BIG CHEESE / SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

JT brings grate energy and big smiles to the team. A powerhouse in our QLD dispatch that caresses your grates like chop sticks. In case you were wondering - Yes, he lifts bro!

Casey Mawer
HQ DIVISION LEADER / POFL MASTER / MS DELIGHT

Casey has acquired super powers in communication through her love of travel and adventure. Her ability to listen before taking action means you will get to your solution sooner rather than later. Casey strengthens our team to 'Trust in the Process'. Outside of Lauxes Casey is passionate about creating memories with the people she loves.

Ellen Joy Flores
VA / LOVES TO SING / QUIET ACHIEVER

Keeping it all nice and tidy behind the scenes is what Ellen does best. She assists in making sure our databases are up to date and in sync with each other. She loves chocolate and enjoys it when the family discuss their day over dinner.

Jessie Leung
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE & REPORTING GURU / BEACH LOVER / OBLIGING

Jessie is a breath of fresh air in our accounts department and her expertise means our finance team is the best there is. Being outdoors or at the beach is where you’ll find Jessie spending time with the family.

Kara Gibbs
PEOPLE DIVISION LEADER / MUMMA / SOLUTION SEEKER

Kara’s bubbly and positive outlook is why she was the perfect candidate for her role. She brings with her the tools and mindset to achieve both personally and professionally. Kara thrives on understanding the underlying reason for everything and enjoys the simple pleasures and surprises in life.

Allen Huang
INVOICING OFFICER/THE FLASH/MR CHEERFUL

Allen is the perfect addition to the accounts team as he takes everything in his stride and vibes on making those around him happy. He is always being the best version of himself and if you think you could beat him at processing orders then think again, that is why we call him the flash.

Sue Fisher
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OFFICER/ALTRUISTIC/LAMINATION WHIZ

Sue fits our HQ team like a glove. She is always striving to be and do better and treats others with kindness. She is the first to step in to help and our valued distributors are her pride and joy. She is a whiz with the laminator and has an itch that stationery scratches. We love Sue because she is the perfect fit for the culture we have here at Lauxes.

Mariano Juarez – MULTIMEDIA ARTIST/PERCEPTIVE/PIZZA AFICIONADO

Mariano (Nano) loves to design, create and question the status quo, giving life to our core value “we don’t do boring”. His ability to see things differently coupled with his design skills strengthen our winning team. He loves to play football or futsal regularly and believes that pineapple does in fact belong on pizza.

Barbara Leefhelm – MULTIMEDIA ARTIST/IMAGINATIVE/SURFER

Barbara (Barbi) has hit the ground running since joining our team. We think she adds special magic into our Lauxes concoction with her determination and desire for the best possible creative outcome within the Marketing department. Her fun, down to earth nature makes us so grateful to have her as part of our team. In Barbara’s down time she loves to surf, travel and enjoy good food.

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UNIQUE DESIGN

What makes Lauxes Grates stand apart from the rest is the unique design. We have spent years of development to finally arrive at the best material and channel structure for the job. A Lauxes grate will not only look good, but last a lifetime doing the job it was designed for.
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