Chown Hardware

About Chown

Welcome to Chown Hardware, we are a 137-year-old, 5th Generation, American Family Business located in Portland Oregon and Bellevue Washington. Our services and products protect and secure your workplace and protect and beautify your home. For Your Workplace, we are your trusted partner that sells and supports tailored and correct security solutions spanning both mechanical and electronic security systems. For Your Home, we are experts in residential door and cabinet hardware, decorative plumbing and lighting. We make sure you receive the right product to match your unique style. Chown Hardware opened for business in Portland, Oregon on September 15, 1879. Chown is still family-owned and operated; Fred Chown is the CEO and David Chown is the CFO.



Building a dream home or renovating tired space can be invigorating, frightening and oh so rewarding.
Let us help you craft the home of your dreams.

  • Decorative Plumbing for bathrooms & Kitchens
  • Fine Architectural Hardware
  • Distinctive Lighting
  • Complimented by a spectacular cabinet hardware presentation


The Right Team:
Our team will be with you from planning to implementation. Whether you're designing a brand new building or retrofitting an existing one, our sales and security consultants, specification writers and installation technicians & electricians will work with you at every step to ensure you have the optimal solution for every door opening and access control requirement.

Our service and support includes:

  • Specification & Design Services
  • Security & Safety Assessments
  • Installation & Master Key Expertise
  • Certified & Licensed Electricians
  • Engineering & Project Management
  • Consultation & Technical Support
  • On-going Service & Maintenance for Complete Satisfaction