Family Owned & Operated Since 1879. North America’s oldest family-run architectural hardware company built on a foundation of quality service as it locates and simplifies access to the world’s finest lifestyle products for the home. Honesty, integrity, accountability, and a strong sense of community are the foundation stones of Chown Hardware. The Chown family instills upon their team and their customers a sense of belonging as an extension of that family and those values that have sustained the Chown legacy for more than 140 years. “And we just happen to sell beautifully designed and intelligently crafted products for your home and business.” Chown Hardware was founded in Portland, Oregon on September 15th, 1879. In 1971, Eleanor Chown saw her vision of a boutique design showroom come to fruition as the Chown Showcase continues to carry her reputation for excellence, quality service, and premium products. In 2001 Chown Hardware honored their matriarch Eleanor Chown’s passion to see quality interior products become more accessible to the Pacific Northwest and expanded to Bellevue, Washington. In September of 2019 Chown launched their third location in Seattle’s SODO district, which opened in July of 2020.