Get to know the Chown Commercial Division
Chown Commercial History
Chown Hardware was founded in Portland, Oregon on September 15th, 1879 by F. R. Chown and is the oldest family-owned architectural hardware company in North America.
Located in the magnificent Pacific Northwest, our commercial and residential divisions are intent on presenting, selling, and supporting the finest products available.
From our humble beginnings selling the first hunting and fishing licenses in the State of Oregon to where we are today, Chown has guided six generations to create both comfortable and secure spaces for homes and work places all over the Pacific Northwest.
Through the Years
Left to right: 1. Photo of young David, Fred, Steve, Frank looking over catalog. 2. Frank Chown, 1967.
3. Chown Family 1977. 4. Chown Family 1994.
Commercial Division Manager
Estimator Outside Sales
Commercial Outside Sales
Access Control Sales
Mark Morton, AHC
Architectural Hardware Division Manager