About

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.

Team

Kyle Chown

Kyle Chown
President

David Chown

David Chown
Vice President

Jeff Hawes

Jeff Hawes
Commercial Division Manager

Brendon Panasewich

Brendon Panasewich
Commercial Sales Manager

Ramiro Arreola

Ramiro Arreola
Commercial Outside Sales

Tom West

Tom West
Commercial Outside Sales

Johnny Breninger

Johnny Breninger
Access Control Sales

Mark Morton

Mark Morton
Contract Manager

Departments

Service, Installation & Locksmithing
dispatch@chown.com
1-503-243-6582

Fire Door Inspection
dispatch@chown.com
1-503-243-6582