About Us


Values like honesty, integrity, accountability, and a strong sense of community continue to be 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.

Chown is inspired by a strong belief in community. We are motivated by our trust in the core values of our founding family members. We treat our fellow employees and customers with consideration, dignity, and respect and create safety and purpose for our employees, customers and neighbors. We are empowered to provide solutions and are continually committed to improving our knowledge and abilities.

And we just happen to sell beautifully designed and intelligently crafted products for your home and business.


Kyle Chown
Kyle ChownPresident
David Chown
David ChownVice President
Fred Chown
Fred ChownChairman of the Board
Jeff Hawes
Jeff HawesCommercial Division Manager
Nathanael Chown
Nathanael ChownRegional Showroom Manager
Tracie Brackett
Tracie Brackett Marketing Director

Our Showrooms

Chown Hardware was founded in Portland, OR on Sept. 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 2020, Chown launched their third location in Seattle’s SoDo district.

Portland Showroom
Bellevue Showroom
Seattle Showroom