Established in 1879, Chown Hardware is a family-owned architectural hardware distributor that offers commercial and residential hardware and decorative plumbing products. It offers water dispensers and filters, door operators, exit alarms, magnetic door releases, power supplies, door knobs, switches and tub sets. The company also provides shower rods, gate boxes, towel bars, tissue holders, door bolts, candle holders, switch plates and door guards. Chown Hardware additionally offers various furniture hardware products, including cable sets, chest handles, corner braces, bearings and lid supports. In addition, the company provides various services, such as end user training, system design, and installation and support. Chown Hardware maintains a location in Portland, Ore.