BBB Accredited Business Profile

Chown Inc

Chown Inc

(503) 243-6500

Chown Inc

138 years in business
333 NW 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97209-2609
Fax Numbers
  • (503) 243-6519
  • (800) 758-7654
Additional Phone Numbers
  • (800) 547-1930
BBB File Opened: 09/01/1976
Business Started: 09/15/1879
Business Started Locally: 09/15/1879
Business Incorporated: 09/01/1918 in OR
Type of Entity
Business Management
  • Mr. Fred R Chown, President
Business Category
  • Builders Hardware
  • Door Repair
  • Building Materials
  • Door Closers
  • Commercial Doors
  • Hardware Sales
  • Retail Light Fixtures
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Locksmith
  • Security System Monitors

Products & Services
kitchen and bathroom hardware
Alternate Business Names
  • Chown Hardware
  • Chown Openings
  • Chown Security
Licensing, Bonding or Registration
This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.
Methods of Payment
  • Cash Checks and credit cards Visa, Master card, American Express 
Refund & Exchange Policy: 

stock items - no questions asked if unused, in original packaging and returned within 45 days.

Non-stock items are returnable only with manaufacturer approval and are subject to a restocking fee.

Special order items are not returnable



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This company offers commercial and residential hardware for doors and cabinets, residential plumbing fixtures for kitchens and bathrooms,residential lighting, commercial hollow metal doors and frames, locksmith supplies, access control products, and video surveillance products.

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Chown Inc

Chown Inc


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