Plumbing, Lighting and Hardware showroom Chown Hardware is the oldest family owned architectural hardware distributor in North America offering commercial hardware, residential hardware and residential decorative plumbing. Door hardware and plumbing fixtures require expertise not found at the local hardware retailer or “big box” chain stores. Chown employees are specialists in these products and participate in continuing education to ensure complete satisfaction. We are dedicated to providing the finest products at great prices while maintaining the highest level of customer service in the industry.