About Us


Standard TV & Appliance was founded by Clement and Hazel Gander in 1947 as Standard Refrigeration. The well-known storefront on SE Woodstock was opened in 1952 with the Gander family living in a small house attached. Since then, the company has grown to over 275 employees with 4 locations (Portland(2), Beaverton and Bend).

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Other Milestones in Our History

1972

Bill Gander, Clement and Hazel's son, assumes management with six employees.

1981

Clement retires - Bill Gander buys the remaining company stock. Standard grows to twelve employees.

1997

Standard outgrows the Woodstock store and relocates to its current SE 82nd Avenue location - one of the biggest appliance showrooms in the Nation.

1998

Sales operations expand to Tigard and Beaverton stores (previously operated as Doughty's Appliance).

2001

Standard acquires George Smith Appliance.

2002

Warehouse and Delivery operations move to a new 72,000 sq. ft. site near the main store on SE 82nd.

2003

Standard opens a new 17,000 sq. ft. store in Bend - the largest appliance showroom in Central Oregon.

2006

Standard store opens on Hall Blvd. in Beaverton, with one of the largest displays of live appliances in the Western US showcasing 17 live kitchens - all designed by local designers and cabinet builders.

Throughout our history, Standard has aimed to bring the best and most innovative products to its customers at the lowest price. Standard is Oregon's largest independent appliance dealer and has been committed to our customers' total satisfaction for 60 years.

The Standard Difference

Standard TV & Appliance is one of Oregon's largest appliance, electronics and mattress retailer. We're proud to provide a superior shopping experience over the big box stores.

Knowledgeable Sales Staff

Our Sales People receive extensive training on every product line we carry. With their expertise you gain a valuable partner who can help you select the best item for your home.

Large Selection of Brands

Our Large Selection allows you to compare products from over 40 different brands. With more than 18,000 items in stock, you're sure to find just what you need. No one has a larger selection of top of the line appliances displayed on their showroom floor.

We Will Meet or Beat Any Price

Our Low Price Guarantee assures you we will meet or beat any locally advertised price. Get the lowest prices in the area on all the products we sell. We will not be undersold, guaranteed!

Talk to a Human Being

When you call Standard, there's no confusing automated phone system to navigate to get help. We have live operators manning our phones who are happy to help you find the answers you need.

Our Own Service Department

Our service staff is factory trained and part of our organization, not contracted out to third parties. We can order parts for same day fulfillment and schedule service calls Monday - Saturday.

One Call Does It All

At Standard TV & Appliance, you have one point of contact throughout your entire shopping experience. Whenever you need advice, information, delivery or install changes, service or purchase history, you will always work with the same dedicated sales person. Your sales representative is your partner in the care of your products, arranging services and overcoming obstacles.

Same Day Delivery

Our professionally trained delivery staff will bring your new purchase the same day and haul away your old product on any item in stock - within our delivery area. Please note that same day delivery needs to be reserved by 1 PM and has limited availability. Ask your sales representative for details. Professional installation of built-ins is also available.

Designer Kitchens

Our stores feature custom designed live operating kitchens. Marvel at the artist's beautiful craftsmanship and presentation displayed at our Portland, Beaverton and Bend stores. Come in and take a look at these dreamy kitchen designs for yourself.