Standard TV & Appliance was founded by Clement and Hazel Gander as Standard Refrigeration.
The well-known storefront on SE Woodstock opened with the Gander family living in a small house attached to the store.
Bill Gander, Clement and Hazel’s son, assumes management with six employees.
Clement retires, Bill Gander buys the remaining company stock. Standard grows to twelve employees.
Standard outgrows the Woodstock store & relocates to its current SE 82nd location, one of the biggest appliance showrooms in the nation.
Sales operations expanded to Tigard and Beaverton stores (previously operated as Doughty’s Appliance).
Warehouse & delivery operations move to a new 72,000 sq. ft. site near the main store on SE 82nd.
Standard opens a new 17,000 sq. ft. store in Bend – the largest appliance showroom in Central Oregon.
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.
Contract sales reemphasized.
Standard store opens on Sandy Blvd in Portland’s Hollywood district.
Standard begins selling online orders.
John Kreidel begins his tenure as Standard’s first COO.
In contrast to our large size, we're proud to provide a superior & more personal shopping experience over the big box stores.
Our salespeople receive extensive training on every brand and product we carry. With their expertise you gain a valuable partner who can help you select the best item for your home: one that fits exactly what you’re looking for and lives up to the high standards important to you.
Our large selection of appliances, mattresses, and electronics allows a comparison of products from over 40 different brands, and 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!
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!
When you call Standard, there's no confusing automated phone system to navigate through. We have live operators manning our phones who are happy to help you find the answers you need and make personalized recommendations.
Our service staff is factory-trained and a part of our in-house organization, not contracted out to third parties. For your convenience, we can schedule service calls Monday-Saturday.
For any item in stock, our professionally-trained delivery staff will deliver your new purchase the same day and even haul away your old product (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-in appliances is also available.
Our stores feature custom-designed live-operating kitchens where you can explore layout, functionality, and design featuring top end appliances. Marvel at the artist's beautiful craftsmanship and presentation displayed at our Portland, Beaverton, and Bend stores. Come in and be inspired to take your kitchen design to the next level.
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