The Seattle waterfront at the turn of the 20th Century

The Century Club

Thirty four years before Washington became a state, the Laird Norton Company opened for business in Seattle. Like many of our business legends, the company is still around today, largely because of their ability to adapt with the times, understand their customers' needs and enjoy the many advantages the state affords businesses who want to succeed and grow. Following are the legendary Washington businesses that have stood the test of time and joined The Century Club.

1800s

1855 – Laird Norton Co., Seattle

1864 – Port Blakely Cos., Seattle

1868 – Bonney-Watson Co., Sea-Tac

1869 – Baker Boyer Bank, Walla Walla

1882 – MultiCare Health System

1883 – Jensen Distribution Services, Spokane

1883 – Little Skookum Shellfish Growers, Shelton

1884 – Witherspoon Kelley, Spokane

1885 – Jack's Country Store, Ocean Park

1886 – Merrill & Ring, Seattle

1887 – Owens Meats, Cle Elum

1888 – Burkhart Dental Supply, Tacoma

1889 – Avista Corporation, Spokane

1889 – Clise Properties, Inc., Seattle

1889 – Holaday-Parks Fabricators, Tukwila

1889 – Lane Powell PC, Seattle

1889 – Seattle Boiler Works, Seattle

1889 – Seattle-Tacoma Box, Kent

1890 – Banner Bank, Walla Walla

1890Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, Seattle

1890 – Haskell Corp., Bellingham

1890 – Merchant’s Café, Seattle

1890 – Merrill Gardens, Seattle

1890 – Simpson Lumber Co., Tacoma

1890 – Stanwood Hotel, Stanwood

1890 – Taylor Shellfish Farms, Shelton

1891 – Minnick-Hayner, Walla Walla

1891 – Franciscan Health Systems, Tacoma

1892 – The H.O. Seiffert, Co., Everett

1893 – Newman Burrows, Tukwila

1894 – Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Tacoma

1894 – Knutzen Farm, Burlington

1895 – Aldrich's Market, Port Townsend

1896 – Fitterer's, Inc., Ellensburg

1896 – Northwest Laboratories of Seattle, Inc., Seattle

1896 – Rainier Industries, Tukwila

1896 – The Seattle Times Co., Seattle

1897C.C. Filson, Co., Seattle

1897 – Captain’s Nautical Supplies, Seattle

1898 – Bargreen Coffee Co., Inc., Everett

1898 – Dunbar Jewelers, Inc., Yakima

1898 – Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Co., Enumclaw

1898 – Olympia Oyster Co., Shelton

1898 – Stanwood-Camano News, Inc., Stanwood

1899 – John Peth & Sons, Bow

1899 – Ye Old Curiosity Shop, Seattle

1900s

1900 – Merlino Foods, Seattle

1900 – Ewing & Clark, Seattle

1900 – Hallide Machinery Company, Inc., Enumclaw

1900 – Mutual Materials, Bellevue

1900 – PSF Industries, Seattle

1900 – Ritzville Drug Co., Ritzville

1900 – TW Carrol & Co., Tukwila

1900Weyerhaeuser, Federal Way

1901 – Campbell’s Resort, Lake Chelan

1901Nordstrom, Seattle

1901 – Star Rentals, Seattle

1902 – Black Diamond Bakery, Black Diamond

1902 – State Bank Northwest, Spokane Valley

1902 – Turner & Pease, Seattle

1902 – Washington Trust Bank, Spokane

1903 – Arlington Hardware & Lumber, Inc., Arlington

1903 – Gray Lumber Co., Tacoma

1903 – Helliesen Lumber & Supply, Yakima

1903 – Lucks Food Decorating Company - Tacoma

1903 – Kaufman Scroggs Co., Aberdeen

1903 – Keyes Packaging Corp., Wenatchee

1903 – Security State Bank, Centralia

1903 – The Napoleon Co., Bellevue

1904 – Karr Tuttle Campbell, Seattle

1904 – N.A. Degerstrom, Inc., Seattle

1904Seattle Railcar Company (Nucor Steel), Seattle

1904The Bartell Drug Co., Seattle

1905 – Automatic Wilbert Vault Co., Inc., Tacoma

1905 – Dennis Company, Raymond

1905Paccar, Inc., Bellevue

1905  – Petersen Brothers., Inc., Sumner

1905 – The Wenatchee World, Wenatchee

1906 – Hedlin's Farm, Mt. Vernon

1906 – Mills Bros. Menswear, Wenatchee

1906 – Olympia Federal Savings & Loan, Olympia

1907 – Ballard Sheet Metal Works, Inc., Seattle

1907 – Bekins Moving & Storage Co., Mountlake Terrace

1907 – Dunn Lumber, Seattle

1907 – Markey Machinery Co. Inc., Seattle

1907 – Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel Co., Seattle

1908 – Bank of Fairfield, Fairfield

1908 – Commercial Creamery Co., Spokane

1908 – K&H Printers-Lithographers, Inc., Everett

1908 – Kitsap Bank, Kitsap County

1908 – Lauck’s Testing Laboratories Inc., Seattle

1909 – Daily Ellensburg Record, Inc. Ellensburg

1909 – Johnson Cox Co., Inc., Tacoma

1909 – Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Seattle

1909 – Wilcox Family Farms, Roy

1910 – Albert Jensen & Son, Inc., Friday Harbor

1910 – Farmers New World Life Insurance, Mercer Island

1910 – Gebbers Farm, Inc., Brewster

1910 – North Star Glove Co., Tacoma

1910 – Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Seattle

1910 – Washington Fruit & Produce Co., Yakima

1911 – Kelleher Motor Co., Ellensburg

1911 – Redmond State Bank

1911 – R.H. Brown, Co., Seattle

1912 Ben Bridge Jewelers, Seattle

1912 – Blackstock Lumber Co., Inc. Seattle

1912 – Fox’s Gem Shop, Seattle

1912 – Kristoferson Farm, Camano Island

1912 – National Frozen Foods Corp., Seattle

1912 – Northern Fish Company, Tacoma

1912Pacific Lamp & Supply Co., Seattle

1912 – Perkins, Coie, Seattle

1912 – Rainier Connect, Tacoma

1912 Roman Meal Company, Tacoma

1912  Simpson Door Company, McCleary

1912 Three Girls Bakery, Seattle

1913 – Alaskan Copper Companies, Inc., Kent

1913 – Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Union

1913 – Buffelen Woodworking,  Tacoma

1913 – Hoffman Music Co., Spokane

1913 – Kern Funeral Home, Mount Vernon

1913 – Marine Supply and Hardware, Anacortes

1913 – Moss Adams, Seattle

1913 – Six Robblees, Inc., Tukwila

1914 – Apple King LLC, Yakima

1914Brown & Haley, Tacoma

1915 – Farmer's State Bank, Winthrop

1915 – National Sign Corporation, Seattle

1916 – The Boeing Company, Seattle

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