About Standley Systems

History

1934

Fred “Pop” Standley’s mother traded Indian-allotted land in Amber, OK to help him buy a building in downtown Chickasha, OK. Soon after, he opened The Fred Standley Typewriter Company, selling manual typewriters and 10-key adding machines.

1968

Fred’s stepsons, Jim and Don Elliott, who worked for their stepfather, bought the company renaming it Standley Office Machines to reflect their mission to stay ahead of industry trends and deliver products and services to facilitate the growth of their customers’ businesses.

1976

Jim Elliott’s son Tim grew up taking apart and cleaning typewriters and worked for his father and uncle as a teen (he also sacked groceries and milked a cow to sell the milk for a dollar a gallon). Tim joined the family business the day he graduated high school.

1982

Standley Systems opens an office in Lawton, Oklahoma to better serve southwestern Oklahoma.

1985

Tim took over the business at age 27.

1989

Standley Systems branches out to Oklahoma City through the purchase of NuTech and later moves into the Oil Center West Tower in OKC. Standley acquires Woolsey’s Office Products in Duncan, Oklahoma and it expands its reach in southern Oklahoma.

1990

Don Elliott’s son, and current COO, Greg Elliott joined the company.

1995

Standley opens Ardmore office to serve southern Oklahoma. Allen Systems of Ardmore is acquired.

2000

They changed the name to Standley Systems to reflect its full range of products and solutions.

2006

Tulsa location added to better serve Eastern Oklahoma.

2008

Tim’s son Blake joined Standley Systems as Director of Operations, representing the fourth generation of this premier family-owned and operated Oklahoma business.

2018

Standley acquires Ricoh’s Oklahoma clients and expands in Tulsa and northwest Oklahoma through the acquisition of Document Imaging Solutions and Enid Typewriter Company.

2019

Blake Elliott, son of Tim Elliott, joins ownership team.

 

Standley celebrates 80 years of serving Oklahoma businesses with the technology they need.

Core Values

We are Guided by Christian Values
We Build Legendary Relationships
We Delight in Generosity
We Go the Extra Mile
We Deliver Relevant Solutions
We Embrace and Drive Change

 

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