About Standley Systems

At Standley, we take care of business technology needs by putting faith, community, and people first.

 

A Family Business That’s Here for Oklahoma

From its earliest days, Standley Systems has always provided for the technology needs of Oklahoma businesses. The Fred Standley Typewriter Company opened in 1934 in Chickasha, selling typewriters and adding machines for the next thirty years. 

In the late 60’s, Fred Standley’s stepsons Jim and Don Elliott bought the company, renaming it Standley Office Machines: a name change that reflected Standley’s commitment to staying ahead of technological trends. Over the following decades, they expanded their offerings and their reach, opening offices in additional locations across the state. 

Standley has always been a family business, and a strong commitment to family values is what drives the company’s success. Today, the leadership of Tim Elliott (CEO), Greg Elliott (COO), and Blake Elliott (VP/Operations) is centered on treating everyone as family, from their team to their many clients across each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. 

With a dedicated service team, a complete range of office technology services, and a people-first way of doing business, Standley Systems is the number one technology partner for companies anywhere in Oklahoma.

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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 Office Machines opens an office in Lawton, Oklahoma to better serve southwestern Oklahoma.

1985

Tim took over the business at age 27.

1989

Standley Office Machines branches out to Oklahoma City through the purchase of NuTech and later moves into the Oil Center West Tower in OKC.

Standley Office Machines 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 Chickasha is acquired.

2000

Standley Office Machines changes their 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.

2013

Standley establishes an office in the historic Sherman Iron Works building in the Bricktown district of downtown Oklahoma City. The OKC Technology Showroom hosts 10,000 square feet of technology demo space as well as housing OKC service and sales teams.

2015

Standley Systems expands its reach in northeast Oklahoma with the purchase of Metro Computer Solutions.

Standley acquires Kay Office Equipment to add an office in Ponca City to better serve northern Oklahoma. 

2017

Standley acquires Ricoh’s Oklahoma clients as a trusted Ricoh - Savin dealership.

2018

Standley Systems grows the business in northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa metro with the purchase of Document Imaging Systems.

Standley acquires Enid Typewriter Company to better serve northwestern Oklahoma. 

2019

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

Standley Systems purchases Professional Office Equipment in Ardmore.

2020

Standley Systems purchases the historic Professional Office Equipment building on Main Street in Ardmore for expansion in southeast Oklahoma.

2021

Standley Systems opens a new Tulsa office and showroom in Broken Arrow.

2022

Standley acquires Broken Arrow-based Landmark Business Systems, expanding its presence and reach in northeast Oklahoma.

 

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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