HISTORY

Fred Standley, Company Founder

2015
2015

Ponca City Technology Portal Ribbon Cutting

2015

2015
2015

Lawton Technology Portal Ribbon Cutting

2015

2015
2015

Ardmore Technology Portal Ribbon Cutting

2015

2015
2015

Kay Office Equipment, Ponca City, OK Acquisition - The acquisition of Kay Office Equipment expanded Standley Systems reach and coverage to better serve our clients in Kay County and Northeastern Oklahoma

2015

2015
2015

Tulsa Metro Business Solutions, Tulsa, OK Acquisition - With the acquisition of Tulsa Metro Business Solutions, Standley Systems expanded its reach with added products and services, such as in shop repair.

2015

2014

Standley Systems unveils its new logo celebrating 80 years of history.

2014

2013
2013

Oklahoma City 10,000-square-foot showroom and offices opens in the restored 1928 Sherman Iron Works building in Bricktown. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

2013

2010
2010

Standley's took ownership of the old Homeland store to convert to a new warehouse.

2010

2010

3D printing technology, in development since the 1980s, becomes commercially available. Standley Systems adds 3D printers to its product line in 2013.

2010

2009
2009

The Tulsa location joined Standley Systems in 2006. This photo was taken from the 2009 ribbon cutting event when the office moved to downtown.

2009

2008

Blake Elliott-son of CEO Tim and great grandson of Fred-joins the business as Director of Operations.

2008

2006
2006

The warehouse was added at the Chickasha location in 2006.

2006

2006
2006

Tulsa office opens to serve eastern Oklahoma.

2006

2001
2001

Standley's current logo debuts in new vibrant red color.

2001

2001
2001

Digital Imaging logo used in Ardmore location for 15 years.

2001

2001
2001

The company moves out of the original storefront and into a repurposed church and nearby grocery store for its 27,000-plus square foot headquarters in Chickasha. Standley sells Woolsey's.

2001

2000
2000

Standley Systems bought an old church and rehabilitated it to keep it from going vacant in downtown Chickasha. It is now the corporate headquarters.

2000

2000
2000

Company changes its name to Standley Systems to better reflect its full range of products and solutions.

2000

1998
1998

Ardmore (Digital Imaging) joined us in 1998.

1998

1995
1995

A deadly act of domestic terrorism destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

1995

1995
1995

Company opens Ardmore office to serve southern Oklahoma. Standley also purchases Allen Systems.

1995

1991
1991

ComputerLand logo used.

1991

1990

Greg Elliott-Fred's grandson and Tim's cousin-joins Standley's as COO.

1990

1989
1989

The original NuTech's Oklahoma City location in May 1989.  The office moved to Oil Center West Tower in the mid 1990s.

1989

1989
1989

The Duncan location joined Standley's in January of 1989. (Photo from 2014)

1989

1989
1989

Standley's purchases Woolseys in Ducan.

1989

1985
1985

Tim Elliott takes the helm of the family business started by his grandfather.

1985

1984
1984

Standley's Office Machines, Inc. standing strong despite several floods in previous years.

1984

1983
1983

Another flood affected Standley's Office Machines, Inc. in spring of 1983.

1983

1983
1983

Apple unveils its Macintosh microcomputer, complete with a new invention called a "mouse."

1983

1983
1983

Fred Standley, company founder, dies at age 81.

1983

1982-1983
1982-1983

Lawton office opens to serve the southwestern part of Oklahoma. Standley's logo goes blue.

1982-1983

1982
1982

The Lawton location was established in 1982.  A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at our current location.

1982

1982
1982

Torrential downpour flooded the Chickasha store in the fall of 1982.

1982

1981
1981

With Microsoft's help, IBM debuts a personal computer using the DOS operating system.

1981

1976-1977
1976-1977

Both Apple Computer and Microsoft are founded.

1976-1977

1976
1976

Tim Elliott, Fred's grandson, joins the company.

1976

1975
1975

Chickasha store front in 1975.

1975

1974-1975
1974-1975

Post-It Notes are the brainchild of a 3M engineer. Facsimile (fax) machine standards decided by the United Nations. IBM rolls out its new laser printer.

1974-1975

1970's

1971
1971

Texas Instruments introduces the pocket calculator. The first word-processing system arrives shortly thereafter.

1971

1968-1969
1968-1969

3M puts the first color copier on the market. The federal government hosts a digital sharing network that is the forerunner of the Internet.

1968-1969

1968

Standley's store changes its name to Standley Office Machines. Mr. Standley sells the business to his stepsons, Jim and Don Elliott.

1968

1963-1964
1963-1964

The push-button telephone becomes available for consumers. Xerox introduces the modern fax machine.

1963-1964

1963
1963

(L to R) Claud Black, a Remington representative, Jim Elliott, Blondie Standley and Fred Standley inside the locally owned family business

1963

1963
1963

Chickasha store front from 1963-1984.

1963

1963
1963

President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

1963

1962
1962

Tim Elliott and grandfather Fred Standley learned the tricks of the trade in the family business.

1962

1961-1962
1961-1962

IBM introduces the Selectric typewriter, featuring a rotating ball with characters that printed type while the carriage remains fixed. First "personal computer" developed by Digital Equipment Corporation and MIT.

1961-1962

1958
1958

Family photo of Jim, Barbara and son (current co-owner) Tim Elliott.

1958

1950's
1950's

First commercial Xerox copier introduced. Savin Corporation was founded and introduced new liquid (instead of dry) toner photocopiers.

1950's

1950's
1950's

Liquid Paper, initially called "Mistake Out," invented. Smith-Corona makes a portable electric typewriter.

1950's

1947
1947

Another view of the Chickasha-based store front.

1947

1947
1947

The store front of Fred Standley Office Machines was located in Chickasha from 1947 to 1963.

1947

1947
1947

Fred Standley inside the family-owned business based in downtown Chickasha, OK.

1947

1940's
1940's

The U.S. formally enters World War II, which lasted till 1945.

1940's

1937
1937

Despite the continued hardships by Oklahomans during the great Dust Bowl (lasting until 1939), Standley's survives as a business committed to its customers own success by supplying high quality office machinery.

1937

1935
1935

IBM introduces the first electric typewriter.

1935

1934
1934

The Fred Standley Typewriter Company opens for business, selling manual typewriters and 10-key adding machines in downtown Chickasha, OK.

1934

1930's
1930's

Fred Standley's mother gives him the only land she owns, a field in Amber, OK, to sell to follow his dream and start a typewriter business, despite the fact that the nation is in the throes of the Great Depression.

1930's

1930's

Cleaning typewriters in a wash tub on his parents back porch is a way for young Fred Standley to make a little money (50 cents per cleaning).

1930's

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1902
1902

Fred Standley, company founder, is born.

1902