In 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.
Fred’s stepsons Jim and Don Elliott worked for their stepfather and bought the company in 1968, 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.
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 in 1976 and took over the business at age 27 in 1985.
In 1990, Don Elliott’s son, and current COO, Greg Elliott joined the company. Ten years later they changed the name to Standley Systems to reflect its full range of products and solutions. Tim’s son Blake joined Standley Systems as Director of Operations in 2008, representing the fourth generation of this premier family-owned and operated Oklahoma business.
We are Guided by Christian Values
Our beliefs are governed by the understanding that each individual is a unique creation of a sovereign and loving God and that we were created for His purpose. Our intent is to conduct ourselves in the marketplace in such a way as would be pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ, and in keeping with the Biblical morals of honesty, integrity, and equality upon which this country was founded. We cherish healthy communities, meaningful family time, and fellowship with friends. Although we do not pretend to be perfect, we do aspire to do what is right as it relates to our employees, clients, vendors, and the communities where we work and live.
We Build Legendary Relationships
We love people, and Standley Systems was founded on the cornerstone of purposefully building lasting relationships. The fuel that drives us on a daily basis is a passion for our people, clients, and communities. Our relationships are based on trust because our business decisions are guided by integrity and goodwill. We treat others better than they expect, through giving back to our communities, empowering our people to be successful, and providing all clients with a premier service experience. We do not take any of our relationships for granted, and we continually look for new ways to make a positive impact for others. When we make mistakes, we take responsibility for our missteps then take extraordinary measures to correct them.
We Delight in Generosity
We approach each other, our clients, and our communities with an attitude of grace. Our people always have time for each other and generously praise one another. Every employee benefits from a significant investment in professional development, and we empower our people to thrive in their work. This enables our team to deliver a completely different level of service, which means our clients enjoy a premier service experience. We also delight in giving back, and investing our time, talents, and finances into community and gospel causes is a Standley priority.
We Go the Extra Mile
We are driven by the desire to exceed expectations. Responding to service requests within an hour, answering calls live with a local client care representative, offering 24/7 service with no additional charge, and providing the Standley Stand-Behind Performance Guarantee are all ways we elevate the client experience. Being deeply rooted in Oklahoma we’ve seen hard times, so we live out the Oklahoma Standard by partnering with nonprofits and assisting our clients and communities when devastation hits. Going the extra mile is who we are. It’s what we do.
We Deliver Relevant Solutions
Enabling client success is fundamental to our business philosophy. We equip Oklahoma businesses with products, solutions, and services relevant to their environments. Employing genuine and skilled technology experts allows us to build fitting and practical solutions. Our team’s collaborative and proactive approach ensures we provide real value, with timely solutions to address current needs. Our solutions work, and we deliver what we promise. Our solutions are also cost effective, and our clients receive a measurable return on investment. In short, our technology solutions create peace of mind and allow clients to focus on their core business.
We Embrace and Drive Change
Adaptation has been essential to our business success. Standley Systems began by servicing adding machines and typewriters, then developed into a copier company as times changed. As technology continued to advance, we diversified further to become a full-suite technology company. The world continually progresses, and we don’t resist change but instead welcome it. More importantly, when we change we change with purpose to embrace new opportunities and meet emerging challenges, and our philosophy is “make it better.” Having considerable experience with transformation enables us to assist our clients as their priorities and needs evolve. This mindset also guides our approach to team and community development, as we invest in our staff and communities with the intent to create better futures.