By M.A. Smith

The long-vacant Sherman Iron Works building in Bricktown is completely renovated and the Oklahoma City home to Standley Systems LLC. The company already renovated a building across the street that was its former home.

In October, Standley, one of Oklahoma’s largest office equipment and software companies, opened its doors at 26 E. Main St. The two-story, 10,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1928. Standley was founded in 1934 as a manual typewriter and 10-key adding machine sales company. Fred Standley, the company’s founder, wanted something more than just another sales pitch; he wanted a reputation for being a reliable company.


Standley now offers a full line of office software and machinery that goes well beyond the Stone Age products of the past.

Tim Elliott, CEO of the family-owned business, says he chose Bricktown because “it is a fun and exciting place to be.”