The Founders

Stan Roberts & Associates, Inc. was founded by Stan and Blanche Roberts in 1970. They endured the inevitable struggles of giving birth to a new business. They were able to build the business while their eldest son (Toby), served in Vietnam, their two middle children (Gary and Melinda) attended college, and their youngest son (Carl), was in elementary school. Their relentless work ethics and ability to “multitask”, before anyone knew the definition of the term, kept their little company alive.

Stan and Blanche grew up in the West Texas town of San Angelo. As high school sweethearts, they were able to overcome the difficult times of the “Great Depression”. Blanche graduated at the top of her class and Stan, a relentless daredevil, joined the Air Force in 1941. He quickly climbed the ranks to Lieutenant where he served in Germany on the B17. He was appointed as a Bombardier and flew missions over Germany during World War II. On April 29, 1944 Stan’s B17 was shot down by Luftwaffe fighters. Stan and his crew (2 were killed-all wounded) had to bail out of their aircraft into enemy fire before being captured by the Germans. Stan served as a Prisoner of War until he was liberated on April 29, 1945 in Moosberg, Germany.

Upon his return from Germany, Stan married Blanche in 1945. They moved to Kingsville, TX where Stan received a Bachelor degree in Latin American History and Economics from Texas A&I (now Texas A&M-Kingsville), while working on the King Ranch. After graduating, he spent time working at A.Y. McDonald in Dallas before becoming the number one salesman for Tyler Pipe and Foundry during the 1950’s and 1960’s. During that time, Blanche was raising their four children.

In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s Plastics became widely used throughout the United States. Stan decided to open Stan Roberts & Assoc., Inc. to help supply wholesale distributors with PVC pipe and fittings. Early on, the company was in desperation and near bankruptcy. The company was saved when Stan asked Blanche to come work at Stan Roberts & Assoc., Inc. While Stan made the sales calls, Blanche managed the finances. Although Blanche was not a licensed CPA, she was unmatched when it came to accounting skills and practices. Blanche was the heart and force that kept Stan Roberts’ company growing. The Company needed quality employees, and no need to look far. Stan and Blanche hired two of their sons, Toby and Gary in 1972. Their other two children, Carl and Melinda, later joined the team. The rest they say “Is History”.

Stan and Blanche Roberts have been instrumental in molding the manufactures representative industry into what it is today. Their honest communication with their factories, their dedication to their customers, and their devotion to their employees, has always been the key to their success. Their love of one another and their love of their company show why they have earned the respect of the industry. Stan Roberts & Associates, Inc. is still, and will always continue to showcase these same qualities.

About Us

Since 1970, Stan Roberts & Associates, Inc. has served the plumbing and utility industry with quality products at a competitive price with unparalleled service. Stan Roberts & Assoc., Inc. can service Texas and surrounding states through their stocking warehouses located in Houston, TX and Dallas, TX. The warehouses are stocked with products that service the Plumbing and Waterworks Industry. Our motto, “Great Service Plus Competitive Prices Equal Good Business”, still rings true today. A family owned and operated company, Stan Roberts & Associates, Inc. employs the highest quality of inside and outside salesman to care for each and every order that is placed. In addition, their shipping and administrative staff is second to none. To contact Stan Roberts & Associates, Inc. please fill out our contact form.