A little bit about Rob…
Always an entrepreneur at heart, Rob Standridge began his passion for small business in grade school going door to door throughout Midwest City selling anything he could sell. By the fifth grade Rob was one of the top selling Grit newspaper boys in the state. Rob owes his passion for work to his father, Bob Standridge, who sold Prudential insurance for forty years in the Oklahoma City and Norman areas.
Unsure of college Rob became an EMT in 1985 and also operated a landscaping company which he kept until he graduated college, the first in his family according to his parents to graduate from college.
Rob earned his Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma in 1993, but more importantly than that he met and married his wife, Lisa Idleman, while working as a pharmacy intern at Noble Pharmacy. Rob and Lisa are not only husband and wife but also partners throughout their business ventures over the years.
In 1995 while on a Sunday drive Rob discovered a small pharmacy in Blanchard going out of business. Rob convinced the owner to keep the store open a few weeks while he tried to obtain the money to purchase the store. With the help of Michael Dillinger at First American bank in Purcell Rob was able to obtain an SBA loan for 80% of the business and carried the remainder with the current owner, Don Wooley. Without any money Lisa kept her job at another pharmacy which paid the bills at home and helped fund the first year of their new venture. This Blanchard pharmacy would become Blanchard Drug & Gift, and would allow Rob and Lisa not only the opportunity to own a growing business, but better than that the opportunity to meet all the great people of Blanchard, a community that Rob and Lisa loved instantly.
A year later Rob expanded the Blanchard pharmacy into one of the first interactive online pharmacies, Cyber Pharmacy. In 2005 Cyber Pharmacy would be transformed into Legend Care Pharmacy, a pharmacy specializing in the care and treatment of Juveniles and the mentally disabled across the state.
A few years after acquiring Blanchard Drug & Gift Rob was told by a friend in Amarillo, John, who sold supplies to pharmacies, that if he could deliver a software program for managing compounding pharmacy John could sell ten copies a month. Between mid-1997 and January, 1999, Rob taught himself to write computer programs and produced the program John requested and called it Compound Assist. Since that time Rob has written a number of software programs including a complete pharmacy management system which is used throughout the country.
Rob’s most recent business venture was a startup technology and equipment company for pharmacy, Health Engineering Systems, HES. HES has a number of products for pharmacy including a line of mixing equipment that is sold throughout North and South America.
Following his love for his family, Rob would have to say that the love for his church comes next. Rob feels very blessed to be a part of Crosspointe Church. Over the years Rob has become increasingly involved in the church where he has volunteered several years in the youth ministry teaching Wednesday night classes, and has and does serve on several committees. Rob also founded with several friends Business Leaders for Oklahoma which meets at the church. Rob and Lisa have been blessed with many great friends that they have met while attending Crosspointe.
Rob and Lisa, who graduated with a pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1995, were married in 1992. After many years believing they were not meant to have children including various procedures and three in vitro fertilizations, they are now blessed with two beautiful girls, Holly Elizabeth (6), and Harper Elaine (3).
Rob belongs to a number of pharmacy organizations, is a member of the Blanchard and Norman Chambers, is a Sooner Centurion, a Rotarian, former Boy Scout, member of Toastmasters, member of several aviation organizations, founder of Business Leaders for Oklahoma, a member of various business leader clubs, speaks around the country on pharmacy and technology at various health conferences and meetings, and strives to give back to the communities to which he owes so much.