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.