Meet Your Neighborhood Milkman: Erik Peluso

Milkman Erik Peluso

Erik carries on the milkman legacy in his family. His father retired after 45 years of being a milkman and handed the reins over to Erik. 

Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
What year did you join the team: 2007

What do you enjoy most about your job? Being outside. Seeing and visiting with customers and their pets.

What’s your favorite product? Bacon

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off? Relaxing and working in the garage.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the Pacific Northwest? Hiking, camping, fly fishing.



Say hi to Erik in the comment section below!

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6/20/2019 10:48 AM
HEY!  Aren't you my milkman from Proctor?  I thought you were going to work somewhere else.  I was just looking up my current milkman to leave a nice message, since it is milkman thank you time.  I haven't met him.  Miss you.  I hope you are happy with the new area.  Liz Mason on North Proctor in Tacoma.
3/29/2020 10:23 AM
Erik is my cousin and I would love to have him deliver to us if possible...The account is under my girl friend of 35 years name Tessa Wilson but my name is Robert Scott...I haven't seen Erik for many years but I'm sure he remembers me !!  We look forward to having your services....THANK YOU
6/25/2020 4:23 PM
Thank you Erik for taking care of our family for a very long time.  I can literally tell the day of the week by the fact that the milk delivery has arrived- always on time and without issues.  Our family has changed in size, but we still love the weekly deliveries.  You are appreciated!
6/25/2020 4:27 PM
Thank you for our special deliveries..... especially during this time. We have increased our orders and love getting our products. We know they are fresh and healthy for us. Thanks.
6/25/2020 4:29 PM
Miss seeing you Erik! Hope to see the smith brothers van back in our neighborhood, but also glad that business is booming. The new guy is fine, but you were the best! DAHMS-Mays from Tacoma
6/25/2020 4:37 PM
Thanks for the great service.
6/25/2020 4:40 PM
Thank you for helping to keep our family going for almost a decade now, and especially for your reliability during these past months!  We truly look forward to opening up our Smith Brothers box every Friday morning and hope to be customers for many more years.
6/25/2020 4:44 PM
We have been customers for 17 years now. Thank you so much for all you do!
6/25/2020 5:08 PM
Thank You so much for all of your hard work!!
6/25/2020 5:12 PM
Happy Milkman day, Erik!! We love our Smith Brothers Farms twice monthly deliveries and love that we could continue our service from Normandy Park to Lacey, when we moved here a year ago. Thank you for your valuable service,

Sincerely, Cheryl and Ed Nugent
6/25/2020 5:58 PM
Happy Milkman Day, Erik!
We’re always excited to get our delivery.
We hope you enjoy your day tomorrow.
Jennifer Rich
6/25/2020 6:09 PM
Thank you for spectacular service!!! Enjoy YOUR day! The sun is shining for you!!!
-The Champ Family
6/25/2020 7:17 PM
Thank you for being our dependable and reliable milkman. Take care of you and yours!

The Christenson's
6/25/2020 7:23 PM
Happy milkman day!
6/25/2020 7:23 PM
I’m fairly new to the Smith Brothers delivery service.   I have bragged to many about how exciting it is to have a milkman.  Erik is so respectful of our property and a perfect asset to your company.   Happy National Milkman Day!!   #TEAMERIK
6/25/2020 7:28 PM
Thank you so much Erik for providing our family with the essentials when we couldn’t get to the store. We really appreciate the work you do and the exceptional quality of the products you deliver!
6/25/2020 8:18 PM
Thank you so much for being all the great snacks and milk each week for our kiddos!! We 1000% appreciate all you do for us!!!
6/25/2020 9:04 PM
Thanks, Eric! Your service is impeccable!! Always a pleasure when we meet at the milk box!! Have a great day!
Lisa S on North Rd
6/25/2020 9:10 PM
Thank you for your great service for many years. My girls call Friday chocolate milk day and listen for the milk box lid closing on delivery day!
6/25/2020 9:32 PM
Thank you dear sir!!!! My family is two weeks into delivery and already you are a life saver!  Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work!
6/25/2020 9:50 PM
Thank you for taking good care of us!
Phil and Connie
6/25/2020 10:25 PM
Hi Erik,
Happy National Milkman Day!  Thanks so much for your consistency and diligence in delivering our milk and grocery items. Thanks especially during this pandemic when we have been requesting additional items than our typical order. We hope you stay safe and healthy.   We greatly appreciate you and your efforts!
Peter & Val Weickmann
6/25/2020 10:31 PM
Thank you Erik! Our son Toa has been enjoying Smith brothers since he turned 1, and now that he is 3 he also enjoys finding his treats in the box every Thursday morning! We appreciate your service! - the Su'e family on Indian Summer Drive
6/26/2020 12:11 AM
Thank you for the reliable deliveries week after week! I very much appreciate you and the work you do.

The Milkman

by Clive Sansom

Clink, clink, clinkety-clink,
The milkman's on his rounds, I think.
Crunch, crunch, come the milkman's feet
Closer and closer along the street —
Then clink, clink, clinkety-clink,
He's left our bottles of milk to drink.
6/26/2020 11:52 AM
Hi Erik - I’m so glad we have this opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate your excellent service! You have never missed a delivery or even made a mistake with items. Great job - you need a raise! :)
Doug & Laurie
6/26/2020 1:16 PM
Eric, thank you for your continued service to us and to all your customers.  You are so appreciated for all the hours you spend fulfilling our orders.  You are always dependable - we can count on our delivery 100%.  Again, thank you so much.  Happy National Milkman Day.  Please stay safe while driving, delivering, and especially from the virus.  Kudos to you!!! Cindy & Dan Kennedy
6/26/2020 10:42 PM
Thanks, Erik, for all you do! You've been a great milkman for us for many years. Even our Rosie girl loves you!!
6/27/2020 9:13 AM
Thank you for your work, Erik! We appreciate it! Glad to be back on your route.
6/27/2020 10:33 AM
Thank you Erik for being our Milkman! We appreciate your deliveries every week. Happy Belated Milkman day!
6/27/2020 12:16 PM
Thank you, Erik, for your delivery of our products, safely and on time.  We increased our delivery to weekly with the stay-at-home order, and so appreciate your work so our family, and extended family, can eat fresh dairy and other foods every week.  Hope you and your family remain healthy.  We appreciate you!
6/27/2020 12:59 PM
Thank you Erik for your hard work and dedication, always, and especially now. Your weekly deliveries and Smith Brothers' variety of offerings have supported us to go out much less, and stay home and stay healthy. We appreciate you so much and wish you and your family health and happiness! With Gratitude, Sharon
2/21/2024 7:17 PM
Hi Erik!  Happy to be back in Tacoma and back with Smith Bros.  We were in DC for a while and had to buy our box there, so if you don't mind we'll keep using it here. If you have a big Smith Bros sticker, I'll happily put it on the box over the South Mountain one!