Meet Your Neighborhood Milkman: Rob Frederick

Milkman Rob Frederick

Rob is a 3rd generation milkman. He has been serving the South Hill Puyallup area for over 20 years. As a child, he remembers getting excited to go to the dairy to ride in a milk truck with his grandpa. Since then, he has been able to be a part of this excellent community and watch families grow up. He has already had the privilege of delivering milk to some of his customer’s grandchildren. He has 3 children of his own and loves to see their excitement every time they come to the dairy.

Hometown: Bonney Lake, WA
What year did you join the team: 1989
What do you enjoy most about your job? I enjoy meeting and getting to know the families in our communities. I feel blessed that they, in turn, make me feel part of their family.
What’s your favorite product? Our blueberry muffins from Alki Bakery are spectacular but don't overlook our Brussels sprouts... kidding :)
What’s your favorite way to spend a day off? What day off? Haha, I have kids and yardwork and projects and...
What’s your favorite thing to do in the Pacific Northwest? Luckily we have a lot of water and lakes around us. Camping near a lake or river has always been a favorite of mine. Now if we add a boat to that camping trip we've really got something!
What’s your proudest accomplishment? I think I mentioned my kids.. :) And despite my best efforts, they've turned out pretty good.
What’s your hidden talent or hobby? I was recently licensed by the USCG as a Master Captain.
What would you sing at karaoke night? Sweet Caroline
What was your first job? In high school, I worked In a hardware store's plant nursery. That would explain my existing aversion to steer manure however I can still identify a red-tipped photinia.
Please share anything else you would want customers to know about you.

I'd like to say thank you to the wonderful families who have welcomed me as one of your own. Because of you, I feel like I'm a part of your neighborhood and your weekly schedule

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1/4/2019 10:26 PM
Rob is the most amazing milkman and human ever! I was elated 13 years ago when I moved homes in Puyallup, I was so excited to see Rob at my New Door on Delivery day! He is part of the family... 19 years!
Thank you Rob! You are the reason we are still loyal client's of yours.
6/17/2019 8:43 AM
Started getting milk delivered for the 4 Grandkids that live on ether side of me and are here most of the time.  Rob is the BEST.  The kids look forward to seeing him every Monday.  All the Dogs love him even though they bark at his truck.  He always has a treat for them.
5/3/2020 8:32 AM
As an essential worker, I want to thank you for all you do for our community.  We appreciate you and Smith Brothers for your commitment to service during this challenging time.  Our community values you!  Please stay safe and healthy.
6/25/2020 4:16 PM
Thank you for all you do for us and keeping us safe so we don't have to go to the store as often.  We missed you last week and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Julie and Bowie
6/25/2020 4:17 PM
Happy National Milkman Day!  Thank you for your hard work in these unusual times.
6/25/2020 4:33 PM
Happy Milkman Day!  We look forward to getting our order every other week and appreciate the good service you have provided for us.
6/25/2020 4:42 PM
Happy National Milkman Day! Thank you for providing such great service during these critical "stay home, stay safe" times. You are truly appreciated.
6/25/2020 4:51 PM
Happy National Milkman Day! Thank you for all that you do!! We appreciate you! All the milkmen and milkwomen!!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
6/25/2020 4:53 PM
My Dad part time and My Uncle full time were milkman for Smith Brothers for many years! So we appreciate you ALOT!!!!!!!
6/25/2020 4:56 PM
I appreciate Rob even more during the pandemic because he is providing a very important service to me as I am immune-compromised.  Thank you so much for your hard work.
6/25/2020 5:11 PM
Every time we get our notification that our order was delivered we know it was done with care! Rob takes time to say hello and ask how everyone is doing. It’s always a pleasure to visit with him. Rob thanks for everything 😊
6/25/2020 5:28 PM
We have not met you yet but thank you in advance for your years of service.  
The Vernon Family
6/25/2020 5:43 PM
Happy National Milkman Day!  You are THE COOLEST and love your VIBE! Keep up your positive energetic deliveries!
Thank you and God speed!
The Marcelli's in South Hill
6/25/2020 5:44 PM
Happy Milkman Day, Rob! We are always happy to see your smiling face. Thank you for all your hard work and wonderful attitude. Linda and Bev Isenson
6/25/2020 5:49 PM
HI Rob!  Just wanted to take a moment out and give you a HUGE shout out!!!!!  THANK YOU for being the greatest Smith Brother's Milkman ever!  You never fail us and you always have a smile delivering our milk!  Thanks a million!  You are the BEST!  Veranita
6/25/2020 5:58 PM
Thank you Rob for making our lives easier every week.  We look forward to delivery and that we get to chat every once and awhile.  Your friendly smile and cheerful attitude really helps especially during this turbulent time.  Happy National Milkman Day.
6/25/2020 6:19 PM
Happy National Milkman Day! I appreciate the work you do to get our order to us every week. During this pandemic I’ve increased my orders to include many of the items I get from the grocery store, reducing the need to go out. I look forward to my weekly order and all the new goodies I’m getting. I’ve seen you a couple of times and you always have a smile and say something nice. I look forward to seeing you next Monday.
PS I’ve been getting milk delivery from Smith Brother's for over 25 years.
6/25/2020 6:30 PM
Happy Milkman day,  Rob! I see you are a third generation milkman.  I am a third generation Smith Brothers customer.  In fact, my mom was a model for Smith Brothers as a baby about 78 years ago. She was holding a bottle in the ad.  Also, you deliver to my daughter, Kristi Fusion. So the legacy goes on.  You are an awesome, personable,  caring milkman.  You are a blessing to our family.  Thank you!
6/25/2020 6:50 PM
Thank you for always delivering with care. The moments we've crossed paths during delivery, you've always been so friendly and fun to chat with. We truly appreciate the service you provide!!
6/25/2020 7:52 PM
Happy Milkman’s Day Rob! Thank you for the last almost 30 years of service!  We moved in Aug 1990 and we’ve been seeing your smiling face ever since!  We appreciate you!
The Fitzgeralds’   Puyallup, Manorwood.
6/25/2020 8:44 PM
Milkman Rap for Rob
By Ruth Orozco

We love him when he stops
We love just what he drops
Right into our box
He really really rocks
Oh YEAH Rob is the boss
This guy is Awesome SAUCE!!!!

When you are feelin’ bland
Here comes a sweet white van
Filled up to the brows
With goodies from the cows.
(And other yummy goods
From sundry neighborhoods.)

He stops to wave hello
To the girl in the window
We think he’s really great!
And he’s never ever late!
Ain’t done no finer job
Than by our milkman, Rob!!
6/26/2020 12:17 AM
Rob has been our milkman for close to 30 years!  He is truly the best!  You always have a smile and such a kind heart!  I have loved our conversations over the years!  Although we don't use as much dairy as we used to, I'm grateful that Smith Brothers has non dairy products so we can continue to see Rob on a regular basis!  Thank you Rob for all your years of service to us!  We appreciate you and always look forward to our delivery day!  Blessings! George & Cathy
6/26/2020 7:31 AM
ROB, thank you so much for your attention to detsil, courtesy and warmth, and for making sure we get our essential deliveries!
Alex and Irene
6/26/2020 9:26 AM
Rob - Happy Milkman Day! We thank you for the excellent service you provide.
6/26/2020 6:00 PM
Happy Milkman Day! Rob is an amazing milkman and we look forward to the times we get to see him. He is always so kind and welcoming. Rob interacts with the kids so genuinely. Thank you for all your hard work and taking care of us. ~The Barnes Family
6/26/2020 6:00 PM
Happy Milkman Day! Rob is an amazing milkman and we look forward to the times we get to see him. He is always so kind and welcoming. Rob interacts with the kids so genuinely. Thank you for all your hard work and taking care of us. ~The Barnes Family
8/21/2020 10:59 AM
I miss Rob on my route! The daycare kids loved him, along with my family....wish they would put him back on my route!
11/14/2020 7:50 PM
Rob, you were our milkman for many years. I miss seeing you and hearing about the family. Wherever your route is now those families are very fortunate. Take care and thank you for the many years you served us. My love to your family. The Marschall’s
6/16/2021 8:25 AM
Rob is the best of the best! Popeye can't wait for him to get here...goes berserk when he hears the truck! He is in hospice and his interaction with Rob is a highlight to help him stay as well as he can be. Thank you, Rob!!!!
9/10/2022 2:08 PM
Hope we can start this week. 9.10.22
12/23/2022 3:33 PM
Rob, We removed your Christmas Card from the delivery box this a.m. because the company computer sent us an early message that we would NOT receive a delivery until Dec 30th. That was an erroneous computer message because our delivery would normally occur today (Dec 23rd) as you completed it. At any rate, Christmas Card in the box for our next delivery, two weeks from now. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year.
1/30/2023 8:11 PM
Hi, Rob. We moved to Steilacoom in the fall and are pleased to begin service again with Smith Brothers Farms. Thank you for adding us to your delivery route, and we look forward to our new relationship. Best~ Melissa & Patrick (and Addie, our 2 year old Aussie, who will likely give you an enthusiastic greeting from the front window :).
3/1/2023 5:48 PM
Hey Rob, Jimmy Jjammz here.  Just signed up for your services here in N. Seattle.  Hope all is well buddy
9/25/2023 7:20 PM
I look forward to Monday deliveries, especially when I run into Rob and get a chance to say hello and share snippets about what is going on in our lives. Always a bright spot in my day. Thanks, Rob and thanks Smith Brothers.
11/22/2023 1:45 PM
Thanks for your dependability.  It's good to get to know you, and if I'm here next time you come, I'll be able to say Hello Rob.  I appreciated you sharing with my late husband while he sat on the front porch.  He enjoyed you coming.
2/19/2024 11:26 AM
Thank you so much for todays delivery 💛…