By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2012
Leroy Martin has been the plumbing authority with Robertson Supply for 23 years.
If the alternator were to go out in your car, would you head directly to a dealership and buy a replacement vehicle? Or if your truck blew a tire, would you trade it in for a brand new truck? Of course not. So why, when something goes wrong with a faucet (or other plumbing fixture), would you assume that you need to replace the entire assembly when you may need only to install a new stem on a faucet? There have likely been many area residents who have replaced entire plumbing fixtures or even torn out walls and remodeled a bathroom when all they really needed was a quality replacement part.
Robertson Supply has been solving Tulsa’s plumbing problems for more than 30 years. Gaining the respect of plumbing professionals and consumers alike, Robertson has earned their position as experts in the plumbing supply business as they continue to serve the Tulsa metropolitan area with quality plumbing parts and service. When you visit Robertson, you’ll be helped by Leroy Martin or one of the company’s other licensed plumbers. “We are plumbing parts specialists,” says Leroy, “and have the largest inventory of plumbing repair parts in the Tulsa area.” And if it’s not in stock, Robertson can usually have the part for you the next day.
Many of you will remember Robertson Supply when it was on Admiral Place, its location for 30 years. The company moved operations to 43rd and Mingo three years ago, and today continues to serve professional plumbing contractors and the many area homeowners who are do-it-yourselfers.
Robertson Supply specializes not only in today’s most popular brands and genuine replacement parts, but they are usually able to help customers who seek parts for plumbing fixtures from older homes that are being renovated or updated, even if the original fixtures were manufactured back in the 1920s.
“Robertson Supply carries most of the well-known, popular product names like Delta, Kohler, Union Brass, T&S Brass, and many others, plus nearly any repair parts that may be needed to complete your plumbing project,” says Leroy. Kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor faucets utilize either stems or cartridges, and Robertson carries them all. “We have virtually any repair part for any plumbing fixture,” said Leroy. They carry everyday plumbing supply items including valves, toilet flappers, supply line hoses, and much, much more. Robertson also has Shark Bite fittings to make repairs to water lines simple. And if you’re interested in re-piping an entire house, Robertson Supply will make detailed drawings for you, complete with material lists.
When you come to Robertson, you are assured that a professional will be serving you. To sum it up, Leroy says, “We try to make the plumbing process simple for you.”
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.