By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2009
Roberts Environmental owner Todd Roberts enjoys his work as a handyman and loves family life with his wife and their two children.
Todd Roberts is the owner of Roberts Environmental and has served northeastern Oklahoma for the past 15 years. He specializes in the installation, design and maintenance of conventional and aerobic septic systems, does percolation tests and soil profiles, and makes recommendations to his clients on the type of system that will best suit their needs. He provides both the installation and maintenance for septic systems, converts aerobic systems from chlorine tablet to liquid bleach, and replaces aerator pumps and submersible pumps.
Todd is truly a “jack-of-many-trades.” In addition to his training and education in the septic field, he has made a business of serving clients with his versatile handyman skills. And, if you’re around Todd for just a short while, you’ll also realize what a dedicated husband and father he is to his wife and kids.
When Todd was a young man, his father told him, “If you want to make a living in a small town, you need to learn to do anything folks are willing to pay you to do.” Todd took his dad’s advice to heart and tackles almost any job someone needs done around their home, yard, business or farm.
Todd’s arsenal of talents has enabled him to handle projects including home repair, remodels and maintenance. He builds new fences, makes repairs to damaged ones, and removes old fences that have seen better days. He can lay ceramic tile on floors or countertops and can install or repair surrounds and backsplashes. In addition to new appliance installations, he also removes old appliances and hauls them away.
If you’ve ever tried to hang a door, you realize what a tough job it can be. Next time, call Todd. He hangs interior, exterior and storm doors, paints doors, works on home interiors and exteriors, replaces damaged or rotted wood, and makes repairs to guttering and barn roofs. If you need a sprinkler head replaced or a sprinkler system installed, extended or repaired, call Todd. With winter coming up, remember that Todd also plows snow from parking lots and can remove and haul off tree limbs.
Todd is no stranger to installing fixtures including faucets, drains and towel racks to dress up a bath or kitchen. Or instantly improve any area by having him install a ceiling fan.
If you, a relative or friend is physically challenged, Todd can widen doorways, lower light switches, raise toilets, add grab rails to shower or tub areas, and lower vanity tops to a comfortable and user-friendly height. He also builds access ramps complete with a non-skid surface to make entry into and exit out of the home not only safer, but easier.
Todd has a variety of implements enabling him to brush hog, box blade, and do nearly any light dirt work, such as pulling pads for barns or above-ground pools. If you have a horse that hasn’t been ridden for a few months or a few years and would like to have the edge ridden off him, cowboy Todd can do that for you as well.
Jack-of-many-trades pretty well sums it up for Todd Roberts. Give him a call the next time your home, business, church or school is in need of improvement. Todd can probably do it, and at a fair price.
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.