By Robert Medley
Frankie Stubblefield is known by many as “The Mailbox King,” he said.
Stubblefield can repair any damaged mailbox built into a brick unit and commonly placed at a curb.
He has been fixing plenty of brickwork for decades, and now he is teaching his grandson the trade.
A vehicle hit a bricked mailbox recently, and on a sunny fall day, Stubblefield and grandson Chris Freeman, 16, and bricklayer Ricardo Luna made the necessary repairs to make it look like new again.
“I’m the only one who replaces mailbox, the metal units. I don’t know of anyone else who does it because there is not enough money in it. And all I do is the small stuff,” Stubblefield said.
He charges $375 to repair the damage in the brick unit. The cost of the new mailbox is then added on. He might have to take the top of it off, or he may be able to chisel away at the box.
“I can take it out and put a new one in and rebrick it,” Stubblefield said. “We will rebuild this just the way it was. I’ve been doing this my whole life. I’m pretty good at it.”
He said repairing mailboxes hit by vehicles is a common call for service.
Stubblefield owns Frankie’s Brick Repair Services in the Yukon area.
He said his father, Roy Stubblefield was a bricklayer who taught him the trade when Frankie was age 12 growing up in Oklahoma City
“Other than driving a tank in the Army, this is all I’ve ever done,” Stubblefield said.
He works by referrals mostly, he said.
“I’ve been in every neighborhood in the Oklahoma City area almost,” Stubblefield said.
Other than mailboxes built in brick, he can repair any brickwork on a house. He said he fixes, holes, cracks, chimneys, walkways, flower beds.
“Anything that is on a house, brickwork, I can fix it,” Stubblefield said.
Stubblefield offers free estimates. He can be reached by calling him at 405-209-0079.