Toll Free Phone Number   866-921-2628
The Friendly Faces of 
Woodies Restorations,
Rayco Fuel Tanks,
Fiberglassics Restorations, 
Custom Canvas and Vinyl
Paul and Martenia Cundiff Woodies Restorations Owners
Woodies Restorations is owned by Paul Cundiff - a classic boat enthusiast who was bitten by the restoration bug about 30 years ago.  It all started when Paul's daughter went boating with some folks in the neighborhood.  She came home and told her dad (Paul) that she wanted to take her money, which was being saved for a horse, and buy a boat instead. Soon "Tara's Horse," a 28' Chris Craft Constellation, was purchased.  It was all that the young family could afford. 

Paul, an engineer, restored the boat and soon people were driving from miles away to see the varnish work on this cruiser.  Soon thereafter, a small boat was "required" for skiing and pulling tubes behind.  A 1960 Chris Craft Capri was purchased and renamed "Taylor's Pony."  In 1994, "Taylor's Pony" earned Best Non-Professional Restoration at the Kirkland, Washington ACBS show.

Next, a 55' cruiser was added to the fleet and was relocated over 2,200 miles under its own power to Lake Cumberland.  Soon after, Paul met Martenia, who came complete with a daughter and her 16' Thompson.  A house was built overlooking Lake Cumberland in Jamestown, Kentucky, a house that has a 3,500 square foot boat shop under it, and a business was born.  In 2008, the original shop having been outgrown, the operation was moved to a 10,000 square foot facility in Russell Springs, Kentucky.  Since the founding of the company, many boats and engines have been restored for many satisfied customers by the professionals at Woodies Restorations.
Brandon Withers– Marketing/Shipping

Brandon works for Woodies Restorations.  His work includes managing and maintaining the companies website and social media pages. He oversees shipping for Woodies Restorations and quality control for Rayco.  

He does everything from listing your boats for sale on our website to updating customer work pages and shipping parts and new fuel tanks to customers all over the world. 
James Osborne - Contractor / Office Manager

James manages Woodies' accounts, including the billing, ordering, and shipping information for each project.  He is also the salesman for Rayco, our fuel tank manufacturing division.

James joined the Army after school, where he gained experience in personnel  record-keeping for several battalions.  In 1986 he attended Moorehead State University where he majored in accounting.  James has been a manager for many businesses, including Ace Hardware and Radio Shack.
Katie Hill - Custom Canvas Contractor & 
                                Lead Multi-tasker  / Production Manager                                  

Katie's work at Custom Canvas includes selling and marketing canvas and upholstery.  She also orders materials for each project and always makes sure the projects run smoothly!

Katie's skills include building and/or fabricating bimini frames, installing canvas, and installing vinyl upholstery. 

                                                    Several things set us apart from other restorers:
Additional information for those who may want to review it:

A "woodie" is a wooden boat, usually from before the 1970's.

Paul Cundiff is the owner of Woodies Restorations (no apostrophe). Paul is NOT "Woodie."

Woodies Restorations is located at 653 Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs, Kentucky, 42642, in Russell County, just south of the Cumberland Parkway and near Lake Cumberland.  The telephone number of the main office is (270)-866-2628.

Woodies has three additional divisions:  Rayco (in Jamestown, KY), Fiberglassics Restorations (restorations of fiberglass boats or parts of boats), and Custom Canvas & Vinyl (also located at 653 Lakeway; managed by Jim Hall).
   Lara Keith - Custom Canvas Contractor
                                    Sewing and Fabrication

Lara's work at Custom Canvas includes measuring, patterning and sewing together bimini canvas, party tops, mooring covers, awning canvas, and custom enclosures. 

Lara has 30 years of experience behind a sewing machine and an unbelievable work ethic. 

Christopher Browning - Restoration Specialists

Christopher has an Associates Degree Computer and Mechanical Engineering from Louisville Technical Institute. 

He came to us with a vast knowledge of diesel mechanics and an impressive history of project management, which was exactly what we were looking for to finish an important project we were working on. Since being here he has really taken the reigns on this project and has even branched out and helped immensely on other projects. 

Taylor Cundiff - Restoration Specialists

Taylor specializes in finish work but is in no way limited to only finish work. He has spent the greatest part of his life in the antique and classic wooden boat scene assisting his father, Paul Cundiff. 

Taylor served eight years in the Army National Gaurd where he became the first Black Hawk Helicopter mechanic for Kentucky. 

Taylor is also a trained collision repair specialist. He is also well versed in all aspects of antique and classic boat restoration. 

Most recently Taylor added yet another feather to his hat when he received his Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captains Licence.