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The Friendly Faces of 
Woodies Restorations,
Rayco Fuel Tanks, and 
Custom Canvas and Vinyl
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 has been with Woodies for seven years wearing many different hats so he has knowledge of all the departments. As our 
webmaster, he brokers boats and keeps the site up to date, manages the sales and reports to owners. Progress made on our current restoration projects is documented and personal videos posted on Youtube for clients.

Rayco is another branch of Woodies dealing in creation of fuel tanks. Brandon does sales, safety inspection, quality control, packing, shipping for that department and oversees those projects.

As well as being a family man with children, he is an avid fisherman. With some sweet talking he may reveal one of his secret fishing spots!
James Osborne
Office Manager

James manages Woodies' accounts, including the billing, ordering, and shipping information for each project. 

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.
270-343-2628 
Paul@woodiesrestorations.com
Zach Berry
Custom Canvas Production Manager                                  

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

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


Several things set us apart from other restorers:
  • We are a consortium of contractors guided by one mission: to perform whatever work you need in one place at the highest quality and the best value possible. To do so, we add and remove contractors as needed to match the skills of each contractor to the job at hand. EACH aspect of the work you need is done by a contractor skilled in that specialty.  Engines, trailers, woodwork, electrical work, paint and varnish, upholstery, canvas, transportation -- we have a contractor who specializes in exactly what you need.  NO aspect of any job is completed by anyone who is not specialized and committed to their portion of your project!
  • We update your very own web page weekly so that you can check on the progress of your restoration 24/7 from anywhere in the world that has Internet access!  In times of a flurry of activity we may update daily!
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, Rayco, and Custom Canvas & Vinyl are located at 219 Industry Drive in Jamestown, Kentucky, 42629, in Russell County. The telephone number of the main office is (270)-343-2628.
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 a Black Hawk Helicopter mechanic. 

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. 
Christine Netuschil
Finishing Specialist

Christine is a retired critical care nurse from the West that has now moved to Kentucky to prticipate in Woodies Restorations and the soul of the tree. Her background in woodworking has been turning burls. Paul offered her a job when she called about a boat to restore. She has now found a new career in boat restorations and learned the basics of  mirror finishing ...... so the story begins.
Matt Goff
Custom Canvas Sales Manager

Believe it or not, Matt came to us from the restaurant industry. Matt has always been good with his hands and he has managed several marina restaurants. We picked him up to help manage the Custom Canvas operation.


Jeff Miller
Woodworking Specialist

Jeff came to us from the cabinet making industry and quickly caught on to the fact that there are no straight lines or square corners on boat parts. Almost all parts have a taper, an angle, a bevel, a curve, or all four! Jeff has planked two lapstrake boats (an 18 foot Lyman and a 30-foot Chris-Craft) among many other major jobs. He also travels with us on jobs. Most recently he went with me to replace fuel tanks on Roman Coppola's 40 Foot 1953 Nunes Brothers in Napa California!
Scott Lockwood
Finishing Apprentice / Transport

Scott came to us from the trade show industry. He ran crews setting up and removing displays for various companies at home shows, the Farm Progress Show, and such. He loves to travel and helps us with transport. He has been to California, Louisiana, New York, Northern Ohio, and a bunch of places in between so far! Scott's abilities are not just limited to transporting. His main job is to help prepare boats for paint and varnish and assist Taylor with the finish work.


Henry Anderson 
Welding / Lead Mechanic

Henry is our lead welder for trailer fabrication and modification at our Rayco facility. He also performs most of the mechanic work on engines and installs fuel tanks. He's been known to be very handy with plumbing and electrical work to maintain our facilities. Henry has worked in garages since he was 13, and at Ford Motor for around 10 years. Originally from Metcalfe County, Henry enjoys playing the guitar and working on restoring cars. He is an all round handy man for Woodies and always has a smile!


Henry Antle
Welder

Henry came to us as a welder with close to 50 years of experience. Henry was formerly a welder for a local manufacturer that produced aircraft parts. Unfortunately, the company decided to close the facility. Lucky for us! Henry has too many certifications to mention. He welds your tanks, your cutwaters, and occasionally helps us with welding on the trailers. He is also a logger so he works part-time with us on the tanks.


Tabitha Miller
Restoration Support Specialist

Tabitha started with us by traveling with us on a job with her husband Jeff. She cleaned up for us and ran errands and we all ended up preparing meals together. She did most of the meal shopping as well. We realized she could be a great asset at our shop, keeping it clean and running errands for us. She also has helped Jeff when he needs an extra hand. She has proven to be a real asset in this regard! She also traveled to California with us and removed all the barnacles from Roman's running gear! She is not afraid to do what it takes to get the job done!



Tony Santibañez
Woodworking Restoration Specialist

Tony joined us in May of 2022 as a Woodworking Restoration Specialist. Tony came to us from Auburn, GA where he worked in custom cabinetry for nearly four years. He enjoys going fishing, picking up a good book, or continuing to refine his woodworking skills on at-home projects in his free time. We are excited to have him as a part of our team!


Nanette Jordan
Head of Sales/ Administrative Assistant

As of March 2022, Nan oversees all sales, so if you are looking to buy anything that we offer here at Woodies Restorations then Nanette is your go to gal. Originally from Fountain Run, KY, Nan loves anything to do with the water, and she loves it even more when her grandkids can tag along! We are glad that she is a part of our team here at Woodies Restorations.
Nate Hughes
Restoration Specialist

Nate has been with us since April of 2022. He is a Restoration Specialist that dabbles in every aspect of the shop. When he isn't at Woodies, Nate runs an unofficial feline rescue and enjoys collecting rocks. So, if you need a cat or a guy who can do it all, come find Nate here at Woodies Restorations!
Jason Jacobs
Restoration Specialist

Jason served in the navy for nine years, and during that time he picked up the skills needed to become one of our resident welders and mechanics. Originally from Chicago, he is now a resident of the Bluegrass State and has been with Woodies for nearly three and a half years. Besides welding, he enjoys fishing and playing the guitar (which he builds himself!).
Allie Santibañez
Social Media and Website Manager

A Russell County native, Allie has been with us since May 2022. She is in her Senior year at Lindsey Wilson College where she is pursuing an English Education degree. Outside of work and school, she enjoys reading, playing card games, and spending time with friends and family.
Tina Wright
Custom Canvas

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Tina recently joined our Custom Canvas crew after looking to relocate to the Lake Cumberland area. She has had her boat docked down here for nearly 14 years, and has decided that this is the place for her as well. On the side, she runs her own Etsy store. Her crafty nature combined with her love of boats means that she fits right in with us at Woodies Restorations!
Adrian Garcia
Strip and Refinish

He has been with us since August as part of a work-based program at RCHS. Once he graduates, he plans to stay on and continue to work and learn at Woodies. Outside of working at Woodies and going to school, you can find Adrian running Garcia's Pressure Washing or enjoying time with family and friends.