Woodies Restorations is owned by Paul Cundiff - a classic boat enthusiast that 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 being saved for a horse and buy a boat. 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 a small boat was "required" to ski and pull tubes behind. A 1960 Chris Craft Capri was purchased and renamed "Taylor's Pony." In 1994, "Taylor's Pony" earned Best Non-Professional Restorationat the Kirkland, WA ACBS show. Next, a 55' cruiser was added to the fleet and brought 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, KY that has a 3,500 square foot boat shop under it and a business was born. In 2008, the original shop was outgrown and the operation was moved to a 10,000 square foot facility in Russell Springs, KY. Since the inception of Woodies Restorations, many boats and engines have been restored for many satisfied customers by the professionals at Woodies Restorations.
Josh Hadley – Restoration Specialist
Josh helps restore the boats. He earned an Associate degree in board drafting and design, along with computer aided draft and design from Spencerian college, along with a technical degree. He also does construction and remodeling on the side.
Taylor Cundiff – Vice President/ Production Manager
Taylor makes sure that the tasks and duties within the shop are completed on time, along with effectively. He also ensures that the production is high quality, and keeps costs low.
Taylor was born in Alabama but moved around until Woodies Restorations was established. He has been around wooden boats since childhood, and began working on them since he was young. In 2008 he joined the National Guard while there, he learned to work on Blackhawk helicopters. He also attended a collision and repair school where he became a certified painter through Sherwin Williams.
James Osborne - Office Manager
James manages the accounts, including the billing information, ordering and shipping information.
James joined the army after school, where he gained experience in personal record keeping. In 1986 he attended Morehead State University where he majored in accounting. James has worked in hardware doing book keeping.
Jeramy Stearnes – Marketing Manager
Jearmy manages the website, along with all press and marketing for Woodies.
Lynn Collins - Production Manager-Custom Canvas Division
Lynn has 35 years experience within the canvas and upholstery business, owned several canvas businesses, retired but came out of retirement to help at Woodies. He has experience in traditional upholstery working with fabrics such as burlap, cotton and muslin.
Garrett Bryant -Assistant to Custom Canvas Production Manager
Garrett is currently attending Lindsey Wilson College and his duties include making sure the shop is clean and organized. He also makes sure that all the tools in the shop are sharp and ready to use. He is skilled at metal working including, welding and grinding. He also assists Lynn Collins with the installation and repair of canvas work.
Garrett spends his spare time doing anything that's outside. From riding ATV's to going fishing with friends.
Allen Hash - Restoration Specialist
Allen restores the boats along with welding, and sheet metal work. He was in the National Guard for four years, he received a Diploma from U.S Army Aviation Logistics School, in Aircraft Structure and Repair while enlisted.