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' was purchased -- a 1962 28-foot Constellation. 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 after, a small boat was "required" for skiing and for pulling 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, Washington ACBS show. Next a fifty-five foot cruiser was added to the fleet and was relocated over 2200 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 which has a 3500 square foot boat shop under it, and a business was born. Since Woodies' inception in 2004, many boats and engines have been restored for many satisfied customers bythe professionals atWoodies Restorations.
Our Second Location- 653 Lakeway Drive in Russell Springs
Our Mission is...
- Restore or preserve our customers' wooden, antique, or classic boats to a level that meets or exceeds their expectations while educating each customer about the advantages and responsibilities of owning, restoring, and enjoying an antique or classic boat;
- Provide products, such as tools, restoration supplies, accessories, and advice on how to use them, to the do-it-yourself-er.
IN A WAY THAT:
- Puts the customer in control of the restoration, the costs, the timeline, and ultimately the end product of the restoration.
- The customer gets exactly the restoration results desired at the cost expected, delivered when the end product is expected - to maximize the enjoyment of this ACTIVE INVESTMENTwhile preserving the nostalgia of the antique or classic boat regardless of whether the boat is a user boat, an award winner, or both!
In February 2022, Woodies Restorations moved to their new home located just a few miles down the road from the old shop. The building was previously operated as an acid wash jeans factory years ago until it was purchased in 2021 by Paul Cundiff. Our huge 30,000 SF facility is comprised of an entire shop area for both our Custom Canvas and Rayco divisions, a mezzanine for storing used parts and equipment, an office area with a kitchen and conference room, a huge area for our woodworking, sanding, mechanical, shipping, and a huge area for storing boats.