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.