Founded by a War Hero: Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Woodard’s story is best told by those closest to it. In conjunction with Woodard Cleaning & Restoration celebrating 75 years of serving the St. Louis area, C&R sat down with third generation owner, Justin Woodard. He shares a story unlike any other – of a war hero shot down over France, a harrowing mountain escape, and a journey to America.

Earl Woodard and his wife, Nancy, started a carpet cleaning service out of a trailer pulled by the family car. In time, they grew and grew – and attribute their success to their “unrelenting commitment to customer service, earned the respect of business owners, insurance companies and customers alike.”

Below are photos from the Woodard 75th Anniversary celebration in early October, 2021. Also be sure to watch or listen to the Restoration Today podcast with Justin, where he shares the truly amazing journey it’s been through the years for the family company.The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.Now in the third generation of ownership, Woodard has been serving the St. Louis area since 1946.Several great historical photos were on display for the anniversary celebrations.
Another amazing display for the paries!The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.
The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.The parties boasted lots of fun and food – we are just showing you a couple of the things from the amazing spread!The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.
The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.
A piece of Woodard history was proudly displayed inside Woodard’s facility.The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.The parties boasted lots of fun and food – we are just showing you a couple of the things from the amazing spread!
Part of the Woodard team poses with a great display during one of several celebrations.The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.Several great historical photos were on display for the anniversary celebrations.
Woodard Cleaning & Restoration of St. Louis, Missouri, celebrated its 75th Anniversary on Oct. 1, 2021!The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.
Now in the third generation of ownership, Woodard has been serving the St. Louis area since 1946.

Several great historical photos were on display for the anniversary celebrations.

Another amazing display for the paries!
The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

The parties boasted lots of fun and food – we are just showing you a couple of the things from the amazing spread!

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

A piece of Woodard history was proudly displayed inside Woodard’s facility.

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

The parties boasted lots of fun and food – we are just showing you a couple of the things from the amazing spread!

Part of the Woodard team poses with a great display during one of several celebrations.
The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.
Several great historical photos were on display for the anniversary celebrations.
Woodard Cleaning & Restoration of St. Louis, Missouri, celebrated its 75th Anniversary on Oct. 1, 2021!

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.

The Woodard team hosted several events, both for Woodard employees, as well as customers and the community.