January, 2012, Brightwell's Mill was in disrepair, almost to the
point of falling in. This Amherst County, VA landmark needed
immediate attention or it would be lost forever. Pat & Chris Woody @
Woody Wood Chinking was recommended to take on this endeavor to save
this water powered grist mill. They both, having a passion for
historic structures worked diligently. Specializing in log cabins,
this, their first challenge with a mill, required research and many,
many photos along the way. In a very cautious and safe approach, the
old rotted out structure timbers, floor joist, subflooring, finished
flooring and walls were meticulously removed and replaced. The water
wheel support timbers and the timbers supporting the wooden teeth
gears that turned the grindstones were also replaced.
On many occasions I joined in on the adventure and became a laborer.
I found out these guys were having fun, even though it was a lot of
hard work. Extremely cold in the winter and hot in the summer didn't
deter them from getting the job done.
As the water wheel turns again and we reflect back on all that has
been accomplished, it has been a pleasure working with Pat and Chris
Woody. We highly recommend Woody Woody Chinking and invite you to
come visit Brightwell's Mill Restoration and see for yourself how
talented these guys are.
Ricky Brightwell and Family,
684 Brightwell's Mill Road
Madison Heights, VA 24572
Hope all is well! Just wanted to forward you the testimonial I
When I stumbled upon Washington Farm's log home, built in 1808, I
knew the logs would need a LOT of restoration. Due to the historical
significance of the structure I was determined only to work with the
best in the country. Of all the contractors I contacted none of
them were as prompt, courteous and knowledgeable as Mr. Pat Woody
and his team. The pricing proposed was very reasonable and the work
meticulous. I HIGHLY recommend Woody Wood Chinking to other
historical log home enthusiasts without hesitation.
heard of Pat Woody and his work from a co-worker who also had a log
home and highly recommended his work.
of years ago a tree fell on my home and I called Pat. He said he
would come out and have a look. After looking at the damage to the
roof he said he really didn't do roofing but said he could spruce up
my home. I kept the estimate he gave me and said once the roof was
fixed at a latter time I would call him.
of years latter I called him and he and his son Chris came over and
gave my log home a complete overhaul. I really enjoyed having them
over and took photo's and movies of them doing everything from the
power-wash to the final sealer coat. It was nice having them over,
they were friendly and did excellent work. Between the chinking and
the 1st stain I lost electricity one night for 5 hours or so. The
log home held the temperature the whole time and since then I have
noticed a big difference in my electric bills and also no drafts
thru the log home like before. The chinking not only helps with
heating and cooling cost but also qualifies as a tax credit. A bonus
is the log home looks super! I have received many comments on how
nice my log home looks now. I highly recommend them not only for
their excellent work but how friendly they are to work with.
To Whom It May Concern
We are very pleased with the work of Woody Wood Chinking. He was
very professional in his work. Not only did he work on a building
for us, he restored and preserved an important piece of our tribal
history. We would hire him again for a similar job without
Monacan Tribal Council Member
Sharon R Bryant
wife and I built a log home in Amherst County, Virginia in 2009/10.
The chinking was more challenging than some because of our choice of
logs of non-uniform shape. Backing material had to be cut and fit
into the irregular spaces between the logs before the chinking could
be applied. We selected Woody Wood Chinking to stain and chink the
home. They were delightful to work with, timely in carrying out
their work and offered competitive pricing. We had received a quote
for the chinking from another contractor that was twice that of
Woody Wood Chinking. It was enjoyable to watch them work. They
were very efficient and their skill and experience evident. We
continue to be very pleased with the quality of their work and feel
fortunate for having selected them. We highly recommend Woody Wood
All the best,
beautiful log cabin retreat nestled in the foothills of the Blue
Ridge mountains is truly a joy. Woody Wood Chinking transformed my
Ward Log Home kit into a custom creation. The bedroom paneling was
all cut on site from the trees removed for the electric rite of way,
the hand railings were custom made from trees on the property,
and the cabinets were all custom made on site. Pat Woody was able to
provide local craftsmen to lay the stone fireplace and install the
split shingle roof. Woody Wood Chinking keeps the maintaince up on
my cabin when needed and are great guys to work with. I would
recommend Woody Wood Chinking to anyone interested in building a
cabin or for any restoration or preservation work needed on your
dream log home.
October 1, 2010
This summer we turned to Perma-Chink Systems and requested a list of
recommended contractors to apply energy seal and check mate to our
new log home. Among those recommended by Perma-Chink Systems was
Woody Wood Chinking, inc. of Monroe Virginia.
Mr. Pat Woody responded promptly to our calls and traveled several
hours to our home for a consultation. We were quickly impressed with
his friendly demeanor, knowledge, and his recommendations for the
work to be done on our home. During the next couple weeks he worked
closely with us to obtain the correct Perma-Chink products. He
quickly scheduled the work and arrived on schedule to start the job.
During the next week, Mr. Woody, his son Chris and another employee
worked skillfully applying the energy seal and check-mate. It was
apparent from the start that they new your product and could
expertly apply it. We are thrilled with the completed project.
I do not often write letters of appreciation, however, the
professional work, completed in a timely manner and the work ethic
displayed by Mr. Woody is worthy of your attention. Woody Wood
Chinking, Inc. is an outstanding ambassador for Perma-Chink Systems.
I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone seeking log
home preservation or restoration work. It was indeed a pleasure to
work with Mr. Woody. We are very satisfied with Perma-Chink Systems
products and will not hesitate to turn to Perma-Chink in the future.
Jesse and Mary Bowman
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