Woodard Celebrates 70 Years Serving St. Louis

As an Army Air Corp navigator during World War II, Earl Woodard was shot down over occupied France. He escaped on foot through the Pyrenees Mountains, eventually finding freedom in Spain. Soon after being reunited with the allied forces, Earl received his discharge papers and returned to St. Louis.

Upon his return, he and his wife, Nancy, started a grassroots carpet cleaning service, working out of a canvas-covered trailer, pulled by their only family car. Customer by customer, job by job, Earl and Nancy took their business from these humble beginnings in 1946, and grew to become a dominant player in carpet, rug, and furniture cleaning.

Today, 70 years later, Woodard Cleaning and Restoration continues to be family-owned-and-operated, staying true to those same virtues instilled the day we took our first phone call. Generations two and three are now calling the shots; Charlie Woodard, son of Earl and Nancy Woodard, serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO, with help from his son, Justin Woodard, President of the company.

More recently we’ve expanded our scope of services, proudly emerging as the Midwest’s leader in fire, smoke, and water restoration, as well as full-service construction work. Additionally, through our commitment to customer service, we’ve grown to be the most trusted carpet, rug and furniture cleaner in the St. Louis area.

Building our team with employees who embody our core values of Do What’s Right, Serve Others, and Learn Every Day, has allowed us to serve the St. Louis community by helping people get back to their lives since 1946.

A note from Justin Woodard, President -

“Thank you St. Louis for continually supporting local, family owned businesses like Woodard. We are able to celebrate 70 years of legendary service because of you, our customers. Each day, through our core values of Doing What’s Right, Helping Others, and Learning Every Day, we are able provide you with services you can depend on. I know my grandfather would be proud to see where our company is today and how far we’ve come since starting the company in 1946. We hope to continue serving St. Louis and helping people get back to their lives for years to come.”


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