Why choose Woodard.

Why Woodard?

We built the Woodard name and reputation on the quality and character of our employees. The Woodard Way honors our history and the amazing people that came before us, while embracing our future. Providing our employees opportunities to grow fuels our Legendary Service and ensures we will continue to thrive. Come thrive with us.

Our Core Values

Woodard’s core values define how we operate every aspect of our business and will never be compromised. If you possess these values, you’re exactly who we want to talk to!

1. Do What's Right

2. Serve Others

3. Learn Every Day


Photgraph of the founder of woodard in the military

The events that led us to setting up shop in St. Louis sound like the storyline of a Hollywood movie: Man goes to war and returns a hero, charts his future with his beautiful bride, and together their ambition and drive form the plot with the perfect happy ending. As an Army Air Corp navigator during WWII, 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. 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.

Community Service

We believe it is important to give back to the community. We are open to hearing about any community service opportunities we can provide assistance to.

Local community service programs Woodard contributes to include:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association/Tour de Cure
  • American Red Cross
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • BackStoppers Inc.
  • Local Fire & Police Stations
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Shoeman Water Project
  • St. Patrick Center
  • Toys For Tots
  • Trailnet