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Value: a hidden message in a box labeled

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 by Tim Taylor

Important Box Seneca Falls, NY  

When is a free estimate more than just a free estimate?

How valuable is Woodford Bros., Inc. word? Honest and doing the job right, has been the foundation of Woodford Bros., Inc.

Once you choose Woodford you become a life long customer, a life long part of Woodford. From peoples first day working at Woodford Bros., Inc. you can feel things are different. They do things the right way, never take shortcuts. The whole idea is always about being honest. Even when we give a customer a free estimate, we tell them upfront everything we will do to fix the problem.


We OVER Communicate. Why do we do that?

Because our word is gold, our word has value.


That brings me to Seneca Falls, NY. Last Tuesday I was helping clean out my Wife’s grandfather’s home. He passed away a few years back, and we were helping my wife’s grandmother. That’s when I stumbled upon how much the Woodford name meant to customers.

 Woodford Customer

My wife’s grandfather was a proud farmer who took pride in working the land. He took care of his John Deere tractors, beef cows and chickens. Her grandfather loved his chickens. He believed in doing things the right way. That was the type of farmer my wife’s grandfather was. He didn’t take short cuts and knew the value of hard work. That’s why I wasn’t surprised to find what I did in a box labeled important. The box was an old filling box, that was white with “IMPORTANT” written by a Sharpie marker on the top. You could tell this box was valued because important wasn’t scribbled, but neatly written in bold letters. 

May 13, 1983 

Right there inside the box labeled important, I found it. A proud farmer had kept it all these years because he placed value in it. What is it your wondering? An estimate from Woodford Bros., Inc.  The date on the Estimate was May 13, 1983. The estimate was for fixing a foundation at a total cost of $6300. The job for Woodford standards was a simple one. Shore up a foundation of an aging structure. This wasn’t the first job we had done for my Wife’s Grandfather and clearly wouldn’t be the last. 

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At first glance, this seemed like a weird thing to be in a box labeled important. But then I started thinking. This proud farmer kept the things that had value to him. The Woodford name is value. He only worked with people who did honest work, and Woodford meant something to him. Like other names he grew to trust over the years from John Deere to Ford, Woodford had value. This wasn’t an estimate but a promise of a problem fixed for good! 


Ask your self this, would you keep an estimate from some other company for over 30 plus years. Our customers do because they know the value behind our name. 


36+ Years ago


Now, who would you want to work on your home? We have been fixing foundations, saving barns and stopping water since 1962. We have kept our focus on being honest and doing the job right. Find out why people put value in our name. Call us today, we can fix your problem.



Founded in 1962 Woodford Bros., Inc. originally focused on barn, and foundation repair. Today the company has grown its expertise to include basement waterproofing, concrete leveling and repair, radon mitigation, and basement finishing. For over 50 years, Woodford Bros., Inc. has helped homeowners preserve and protect the value of their homes through its unique combination of experience, innovation, industry-leading products, installation techniques, and warranties. The company is headquartered at Apulia Station, along the historic train depot located just outside of Tully, NY. We serve a wide area of the state, including the cities of Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton, Oswego, and Auburn.



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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Addison
  • Apalachin
  • Barton
  • Bath
  • Beaver Dams
  • Bible School Park
  • Big Flats
  • Binghamton
  • Breesport
  • Cameron
  • Cameron Mills
  • Campbell
  • Candor
  • Canisteo
  • Cayuta
  • Chemung
  • Conklin
  • Coopers Plains
  • Corbettsville
  • Corning
  • Elmira
  • Endicott
  • Endwell
  • Erin
  • Greenwood
  • Hornell
  • Horseheads
  • Jasper
  • Johnson City
  • Kirkwood
  • Lindley
  • Lockwood
  • Lowman
  • Millport
  • Nichols
  • Owego
  • Painted Post
  • Pine City
  • Pine Valley
  • Rexville
  • Savona
  • Smithboro
  • Spencer
  • Tioga Center
  • Troupsburg
  • Van Etten
  • Vestal
  • Waverly
  • Wellsburg
  • Woodhull
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Woodford Bros., Inc.
6500 Rt. 80
Apulia Station, NY 13020
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