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Many people ask us, "Why Cutworm? What is the source of your company name?" Cutworm is the nickname of Jeb's grandfather.
There are a couple of stories about how Jeb's grandfather acquired the nickname of Cutworm. When Jeb was very young he asked his grandfather how he landed such an unusual name. His grandfather told him about the time he played football in school and how he had the ability to cut in and out of his opponents to run the football down field. So his teammates started calling him Cutworm.
There is another story that has been passed around town. Cutworm was a very frugal man. He liked to hang on to his cabbage. Cutworm is another name for Cabbage Worm. Since cutworms eat a lot of cabbage, he earned the nickname of Cutworm.
Cutworm owned a general store in the city square of Hayesville. He sold all kinds of items. Since Cutworm was so frugal, he didn't throw anything away. The general store today is closed, but it is still full of all of the items from the early 1900.
Cutworm loved hot rods and Model T and Model A Fords. Notice Cutworm with his early Ford hot rods in the picture on this page. Jeb's genes were already being primed and conditioned to like hot rods and early Fords. Also pictured here is Cutworms wife Dale, posing with another of Cutworms hot rods. She could well have been one of the first hot rod chicks to be photographed with a hot rod.
When Jeb was growing up he liked and drove early Fords then. He had a 5 horse power Model T Ford fun car to drive at age six. Little did he know then that he would one day be building hot rods similar to these cars.