MADE IN AMERICA
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
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.