David Puryear, 48, born and raised in Kentucky, is always working with his hands. He started his own company, Bourbon Millwork in 2016.
Using raw materials, David crafts old-fashioned decor, specializing in doors and custom architecture. He is shown here through a hole in an unfinished door.
In the front office of Bourbon Millwork, Erika, married to David for 26 years, handles the office work he finds “painful."
Contracting with custom home builder, Heller Built, David delivers custom trim to a multi-million dollar property in Keene Manor.
Avery, a Pyrador mix, comes to work with David seven days a week. “She’s my break,” David says about Avery, who he found abandoned in a backyard while responding to an animal control call.
David, sitting in his truck, responds to a call of a loose dog who bit a cat. The dog's owner, Tiffany, calls a local animal hospital for assistance. The cat's owner, pictured in the mirror, waits for an answer.
David leaves his shop and walks across the street to Trackside, a restaurant along railroad tracks, to meet with his family gathered there for dinner. David created a custom bar top for the establishment.
David embraces his daughter-in-law, Julietta, who is married to his 25 year-old son, Matthew, after enjoying a family dinner.
In seat 7 and 8, in section 20, David and Erika cheer the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team during the first exhibition game of the season. Passed down from Erika’s parents, they sit in the exact same seats that have been in the family since Rupp Arena opened in 1976.
“He was across the hall and then he kept on saying “let’s go out”… and he grew on me. We finally went out and that was it,” Erika says about how she met David while living in the same apartment building. Twenty-six years later, David and Erika attend as many Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball games as possible.
Returning home after a long day at work, David and Erika settle down in front of the TV before going to bed.