Very few people have hands-on experience performing multiple diner restorations. Steve Harwin is well known in the diner restoration industry. He's taken on diners that some wouldn't touch and brought them back to life. On his oh-diners.com website there are examples of diners he's worked on. Gordon Tindall is another person on this list.
In case you haven't followed Gordon's work, take a look at the Youtube videos Joseph Dupont posted, chronicling the restoration of the Spud Boy Diner. In late 2008 the diner moved from Towanda, Pennsylvania to Lanesboro, Minnesota. The finishing touches are being performed and it is expected to open this summer.
The Post-Bulletin posted an article today about Gordon, his wife Val and the Spud Boy Diner. Seeing the diner as it progressed through the restoration is a testament to the hard work and determination of Gordon and Val. We commend their efforts and look forward to visiting the diner.
We'll write more here as information about the diner becomes available.