Some kind words from our customers

Below are recent testimonials we’ve received from some of our happy customers.

January 11, 2022

Thanks John.

While looking at your website for info to “repair” a duck, I did come across your blog, The Last Decoy and the cache duck.  Thanks for explaining what the ‘cache’ could be used for.  Clever to say the least.  I just did a read on your award, impressive and well deserved…  Your selection of ducks is fantastic…. nothing out there is comparable.


January 7, 2022

I love the idea of The Last Decoy.  As special as my pets are to me, it’s depressing to have their remains in a box (even when the boxes are made well).  Having a beautiful piece of art would help a lot.


Good Morning John,

The honker arrived yesterday in great shape and now occupies a prominent place in our living room.  We are very pleased with the artistry and attention to detail that you and your family put into this decoy.  Please convey to all involved our appreciation for preserving a craft skill that unfortunately has almost disappeared.  Keep up the good work.

Our best to you,
Jerry & Bonnie


Thanks so much for the extraordinary mallard you created for my uncle. He absolutely loves it and we caught him by surprise! Really beautiful colors and overall design. Thanks so much for your help and hope to be in touch in the future again!


Dear Mr. Bundy,

What an absolute pleasure it was to make your acquaintance this afternoon! I had no idea you were going to provide Karen and me with such exceptional service and friendship. Your showroom overwhelmed me! Thank you for your patience as I “agonized” over which decoys I wanted. I felt like a kid in a candy store…….”just one more Bundy decoy, Karen!” Unfortunately I had to stop at a limit of three but I’ll be back for more!

All three decoys are now proudly displayed in our new Noblesville home. I can’t wait to share your story, as well as the Chapman’s newest prized possessions, with our family and friends!

Thanks again for everything Mr. Bundy. Karen and I will be back….hopefully soon!

Larry Chapman

Dear John,

I just wanted to send a note to thank you for repairing our loon decoy. I was both surprised and delighted to find it in the mail today – surprised that you returned it so quickly and delighted that it really does look good as new. Thank you so much for your willingness to repair it. It looks beautiful in our home and we will enjoy it for many years to come.

My husband is from Peru so the next time we visit there we’ll be sure to come by your store. We’d love to see more of your beautiful decoys.

Thanks again!

Diane Huff

“In Japan, the duck symbolizes faithfulness and light.

PK U.S.A. will continue our relationship with John to bring our valued associates these one-of-a-kind gifts that represent the unwavering faithfulness you have shown to our company.”

Bill Kent
Vice President

Photos from the PK U.S.A. Awards Ceremony:

“Just wanted to say thank you again for helping us out with the going away gift for CPT Aron Sweder. He absolutely loved the decoy and everyone was impressed with the quality and workmanship. I was proud to present a special gift to a great Officer, Leader and friend. Thank you again.”

CPT Jordan T. Brought
10th Brigade Support Battalion Ops Officer
1st Brigade Combat Team
10th Mountain Division

“My son just presented his father with one of your decoys that he found in a shop in Berea KY. It is beautiful and more special because it came from people who so truly enjoy creating one of a kind unique art. We will treasure it always, and it will be passed back to our son and then his daughter. It will be treasured for many years and generations to come.”

Susan Swearingen

“Summer we spend at our mountain house. We do go down to check our apartment in Madrid every Wednesday, and yesterday the ducks were there!!! (so they arrived anywhere between Jul 26 and Aug 1 … more than 1 month to clear customs!!)

But all is well that ends well, and the lovely ducks are here: the small one so cute, the healed one so un-recognizable. And the letter was really moving. Thank you so much for everything.

PS: If you, or family, ever travel to Madrid, don’t hesitate to give us a call, and we’ll show you around, or even visit my museum. Thx again.”

Javier Garcia
Madrid, Spain

“These are beautiful, such great work and design.  Truly you have a gift for this work.”

Lorie Stringer

Thank you so much, We will do so.. He loves your work and has been to your shop once… You do wonderful work. You are a very talented man.

Thank you,

Viviana Hodson