L to R: Aaron, Matt, Jason and Kyle

L to R: Aaron, Matt, Jason and Kyle

Kyle cochran

Owner-Founder, Designer, Fabricator

Kyle was born and raised in Bowling Green, KY where he attended Western Kentucky University and studied architecture and civil engineering.  He spent most of his time during college working in the road construction industry as a surveyor and designer of many roadway projects.  After nearly 9 years in that business, Kyle ventured out on his own to develop his creative talents and search for a career doing what he loved the most.  Kyle developed Rustic Nail & Co. in late 2012 starting in a 15’X20’ shop behind his parents home.  The past four years has found Kyle’s work in homes featured in the Parade of Homes, Starbucks, local coffee shops, various commercial buildings, high end homes, as well as various restaurants in the southeast.  Kyle has learned from a very early age to work hard, set goals, and achieve them to the best of his ability. In his free time, Kyle is busy being a husband and father to his wife and two daughters.  With any additional time, Kyle is busy building hot rods of which his latest is a 1972 Cuda.  He is excited for what the future brings as Rustic Nail & Co. continues to grow and achieve many levels of craftsmanship and design in the industry.  His business is based on quality, honesty, integrity and providing clients a unique product that will last for generations.  Working with various clients has allowed Kyle to develop working relationships with so many great people. 

“Its not the fame and fortune I strive for, but the ability to create and share the talents I’ve been blessed with" 

Jason barr

Master Craftsman

As a Florida native, Jason Barr learned the importance of family, quality, value, and hard work at a very early age. Growing up in the historic fishing community of Cortez FL, Jason embarked upon his livelihood of renovation, spending time restoring their 100 year old family home and commercial fishing with his father and grandfather. 

With over thirty years of craftsman experience constructing and remodeling high end homes and commercial businesses, Jason has been a part of projects including Estridge Homes, Extreme Home Makeover (Indianapolis, IN), creating and maintaining the nostalgic brand of Bass Pro Shoppes facilities (Savannah and Tallahassee locations), and most recently Steamer Seafood (Bowling Green, KY). 

Jason holds his supporters in high esteem and makes his family a priority in every aspect of his life. He enjoys fishing, sports and constructing projects in his free time.  Jason's intensity and enthusiasm for family, community, quality, and values are sustained by his ethic of hard work and servitude. He is a crucial part of the Rustic Nail & Co. team with a drive that is unmatched.  We are so thankful for Jason and his family. 


Leroy shumake

Metal Master

Leroy Shumake brings 36 years of artistic skill, business integrity, and committed craftsmanship to his projects. As owner of Legacy Metals, he creates pieces that will last for generations. 

Leroy’s specialty is copper. His work can be seen throughout the southeast on intricate church domes, high-end private homes, and even the massive 125’ tall Castle Gwynn in Rutherford county, TN.  With a background in Historical Restoration, Leroy has an eye for quality and the skills to do a job right.

The last couple of years have found Leroy right in the middle of Nashville, Tennessee’s building boom, creating custom copper range hoods and metal countertops. He was even featured on Animal Planet’s hit show “Treehouse Masters” working with Pete Nelson building copper turrets and dormers on a luxury treehouse.

Working with Kyle Cochran of Rustic Nail & Co. and his team on the Steamer Seafood Restaurant project allowed Leroy to help bring Kyle’s incredible vision to life.  Leroy’s work places copper at the intersection of art and function with show-stopping results. 

“Combining our talents and creating this one of a kind atmosphere here in Bowling Green, KY was a privilege. It’s a great opportunity to deliver an unforgettable final product.” 



Matt black


Matthew was born and raised in Republic, Missouri where hunting, fishing, and paying visits to the Bass Pro Shop head quarters in Springfield, Missouri were some of his favorite pass times. From a young age, he has loved to work with his hands. He has worked on several home remodels and garage constructions.

In 2013, he ventured off to Bowling Green, Kentucky in pursuit of a degree in construction management at Western Kentucky University where he found Rustic Nail & Co. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his wife, and building furniture for their home. At Rustic Nail, Matthew not only enjoys the custom work they provide for their customers, but he also enjoys working with such an incredible crew that fosters a friendly, team environment. Matthew is eager to see where the future of Rustic Nail goes and is excited to be a part of this journey.



Aaron M. Wilson


Aaron was born in Memphis, raised in North Dakota, and pursued a degree in Computer Information Systems in Kansas and Louisiana.  He worked int he IT field for 20 years in Louisiana and Texas before returning to school to study Architecture, Art, and Interior Design at Western Kentucky University.

At Rustic Nail & Co. Aaron's primary focus is solving design problems and communicating design intent to clients and the rest of the team by transforming scribbles and sketches into fully-realized three-dimensional computer models, construction drawings, renderings, and design boards using a host of software tools including AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, V-Ray, and Adobe Illustrator.

In his spare time he enjoys reading, binge-watching the DIY Network, and spending time with his family and friends.

"This is exactly the job I wanted to find after graduation and I'm blessed to have been given this opportunity."