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A 23-year, squeaky- clean window career

Posted: Monday, Apr 15th, 2013

Dave Cook cleans one of many glass doors and windows at the Swiftel Center last Wednesday. As owner of Dave’s Window Company, Cook works year-round cleaning windows in all weather, including conditions like last week’s storm. Charis Prunty/Register

• Aurora man washes windows year-round throughout Eastern South Dakota

BROOKINGS – Aurora resident David Cook has the kind of job where no one really sees his work, they see through it.

And that’s what Cook wants – he’s a professional window washer who, with the help of his son, cleaned 100,000 to 125,000 panes of glass last year.

To call window washing a strenuous job understates it: Year-round, Cook alternately freezes and overheats; his muscles are taxed to the limit by repetitive, forceful scrubbing and scraping; he’s on the job while most of us are still sleeping; and he regularly finds himself in dangerous situations.

Despite all that, this job has made him a living, and Cook is grateful for the many faithful customers he’s served over the past 23 years in business.

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