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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 Daves Window Company, Cook works year-round cleaning windows in all weather, including conditions like last weeks 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 thats what Cook wants hes 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; hes 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 hes served over the past 23 years in business.

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