A new home
Weathercraft Companies co-owner Joe Staroska of North Platte and McCook Area Chamber of Commerce director Tacie Fawver hold the ceremonial ribbon for Brett Schmidt, general manager of the Weathercraft office in McCook, Thursday morning. The Chamber, McCook Cordials and family and friends welcomed Weathercraft to its new Airport Road location, a property, Brett said, that hadn't been on the tax rolls for many years until Weathercraft purchased it. "This is a great place ... a great location. We're thrilled to death to be here," he said, adding with a grin, "We're not thrilled about paying taxes, but they're good for the community." McCook Mayor Mike Gonzales, representing the City of McCook at the ribbon cutting, told his brother-in-law with a chuckle, "We're happy you're here too." Brett introduced the McCook staff, explaining, "There is no hierarchy here. We work as teammates. There is not a one of us who doesn't do everything." Weathercraft has been in McCook for 35 years, concentrating initially on commercial roofing and expanding through the years to residential roofing, siding, windows, general construction and Overhead Doors. Brett said, "We look forward to another 35+ years of service."