It was a sunny evening of celebration at the Otago Polytech O Block as the Cook Brothers team, trade partners, consultants, and industry peers gathered to celebrate the retirement of an industry legend - David Low. It was a sunny evening of celebration at the Otago Polytech O Block as the Cook Brothers team, trade partners, consultants, and industry peers gathered to celebrate the retirement of an industry legend - David Low.
As a valued member of the Cook Brothers Otago team for over eight years, David or as he is better known - Lowwy, has made a real impact on the growth of our business and our culture. He has embodied so much of what it means to be a Cook Brother. His innovation, guidance, ambition and dedication has made him an invaluable member of our team.
While these eight years at Cook Brothers were indeed worthy of recognition itself, Lowwys 50 year legacy here in Dunedin was further cause for celebration. Whether representing Cook Brothers, Lund South, Naylor Love or Rawlinsons, Dave has given his all for the company he has worked for and has left his mark on iconic projects in and around the city.
Lowwy has been a mentor for many in the industry, taking every carpentry apprentice under his wing, teaching them the ways of the scale rule, and the adding machine; one of the first to pick up a computer, teach himself how to master Xcel, and build his own estimating tool that he uses to this day.
His constant questioning, detailed responses and iconic scratch to the head not only made his personality notorious but coupled with his advice and knowledge - second to none. His attention to detail and meticulous process saved many a client and consultant time and money.
As a tribute to our first 'official' retiree, Regional Manager Blair McGill presented Lowwy with a Cook Brothers leaving jersey, officially retiring the number 20. From the Cook Brothers team and the industry - thank you, Lowwy. Enjoy your well-earned retirement.