November 26, 2011
Scott Cook, owner of Cook Chevrolet and Subaru, stands Friday with a Subaru Outback, the dealership’s best-selling model, at the dealership’s Craig branch on West Victory Way. Cook said because of his love for the outdoors, he never anticipated joining the family car business. But, he eventually fell in love with the work after graduating from Colorado State University in 1979 with a degree in business management.
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In the summer of 1979, Scott Cook had just graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a degree in business management. Like many new grads, Cook wasn’t ready to jump into the business world and spend the rest of his working days toiling behind a desk. “I love the outdoors,” Cook said. “So, I had visions of becoming a ski instructor or whitewater rafting guide or something where I could be outside.” Cook’s father, Larry, had bought out one of his partners about 10 years earlier to take ownership of Cook Chevrolet, but joining the family business wasn’t at the forefront of his son’s mind. “It was never really decided that I would come back to Craig after college and work in the car business,” Cook said. “My parents said I could if I wanted to, or I could do something else.”