In 1968, my grandparents Don & Opal Cote founded Don's Windmills. Through thick and thin, they stuck by each other's side as this business was built. By the time she passed away in 1997, their windmills could be found throughout the United States, in Chad, Africa, Mexico, and Japan. My grandpa climbed his last 40' windmill tower at the age of 89, and passed away in 2009 at the age of 90. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II, coming ashore on Utah Beach on D-Day that fateful day of June 6th, 1944. His unit established the first Allied Air Field at St. Mereglise, France, in the days following. Growing up in Maine, French was the family language...which landed him a spot as an interpreter. He was attached to a unit that liberated the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, the visions of which stayed with him for the rest of his life.
When our nation was attacked at the dawn of this century, I knew I had to do my part. After graduating from Texas A&M University, I entered the U.S. Marine Corps, where I earned a spot as an infantry officer. After a tour to Afghanistan in 2008, and one to the Pacific, I finished out my time in the Corps in 2010. My family and I proudly stepped into my grandparent's shoes to run Don's Windmills. Since that time, we have answered the demand of our customers and started another endeavor, Windmill Ceiling Fans of Texas. We are still family owned & operated, and will continue providing experienced sales and service of The Aermotor Windmill. We are honored you've visited us, and look forward to visiting with you!
James C. McKendree
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