Meet Paul and Tina Schriek, owners of Windamere Homes and renowned Highfields locals
How long have you been in Highfields for?
We first purchased a block of land in 1992 and built our first house in Highfields in 2003 and have lived here ever since.
Our business, Windamere Homes, has been based in Highfields for the last nine years.
What brought you to the Highfields region?
We had lived in Toowoomba and always saw Highfields as a good area to raise our children.
How have you seen the region change since you have been living and working there?
The big changes we have seen have been the schools, shopping centres and the number of new people which have brought a lot of new developments to the town with a lot more people building more quality homes in Highfields.
What do you love the most about the Highfields region?
We find Highfields has a large country town feel where everybody knows one another and is a safe environment to bring your children up in.
Where do you like to take friends or family members when they come to the area?
We love taking family and friends to the cafés, boutique shops and the botantical gardens. There is a lot to show visitors in Highfields.
What would you like to see for the Highfields region in the future?
We would love to see a designated town centre where it is recognised as one entity, as well as a continuous growth of the new Highfields Sporting Centre, which is a great thing for Highfields.
What is a favourite memory from your time in Highfields?
Our favourite memories of Highfields is just seeing it continuously develop.
There is no longer a necessity to travel into Toowoomba to shop.
Being originally from Toowoomba, seeing Highfields develop as quickly as has, has been remarkable.
We remember all the vacant land around Highfields especially near the Highfields Tavern, and to now seeing fully developed is fantastic. it
How do you participate in the community?
Windamere Homes is based in Highfields and we have always believed that having our building company in Highfields would bring us a lot of pride.
We do also build in Toowoomba and surrounding areas but we take the most pride knowing that we are one of Highfields’ well-known builders and that people know the houses we construct.
Paul is also a member of the Highfields Better Business Connection Group.