Thanking Tim Schneider for 30 Years of Service
Congratulations to Tim Schneider, lifelong Paonia native, who has marked thirty years of employment and service to Paonia Farm and Home Supply , a remarkable and unusual accomplishment of dedication and devotion. Jim and Linda Link, store owners, wish to honor Tim publicly and invite the Paonia Community to express their appreciation to Tim as well.
Tim, born on a dairy farm near the current Alfred Eames Winery on 4050 Road, was raised and educated in the community he still calls home.
During high school, when Tim was 16 years of age, he joined the Boy Scouts and completed his Eagle Scout award, an extraordinary achievement, finished in just two short years. Through Boy Scouts in particular, Tim began to develop character qualities of loyalty, commitment, perseverance, and reliability, which have served to shape and direct his life as a husband, father, and employee over the last forty years..
After completing high school locally, Tim attended, then Mesa College and earned a two-year degree in Police Science. Later he completed the Police Academy to become a State Patrolman. In the late seventies, Tim was denied employment in what today is known as reverse discrimination.
In spite of that major disappointment, Schneider returned to the construction industry with his Dad during a mini- home construction boom in Paonia during the late seventies. Interestingly, one of the home’s Tim’s father built with his help includes this author’s current residence on Lamborn Mesa.
Marriage and Early Career Experiences
During this time period, Theresa (Tim’s wife), her brother, and her parents, were involved in a serious car accident which killed Theresa’s parents, injured her brother, and caused her to suffer a severe brain trauma. During Theresa’s long convalescence , Tim remained committed to Theresa while his parents helped nurse her back to health so that eventually Tim and Theresa were married in 1979.
Thirty year employee of Paonia Farm and Home
When the Westmoreland mine (in the area known as Steven’s Gulch) closed because of fire (hence the name Fire Mountain) the local building boom ended and Tim found himself tossed between a variety of jobs including a remodel of the Bross Hotel, owning his own tire shop, School Bus Driver, and part time employee for Paonia Farm and Home Supply before the Link’s became owners.
In due course, Tim chose to quit the part time school bus job, and commit to full-time employment with Paonia Farm a decision he has never regretted.
Tim’s Specialties for the store
During his long tenure at Paonia Farm and Home, Tim’s vast forte of knowledge and expertise includes being “our go-to person” on animal husbandry questions; anything from raising all kinds of poultry to horse training, being the paint mixing expert, getting customers to smile, and other Specialties. Of the many services and products available at the store, many customers may not know that Tim offers tool handle replacement, lamp repair, and Window and Door Screen Replacement service.
Thank Tim For His Accomplishments
Jim Link, has remarked that “Tim makes the fewest mistakes in paint”, and serves both his employer and the customer with accurate, and reliable work. Tim’s love, admiration, and long-term commitment to the Link’s is matched by Jim and Linda’s admiration and appreciation for Tim’s loyalty and dedication to them, the store, and the community. Please take time to recognize and thank Tim Schneider the next time you are in the store.