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Shirlene (Shirl) Rasmussen

Managing Director, Roof Rescue NZ Ltd

Shirl's Testomonial when interviewed for Women in trades Roofing Association feature;

It was an ex partner with a roofing business that encouraged Shirl on to the tools when she was 18. He didn’t have to apply much pressure to teach Shirl the fundamentals of roofing, and to this day Shirl remains grateful for that opportunity because she found something she really enjoyed. Shirl certainly got no favors being a female, so sheer determination and the objective of “getting the job right” was Shirl’s absolute priority!! This soon silenced any skeptics. It was a big challenge to learn how to install roofing, and architectural wall cladding with associated flashing's but Shirl stuck at it and in time obtained The National Qualification in Metal Roof and Wall Cladding in 2006. Shirl says “I have always loved working outdoors and the physical nature of roofing. I think women approach things slightly different applying a certain feminine trait of wanting to do the job well adding what I call the finishing touches”. Shirl has over 25years experience in the roofing industry, the last 9.5 years completing the role of Contracts Manager for a national provider and a Large Auckland based Company. In this time Shirl has not wasted her time pursuing her career, completing a national roofing and wall cladding qualification as well as Roofing Assessor, assessing the progress of our nations roofing apprentices. Shirls husband and partner Kerry has handled sales for a National Roofing Company and has fulfilled roles as Sales/ Branch manager/ for large building supply chains, and now like Shirl also works in industry training. After purchasing Roof Rescue from Bob&Bex Leslie December 2012, Shirl & Kerry know they have gained the skills and business acumen to not only fulfill the valued name of Roof Rescue that Bob and Bex Leslie, and their valued staff built up but to enhance and grow the repeat business that Roof Rescue has always valued. Shirl Rasmussen