If you visit our office in New Braunfels, you are likely to meet our Office Manager, Twister. Twister is a long-haired Russian Blue, also known as Nebelung. She has more personality than you can shake a stick at, and if you do shake a stick at her, she probably won’t even flinch. She acts much like a dog – in fact, she will tolerate a dog here and there, but she despises any cat competition. She is very supervisory, and any time anyone is working on something new or different at the office, she is right in the middle of the action. You can read more on Nebelungs here: https://www.petfinder.com/cat-breeds/nebelung/.
When our owner, Ami, was working the July 2018 tornado in her Iowa hometown with her brother Scott (owner at Kanga Roof), they rented a house and would alternate weeks working the storm. After a bit, Ami found the house to be desperately lonesome and quiet, and she begged one of the local workers to find her a grey cat. The worker sent Ami three different profiles of grey cats he found at local shelters, and Ami picked out Twister, who was a teeny tiny kitten at the time. She provided much comfort to the residents of the tiny, rented house in Marshalltown, Iowa.
When it was time to evacuate the rent house, there was the question of what was to become of this Twister cat. Ami attended an HR conference put on by Natalie Rougeaux, where the presenter (Natalie herself) mentioned the positive aspects on employee morale of having an office animal. Based on that presentation, it was decided that Twister would be an office cat. Scott and Ami drove the truck back from Iowa to Texas with Twister sitting on the console for the whole ride, looking out the windows and thoroughly enjoying the drive. When the rest of the employees met her, they immediately fell in love.
Twister might be the main reason we have such strong employee retention numbers at Roofer Chicks. To know her is to love her, and thus she is a complete diva. Her hobbies include opening cupboards and doors, exploring, watching Cat TV on her big screen TV (which she sometimes allows us to use when we need it for training), and supervising the staff.
If you’d ever like to meet her, feel free to stop by for an introduction!