The Showerdome® Story

A tale of kiwi ingenuity at it's best - how Ken Evans came up with a simple solution to a simple problem.

The Showerdome® shower top was invented by Ken Evans, an engineer living in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Ken was at home watching rugby one night and at half-time put the kettle on to make a cup of tea. He had a glass kettle and noticed the steam only formed a cloud when it met the colder air in his kitchen. The steam inside the kettle remained absolutely clear.

Ken had been battling condensation in his bathroom for years. He immediately put a piece of plywood over the top of his shower and left it running during the second half of the game. When he returned, his bathroom was completely moisture free and his shower was crystal clear.

After years of careful research, testing and development, Showerdome® was patented and is now sold around the world.

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Stopping steam for drier, safer, healthier homes.

A Showerdome® shower top stops steam and moisture leaving your shower, so you can enjoy mist-free mirrors, a dry bathroom and a warm, clear shower enclosure. Showerdome® shower tops not only eliminate shower steam, they also look completely at home in any bathroom décor with their clean, clear designs.

Lifetime guarantee

Every Showerdome® shower top comes with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE to stay crystal clear, meaning you can buy with confidence.

Members of the New Zealand Green Building Council

We are proud members of the New Zealand Green Building Council.

Proudly made here in New Zealand
To ensure the highest standard of quality control, we manufacture every Showerdome® at our own facilities in Tauranga, New Zealand. Our Head Office and main warehouse are in Auckland, and we export to our national and international distributors from there. With a lifetime guarantee to stay crystal clear, your Showerdome shower top means you can buy with confidence.

Our people

Meet some of the talented people behind Showerdome® today, and feel free to drop them a line. We also have a nationwide team of certified installers.
Ross Van Horn
National Manager NZ
Ross Van Horn
National Manager NZ
Ross joined Showerdome® as the National Manager in 2006 at the point where Showerdome® relocated Head Office from Tauranga to Auckland. With an impressive and diverse skill set – Ross brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the business.

His background includes sales, marketing, training, franchise and small business management. In the early years with Showerdome® Ross answered the phones, processed the orders, packed the Showerdome® shower tops and arranged dispatch, so can legitimately claim to know the business from the ground up. Ross has been instrumental in the success of Showerdome® to date, and fortunately the business has grown to a point where his role is now largely overseeing the team with a strong focus on the financials and strategic planning.

An enthusiastic recreational cyclist, he enjoys the freedom and peace that 2 wheels provides.

A father of 2 adult children, he lives in Te Atatu South with his wife Jan and they enjoy lots of time with the grandchildren who just happen to live in the same street.
Claire Van Horn
Marketing Manager
Claire Van Horn
Marketing Manager
After working for Air New Zealand for 7 years, Claire left the airline in 2001 to assist in a family business. Several years working within a franchise business exposed Claire to the every aspect of a business, from strategic planning to stock management, staff relations, the importance of sales & marketing, and the hands-on every day practicalities of running a business.

Claire took some time out to travel in 2007, and returned to get married in 2009. After a short stint working as a recruitment agent, Claire was invited to join the team at Showerdome® in an Administration role. With a strong sales & training background, her skills were utilised during the growth of the nationwide dealer network for Showerdome®. Claire’s role has grown significantly over the 7 years she has been with the company, and she now looks after the Marketing side of the business, which is a perfect fit, as she passionately believes in the simplicity & success of the product.

Claire & her husband Matt have two little girls - India & Coco, which means life is very busy, but fulfilling.
Jessica Mallon
Sales & Administration
Jessica Mallon
Sales & Administration
Jessica joined the team at Showerdome® in early 2015. With a background working in a high intensity processing role for a large recruitment agency, the skills Jessica brings to Showerdome® include an impressive data entry rate, accuracy & customer service.

Her role at Showerdome® includes being the first point of contact for customers contacting Head Office, and providing invaluable sales support to our nationwide network of installers, retailers and distributors. Jessica processes every single Showerdome® order, and has a wealth of knowledge around our products, and the distribution network.

Jessica is a Mum to two gorgeous kids, Oliva & Lennox, and works school hours to keep the work/life balance in check.
John Skellon
Sales Support - Auckland
John Skellon
Sales Support - Auckland
John joined the team at Showerdome® in mid 2015, and has been the friendly face of Showerdome® to our Auckland retailers for the past 18 months. John’s background includes owning & running his own successful wholesale food distribution company. As a keen foodie, this passion for all things culinary has not departed with the career change. An avid hockey player, John has represented New Zealand at the Masters World games on a number of occasions, and will happily talk to anyone about anything sports related.

John’s role involves staff training, PR, and sales support within the wider Auckland market. John has formed fantastic relationships with our network of retailers, and his friendly, approachable manner means that he is warmly welcomed wherever he goes.

John & his wife Sally live in Mangawhai, north of Auckland, and they enjoy spending their weekends with their family & grandchildren.
Dudley Moore
Sales Support - NZ
Dudley Moore
Sales Support - NZ
Dudley has been part of the Showerdome® family since 2007, and as far as the retailers around New Zealand are concerned – is the face of the company. Dudley’s warmth & sense of humour make him a welcome visitor in-store, and his wealth of knowledge is invaluable. Dudley has a logical & practical approach to situations, which means he is a fantastic ‘go-to’ guy for the many retailers he supports.

Prior to Showerdome® Dudley owned and owned & ran the Para Rubber Store in Tauranga for nearly 20 years. With the sale of his business, Dudley was free to choose where he worked, and we’re privileged he opted to work with us at Showerdome® as his wealth of knowledge and genuine belief in the Showerdome® product means there isn’t a better person for this role.

Dudley & his wife Jen live in the Bay of Plenty, and when he’s not travelling the country for work, enjoys spending quality time with their family & friends.
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