36 Years Young and Counting!
There are a few of you who will remember, back in 1979, when Chim-Chiminey Chimney Sweepers began in Southern Oregon. We arrived at your house in a yellow pick-up truck with a shake roofed canopy on the back and wore a top hat on every job.
By 1984, the founder, Steve, needed help. Mike was able to juggle a few days a week of helping Chim-Chiminey with other days of taking care of his young daughters. It was a good fit and the odd-ball romance and tradition of the chimney sweep was very appealing. Mike bought the chimney sweep business – truck, top hat and all.
Over the years, Mike hired a helper now and then. Chimney sweeping grew to a very full time job. We began selling wood and pellet stoves out of Mike’s garage. Mike attended every training seminar and certification program he could find. He attended the Small Business Development Center courses and in 1996 was named Business of the Year.
That year, 1996, was pivotal. A roof top fall and a broken leg were very motivating. Mike moved himself from chimney sweeper to manager in the sweeping business and opened a retail store in Grants Pass: Home Comfort Hearth & Patio. Not one to sit on his laurels, in 2003 he opened a second store in Phoenix.
The success of Chim-Chiminey Sweepers is attributed to the credo: We are here to serve our customers.
We try very hard to serve our customers expertly, honestly and with integrity. Chim-Chiminey Sweepers thank you, our customers all over the Rogue Valley, many times over for your business over the years. We hope to celebrate our 50th year with you as well!