What’s that smell?

+-*It’s that time of year. The weather is warming up, the humidity is starting to rise, and people are nearly done using their fireplaces for the year.  It’s that time of year when we start to get calls that start out with, “My fireplace smells smoky.”  What is that smell and what can be done […]

Help Wanted

+-*We are currently seeking applicants for the position of chimney technician.  The ideal candidate will have a driver’s license, transportation, ability to lift 70+ lbs, be comfortable working on roofs, or from ladders/scaffolding, and have a great attitude.  We are willing to train and pay a competitive salary.  If you or someone you know would be […]

Sizzlin’ Summer Tips

+-*It’s summertime and it is hot and humid.  We are in the heart of our outdoor masonry season, rebuilding chimneys, constructing outdoor fireplaces, and sprucing things up with stucco and veneer stone. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we receive in the office during these balmy days: Q:  My fireplace smells like bacon. […]

Masonry heaters

+-*Have you heard of masonry heaters?   According to the Masonry Heater Association, “The main thing that distinguishes a masonry heater is the ability to store a large amount of heat. This means that you can rapidly burn a large charge of wood without overheating your house. The heat is stored in the masonry thermal […]