Since 1982



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Specialty O&C Fire Investigations for Insurance Claims

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What we Don't Do:

- Pellet stoves, parts, or service

- Manufactured fireplace sales or installation

- Manufactured chimney repair

- Stucco work

- Sell any parts to the public

- Sell or service gas grills, gas furnaces, or gas water heaters

​- Large masonry chimney projects

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In our service area only:

East Jackson County | Kansas City, MO (no midtown)

Liberty | Grain Valley | Oak Grove | Overland Park, KS

We specialize in:

 Brick and stone chimneys | Brick ovens

Masonry heaters | Heating Appliance Ventilation & Repair

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​​​​​​​​​​Specializing in MASONRY CHIMNEYS ONLY

  • Consulting Services
  • Chimney service: Sweeping & Inspections
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning
  • Fire Investigations involving chimneys and heating appliances
  • Chimney relining
  • Installation of gas and wood-burning appliances

We are the only chimney contractor in the greater Kansas City area who carries a Master Mechanical License and pulls permits for relining work and installation of gas and wood-burning appliances.  This is required by city ordinance in all 28 metro cities. Check with your local building official for more information. 

In the past 40 years we have become experts in the chimney and fireplace business. We know chimneys - and you can be assured that you will get the absolute best service and repair available by highly-trained technicians. 

If you want the job done right the first time - call us


All of our field supervisors and crews are 10-Hour OSHA Certified.

Gene Padgitt, our VP and Field Operations Manager, has the following qualifications:
Certified Heater Mason by the Masonry Heater Association of North America
State Certified Private Fire Investigator

NFI Certified Gas Specialist
Licensed Mechanical Contractor (HVAC and Class DM) in all jurisdictions
CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep
Degree in HVACR Technology 

10-Hour OSHA Certified
Award winning mason (15 national and regional awards)
Gene trained our field staff!

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Note: We do not repair manufactured fireplaces or chimneys
(wood) or stucco, or provide parts for these appliances

​Serving the Greater Kansas City Area since 1982

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