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

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East Jackson County | Kansas City, MO (not midtown)

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

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Specializing in MASONRY CHIMNEYS

  • Consulting Services
  • Sweeping & inspections for all types of chimneys serving wood and gas burning appliances (stoves, inserts, furnaces, water heaters, boilers, masonry heaters)
  • Gas fireplace and insert tune-up and cleaning
  • Gas log tune-up and cleaning
  • Dryer vent cleaning
  • Fire investigations involving chimneys and heating appliances
  • Sales and installation of high-efficiency gas and wood-burning appliances 

We are the only chimney contractor in the greater Kansas City area who carries a Master Mechanical License

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 available

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


Gene Padgitt, our technician, has the following qualifications:

Certified Heater Mason by the Masonry Heater Association of North America
State Certified Private Fire Investigator

NFI Certified Gas Specialist 1990-2023
Licensed Mechanical Contractor (HVAC and Class DM) in all jurisdictions
CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep 1990-2024
Degree in HVACR Technology 

10-Hour OSHA Certified
Award winning mason (15 national and regional awards)

Serving the Greater Kansas City Area since 1982

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