Since 1982



​pADGITT cHIMNEY & fIREPLACE | Padgitt forensic investigations | hEARTHMASTERS PUBLISHING
Specialty O&C Fire Investigations for Insurance Claims

We have the required Licensing

We Have the Experience

Gene Padgitt has been in the chimney business since 1982 and Marge Padgitt has been involved since 1985. Gene is one of the best experts in the industry with expertise in inspections, sweeping, repairs, gas appliances, venting, masonry heaters, brick ovens, and more. He knows about construction and codes and standards. For a professional opinion, call us. 

All of the cities in the greater Kansas City area require an HVAC, Craftsman, or Class DM Mechanical License in order to install flue liners, install hearth appliances, or do chimney repair or installation. To date, HearthMasters is the only chimney contractor with this license. Gene Padgitt is our license holder and he is licensed in Raytown, Lee's Summit, Independence, Gladstone, Johnson County, and Kansas City, Missouri. Other cites recognize the license. The counties of Jackson and Clay also require licensing. 

You may check the websites below for a list of licensed contractors: 

Kansas City, Missouri Contractor Licensing for Kansas City, Missouri

Johnson County, Kansas Contractor Licensing for all cities in Johnson County

For other cities please call the building codes department or request a list of phone numbers from us. 

Professional Memberships

  • National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) since 1989 

  • Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association  (HPBA) Since 1996

  • MO Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators Since 2003

  • The Masonry Heater Association of North America Since 2003