Since 1982



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We have the required Licensing

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

  • Midwest Chimney Safety Council (MCSC) (Marge Padgitt is President and Educational Director) since 1993

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

  • The Masonry Heater Association of North America Since 2003



While our company may be small by average standards, we are the largest chimney restoration company in the Midwest with 16 employees. You can be assured that you will receive the highest level of professionalism and service in the industry.  We continually strive to improve our technical knowledge and level of expertise by attending annual events such as the National Chimney Sweep Guild Conference, the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association Conference, the Midwest Chimney Safety Council Conference, Masonry Heater Association Annual Meeting and the Johnson County Licensing Training Programs offered twice per year.  We also teach at many of these events.  The bottom line is - we know chimneys, masonry heaters, and bake ovens! ​