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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

- Sell gas or install wood burning appliances

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Note: Due to COVID and high demand, we cannot take any emergency or real estate inspections at this time. No work in Kansas. Current or previous customers only except for large projects and emergency gas heat issues.

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In our service area only:

East Jackson County

Kansas City, MO (no midtown)

Grain Valley

Oak Grove
No Kansas work until March

We specialize in:

Historic chimneys
Brick and stone chimneys

Brick ovens

Masonry heaters
Flue relining & repair

No appliance sales

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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
  • Masonry Chimney Design, Building, and Restoration

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

In the past 39 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 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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