UPDATE: The board of directors of the Chimney Safety Institute of America was in Plainfield, Indiana all this week. The board revisited CSIA’s mission statement, vision, and our core values as we plan for 2015-2020.

We’ll keep our community in the loop on what’s coming for the organization as we discuss priorities and strategies to keep our Certified Chimney Sweep and Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician credentials, as well as our continuing education, as the best in the industry.

Among the goals will be setting CSIA’s strategic framework for 2015 through 2020! 

We want to make sure that when visitors looking to hire a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep (CCS) or a C-DET technician to service their clothes dryer come to our websites, they can be assured that they are getting tremendous value and someone committed to our high ideals.

Here’s some snapshots of our day of planning.

Mark A. Stoner, President of Chimney Safety Institute of America

Mark A. Stoner, President of Chimney Safety Institute of America

PREVIOUSLY: “I believe that we are at the very beginning of an exciting and renewed surge in the blue-collar service industry in the United States. The next 10 years will see an increase in the need for home service providers and I believe the organized chimney sweep and venting companies can have a front-row opportunity to helping homeowners in many ways. The current trend of our society and education is causing fewer and fewer people to know how to ‘fix’ or do maintenance on anything. CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps and C-DET Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians are excellent problem-solvers, multi-taskers, and customer service specialists — ready to help the consumer with their knowledge and ability.” — Mark A. Stoner, President, Chimney Safety Institute of America. May 8, 2015.

 E-mail Tom Spalding at tspalding@csia.org with any questions or comments you’d like to pass along.