The Chimney Safety Institute of America celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013, and we have many chimney sweeps who have proudly held the CCS credential for decades.

But we are happy to welcome newcomers (or those who lapsed but are back with us) and pleased to promote their availability for hire. It’s one of the prime benefits of holding CSIA certification. And, as we like to say, those referrals are good for business, since many chimney owners come to wanting someone they can trust and hire!

Listed here are five of the newest CCS credential-holders, who are also getting a shout-out in the February issue of Sweeping magazine. We have more than 1,400 others in the United States that homeowners can find using our handy zip code finder!


Eric Butts ● Stan’s Fireplace & Chimney Service ● Fenton

New Hampshire

Ryan Gagnon ● Ryan Gagnon Masonry & Chimney Service  ● Manchester

New York

Merle Converse, Jr. ● Massena SCST Home Repair LLC ● Chase Mills


Brittany Vance ● Advance Chimney Sweeps ● Uniontown


Charles Walters ● A Clean Sweep Inc., Ashbusters Chimney Service, Inc. ● Smyrna