Rich Rua - A Traditional Sweep (Portsmouth, RI)
Rich Rua has nearly 30 years in the chimney safety and sweep industry. He has a long list of professional affiliations, including both Massachusetts and National Chimney Sweep Guilds and holds many certifications and licenses in the industry for sweeps, decorative hearth appliance installers, and oil burner technician. Some of those accomplishments include Master Chimney Sweep, Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician, and Master Pipefitter,
Rich is the 2007 Recipient of the Brownie Award, presented by the MA Chimney Sweep Guild to celebrate excellence in creativity, independence, and perseverance in the areas of chimney sweeping and customer service.
He is also the 2013 and 2018 recipient of CSIAs Don Leavitt Education Award. Clearly, Rich brings an incredible level of knowledge and service to the many courses he teaches for CSIA and does so with tremendous fun, humor, and exuberance. Rich has been a CSIA instructor for 15 years.
When not working or teaching Rich enjoys riding his motorcycle.