I am Kerry Crawford, owner of Fergus Chimney Sweep. I spent over 20 years in the fire service as a firefighter and a paramedic. A fellow firefighter owned a chimney sweep business. I began working for him to make some extra money. I worked in the business for nearly 10 years. During that time, I cleaned hundreds of chimneys and learned a great deal about chimney construction and how to properly maintain them. In the firefighting side, I had quite a few opportunities to see the results of not having a chimney properly maintained as chimney fires are the leading cause of housue fires. I also extinguished a number of house fires cuased by clogged dryer vents.
Last winter I saw an opportunity to use my experience by forming a chimney maintenance business to serve the Lewistown/Fergus county area. .
Cleaning chimneys is still a very traditional business. What has changed is the equipment and techniques of protecting the home while the chimney is being cleaned. I have invested is the latest equipment to ensure the home stays clean as the chimney is being serviced.
Chimneys vary in style, size, type of stove or fireplace they serve and in the type of material burned. Again, I have invested in the proper equipment to handle the various needs of a particular chimney.
My goal is to please each customer, thereby creating a return customer.