Today we celebrate and offer our congratulations to the Original Kansas City Chimney Sweep for being designated the 47th Master Chimney Sweep in America! An accomplishment that is the pinnacle achievement for chimney professionals.

A Supporting Team

Full Service Chimney Owner, Robert Berry (CSIA#2203), has inspected, cleaned, and repaired local KC area chimneys for over 32 years. He has rightfully earned the title of Master Chimney Sweep.  Bob believes that education never stops. He is always training our team members on chimney and fireplace specifics, which helps us all be better than we were the day before. 

Bob believes that education never stops. He is always training our team members on chimney and fireplace specifics, which helps us all be better than we were the day before. 

Our team stands proud, and have technicians lined up ready to follow in the footsteps of our first Master Sweep.

It is not a quick and easy task, but we know our technicians are up for the challenge!

What Does It Take to Be A Master Sweep?

Becoming a Master Chimney Sweep takes many years of hard work, dedication, and effort toward learning the complex science of chimney and fireplaces.

As stated by the Chimney Sweep Institute of America (CSIA):

…the applicant must be an active CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® and must have held the CCS credential for a minimum of nine continuous years or a minimum total of 18 years (non-continuous)…” and “…must have an active NFI Certification obtained through the CSIA Installing & Troubleshooting Wood Heating Appliances class or CSIA Installing and Troubleshooting Gas Hearth Appliances class…

 

Bob Berry at CSIA Technology Center for Master Chimney Sweep Courses

Bob Berry at CSIA Technology Center for Master Chimney Sweep Courses

Beyond the many years spent becoming eligible to apply, earning Master Chimney Sweep status also requires the applicant to pass a stringent series of CSIA Courses such as:

The certified chimney sweep must also have an active certification as a CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® because your dryer vent is essentially a chimney too!

CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician Logo

To see the full list of courses and requirements, then visit the CSIA website for more information.

Roof-Ropes Access Safety Training with Jim Brewer

Roof-Ropes Access Safety Training with Jim Brewer

47th Master Chimney Sweep Coin Certificate of Achievement

47th Master Chimney Sweep Coin Certificate of Achievement

Congratulations Master Chimney Sweep!