Owner Rod Kneller’s start as a chimney sweep is an interesting story. In 2001, Rod hired Bill Klein, and Klein’s Chimney Sweep, the premier sweeping service in the area, to clean two of his chimneys. Over the next decade, Rod used this superior service multiple times and he and Bill became great friends. Rod asked himself, after a conversation with Klein, “Who will take over Klein’s Chimney Service when Bill retires?” From that point, he knew he wanted to be that man.
Rod rushed home to his wife, Jacqueline, to tell her of his proposed business venture and share his vision for the future. To say his idea was met with skepticism from his wife was an understatement. “Ladders, roofs, soot, and ashes? Why would you want to leave your comfy career in spa management to do all that?” Crestfallen, Rod tabled the idea until the opportunity flared to life again three years later when Jacqueline was at her parents’ home at the same time as Klein’s Chimney Sweep was there for a job. Bill, she, and Jacqueline’s father had a conversation about the chimney sweep business that was entertaining, exciting, intriguing, and inspired. After talking with Bill, Jacqueline then rushed home to confer with Rod about the Knellers becoming the new owners of Klein’s Chimney Sweep. After many conversations, meetings, trainings, and transitions, the Springfield sweeper torch was passed, and Rod Kneller began his own chimney sweep tradition of clean, safe, affordable service that continues to this day.Contact Us Today!