Chim Tech. LLC

West Des Moines, IA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I'm extremely clean with the work I do. I will not try and sell you on stuff you don't need like a lot of the companies these days.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like how every job is a little different than the next. It really keeps me on my toes. Also I like to be out side even if it's cold or hot its always a new challenge on every roof.

Location

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Years in business

6

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

13

Reviews

8 Reviews
  • Sharon S. May 18, 2017
    Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    He was on time and very reasonable. We would definitely hire him again.
  • Jayne W. May 17, 2017
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    Kerry was extremely thorough, and clean. He did a great job explaining what needed done.
  • Therese H. May 4, 2017
    Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    Kerry was very personable and his prices were great! The work he did was high quality, and he came back after the job was finished to ensure everything was done to my satisfaction. I really appreciated his professionalism!
  • Richard S. Mar 12, 2017
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    fireplace chimney
    fixed the chain that works the damper in the fireplace and now works fine.have other projects that i will probably use him.i recommend him highly
  • Brad N. Mar 18, 2016
    Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    I needed gutters cleaned that were moderately dirty but a couple downspouts on the upper level, in particular, that were very bad. Timely work done and done well. Downspouts were unplugged using his chimney rotary brush followed by a leaf blowing of all the gutters and most of this occurred on the second story gutters. Now we don't have to watch our gutters on the upper level overflowing when it rains. Very competitive rates compared to others Thank you, Kerry and Gary!
  • Ann H. Sep 24, 2014
    Masonry Construction Services
    Verified Review
    Was prompt to our appointment and very courteous. Kerry came to place a bid on a fireplace repair but was available to fix the minor issue right away and in only about half an hours time. He took care to cover the work area and was thorough with his work. Kerry inspected everything carefully. He even cleaned up the area before leaving. Would probably use this contractor again.
  • Jo D. Jul 14, 2014
    Kerry removed the remains of raccoons and capped the chimney to prevent further entry. Timely and efficient, too. Thanks, Kerry
  • Dan L. Nov 5, 2011
    Verified Review
    Kerry did a fantastic job and was on time, would definitely recommend. Dan L.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
This will depend on the work I'm doing for them. But I will inspect there chimney and masonry. Then discuss and problems I find. I will then give them options to different styles looks and prices to repair or upgrade fireplaces, chimneys or masonry.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes I go to the National Chimney Sweep Guild Conventions all over the united states. I have to get a specific amount of continuing education credits ever three years to stay certified without having to take a certification test.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I have a standard inspection fee of $50 to do a complete inspection of the entire chimney and venting systems. I go over an entire checklist of things to determine whether the chimney/ fireplace is up to all county codes & standards. I will also check for any potential water leak and animal entry points. If I find any issues I will write a list of bids to fix problems I find and potentially fix them on the spot.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was always good at climbing trees and roofs as a kid heights didn't bother me and I don't mind getting dirty so I thought this was the perfect job for me.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common type of job is usually prefabricated metal fireplace systems. These are very common in newer construction. And if installed correctly and well maintained not a lot can go wrong.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently rebuilt four corners on the foundation of a brick house and tuck pointed the rest. And rebuilt the side of a chimney. I completely stopped the water leak problem they were having in the basement. I was the forth person they had out and the only one to fix the problem.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. To insure the person you are hiring knows how to do the job correctly.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish they new a lot of what they are paying for is the certified inspection not just the sweep. It takes a lot of time money and traveling to maintain continuing education on all the different codes and standards.