My mother happened to meet Larry Pelkey in a grocery store parking lot. That's how I heard of him - from the business card she had. I needed a chimney sweep, as our regular chimney sweep is no longer in the business. I had a little concern, having dealt with a dishonest one in the past. . .But the chimney needed cleaning before I could fire up the wood stove, and when winter comes in New England, that's not an option, so we hired him! And were we ever more than pleased that we hired Larry! He is as honest as the day is long! His work is top-notch, and neat and clean, and timely. Not only did he clean out my chimney - - he emptied last year's ashes from the wood stove, too. (I've never had anyone do that before.) He laid down a heavy black cloth, so all the bits of dust and soot were on that. Again, I've never had that done before. Come to find out, as a general matter of normal maintenance, he always puts on a coat of breathable waterproofing (customer willing, of course). I've never known of a chimney sweep to do that as a matter of course. He is able to give you lots of information so that you're a fully-informed and educated wood stove and fireplace user. Not only is he an expert in the matter of cleaning of the flues and stoves, he is also a mason by trade. This means he can actually give sound, reliable advice about the structure of the chimney itself. This is, of course, invaluable, because often it isn't a simple matter of merely cleaning a flue. The structure itself needs to be properly maintained and one needs a reliable mason to speak to that aspect. So I'd like to share right here that I can recommend him gladly. It was refreshing dealing with PC Chimney Systems. I feel relieved to know right where to call next year when the chimney needs its annual cleaning.