PC Chimney Systems

Jaffrey, NH

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We take pride in our work and are very efficient! Covering All openings with poly and drop cloths before cleaning,and removing our shoes before entering a house!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Knowing the Chimney I just serviced is Safe,for the burning season!


Jaffrey, NH 03452

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28 Reviews
  • Noah K. Jun 3, 2016
    Fireplace and Chimney Inspection
    Verified Review
    Larry and his crew did a thorough job in their inspection of our chimney/fireplace. Their expertise was obvious and pricing fair. Now that the estimate is complete, I will hire them back to make the necessary repairs/updates.
  • John P. Mar 16, 2016
    Fireplace and Chimney Installation
    Verified Review
    PC Chimney Systems did a great job installing our chimney liner for a wood stove. He even patched our chimney at the top to give it a bit more life before we have to more fully address it. He also came back down for a second visit after realizing that the pipe that connected to the stove had to be a double insulated pipe, due to the wood fireplace surround. We are very grateful for his work.
  • lois e. Feb 28, 2016
    Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning
    Verified Review
    He came upon very short notice, brought all necessary ladders, the camera to show all the issues and looked carefully on top, inside, in the basement - everywhere possible. Seemed very knowledgeable of the requirements and the needed repairs to make it safe and compliant. I got my quote on the spot with documention and pictures in email. I highly recommend them.
  • Kari L. Feb 5, 2016
    We hired Larry when we did our home inspection before purchasing our "forever home". He helped us to know what we would be getting into upon purchase. Upon purchase, we had Larry and crew come back and line our chimney. They did a great job, were very professional/timely. They answered all my questions and made our family feel very safe after the job was completed. I'd recommend PC Chimney Systems, 100%.
  • Nichole G. Dec 20, 2015
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    Larry and his team are great! Very personable and knowledgeable.
  • Kerry B. Dec 17, 2015
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    Larry visited our house to give an estimate on a chimney liner for our wood stove to go in the fireplace. He was very professional, informative and thorough with the estimate. We booked Larry to complete the job. He was punctual, completed the installation and cleaned up after the job was completed. We are extremely happy with the service, Larry's professionalism and honesty. We would not hesitate to recommend Larry and PC Chimney Systems to anyone. We look forward to seeing Larry when we need our chimneys cleaned or inspected. Kerry and Laura Boles, Hampstead NH.
  • Jason t. Dec 17, 2015
    Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning
    Verified Review
    Never had him come do work because he never contacted the home owner like I messaged him to...
  • Brandon I. Oct 28, 2015
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    Upon hiring them to perform The job, I was never contacted, and several attempts at contacting them went unanswered.
  • Michael R. Aug 11, 2015
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    These guys did a great job, I would not hesitate to hire them again or recommend to anyone. They went above and beyond what was needed to get the job done. They are very professional and their work is of the highest quality.
  • Jeffrey W. Jul 31, 2015
    Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning
    Verified Review
    Larry's work was good as far as it went, but unfortunately it was overshadowed by the complete lack of follow-up. I paid Larry $350 for a chimney inspection in January 2015, but couldn't get him to send me the inspection photos. Over the course of several months I sent a couple messages but to no avail. I left several voicemails, as did my wife, but neither of us received a single response. We really tried our best to get through and almost gave up, but I decided to reach out to Thumbtack support at the end of July. Thanks to their assistance and prompt intervention, I was able to get the photos from Larry . . . but without the slightest mention from him about the delay. Having to needlessly wait for 6 months, and then finally relying on 3rd party intervention to get what I paid for in good faith, has made for a very poor customer experience.
  • Carolyn H. Jul 15, 2015
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
  • Luke M. Jul 6, 2015
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    Larry and his crew were great. We had a chimney that was structurally unsound and we were unable to use. From the very beginning working with Larry was great. He was extremely responsive. Came down the next day to look at it, gave us an estimate. We decided to go with him and he and his crew were there the following Monday at exactly the time he said they would be there. Larry and his other two guys were very respectful, I offered water, coffee, bathroom, they did not take me up on any of them. They did their job and left. This project took three days. Larry and his crew were on time every day and he was very clear about what they were doing and expectations on remaining time. I couldn't say enough about Larry. He said what he'll do and he did what he said. I will happily Larry with the next project we have.
  • Cory M. Dec 21, 2014
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    Larry and his team was very polite, professional and thorough.
  • David A. Nov 7, 2014
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    larry and his two assistants were very knowledgeable and thorough, and they showed up on time. highly recommended.
  • Gary S. Oct 20, 2014
    Larry installed a chimney liner and woodstove in my home, repaired some brickwork and installed chimney caps. He does great work, is punctual, and cleaned up when the job was done.
  • Lisa L. Oct 15, 2014
    Chimney Cleaning
    Verified Review
    PC chimney systems came out to clean two chimneys for me. I was incredibly impressed with their professionalism (on time, courteous, polite). Not only did they clean my chimneys, but they inspected them and even took the time to look for and clean out the ash from the ash collecter in the basement (it's a new house and I didn't even realize there was one!). If you are considering using this service provider, do not hesitate! I will continue to use them in the future as well as refer them to all of my friends!
  • Cheryl K. Oct 10, 2014
    Chimney Cleaning
    Verified Review
    We hired PC Chimney Systems for a chimney cleaning. I received a prompt response and an appointment was set up right away, accommodating my schedule. We had a tough chimney to clean but Larry was able to get the job done quickly and thoroughly. Great job, I would definitely hire again!
  • Kari L. Oct 1, 2014
    What excellent service! We were able to get an appointment for our chimney to be inspected and cleaned within a week. Larry and team were on time, professional and provided detailed information about our chimney. I was impressed at how far technology has come and how it aided in the inspection process. Larry was able to video my chimney from the top down....all the way into my house to ensure it was safe for the coming heating season. At the end, I received a detailed report which explained all issues and a quote for work. My fireplace was cleaned and you couldn't even tell anyone had even been in my home. I was so impressed, I would absolutely suggest PC Chimney Systems to any homeowner. Thank you for excellent and affordable service.
  • Robert R. Apr 27, 2014
    Chimney Inspection
    Verified Review
    Larry recommended a full cap restoration with a stainless steel cap and chimney rebuild. His pricing was fair, the work done on time, and the quality seems terrific. Most importantly, after 2 years we developed a leak due to a bent cricket. Larry was on hand immediately to repair the problem and seal the leak all under his 10 year warranty.
  • Rajesh B. Jan 13, 2014
    Fireplace and Chimney Repair
    Verified Review
    Hi All, Larry Pelkey was the best chimney professional I employed. He was courteous, on time, clean, and provided me with a competitive quote. He came on the specified day, and installed my fireplace insert. He ran into some snags, as the liner did not match my insert, and required an offset box, which was not possible to discern until you put everything together. He ordered the additional offset box, and came back with the offset box the following week, and installed it properly and correctly. He charged me only for the offset box, and waived the installation fees. The one area of improvement might be in thinking through the liner connections, and anticipating that an offset box may be needed(An offset box is not typically needed, and like I said before until everything falls in place, it is hard to know if one is needed, and what size is needed). His work was thorough, meticulous, and rigorous. He even started a fire to ensure it was not smoking, and working properly before he left. If you have anything to do with chimney he is your guy--he will have it done the safe and right way.
  • Ted C. Nov 30, 2013
    Larry responded to my Craigslist posting for someone to repair my chimney, line it and install a used wood stove. I was initially struck with Larry's responsiveness and the way he answered several rounds of questions I asked him. It was clear to me that he'd be someone who was fair and easy to work with so I hired him for the job. On install day, Larry texted to let me know he was on the way and showed up EXACTLY when he said he would. We discussed several details that popped up once he had a look at the chimney then he got to work installing the liner. He and his crew were professional, courteous and neat. They finished in a few hours and we said our goodbyes. Later that night I lit a fire in the stove and was concerned because a bit of smoke was coming back into the room. I texted Larry and he responded immediately and offered to come over the next day to investigate. Again he arrived right on time and with with a true desire to understand the situation and make it right. We spent over an hour lighting and experimenting with the stove, liner and chimney cap. Larry finally determined that the chimney needed a larger liner (he had originally installed a smaller one at my request). He ordered the parts the next day and scheduled a redo of the job at my earliest convenience. Again he arrived exactly on time and texted while he was in route. He installed the new liner and we tested the stove - problem solved. I offered to pay Larry for the extra work and liner, but her refused simply saying "I didn't get it right the first time and that's on me - no reason you should have to pay for me to come out a second time" Have you ever heard anyone say that - AND MEAN IT!!!!! I will never call another mason or chimney person and I intend to ask Larry to rebuild an outdoor patio in the spring. I couldn't give him a high enough recommendation and I've never been more impressed. Larry - all the best.
  • Melissa L. Oct 25, 2013
    My husband and I got to know Larry from other friends in our town. We visited his house and loved the atmosphere that his wood stove provided and hired Larry to install a wood stove in our house. We purchased a wood stove and Larry crew showed up. Unfortunately being a novice I bought one that would not accommodate the area we wanted to install the stove. Larry and his wife quickly jumped in to remedy this situation and took me to stove shops to look at alternative options. Ultimately Larry spent a day going to find the perfect stove to fit our needs. He drove to Western MA. to pick it up and delivered it to our home. Talk about going above and beyond to make your customers happy! It was promptly installed and Larry even checked back twice to make sure we were satisfied. I would definitely recommend Larry and his team for their wonderful work and dedication to their customers. THANK YOU SO MUCH LARRY AND CREW!
  • Todd E. Oct 17, 2013
    We hired Larry to inspect our chimney and to install a woodstove in our fireplace. Larry promptly returned my emails and calls and showed up when and where he said her would. He and his crew were extremely professional, performed the work according to the scope we discussed in accordance with the timeline we wanted and I would absolutely hire him again.
  • Judith S. Feb 6, 2013
    Larry Pelkey is the man to deal with when you need chimney work done. He did what he said he was going to do on time and at affordable price. He returned my call in a timely fashion and cleaned up after the work was done. He even started a fire in my wood stove to make sure everything was working properly before he left. I would recommend Larry and his crew to anyone who likes dealing with a honest, reliable person. Judith S
  • Margaret V. Sep 29, 2011
    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.
  • George C. Apr 15, 2011
    Larry - provided superior service in a timely, professional and highly cost competitive basis. I would recommend him to anyone needing chimney and brick masonry work.
  • Jason G. Apr 3, 2011
    Larry and his crew were great! They were on time, on budget, and professional. I won't hesitate to refer to a friend and definately will use him again!!
  • Rob M. Aug 22, 2010
    Verified Review
    Larry cleaned my wood-stove chimney this summer. He was prompt, on-time and very reasonable and honest. He was efficient in cleaning and cleaning-up. I expect to call him next year and I would recommend him to my friends.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We attend seminars, workshops yearly to improve our service to our customers. We also get re-certified every three years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Most Cleanings start at $99.00 ! Re-lining of flues starting @ $30.00 per foot installed, depending on size of liner. Caps start at $79.00 depending on size of chimney.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I worked as a Mason/Tender in my teen yrs as a summer job and stuck to it. I found it gratifying work and am always happy with the end result.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Cleaning, Re-pointing and Capping. Removing old Flue tiles and Re-lining Chimney.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We demoed a Chimney of 350 bricks, re-layed it and stuffed a liner down and capped it all in one day!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure the Chimney Sweep is Fully Insured! Check Refs.,ask to see pics of work!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That Cleaning and servicing your Chimney Could Safe your Life!