English Sweep

Home of Missouri's Only Certified Master Chimney Sweep.

About Us

Chimney experts in St. Louis, MO

Founded in 1979 and purchased by Gregg Boss in 1983, English Sweep is family owned and operated. We are a chimney sweep and repair company that also provides HVAC and dryer vent cleaning services.

We Provide Solutions For The Following:

  • Smoking Fireplaces
  • Water Damaged Walls
  • Gas/Utility Cease Orders
  • Non-Functional Fireplaces


  • Certified by Chimney Safety Institute of America
  • Member: National Chimney Sweep Guild
  • Member: American Society of Home Inspectors ASHI

Certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA Certified) with over 20 years of experience servicing St. Louis communities, we have the experience that you and your family can rely on.

We provide education, comfort and awareness for our clients. We help our clients restore environmental systems in the home. We bring traditional and newly developed solutions to help solve aesthetic and the intrastructure of chimney system(s).

Over 30 Years of Service to Our Industry and Your Community

Our owner, Gregg Boss, is a former President of the Missouri Guild and a national representative whose dedication and talent has made us one of the most requested service companies of our kind. Our mission is to meet our clients and individual needs with specialized professional services and quality craftsmanship in which we have achieved our solid reputation.

Chimney Sweep

English Sweep uses the most up-to-date equipment that allows the chimney sweep to remove hazardous quantities of creosote from fireplace flues. Our diagnostic camera fits inside masonry flues to find potential hazards the naked eye can't detect. Maintaining the flue system each year will reduce the possibility of flue fires and deterioration.

Each year we service over 3,000 homes. We will provide references, lien waivers and certificates of insurance upon request.

Sweeping and Evaluation

We encourage our clients to include an annual chimney sweeping and inspection with their other yearly home maintenance projects. An annual chimney inspection by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® can significantly reduce the danger of chimney fires or carbon monoxide poisoning in your home. Our technicians are highly trained, and the modest price far outweighs the risk of smoke, fire or carbon monoxide damage.

Chimney and Masonry Repair Services

  • New Chimney Construction
  • Chimney Restoration
  • Chimney Demolition
  • Chimney Rebuild
  • Chimney Re-Pointing
  • Chimney Relining

We Work On All Types of Fireplace Systems:  

  • Wood Burning
  • Gas Burning
  • Stoves
  • Inserts

Chimney Restoration

  • Tuck Pointing
  • Rebuilding Chimneys
  • Relining Flues
  • Repairing Crowns
  • Replacing Chase Tops

We recommend sweeping your dryer vents each year to reduce the effects of build-up that may lead to hazardous conditions.

Video Evaluations

We use CHIMSCAN to look inside masonry flues. Clients can view areas of deterioration on monitor CHIMSCAN or findings can be recorded if tape is provided.  This technology can find problems that otherwise would go undetected, leaving your family at risk of fire or other issues.