Need a Chimney Demo, Rebuild, or Restoration? Let Us Help

Chimney demos, rebuilds, and restorations are known for being big jobs. That’s why it’s important to hire a crew you know you can trust through it all. Here at English Sweep, Inc., we strive to be the trustworthy and professional crew homeowners all throughout St. Louis County and its surrounding areas are looking for.

What makes us qualified to do the work?

Well, we hold certifications with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI), and we’re members of both the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) and the Midwest Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (MWHPBA). When it comes to chimney function and design, we know our stuff.

CSIA Logo - Chimney Safety Institute of America Certified
NCSG logo - Member National Chimney Sweep Guild Chimney Sweep sitting on chimney with umbrella
Midwest HPBA Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association member
NFI (National Fireplace Institute) -Certified Member
BBB Aplus Accredited - Better Business Bureau

Along with this, we’ve built a strong reputation for exceptionalism since we started in 1979. Our experience is unparalleled, and people know that when we show up, we will be uniformed, professional, and respectful of your property.

We also have the biggest crew in the area, as well as the most CSIA-certified sweeps. And company owner, Gregg Boss, is the only CSIA Master Chimney Sweep in the state of Missouri! So, no worries about us taking on a bigger job – we have the know-how and manpower to handle anything you throw our way.

More About Our Demolition Services

There are a number of reasons why a homeowner may need to have a chimney demo process completed. Maybe your chimney was built poorly from the start or is so deteriorated there’s no repairing it. And maybe you’re not interested in repairs anyway because you don’t plan on using your fireplace in the future.

Whatever your reasoning, one thing is for sure – a chimney demo is a job for pros. As appealing as throwing around a sledgehammer on your own may be, I think anyone can rightly guess that this isn’t a good (or safe) DIY weekend project.

Now, there are some strictly demolition companies that will offer to perform this service for you, but we find that homeowners like the peace of mind involved with having a certified chimney professional on the job. We know your chimney in and out and up and down, so we know exactly how to tackle this process with the care and precision necessary.

We’ll ensure the rest of your home isn’t damaged in the process, and any mess created throughout the process will be promptly addressed by our team. We aim to make the demo as efficient and stress-free for you and your family as possible.

Considering a Rebuild or Restoration?

Now, if your chimney is deteriorating and needs extensive work so you can safely use it again, then a rebuild or restoration may be something to consider.

What’s the difference between the two?

Rebuilds are more appropriate for systems that have been structurally compromised. If you have extensive deterioration throughout your chimney, crumbling brickwork, damaged flue tiles, and broken down or missing components, a rebuild might be in your best interest. Our techs are certified, well-trained, and highly experienced, so you can definitely trust in us for the job.

A restoration is more for an outdated or deteriorating system that needs cosmetic work. Or maybe you have a historic fireplace that you don’t want modified, just restored to look new again for a more vintage or classic vibe in your home. Either way, we have the tools and services to help you out.

And when all is said and done, be sure to rely on us for care and preventive maintenance down the line.

There’s simply no point in investing in all of this work, only to let your system deteriorate again over the next few years. We encourage you to invest in waterproofing services, regular inspections, and sweepings and repairs as necessary to ensure your chimney functions efficiently and safely, season after season.

Ready to Move Forward? Book an Appointment Today

Whether you’re considering demoing, restoring, investing in reconstruction, or you’re not sure what your chimney requires, knowing where to start, what services to take on, and just what this will look like for your schedule and budget is vital.

If you’re ready to embark on this journey but have no idea how to get the process moving, start by speaking with our experienced crew today. We’d be happy to lay everything out for you, help you decide the most appropriate route for your needs, so you can budget and plan.

Get started by giving us a call today at 636-225-3340. You can also book an appointment right here on our website.


New chimney construction is a big commitment for most homeowners, so it’s a good thing that English Sweep knows how to do this chimney repair right the first time!