Local Chimney Sweep Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

This holiday weekend, Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration’s very own Terry Dearborn attended the 41st National Chimney Sweep Guild annual convention in Norfolk, Virginia. Terry is a long time attendee of the convention and loves reuniting with his friends there every year. This convention is a great place to network with other chimney sweeps and bond over their shared passion for chimney safety.

Chimney sweeps from all over the country come together to take education courses and certification tests to help better serve their customers. During the 4-day convention attendees were able to join classes, discussions, tradeshows, and a banquet dinner and awards ceremony.

On Saturday, April 20th, Valley Chimney’s Terry Dearborn was awarded the National Chimney Sweep Guild 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for his success in the chimney sweep industry and his lifelong commitment to serving his customers. Terry has been a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and has served on the Board of Directors for both the NCSG and the Coalition of Midwest Chimney Sweep Guilds for many years. He continues to be the longest continually certified chimney sweep in the country and was a founder of the Illinois Chimney Sweep Guild along with his wife Wendy.

Terry is proud to be an active member of the chimney sweeping industry and prides himself on continuing his chimney sweep education and experience.

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“Fantastic service by Terry and his team. I have a wood burning/gas fireplace that needed cleaning and to check for animals that I had heard near the chimney. They did a thorough cleaning (and kept the house clean while doing it!) and found no evidence of animal activity. Terry showed me that the previous owners had tapped into the gas line incorrectly and had used copper pipe for the gas to the fireplace. They removed (at my request) all gas components and the fireplace is now safe and set for wood burning (I can have it changed back to gas in a safe manner later). I'm very grateful that they found and fixed the possibly dangerous situation and did a wonderful job on everything else. I highly recommend Valley Chimney!”

‐ Diane R.

Geneva, IL

8940 B Route 34
Yorkville, IL 60560

(630) 553-5995


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