Derek Dearborn, owner of Valley Chimney Sweep and Restoration, of Yorkville, IL, started helping on weekends and over summer vacations when the business first started. While all 3 sons helped in the family business through the years, Derek chose to enter it full time after graduating from University of Illinois. With over 30 years of chimney experience, he easily passed the written CSIA Certification exams. His CSIA certification number is #7844. Married with 3 children, he spends his off duty hours with family and involved in sports. His interests include golf, bowling as well as spectator sports. He is steadily helping his father inch towards retirement by taking over the primary sweep responsibilities.