Terry Dearborn

Terry is the longest running continually Certified Chimney Sweep™ in the United States. Terry, along with his wife Wendy, were the founders of the Illinois Chimney Sweep Guild. As a leader in the field of chimney safety, Terry has served as a director of both the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Coalition of Midwest Chimney Sweep Guilds. He is certified by The Wood Heating Educational & Research Foundation as a solid fuel safety technician, woodstove technician and fireplace installer. He received certification as a wood heater installer from the Tennessee Valley Authority and certification for the installation of residential lightning protection from The Lightning Protection Institute.

Terry Dearborn is consistently involved with continuing education. He has been to every National Chimney Sweep Guild convention since they began holding them annually. He was also one of the few American chimney sweeps invited to exchange ideas and information with the European Federation of Master Sweeps.

The Dearborn family has three Certified Chimney Sweeps™. Terry, continually certified by the National Chimney Sweep Guild since 1978, carries one of the lowest certification numbers – certification number 18. Terry’s wife, Wendy Dearborn, holds the second oldest continually Certified Chimney Sweep™ certification number 20. Terry’s son Derek is also a Certified Chimney Sweep™, number 4497.

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“We had Valley Chimney Sweeps out to check out a cracked firebox on a home we were considering purchasing.  They were honest & upfront about the condition of the chimney, what would need to be repaired, and what future repairs would look like (the chimney was built incorrectly).  Price for inspection was reasonable and if we choose to have the work done, the inspection payment is considered a prepayment toward the repairs.”

‐ Sarah W.

Naperville, IL

8940 B Route 34
Yorkville, IL 60560

(630) 553-5995


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