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"Sweeping" your chimney alone is not enough to ensure the safe use of your fireplace Video


Mr. Chimney Man…

has been owned and operated since 1991 by David R Doherty. Completing thousands of chimney sweeping, inspections and repairs in my 28 years of service, constantly continuing my education, upgrading my tools and techniques and remaining an owner/ operator has enabled me to now be able to provide the highest quality inspections in our area.

NO other local company currently offers to send a multi year experienced, CSIA certified owner/operator to your home to attend to your needs from job start to completion.


Over 13,000 chimney jobs completed, and 5,000 happy customers in Syracuse!



My education and involvement includes the following:

  • C.S.I.A. Certified #2613 expires 05/2018 Certified since 1991
  • Member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild

Technical courses taken include:

  • Masonry Repair (Masonry Masters 1+2)
  • Diagnosis and documentation
  • Interpretation+ operation of video scanning
  • Power sweeping
  • Restoration: preparation and demolition
  • Using NFPA 211
  • Chimney inspections and liability

Other involvement

  • Wrote article “Tips for success for “Sweeping” magazine- October 2011
  • Guest speaker at Home inspector group meetings to educate on fireplaces + chimneys
  • Guest host on WSYR’s “Home repair workshop” Yearly since 2009