2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

High's Chimney Service Inc.

5th year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified License(s)
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

We've spent 35 years building the perfect chimney company. Our masonry service is performed by real masons—not just chimney sweeps with trowels in their hands. We are not done until you are satisfied.

Mike Pinto | Vice President

Areas Served:

Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince George's

  • Services Offered
    High's Chimney Service is a full-service masonry company offering residential chimney and fireplace construction, repair, rebuilding, repointing, video scan inspections, cleaning, and lining. The company also offers wood stove installation, dryer vent cleaning, and air duct cleaning.
  • Awards & Certifications
    Many of the company's technicians are Certified Chimney Sweeps with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). High's Chimney also has on staff a Gas Specialist and two Woodburning Specialists certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI).
  • Company History
    Gary High founded High's Chimney in 1981 and continues to serve as president.
  • Product Information
    The company carries Regency Fireplace Products.
  • Licenses
    MHIC #24687

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 513 homeowner reviews:


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A team of two professionals came and cleaned the chimney. They were quick, and they cleaned up. The man in charge explained everything that they did in detail, and he answered all my questions. He just seemed extremely knowledgeable about his job in chimneys. I'd call what they did A-grade work.
I liked that they were very quick. They told us we didn't need what we had thought we needed, and it didn't take as long as we expected. They cleaned the chimney and the fireplace. I would say an A suits them best. They also put a screen on the top because we had problems with the birds. They did an excellent job on that.
My experience with High's Chimney Service was just fine. I have two chimneys in my home, and after they cleaned the one that I used the most, I asked them to look at the other one and tell me what they thought I needed to do. They looked at it and said, 'It's perfectly fine. You don't need to do anything.' On their advice, I probably would have gone on and spent money to get that done, but I thought they were so responsible and helpful to me in terms of conserving some of my time and money. I appreciated that. I've used High's over the years. They put some covers on my chimney. When they realized it didn't work, they took them off, and it was not a problem. They earned their A from me.
They made an appointment, they showed up on time and got the job done quickly, and they left. It was a fireplace cleaning and inspection. I got them from Best Pick Reports. I'd call them an A.
Everything was all right. They had to clean the chimney and check it for leaks and so on, and they did everything very professionally. It was excellent work—I have no complaints.
It was fine. The experience was excellent.
It was great. They were on time, and they were quick and clean. It was pretty straightforward. The chimney was cleaned, and they did not make a mess when they did the work. I chose them because one of my neighbors recommended them. They did an A+ job.
They came on time and did a good job. They looked at both chimneys and said that one chimney needed service and the other one didn't. They did the work in good time, and everything was fine. They cleaned the chimney, and they fixed the pull that was broken. I chose High's Chimney Service because I've used them before. I'd give them an A.
The guys that came over to inspect our chimney were really friendly. Also, when the guy was going over our chimney status, he didn't try to force us to buy anything extra. He was very honest and told us that it could wait another year if we wanted. He said that he wouldn't recommend going more than one winter without it, but he didn't tell us that we needed to do it right this second. It was very cool. They seemed like really good guys. We found them in the Howard County Best Pick Reports. I'd give them an A, definitely.
They've done the service on our chimney in the past. They were fine. I've tried quite a few different services, and High's Chimney Service has come here a number of times to clean our chimney now. They're the company that we've been using for the last year or two. Their service is great, and their people are very knowledgeable. Once a year, they come and clean out the chimney, and they've also done some repairs and put in a flue from a wood burning stove in the past. I found them because they were recommended by somebody else. It's an A for them.

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