Fireplace & Chimney Authority
3rd year as a Best Pick
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Based on 245 reviews
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"We are an established and popular company with an excellent track record for providing great customer service in the Midwest. We've earned an outstanding reputation for quality and excellent service. We believe in keeping our customers happy and providing them with products and services at a very competitive price."

Gerry Oshita | General Manager
Company Information
Services Offered
Fireplace & Chimney Authority offers chimney construction, repair, lining, cleaning, and capping. The company provides a variety of other services, including tuck-pointing; fireplace construction, installation, inspection, and repair; stove installation and servicing; and grill sales and installation.
Minimum Job
The company requires a $149 minimum for cleaning services.
Company History
The local company began in 1985.
Fireplace & Chimney Authority is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association.
Employee Information
Employees wear uniforms, drive marked vehicles, and undergo drug testing and background checks.
Additional Information
The company installs a variety of fireplaces and carries Mendota, Kingsman, Lennox, RH Peterson, and many other product lines.
Areas Served
Northern Chicago, North Shore, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Southwest Chicago Suburbs, Western Chicago Suburbs
A selection of 245 homeowner reviews:
“My experience with Fireplace & Chimney Authority was fantastic. The time frame, the quality of the work, and the helpfulness in trying to pick out all the details made it positive. They replaced our doors to our fireplace, and they're custom made. I'd grade them an A+, hands down. They came in earlier than they said they would, and they were right on top of it. I have already recommended them.”
“They were cleaning out my chimney. I thought they were an A+. They were very nice to deal with, and I enjoyed working with them. I'm going to use them for my other projects.”
“I'd give them an A+ rating. They did a great job. They know what they're doing. They just figured it out, got it out, and redid the whole fireplace. It's great—really great.”
“I got a fireplace installed, and I love it. I'd give them an A+.”
“I got the chimney cleaned. I would definitely give them an A+ grade. They came early and they were really nice.”
“They earned an A+. No problem, they were in and out. They were fine. They put a new fireplace in.”
“They did glass doors for my fireplace. It was A+ work. I will recommend them.”
“I'm very happy with the fireplace. I'd grade them an A+.”
“I give them an A rating. They were checking the chimney.”
“They were fine. They put a new chimney cap on. I had no complaints at all.”
“It was fine. It was great, but I only used them one time, like a year ago. They did cleaning in the chimney and fireplace. There's no reason not to recommend them.”
“We had them come out and do an estimate. They did cleaning about a year ago. We had no complaints about that experience. The service was fine.”
“I'd give them an A. They re-capped the chimney. They're friendly, on time, and they do a good job. They didn't leave a mess around anywhere.”
“That was last year I think. It was fine, it was good. They went out of their way to match the brick, and they did a very good job. I have no complaints at all.”
“That was long time ago. I had no complaints—it was fine.”
“It's fine. I had a new fireplace put in last Christmas, we're fine, and the chimney is OK. I have no complaints at all.”
“It was fine. I have no complaints. They were very cordial and did the work well. It was to check the fireplace and make sure it was OK.”
“That was a long time ago. It was good. They installed a fireplace and doors. I have no complaints.”
“I'd say it was an A. They were punctual. They did a fireplace cleaning.”
“I give them five stars.”
“They did the work and cleaned up after themselves. It was fine. They were perfect.”
“I had an excellent experience with Fireplace & Chimney Authority. They're very good. I like their competence. They installed a new fireplace, and then they did granite and new fire doors on another fireplace. They did a great job. I'd give them an A.”
“Things were slightly delayed by weather but that's about it. They were able to match the bricks, and we have a house that has a specific style of brick. I'm not even sure what they call it anymore. It involved a specific kind of common brick that had a blackish tinge to it. Apparently, it was very popular in the 1950s, but it's not so popular now, so it's very had to find. We'd had repair work done ten years ago. The company that did it then just replaced it with regular, common brick, and of course, it didn't match at all. Fireplace & Chimney Authority was able to actually match the original mixture of old brick, so I'm very satisfied. They rebuilt the chimney about halfway down and put on a new cap. I guess I would say they were excellent. I haven't had any problems. There's a brick fireplace in the basement that was getting efflorescence, and until it doesn't develop anymore, I won't know for sure that that really solved the problem. On looks and the way it appears, it's definitely an A. It would be excellent if it solved the problem of the efflorescence of the bricks in the basement, and I won't know that for a while yet.”
“They seemed knowledgeable and professional, and they were able to perform the work that I needed. They installed a ventless gas fireplace. The installation took probably an hour. I'd give them an A. They were excellent.”
“They had the part available, and I liked that. They inspected the fireplace and figured out what part I needed. I ordered it and put it in myself. They just troubleshot it for me. The only work they did was the inspection. I'd give them an A. I had no complaints.”
“I liked their professionalism. They did fireplace doors for me, and the job took three hours. I'd say they're an A.”
“They came and got the job done. They cleaned the chimney. They showed up on time, they were very clean, and they had good customer service. I'd grade them as an A.”
“Fireplace & Chimney Authority was great. They were clean, and they got everything working. They got my fireplaces up and running and cleaned out. They replaced some things that had never been used since we moved in about five years ago, and they made sure everything was ready to go. I'd give them an A.”
“They actually supplied a fireplace for me and did some cleaning of the duct system. I was very satisfied with the work they did. The individual that I dealt with followed up on his calls to me as I was buying his product and stuff like that. He kept me well informed, and he gave me options of what I could use if I needed to replace more than I was thinking about replacing. They deserve an A.”
“They were on time, and they got the work done. They gave recommendations, and I felt everything was thoroughly checked out. They did a cleaning out of the fireplace, and they also did a dryer vent cleanout. They left the place clean without damage. I'd give them an A.”
“They cleaned the chimney, and they did a good job. They cleaned up after themselves. I'd say they earned an A.”
“They cleaned our fireplace. They came in and did what they needed to do, and we didn't have any issues. They were pretty clean. I'll give them an A.”
“Fireplace & Chimney Authority has done a couple of things for me. They did an insert fireplace with burning inserts, and then they came a year later and cleaned my chimney. When they cleaned my chimney, they left the place as clean as it was before they came. They're quick and efficient. They give accurate estimates, and they show up when they say they're going to. They're an A.”
“They were honest and straightforward, and they came in a timely manner. They did what they needed to do. They did a cleaning and an estimate for us. After they left, the jobsite was clean. I would give them an A.”
“I liked his knowledge. Actually, since we just moved into a new home, he did give us advice on which route to take. At this moment, we're not taking it, but he really did know everything that had to deal with it. They did cleaning for us. After they left, the site was actually pretty clean. I'd give them an A.”
“They cleaned our chimney again this year. They did a pretty good job. They left the house clean, and the workers were very, very friendly. I'd give them an A.”
“They were thorough. They actually did cleaning for me. They tried to sell me a new facing, which I do need, but they weren't pushy about it. He was just showing me when I'm ready. They did a great job, and I was very satisfied. They cleaned up very well afterward. I would say they're an A. I did not have any issues.”
“They did the service that I asked them to provide. They cleaned my fireplace, and they cleaned up after themselves. I chose them over a different company because they had installed the fireplace to begin with. I'd looked into other fireplace installers, and I preferred Fireplace & Chimney Authority over the others. I'd give them an A. I had no complaints.”
“They were knowledgeable, and they knew what to do. They just had to clean out our chimneys and clean out our dryer vent. They cleaned up after themselves. I'd give them an A.”
“I like that they had a physical place to go to when I was describing the problem that I was having. We had this problem—like a backfire or whatever—and I didn't know if the chimney was clogged. It turned out it was not clogged, so they cleaned it. Then, they put the chimney cap on where the chimney goes from the fireplace and boiler. They couldn't solve the boiler problem because they were just there to clean the chimney and to make sure that the chimney was not the cause of the explosion sound that was happening when the boiler would ignite. There's something wrong with the boiler and not the chimney, but they did clean the chimney. I'd give them an A.”
“They were cleaning my chimney. I wasn't here, but I don't have any complaints about it, so everything was OK. It was great.”
“They came out and did my chimney cleaning, and then they measured and gave me some ideas. They were very informative and clean. I chose them over a different company because my sister-in-law mentioned them. Fireplace & Chimney Authority gets an A.”
“They did good work. They came out on time and did what they were supposed to do, and they took care of it. They cleaned the fireplace. They cleaned up everything, and they showed me a couple of things I wasn't sure about. I used them because I bought the fireplace from them. I'd give them an A.”
“They did a good job. They did an inspection of two fireplaces. They showed up on time and delivered exactly what I expected, including answering some questions I had about what they had done. I'll say they're an A.”
“Everything went great. They replaced a damper. They had a good crew, and I would give them an A.”
“Fireplace & Chimney Authority did quality work. They were on time, they had quality products and did quality work, and it all turned out just fine. They put in new fireplace doors. It's an A for them.”
“They put in new fireplace logs for us. I was very happy with them. I'm going to use them for some deck work cleaning next week. I thought they were very professional. When they came in, I had a problem because I had a construction guy working on that fireplace, and I was afraid that maybe the gas was leaking. They came in and suggested the logs were old and stuff like that. I needed new ones. It was a very positive experience—they were in and out. I'd give them an A. It was very positive.”
“Fireplace & Chimney Authority built a fireplace in the house. They had good workmanship. They were friendly and very clean, and they had very good craftsmanship. I will give them an A.”
“They're a good company, and I'd work with them again. They did a chimney repair for me. After they finished, everything was fine. They cleaned up after themselves. I chose them over a different company because I called them for an estimate, and they actually showed up. They earned an A.”
“It was a good experience.”