Lindemann Chimney Service
9th year as a Best Pick
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Lindemann Chimney Service has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 550 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"We have been a leader in the area for many years and continue to set the standards in our industry. We've gained a reputation for excellence in our service area and have become a recognized name in Chicago."

Rob Lindemann | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Lindemann Chimney Service offers chimney cleaning, repairing, and lining; chimney caps and dampers; solutions to energy efficiency and cold draft problems; moisture issue solutions; gas log installation; tuck-pointing; and chimney rebuilding.
Company History
Lindemann Chimney Service has served Chicagoland homeowners since 1969.
The company employs technicians that are nationally certified for chimney cleaning by the Chimney Safety Institute of America.
Additional Information
Lindemann Chimney Service offers an energy-efficient gas insert for fireplaces, and technicians are trained for the application of the HeatShield chimney lining system.
Areas Served
Chicago, Lincolnwood, Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Libertyville, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wilmette, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Addison, Batavia, Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Melrose Park, Oak Park, Saint Charles, West Chicago, Wheaton, Aurora, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, La Grange, Lockport, Naperville, Romeoville, Woodridge

“Excellent, the workers were very accommodating, clean, cleaned up. Scheduled the time when best for us, great company, now we can burn our fireplace.”

“Great advice and service. Highly recommend. Pointed out builder flaws that could have resulted in severe chimney damage than what was.”

“Extremely pleased with the service we received. Professional, on-time and knowledgeable service.”

“Needed a new chimney liner before holidays and Lindemann's was able to schedule just in time. It was a snowy day and they still were able to get the job done! Made for a warm and happy holiday! Thank you, Lindemann's!”

“Lindemann cleaned my home's chimney and performed additional work to address a heat transfer issue. They were professional and provided my with a full explanation of the work to be done. The work was performed on time and for the agreed amount with no mess.”

“Many years ago, they put a new liner in my chimney. Twice a year they clean our gutters. They are professional and are easy to coordinate with on a project.”

“The workers were very professional.”

“They've done good work. I have them out yearly for fireplace and chimney inspection and gutter cleaning.”

“Lindemann Chimney Service did a great job of matching the replacement bricks and adding new caps on the chimneys. They were very neat and left the workplace looking untouched. We couldn't be more pleased—A+.”

“The two fellows that came to replace the chimney liner were amazing. They also were super friendly, jovial, and jumped on the roof like large panthers, no fear and sure-footed. In addition, they were careful and did meticulous work.”

“We loved them. They did a thorough inspection and talked with us in detail about options. The work was done on time and perfectly. We love our new fireplace—A+.”

“They did a fabulous job, on time and on budget. They solved three separate issues, including one I wasn't sure could be fixed.”

“The servicemen found some other problem while repairing the original problem. They took pictures of the problem so I could make a knowledgeable decision on repairing the new problem. It made me feel good about my decision!”

“We had a liner put in one fireplace and had the basement fireplace converted into a gas fireplace. They ran a camera up the chimney and showed me everything explaining the deterioration. They did an excellent job on both fireplaces. Amazingly conscientious of moving and covering furniture, and their clean up upon completion was spectacular. I can finally burn my upstairs fireplace and my basement is warm in the winter. I have, and will continue to recommend them.”

“2nd time they have been out to do normal clean on the fireplace, both times they have done a great job.”

“The Lindemann professional showed up on time, was efficient and professional and left our home exactly the way he found it. His assessment was clearly based on knowledge and expertise and we felt confidence in his report and recommendations.”

“Appreciate their honesty, love the firewood perk!”

“I had Lindemann do two jobs, both done well and solved my problem. The men who did the work had much experience, answered all my questions so I knew what they were doing and why, and went about their work in a professional and efficient manner. The only small criticism was in the time to complete the second job, which was partially due to the weather.”

“The experience was very positive and the work was excellent. I have already recommended them to a coworker and he is having a chimney remodel in a couple weeks.”

“They efficiently examined our boiler and heating system and fireplace drafts, and then made recommendations for repair with the cost of each one. We selected the work we wanted then, which they completed as promised. Everything done has worked well a year later.”

“I've generally had positive experiences with Lindemann. This time, I was somewhat surprised that I didn't receive a written estimate for the work requested, but I'm generally impressed with the work that has been done for me in the past.”

“Really know their stuff!”

“Contacted Lindemann for work rebuilding the top 1/3 of the chimney after another contractor dropped the ball. Despite it being close to Christmas, Donna at Lindemann was very responsive and we got the work scheduled and done within a few weeks. Everyone I dealt with at Lindemann came across as knowledgeable and professional. The rebuilt part of the chimney looks great to my untrained eye.”

“A lining was installed. The installer was very skilled in doing this dirty job. He was very courteous and did a good job cleaning up. He also brought a good supply of firewood.”

“They were great and I have zero complaints. Straight talk, under-promised but totally over delivered. We had a problem that came back a couple times and we were chasing our tails and nothing worked until Lindemann came out and did the work. Would have saved thousands if I called them first.”

“The renovation work they did on our chimney was first rate, and so was their follow-up with us.”

“Only thing I would say is that they push the chimney lining thing when that is not really always necessary. It is kind of the standard 'sell' and It is NOT really necessary in all cases. But the work they did for me was very good and the customer service excellent.”

“Very pleased with fireplace insert, especially remote starter.”

“Lindemann was recommended to us by a very satisfied customer. We have been very pleased with both the rebuild of our chimney and the yearly cleanings. An unexpected bonus was that we get free firewood!”

“The work performed on our chimney was very good, was not fully satisfied with the cleanliness of the area, there were broken bricks and excess mortar left behind in the yard and gardens. The cleanup should have been more thorough.”

“Lindemann has been maintaining our chimney for 30 yrs. That is testimony to their good work and careful service.”

“Excellent service installing a new fireplace unit.”

“Very professional and pleasant to deal with. We have requested their service twice, once for HVAC venting problem which, after a very thorough check it turned out to be the water heater that was at fault. The second time I called them was for a very long dryer vent in a crawl space that had become completely packed with lint. They came and cleaned it out and replaced a section which was rusted-a big messy job which made the dryers work better than ever!”

“Very professional and excellent representative of the company. Explained things in very simple terms, easy to understand.”

“They're prompt, they're efficient at what they do, and they were even nice enough to bring an offer like some extra firewood when they did our chimney repair for us. It was a very positive experience. We had some tuckpoint work that we needed done on the chimney, and we've used them in the past for other things, like cleaning. They're very good at what they do. I would highly recommend them. I would definitely say they're an A+.”

“I liked their attentiveness and their responsiveness. They did what they said they were going to do when they said they were going to do it, and there were no hidden charges. It was pretty much the kind of transaction that I expect but rarely get. We were selling our house, and we had some water infiltrating in the basement. They said there were two possible sources. So I said, 'Well, can we do them one at a time?' They went out and put in a stainless steel chimney liner, and it turned out to solve the problem entirely. It was wonderful. They didn't add a cap. It was too cold, and it was in the middle of the winter, so they couldn't do concrete. I had used Lindemann Roofing, and I would give the company an A rating.”

“They were there for a long time, and we just never made a decision yet, they're just really nice. They worked on the inside of our chimney, and tried to determine if we could make a custom line out for it. I would recommend them. They're an A+.”

“They're efficient. They redid the some of the flashing, they put in one of the exhausts, and they sort of redid my entire chimney that's just for the bedroom. I heard about the company through a friend of mine. The customer service was good; everything was five stars—an A+.”

“I like them, they did a really great job, and I wouldn't give them any negative feedback. They rebuilt a chimney. I would give them an A+.”

“They did chimney repair, and we were happy with them. They were prompt, and they were reliable.”

“We were very happy. They did a good job just as we expected, and we got it. They relined our chimney. The customer service was very good. We would refer them to our friend or neighbor. I would give them an A.”

“It was kind of a complicated thing to figure out, and I guess they did a good job, because the problem got fixed. We had a furnace where the piping going up out of the roof was all rusted. They had to figure out why it was rusted; it's a stainless steel pipe. I got their name from someone; they were the ones that said the placing was all rusted. I would recommend them to family and friends. As a matter of fact, they're coming out in another month to put in a chimney liner in the other furnace in the house. I would give the company an A rating.”

“They did everything they said they were going to do. They just did the chimney work. The customer service was good. We would recommend them. We would give them an A.”

“They did a good job. They tuckpointed the chimney and that's pretty much it. It was just the chimney. They did a fine job.”

“They were just thorough. They did chimney work. They deserve an A.”

“They cleaned the chimney and put a new something on top of the chimney. I would recommend them to my family and friends. I would give them an A.”

“They were honest, which is very hard to find in the chimney field. They got the work done. They put a liner in. They put in a fan at the top on the cap to draw the air up. I looked at several companies and they seemed to be the most well known and trusted in the area. They get an A rating.”

“I thought the service rep did a good job of coming in and explaining what the problem was and what needed to be fixed. I think the work performed was better than expected as well. They essentially needed to seal the inside of the fireplace, and that's the work that they performed. I think we chose them because we just moved into the house a year ago and the previous work was done by them, so that was our first point of contact. I would give the company an A grade.”

“I liked their professionalism, and they were timely. They repaired our chimney. There was damage on the outside of our chimney, and they repaired it. I went with them because the person who gave the estimate seemed more knowledgeable. I would give them an A rating.”

“It was fine. They cleaned the chimney, and the customer service was fine. I think I got their name from a friend, that's how they came up. They get an A grade from me; they were fine.”

“I thought they were flexible. They changed the work I wanted done, and they were flexible with that too. I haven't had any leak in since, but it wasn't very long, either. I'd recommend them. Time will tell; so far, it has been six months. They get an A. All I care is that it doesn't leak anymore.”

“They were very accommodating and thorough. They checked out my chimney and cleaned it out. I would give them an A, they came back and followed up, and they were good.”

“They were professional, and they did the work without any issues on their part. They had to put in a chimney liner, replace some things in the chimney, and do all kinds of stuff. I would recommend the company. They're an A-grade company.”

“They did a good job. They're nice guys, and they did a good cleanup. They had to replace two chimney liners. I would give them an A.”

“I just think they did their job, and they were friendly and nice. I was happy with the work that was done. They just came and cleaned out the chimney, cleaned it all out. I chose them because of a recommendation. I would give them an A rating.”

“They were on time, they did what they told me, and they were in and out. They rebuilt the chimney. I went with them because I heard good things from other people; plus, I work in construction, and I've worked with them before. I'd rate them as an A.”

“They cleaned the chimney; that was all I had done. Everything was fine, and everything worked out OK.”

“The work that was done up on the chimney, I couldn't see it, because I never got on the ladder. The guy who did the work was nice, and he did the fixture. Everything was fine. I would recommend the company to family and friends. I would give them an A.”

“The guys did a good job, and they were courteous. They put up a furnace chimney. They did tuckpointing, and they put the crown on the chimney. For the furnace chimney, they took away the old one and rebuilt a new one. I would recommend the company to family and friends and give them an A.”

“The man that came was very informative and friendly. He kind of talked us through the whole process and answered all of our questions, and he did a good job. They did a number of things. They came out and did a cleaning and inspection. From that inspection, we found that there was a lot of work that needed to be done. It was a new home that we had purchased, and from there, they came and put in a liner and replaced the cap. I think that was it. I would recommend them. They get an A rating from me.”

“They did good work. They realigned my chimney.”

“They did the chimney sweeping. They're efficient, they were reliable, and they got the job done. It wasn't difficult. They just cleaned the chimney; they examined it and cleaned it. The customer service was good, and I have no complaints. I would recommend the company. I would give them an A-.”

“They were professional, they were neat, and they communicated throughout the whole process. They rebuilt two different chimneys, one for the fireplace and one for the venting, plumbing. I would recommend the company, and I'd say that they are an A.”

“The guys that came out to do the work and the service were just really nice, positive, and kind of fair guys. They relined our chimney, they rebuilt the chimney from the roof up, and then they also did something with the exhaust of our boiler. They fixed that. I first heard about the company when we first bought the house. They were either a recommendation from an inspector or a neighbor. I would recommend the company too. I would give them an A rating.”

“I liked that they were efficient and did the job that we wanted. It cost what they said it would cost, so everything was right on target. Our chimney at the top was cracked and our neighbor noticed, so we had to replace the bricks and everything. I'm not technically very knowledgeable about that, but it was cracked, so they replaced the whole top of the chimney on our house. They're an A- grade company.”

“They've done a lot of work for us. Everything was fine. There were no gutter work done, it's just the chimney work that they've done. They deserve an A.”

“Lindemann Chimney Service is wonderful. I've had them do a lot of work for me, and they are very, very neat and very professional. I've been using them for years. They do chimney cleaning, but this year, I had them line the chimney with aluminum and do a lot of mortar repair work. The customer service is wonderful. They're very personable, and the work is very well done—A+.”

“They're great. They're very knowledgeable and very courteous, and they do a great job. I've used them a couple of times. This time, they put really nice fireplace doors in because embers were popping through the little screen and burning our carpet. Their customer service is fabulous; they're really, really responsive and good at their jobs. They have been excellent.”

“Lindemann Chimney Service does high-caliber work. They did a chimney inspection, and I'd give them an A rating.”

“I had an excellent relationship with Lindemann Chimney. They lined the chimney. He did a beautiful job, and he was very pleasant, very efficient, and very informative. He got the job done quickly, and I am very happy with it.”

“Lindemann Chimney did some work for us, and we were very happy. They did an excellent job. We had a leak in our chimney up in the attic, and they fixed that completely. They also noticed some other things. Something was leaking in the basement, and I didn't know what that was, so they put something all the way down in the chimney itself. It helped, and we don't get any water in the basement or the attic anymore. They knew what they were doing. I've been in this house for 60 years, so I know that people didn't always know what to do. Lindemann knew what to do, which is important, and I've recommended them to other people. I got their information from the Best Pick Reports book. I'm glad the Best Pick Reports comes out because you never know who to hire. Lindemann gets an A+ grade.”

“We used Lindemann Chimney for cleaning the fireplace. Other companies always come out and tell you that something is wrong, but I felt comfortable with Lindemann. I didn't second guess what they told me. They vacuumed everything out, cleaned the floor, and swept the floor—everything looked good. I chose them because a friend recommended them. They said Lindemann was a good company, so I went with them. I would give them an A+ rating.”

“I liked that Lindemann Chimney was really down at our level with a home that we didn't know much about. We are first time homeowners, and he really walked us through the process of getting our chimney redone. He showed us everything and walked us through the inspection of our chimney, and he was really honest about what we should do immediately and what could wait. They put something on top of the chimney to let the vents go out. We felt like we got a really honest opinion. My dad is a contractor, and he was here at the time. He said that the guy from Lindemann that was doing our service was honest and not trying to do things that didn't need to be done. I would give them an A+ rating, because we are going to use them for another service.”

“Lindemann cleaned the chimney, and we were very happy with their work. They didn't leave anything lying around. They were very polite and did a good job, and the quality of the work was fine. I chose them because they took over for the company that we had been using in the past. I would recommend Lindemann Chimney—they're A+.”

“They lined the chimney and cleaned the fireplace, and they cleaned up well after the services. They were on time, and they actually did what they promised at the price they quoted. That was the first time that I used Lindemann Chimney, and I will definitely use them again. I'd give them an A+.”

“Lindemann Chimney fixed one of my gas fireplaces, and they did a great job. I would give them an A+.”

“Lindemann cleaned the chimney, and they've also gotten squirrels out of our chimney. They did a really nice job. They arrived on time, so I would give them an A+.”

“I had Lindemann Chimney reline the chimney, and the work has held up fine. We were pretty satisfied. I liked that they came to address the situation in a timely manner. Everything—the work, the customer service—was pretty good. The worker was professional, polite, and on time. I chose Lindemann because I was comparing who could do the work the quickest, and they were available in our area, which was convenient. It worked out for us. We're happy with their service. They're A+.”

“They repaired a chimney. I liked the attitude of the company and the technician, and I liked the work itself, too. I would give Lindemann Chimney an A+ rating.”

“Lindemann Chimney had to essentially rebuild the chimney. They knew what they were doing, they were organized, and they did a great job. The customer service was very good, and the cleanup was very good, too. I would use them again—A+.”

“Lindeman Chimney cleaned out the chimney, and they did a good job. They deserve an A+.”

“They cleaned the chimney and checked it for safety. It passed inspection, so I was very happy. It was a very good experience.”

“They did a chimney cap, and they were fine. Their service made it a positive experience. I'd give Lindemann Chimney an A.”

“Lindemann cleaned the chimney. They did a good job, and they did not leave anything lying around.”

“We've had good service with Lindemann Chimney, and I would use the company again. They're good. They wrapped something around the chimney. I did not have any communication problems with the crew—my husband was the one dealing with them, and he said it was OK. I'd say they are an A-grade company.”

“I thought Lindemann Chimney was very nice. I haven't had anyone come and check to see if everything was OK afterward, but when they were here, they seemed very nice. They completely rebuilt my chimney for me, and they put in a moisture-proof flue. It has been maintenance free since then, as far as I know. I don't see that there's any leakage or anything, so I'm assuming it's good work. Their cleanup was very good. I chose Lindemann over other companies because they're local. I'd give them an A+.”

“Lindemann Chimney cleaned our chimney, and the quality of the work was fine. The workers that came out were fine—they were nice young men. I had used Lindemann before. They have a good reputation. I would say it was an A-grade job.”

“I had a positive experience with Lindemann Chimney because of the results—they did a good job. They did work inside the chimney, so it was a big job. They cleaned up properly when they were finished. This was my first time using them, and I would contact them again. I'd give them an A.”

“Lindemann checked out the chimney, caulked it, and fixed it. Everything is fine now. This was the first time that I used them—I think my son told me about them. So far, everything is fine.”

“We had just moved in, and the chimney was being cleaned because we hadn't used it. This was my first time using Lindemann Chimney. We wanted to make sure we were cautious, and the person that came out spent quite a bit of time with us explaining various ways that we could upgrade the chimney, which was one of our questions for him. He gave us all the pricing and options for all that. The chimney was thoroughly cleaned, so they did what we wanted. We also had questions about if we could change it. It was a gas fireplace, and we had to light the matches, so he walked us through that so we could be safe. Then, with the fireplace downstairs in the basement, he talked us through how we could do a similar thing. I would give them an A grade.”

“I speak very highly of Lindemann Chimney. Their personal service and their level of service make it more than positive. I had some issues with a chimney cap that was leaking. They used a material on it that was supposed to be good for 15 years, but for whatever reason it failed, so they took care of that. They put a stainless steel piece over it, and it probably cost them $1,000 to get it right, but they paid for it. I even offered to split the cost. I've spoken with the owner directly, so you can't treat the customer much better than that. I have been using them for years now. You won't be dissatisfied—these guys do gutter work, they will fix chimneys, and they will clean the chimney. They have great customer service all the way around, and they won't stop until the job is done right.”

“We were extremely pleased with Lindemann Chimney. They cleaned our chimney, and they also relined it, put in new parts, and put in a new gas log. They did such a nice job—the inside of our fireplace looks lovely. Everybody was very friendly, and everybody that worked on it knew what they were doing. I had a lot of trust in them, and they did a great job with cleanup. They deserve the highest rating—an A+. They were excellent.”

“We've been a customer of Lindemann for 15 or 20 years. Their customer service is excellent, and I like their expertise and the carefulness of the person who cleans the chimney. They also lined our chimney and did an outstanding job. They're an A+.”

“We were exceptionally pleased with Lindemann. They were professional, on time, and very tidy. They did a very good job, and I'd highly recommend them. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did fine—really well. They just rebuilt a whole chimney for me because the other one was crumbling. This was my first time using Lindemann. I probably got them from an advertisement I saw. They were top-notch. They did everything very well. I'm happy with the work they did, so I'll give them the highest rating.”

“Lindemann did the chimney cleaning, and they were also subcontracted out to build the stacked stone chimney. They were very professional and very thorough, and I was very impressed with their work. I would give them an A+. This was my first time using the company.”

“Lindemann was outstanding. That was my first time using them. They had to put a sleeve inside of my chimney and install a fan. They were fine; they're very professional. I would rate them as an A+.”

“I would definitely recommend Lindemann. The technicians were very good. They encountered a problem that we didn't see, and they just handled it beautifully. They made it right; they fixed it. The job was a little more complicated than we expected, but they just completely handled it. I was very pleased. It involved knocking bricks out of the chimney from the outside of the house, and I was concerned that it would look bad when they put it back together, but you couldn't even tell that any work was done on the chimney because they did such a good job of putting those bricks back in. They earned an A+.”

“They relined my chimney and corrected some problems on the cap, and they did some weatherproofing on the outside. The technician was very thorough; he followed up and was very responsive the whole time. It was outstanding. I would give the company the A+.”

“I'd have to give them an A+ grade. They worked on the chimney—put in new liners and put up some kind of a topper thing on the top—and it was very well done. I would tell someone who asked that the company is excellent.”