Winston's Chimney Service
6th year as a Best Pick
certified company
Based on 398 reviews
Our Certification Process
Best Pick Guarantee
Verified License(s)
Verified General Liability Ins.
Verified Workers' Comp
6th year as a Best Pick Call
"We believe that there are many ways to repair and restore chimneys. We want to offer solutions that meet the customer's individual needs. At Winston's, we respect you and your property at the highest level. If we have been hired to do a job, we will treat it with the utmost professionalism."

Charles Hall | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Winston's offers masonry repair of chimneys, complete or partial rebuilds, tuck-pointing, chimney sweep services, chimney inspection, and the relining and resurfacing of fireplace, furnace, boiler, and water heater flues. The company also performs dryer vent cleaning and installs gas fireplaces. Winston's specializes in solving draft problems due to deteriorated flue tiles. Technicians also use digital cameras to identify chimney and flue problems.
Services Not Offered
Winston's does not service gas fireplaces.
Company History
The company has been serving customers since its founding in 1978.
Winston's employs Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Certified Chimney Sweeps. Company president Charles Hall is the vice president of the CSIA and former president of the Mid-Atlantic Chimney Association.
Areas Served
Washington, DC
A selection of 398 homeowner reviews:
“Winston's Chimney Service installed a new duct to reduce the risk of a fire within an old 1950s chimney that was breaking down. They had great expertise and carried out the work with precision, quality, punctuality, and cleanliness. I would recommend this company to others.”
“Winston's Chimney Service is an excellent company and very customer driven. After relining our chimney, we continued to have issues with smoke entering the house due to a downdraft. They came out multiple times to work on the issue with no complaints and in a timely fashion. I highly recommend them for any work they perform.”
“The technician was very informative about the work to be performed, and his explanation of what was to be done was excellent. I highly recommend Winston's Chimney Service—A+.”
“Professional, knowledgeable. Felt no pressure as we have from other vendors.”
“Very knowledgeable service rep who performed the needed repairs and maintenance without trying to sell you the extras.”
“Awesome service: arrived promptly, went beyond the scope of work, repaired, installed and cleaned up. The best home project ever.”
“Very friendly and knowledgeable technician.”
“Fantastic service in all areas.”
“Cleaned and relined the inside of the chimney.”
“I had a minor problem with the work and they responded immediately and fixed it. I was very pleased with the service.”
“Very positive, I use them again if needed.”
“Professional outfit.”
“Had to come back and finish work. Incomplete the first time and I had to tell them they didn't hook up the thermostat correctly.”
“The team of two men arrived in a timely manner and called while en route. They were professional and friendly. They explained the need for the work, provided options by telling us what was necessary and why, and letting us know what could wait. They performed work for us on two occasions. We based our decision to use this company because they were knowledgeable, honest, provided options and a warranty on the work.”
“Great job.”
“Reliable and conscientious every time I have used their services.”
“The guys did a great job when they were on site, stayed very late into the night and came back again the next day. But the office didn't send them out until after lunch on the 1st day so a lot of extra work on their part could have be avoided if they'd started early in the day. Not their fault, bad office scheduling decision”
“I can only speak for the employee that came to my house. He was very helpful, answered all my questions, and only did the work that was necessary. He was honest and did not try to sell me something I didn't need.”
“Winston's came recommended to me from my siding installer. However, when I called, Winston's said they didn't do work where I lived. When I explained the recommendation, Winston's reconsidered, sent somebody out and I could not be more pleased with the results or the service provided.”
“I had two chimneys that required repair. One was rebuilt from the roofline up and the other required only 6-8 rows of brick rebuilding. The sales team worked with me to ensure that we were getting matching brick and mortar. The implementation team was on time, worked hard and cleaned up all debris. Everyone was pleasant to deal with. Winston's will be doing all my future fireplace and chimney work.”
“I think that the technicians were competent and did a good job. We had to coordinate the work with a heating and A/C technician, and they were able to do that very well. My problem was with the office. The woman who answered the phones kept getting the schedule wrong and seemed very confused about what to do.”
“Hired the company for a fireplace inspection and chimney sweep. After doing the inspection, however, they informed me that it was clean and the chimney sweep was not needed. I appreciated their honesty, and will definitely use them in the future.”
“Lenny and Darryl have taken of our chimney for about 8 years, and they were honest in their recommendations about a year ago when we knew we were going to sell our house in the spring. When we put the house on the market, turns out we should have taken their recommendations because the snowy winter and rainy spring took a toll on our chimney. They made an expensive situation bearable, and I've given their cards out to at least 6 people.”
“The original furnace flue cap detached and fell to the ground. I called Winston's Services and they arrived within a few days to provide an estimate. Once the replacement flue cap arrived, they installed the new flue cap and also painted the cap to desired color. Winston's also provided an estimate to repaint the chimney chase cap and flue cap. Upon completion of the work, they also brought to my attention that several roof shingles were missing. Overall, I am very satisfied with the work performed by Winston's Services. Great job.”
“Experienced workers who did a thorough job of explaining the work they would do to repair our chimney. Work was done promptly and professionally.”
“They were on time, friendly, knowledgeable and cleanliness conscience. They took photos of the chimney, pointed out the problems and explained in full their suggestions. They also suggested a number of preventative programs. I highly recommend Winston.”
“The technicians we very courteous and explained the process and options well.”
“They repaired the chimney crown, but it cracked again shortly afterward. The cracks were caused by the high temperatures on the day the mortar was put on. They came out and repaired the cracks, which seems to have held up over the past year.”
“The first workman didn't do a good job. Had to come out and redo some work.”
“Good service.”
“Staff was extremely knowledgeable and professional in every aspect of the process - purchasing, delivery and installation.”
“They were working next door, and I needed a cap for my chimney, so I asked them if they would do it, and they did—they came right over and did it. I don't think they took 20 minutes before they were done. They were absolutely excellent.”
“They did what they said they were going to do. They put a new liner in our chimney, and it worked out fine. Their work was excellent.”
“They were knowledgeable. The worker was on time, and he knew what he was talking about; I didn't have to do his job for him. He came in with suggestions, and he didn't try to sell me more than what I needed. They relined our chimney, did the chimney cap, and remortared the joints inside the firebox. The first one or two companies I called either didn't service my area or were too busy, but Winston's could come out. I'd rate them as an A+.”
“They did the job—they cleaned my chimney. I had no issues with the work they did. They were A+.”
“They were very professional and really good, and they knew what they were doing. They did chimney sweep work and checked the overall status of the liner for me. I have had no issues with any of the work that they've done. I chose them because we had used them ten years ago, and I remembered their name. I would recommend them to others; I'd grade them as an A+.”
“They were quick, they cleaned up their mess, they put everything back in order, and they were very polite. They cleaned our chimney. This was my first time using them, but I'd use them again. They've earned an A+.”
“Winston's Chimney Service was great. They were fine—they were great. I didn't have a problem with them at all. I'd give them an A rating.”
“They capped off the chimney at my request. The work was good, and it looks good. They were prompt, and they did a good job. I'd give them an A.”
“I liked the speed of their service. They came and looked at my flue, and it was falling apart. They told me that that was really dangerous because we could get carbon monoxide backup, and they came the next day and replaced the flue. That was really helpful to me because we didn't have to wait for weeks. It was nice, and it worked well. They came back the next day to put it in, and it was done. They were grade-A.”
“They came out and did a good job; I can't complain. They had a difficult job to do—they had to get a wood-burning stove in and out. One thing I liked was that they didn't just try to do it the simplest way, which would have caused damage when they brought it into the house. They tried to work with me and let me know what they could and could not do, and they took extra time so we could take precautions and other measures. They got the right number of crew members there so as to minimize any damage to the house that they might have caused by bringing a 600-pound cast-iron tank down a flight of stairs. I'd give them an A rating. ”
“They did a good job, they didn't make a mess, and they were in and out pretty quickly. They came out and did a chimney sweep for me. I'd give them an A.”
“They were very polite and on time, told me exactly what was going on, and got it done quickly. They cleaned two chimneys for me, and it turned out to be a good experience. I'd give them an A.”
“They were very pleasant and very professional. They came on time, and they responded. They explained to me what was up with my chimney. They were quick—they were in and out, they did just what I needed, and it seemed to do the trick. It was chimney sweep work; they did a cleaning. I'm glad I used them. I put them on the calendar every fall so that I'll have them come again. I'd give them an A. I haven't had any issues with them—I've recommended them to other people.”
“They were great. They were quick, efficient, nice, personable, and different from most people I've dealt with. They did a chimney inspection and sweep. I chose them because they were recommended to me. They've earned an A rating from me.”
“They were on time, and they took care of my chimney. They lived up to what I'd heard about them. They were efficient and very professional. They did an inspection, but I told them ahead of time that they were going to need to do a cleaning; it had been a couple of years, so I was pretty confident that they were going to need to clean it. They did an inspection, and as I had indicated, they needed to do a cleaning. They took care of it and did a good job. I was looking for someone relatively close to where I live—I've got a busy life, so making sure that someone could set an appointment and keep it was important to me, and it looked like they were doing that. I'd give them an A.”
“They were efficient, they came on time, and they worked quickly. They came and cleaned the chimney. I chose them because of a recommendation from a friend. They're grade-A.”
“They did a chimney sweep for me. They did what I needed them to do—I needed a chimney cleaning, and Winston's cleaned it for me. There was nothing negative about the experience. The person that came out was nice, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I chose them because a real estate agent recommended them, and I would recommend them also. I'd give their company an A.”
“They came when they said, and they did the work as expected. I chose them because I had used them previously. They swept one chimney and then inspected a second. I haven't had any issues with that work. I'd give them an A.”
“They were prompt and completed the work in a timely manner. They had to check the inside of the chimney for cracks in the brick. This was my first time using them, and I would use them again. I'd give them an A rating.”