MCP Chimney & Masonry, Inc.
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"MCP Chimney & Masonry, Inc., is the premier chimney, masonry, and fireplace service provider in the greater Montgomery County and metro-DC area. We take great pride in our professional standards and quality of work. We have earned a solid reputation in the community for being a quality service provider."

Michael Pentifallo | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
MCP Chimney & Masonry designs, rebuilds, renovates, and repairs masonry structures for residential and commercial customers. The company also builds and installs patios, walkways, and outdoor living spaces as well as rebuilds chimneys.
MCP Chimney & Masonry offers a five-year warranty.
Company History
The local, family-owned-and-operated company was founded in 1994.
MCP Chimney has Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Certified Chimney Sweeps on staff.
MHIC #121768
Areas Served
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel, Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, Bowie, Hyattsville, Lanham, Laurel

“They did some work for us last year. They did a great job. They removed the terra cotta tiles from the inside of one of our chimneys and then replaced it with the steel liner. They also replaced the damper within the chimney. I'd give them an A. I've got a second chimney and I plan on using them again. I was very satisfied. I had no issues with their cleaning up or anything afterward. They were right on time, as well.”

“They did what they said. I actually had the driveway, walkway, and patio repointed. MCP Chimney basically removed all the grout from all the brickwork and then repointed everything. I would rate them probably an A+. If I had a need for them, they did such a nice job. I probably won't have a need for them, but if I had a need for them they would be the ones to call because they did what they said. They were very tidy. They were strictly about working. They didn't seem to have time to throw Frisbees around the yard or just stay there and just have idle talk. They were strictly not working and then when they were not working, they were gone.”

“I liked the end product. They did a new front entrance, steps and what surrounds them. I'd give them A+.”

“They got to the job quick. It was like an emergency. I had to get my chimney relined to get a hot water heater. That's how I got it done. They were quick and efficient. I'd give them A+.”

“I think the few hold ups that happened were not necessarily their fault, but I'd say specifically they were easy to work with and understanding. They did a small amount of chimney work and installed a fireplace insert for a gas fireplace. I had no problems with any of that. I'd give them an A. They were responsive. They showed up on time and cleaned up after themselves. They certainly kind of pointed me to the right person.”

“They arrived on time, cleaned up after they were done, kind of did what they said they were going to do on the timetable, they said they would get it done, the quality of work, and installation was good. I'd give them an A.”

“They did a good job. They worked on the chimney. I'd give them an A overall.”

“They did a good job. We have no complaints. They took down a chimney for us. I'd give them A.”

“They did some work for our church. It was very good. They showed up when they were supposed to, both for the estimate and the work. They finished very quickly, and we were very pleased with the workmanship. I'd give them A. The people that I interacted with were very gracious and very knowledgeable. They cleaned up after themselves.”

“They did some work for us. I had no complaints.”

“They did the job very quickly and we haven't had any problems.”

“They were honest, kind guys and gave us an honest quote. They didn't do more work than needed to be done. They explained to us that some more work needed to be done, but it didn't need to be immediate so I appreciated that. I'd give them an A. They were very appropriate and kind, and helpful.”

“They were reliable. I wasn't there at the time, but my wife did say that there were no problems and they did good work.”

“MCP did some chimney repair. I'd give the experience an A+. They were awesome. They were very professional, on time, and prompt, and they knew what they were doing. The entire experience was really good.”

“They rebuilt our fireplace inside, took out the old, crumbling brick face, and put a beautifully done stone face on it that they took all the way up to the ceiling. They made a new hearth. It was beautiful. I'd give them an A overall. They did a great job. I would definitely recommend them.”

“I have nothing but good things to say about them. They were prompt, and they recommended some additional work that I felt I surely needed. I was very happy, overall, with the work they did. I'd give them an A+.”

“They repaired the chimney. They were great—A+.”

“They put in a wood stove and they replaced the chimney flue. I'd give it an A+. They cleaned everything, they were cleaning every little dust particle. They were perfect. I would give them the best on everything.”

“They did fireplace work for us. I'd give them an A for the experience. It was excellent. They were awesome and great.”

“I had to replace a starter switch on the fireplace. I'd give the experience an A+ rating.”

“They inspected our chimneys, cleaned both chimneys, then came back and installed a new liner with a new damper in one of them because it was damaged to the flue. It was fire danger. Ryan came out and he was very good. He convinced me to get rid of a heat shield that's no longer being used. They did a very good job. I'd give them an A+ overall.”

“They put in new stoop's on the front and back of my. They also redid my flagstone patio. I would give them an A+. They did everything they said they were going to do when they said they were going to do it.”

“They had to come back a couple of times, but they were very professional. They replaced two chimneys at my house. I'd give the experience an A+.”

“They were great. They repaired the chimney. I'd give them an A+. I liked everything about them.”

“They serviced both fireplaces and did some custom metalwork on the outside. I'd give them an A+. They were on time, their customer service was good, did good work, and explained everything as it was taking place. It was a good experience.”

“I liked their promptness. I had no complaints at all.”

“I had no complaints.”

“They replaced the brick that's inside of the fireplace. I'd give the experience an A grade. They get the job done and they're not a hassle to work with.”

“They installed a liner in our chimney from where our old furnace dents outside. I'd give the overall experience an A.”

“They repaired a leak that was up on the roof. I'd give them an A rating.”

“They did a good job. I had a leak on the fireplace, so he fixed the leak, cleaned it, and put new stuff on it. I'd give them an A overall.”

“They repaired my chimney. I'd give them an A grade. They were efficient and did a good job.”

“We had a chimney liner put in. They deserve an A.”

“They installed a chimney flue liner. They earned an A.”

“I had no complaints. They were great.”

“We were happy with the work. They did a good job and I think I'd recommend them to anybody.”

“They put stands in chimneys. We haven't really tried out the stands, but I thought they were really good. We need to have cold weather and we haven't had any. They were very nice. We haven't really tried them because it's been so hot. I'd give them an A. They were really nice and very responsive as far as doing the work and coming back. I had no complaints.”

“They did the outside portion of the chimney. I'd give them an A. Everything was on time and they were responsive. They did everything as promised. As far as coming in when they said it was going to be done, they finished it in two days—on schedule. There's nothing to complain about.”

“They installed a stone patio for me. I'd give them an A. They did a good job with the patio. The only thing, they could have done a little bit better on the cleanup.”

“I had a very good experience with them, but I've since rented my house. They seemed very professional and I would call them again if I ever needed chimney work done. I don't have any complaints yet. I'll see what my tenants say after the winter, but I think it should be fine. I would recommend them.”

“I had no complaints with the work.”

“They did a good job. We had them replace a cap on a roof vent pipe. They did what I think was a really good job. It took about two days, including the day to order parts. I'd give them an A rating.”

“It started out not so positive, but they fixed it. They added outdoor gas logs to my fireplace. I'd give the overall experience an A.”

“They spilled in some grouter on our chimney. I'd give the experience an A. Everything was very clean and they seem to have done the repair. I would recommend them. They came out and gave the estimate really fast and really quickly. That was appreciated, that was the main thing. They had guys available to do the work so it worked out pretty well.”

“They removed the insulation from our attic. I'd give them an A. If I needed that type of work done again, I would recommend them.”

“They told me what they were going to do, and they did it. There was a question that I had of one of the stacks that go on top of the chimney—that it may be too high. He said it was no problem. If it doesn't satisfy what you want, they'll replace it. Give them a call, and it won't be a problem whatsoever. They stood behind what they were doing. I had a question about the height of the stack. If it didn't satisfy me, they would certainly come back and take care of it immediately. I would give them an A.”

“The buyer bought the house, and everything went well. They did masonry work. That house had a wood stove in the basement, and their work had something to do with the platform that the wood stove was sitting on—the work was for it to be made larger. That's the work that MCP performed. They were local here to where the house is, and other agents in my office had used them and recommended that we consider them. As far as I remember, the customer service was good. I would rate them as excellent.”

“They came when I needed them. It's been several years, and I haven't burned my fireplace, so I'm assuming everything is OK. The people were very nice. They were cleaning it and doing some repairs. I would give them an A.”

“They just were very efficient, and they did what they said they were going to do. They relined one of our chimneys, and we thought they did a good job. I would say they're an A.”

“I liked the work quality, and the efficiency was great. I actually heard about them through a dealer. I would give them an A.”

“They did some work for me last spring. I would give them an A.”

“It was a positive experience. They installed a chimney liner. I would recommend them to a friend or neighbor. I didn't have to call them back. They were very professional. An A is a fine grade for them.”

“They seemed to be very honest and did the work well. They did a chimney sweep, and they made some repairs to the chimney as well. A reference was provided by someone who had used them. I'd give them an A.”

“They haven't been here since August. We've used them for many years. They've been coming to our house for at least ten years, so we have confidence that they know what they're doing and that they understand the fireplace. It was just cleaning and a repair on the chimney. I would recommend them to a friend or neighbor if they asked. It's just fine—they're fine. I really think we'd just give them an A. There's no reason not to.”

“I'm a contractor, and I've subbed them out. They did work for me on one of my jobs. I think a homeowner recommended them. Their customer service was fine overall. I didn't deal with them; I just subbed them—the homeowner, I think, took care of the payment and everything. I think they pointed up a chimney. There were no complaints. I think everything went well.”

“I had a positive experience. There was only one gentleman who was here, I think.”

“The guy who came to do the quote was very friendly and professional. He explained everything to me—how it was all going to be, what it all meant, and what they were going to do. Again, when they came, they kind of went over and above what they needed to do, and they were all good and positive and polite and friendly and all that stuff. It was chimney work. They had to rebuild part of the chimney and had to put in a new liner. I would recommend them to a friend or neighbor. I think it was probably a recommendation from a friend. Let's go with an A for them.”

“They come when I call them. I've been using them for ten years, probably. I recommend them all the time. They put in a wood insert in for me—a wood burning stove—and they've done some brick work before. I would give them an A.”

“They were very friendly, and they were very good at what they did. I think they did a good job. It looks like they did a good job, and they seemed like they were competent and efficient and easy to talk to and professional. It was a good experience. They put in the chimney liner in a wood stove. I would recommend them. I would give them an A.”

“They were punctual, and they got the work done in the time that they said they were going to get it done in. They put a chimney liner in my chimney. I would recommend them to a friend or neighbor. I didn't have to call them back for anything. I'd give them an A rating.”

“The guy that came and did the estimate was great. The staff members at the office were good. They did some work on the inside of my chimney. I would give them an A.”

“They did a very good job.”

“They did our chimney work. It was very good. They were just very polite, and the two guys that came out here to do the work knew what they were doing. It didn't take them very long. They put steel liners in both chimneys, and they covered the top of the chimney where it was going bad. They did that, and the one liner that they put all the way in where the furnace was—they redid that. We called our fuel company, and they recommended that we call MCP. I would say they're an A.”

“The girl on the phone that I always talked to was great, the technicians themselves are always really knowledgeable, and they're on time, so they're easy to work with. They did a chimney sweep, and then in another instance, they fixed a chimney. MPC was referred to us when we went to a fireplace company; they gave us the guy's card from MCP and told us to call him for installation and things like that. I would give them an A.”

“They were quite good. They were respectful and friendly, and they didn't make a big mess. They cleaned up after themselves, and from what I could tell, they did a good job. They relined the chimney and repointed the fireplace. I would give them an A-.”

“I refer them to my clients and neighbors. They did a chimney sweep and replaced a couple panels. They were referred to me by a realtor. They were an A.”

“He did some chimney work. They were fine. The customer service was great, and so far, things are working out good. They cleaned the chimney and put a new flue liner in, and they put a cover over the top of one of the chimneys up on the roof and put some cement around the edges of the top. I would recommend them. I'd give them an A.”

“They just did quality work, seemed to be on time, and did what they said they were going to do. They did some concrete repair, fixed a sidewalk, just cleaned up some busted concrete, and stuff like that. I have already recommended them. I would give them an A.”

“They did a really good job for us. They're professional and on the ball, and they did the job that they had to do for me. They were frank with me. They had to replace some brick, and then I had them put a waterproof seal on my brick. It started with my daughter's house, where she was getting stuff fixed up. She had a liner put in and stuff like that, and they did the same thing to my house, too. I would give them an A grade.”

“The people from MCP Chimney were clean and polite, and they cleaned everything up. I would highly recommend them; I was very, very pleased. I had just moved into a house, and during the inspection, they said that there were several things wrong. There was one fireplace and then two wood-burning stoves, and each needed work. They relined the chimney, put in a new damper, put caps on, and tuck-pointed a few things. They did a bunch of work, and they did an A+ job.”

“They did first-class work, and I was 100 percent satisfied. I liked everything. They lined my chimney, and I'd grade them as an A.”

“I am pleased with MCP Chimney & Masonry. They did a great job. They did a couple of extra things for me, and they cleaned up. They were perfect and excellent. They redid some bricks for my chimney, and I would give them an A. They were great.”

“They replaced an old style of chimney. They did an excellent job, and I was very satisfied with their work. I had old-style chimney for the gas and water heater. It looks like a regular chimney, but it rusted out—it had been there for 50 years. They put a new one in. I was referred to them. I called my heating and air conditioning people, and they're the ones that recommended MCP Chimney & Masonry because I had no idea who did that type of work. I would give them an A. They're very prompt, they were courteous, and they took care of it very efficiently.”

“I needed to have a chimney rebuilt. I had been in the house for 23 years, and it needed to be redone. I had two companies come out. The first company, I wasn't real thrilled with the way the guy presented himself, and then I passed by MCP on the way home from work. The guy was really prompt at coming out. When he was looking at the work that had to be done on the chimney, he was very thorough on the correct way to do it and how it was going to look, and he had samples. He was showing how other companies do it and how they do it. They were going to make it match almost identical to what the original work was. The guy really knew his stuff when he came out. I would give them an A.”

“They were efficient, they cleaned up, and they were polite, so I didn't have any problems at all. Over the years, they've repaired a fireplace wall and they repointed the chimney cap. They used cement to do a chimney cap, and then they clean my chimneys. I would recommend them to a friend or neighbor.”

“They showed up on time, and they did the job that I hired them to do. They were quite good. It was a very specific problem. They ended up doing a chimney repair, and it was good. They were nice. I would call them again with a chimney situation if I had one. I'm going to give them an A.”

“They gave me an estimate, and they showed up with everything they needed to do the job. They got the job done promptly and completely—I'm very pleased with it. They replaced a damper in my chimney and a vent on the top of it, and they also redid the cap on the top of the chimney. I had some friends that had used them. I would give them an A for what they did for me.”

“Their service was very professional and very good. The gentleman arrived on time, and he was very good at what he did. He explained what he was doing with my chimney. They were doing some repairs on it. I would give them an A.”

“It was good. They were nice and pleasant. They were pulling out an old speaker intercom system and putting in new brick. I would give them an A.”

“I would give them an A. They did a great job.”

“They're excellent. It was excellent customer service and quality installation and service. They've cleaned my chimney before, and they also put a new wood stove in at my house. They do a lot of work for my father, too, with chimney maintenance. I think they put a new cap on his chimney. He's been very satisfied with them as well. I think I heard about them through word of mouth and just decided to try them, and I was happy with what they did. It would be an A for them.”

“I think they did a great job. They did new steps and a front walk. The customer service was great. I would give them an A.”