From rebuilding chimneys, pouring washes, repointing, dropping liners, fireplace insert, pellet stove installs, and even chimney teardowns. There isn't much we can't do.
We don't like to boast too much and believe in being humble. For your peace of mind we will share our projects as we can on this page. Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have about the repairs you need.
We will update regularly as we complete more jobs and possibly get more photos from previous jobs.
You know you're the best company in the area when this customer hires you. He had over every chimney company in the area. Everyone was trying to upsale this customer to pay for repairs he didn't need. He had loose falling brick and needed a quick chimney repair. We rebuilt the chimney from roofline up and poured a new wash, with some beautiful new flashing. Our flashing is guaranteed to not leak. We also did some minor roof repair for this customer.
When a tree falls on your house, call Starks Chimney Services. Not only can we rebuild your chimney, we can repair and replace your roofing with GAF material for the best home shield anyone can buy. We also replaced both liners in this chimney and rebuilt it for a more than fair price working with the insurance company and roofers to ensure no money came from the customer.
This customer was being overcharged for chimney repairs. She finally called around enough to get a fair and reliable offer. She went with us Starks Chimney Services for her repairs. She had a leak because of faulty flashing. We also poured a new wash and added new chimney caps. As well as some repointing.
These customers did not want to use their chimney and needed a new wash. To help future owners we just capped off the chimneys using flag stone. We also put on a beautiful thick wash.
Saving Money Repairing Chimnies
This customer had bricks falling off her chimney. She didn't have a lot of money to rebuild the whole chimney. So we did our best to match the chimney and rebuilt just the top half. The older bricks faded due to they where the wrong type brick. Again we are here to work with your budget, putting safety before aestetics.
While working on a customers hosue I noticed the neighbors chimney was cracked. I offered to repair their wash and was able to complete their job the next day. This was a challenging chimney since the chimney was hollow and needed rebar to reinforce the bottom of the wash. We used fiberglass rebar which is 500 times stronger than regular rebar which also rusts.
The seller of this house needed to have her damper repaired. She didn't have the funds available to repair the firebox with a new damper. So we installed a top damper for her. She was happy and I hope the new owners are enjoying their fireplace. Although I also hope they call me for their chimney cleanings and inspections. This was one of our first jobs and we are proud to do the work no matter how big or small the job.
A Crown for a King
I really enjoyed this one, even though the weather tried to ruin it. We had this crown poured and sealed before the water could destroy this great chimney. It only took two days of hard work and a few extra trips since we forgot the expansion joint. 1/2 tank of gas later we returned with the expansion joint. We pride ourselves on our crowns and would not have gone forward without the expansion joint. Otherwise they would need a new wash in 3 to 5 years.
To Be or Not to Be
This was a beautiful chimney but it was falling away from the house. Plus the owner of the home is completely gutting and replacing everything. The inside is bare bones, they couldn't move forward with getting the windows and siding until we tore down their chimney. We got them scheduled quickly even though I had a wedding to go to and we got the chimney tore down and I still made it to the wedding for my brother-in-law. We even shocked the owner with our price since he thought it would cost over 10k, it was very affordable.
This customer of ours was in the middle of buying a house. We originally worked with the realtor, then seller, and eventually buyer. What started out as a 10k dollar overhaul of the chimney turned into an affordable liner, wash, and parging. We parged the smokechamber, dropped an 11" liner, and repointed the top (photos coming soon). They had just moved in and was told they had a working fireplace. We took care of them and now they are having fires safely.
The Orlando Project
This was a beautiful fireplace insert. I worked with the owner to get him exactly what he wanted within the price he was looking for. I didn't get to sell a Ventinox lifetime warranty liner on this job but we did complete the entire job with the provided install kit for a very reasonable price. Him and his lovely wife are now enjoying beautiful fires.
The customer had an old heatilator metal fireplace. It was rusted and modified to fit a pellet stove. We upgraded it and gave it a new look.
This is one of our favorites. We were not able to save the customer on flashing. We did try but they needed a couple months before they could hire the roofers. This meant we had to do the flashing which came out great. The rebuild only took 100 brick and is a huge difference from what they had, which was a death trap. Bricks were falling off and we came in and restored this old home. Thanks again to our Masons for another successful build.
The Woodsman 2
This is the venting system for a corn stove. The old chimney looked like a child's homemade space rocket. We removed the old venting and connected the new venting system. Giving this roof and chimney a sleeker look.
They also now have a more efficient working corn stove. You should ask Starks Chimney Services where you can get a corn stove.
The Woodsman 1
We would first like to apologize about the photo quality. This was a chimney we dropped two liners and repointed. We were able to schedule our repairs to be completed just before the roofers started saving this customer money from paying for flashing twice. You can't see the liners in this photo but one was for a double opening fireplace and a fireplace woodstove insert. Our customer is happily burning to this day. Below is a before picure and we'll make sure to update this photo as soon as we head back for our annual sweep.