Devon Chimney Sweeps derives from a family’s lifelong love of chimney sweeping and installing stoves, which began with Matt’s brother 20 years ago.
Matt has always had familiarity with wood burners as he grew up, and spending time with his brother – a chimney sweep – helped Matt decide his fate one day, after many years in sales roles. Matt wanted to be a master of his own destiny and in a role that let him meet new people every day – but also doing something which he loved. So he decided to put himself through basic chimney sweep training with APICS, and then shadowed his brother with his company, to embark on his future.
It then took just 6 months for Matt to take the plunge and start Devon Chimney Sweeps, while still working for his brother. The rest, they say, is history!
Matt started Chimney Sweeping for private customers, but soon took on a small contract for 56 houses after questioning who looked after the traditional council properties. All of these houses were swept as Matt worked full time, fitting it in around annual leave and time off.
After excellent feedback from the housing provider, Matt was asked to tender for a contract for 1500 properties. After securing this contract Matt was able to make the move to become ‘Devon Chimney Sweeps’ full-time!
Four years later, Matt has worked hard to build his presence in the market, and is proud to have a portfolio of returning customers that keep his business booming all year round.
Devon Chimney Sweeps now offers a range of services to a variety of properties, including thatched, public houses, businesses and domestic properties – this includes Power Sweeping and Installing Stoves and Appliances. They are also able to assist with CCTV inspections, bird nest removal, chimney cowl and capping off and carry out stove inspections and maintenance to industry standards.
Matt is trained to UK industry standards and is a RodTech UK Trained Power Sweeping Engineer. Matt now holds a number of other qualifications and certificates, such as HETAS Approved Servicer, City & Guilds Accreditation in Chimney Sweeping and Advanced Flue Fault Finding.
Working across Devon, including Plymouth, Teignbridge, Torbay, South Hams and Exeter
To find out more or book an appointment, please call Matt today on 01626 780011!