History of the National Chimney Sweep Guild

Understanding where an organization has been is an important part of determining the best course for the future.If you'd like to submit your photos or stories of important milestones, please contact Darcy Marlett at marketing@ncsg.org or (317) 837-1500. She will use the information to help enhance the historical timeline of the Guild.

Paul Hempel awarded CSIA's Don Leavitt Education Award

Jerry Isenhour named NCSG President

Serves as President 2001-2004

Tom Urban awarded NCSG President's Award

CSIA launches CEU program

CSIA launches continuing education program, an alternative to retesting that encourages continued learning through seminars, conventions and other classes.

Robert deMontigny named NCSG President

Serves as president 1980-1981 Board member Robert deMontigny takes over day-to-day operations of Guild from Kristia associates. Guild relocates to New Hampshire, with communications office in Maryland.

Chimney Sweep Guild Founded

The chimney Sweep Guild, brainchild of Kristia Associates’ Eva Horton, forms in Portland, ME, with 22 members. Guild operations are handled by Kristia Associates, a wood stove import company.

First Board of Directors Meeting

First Board of Directors meets on July 7 in Washington, DC. Membership expands to 400 individual members.

First National Chimney Sweep Week

Through the efforts of Guild member Larry Hempsall, the first National Chimney Sweep Week was held October 2-8 and recorded in the Congressional Record.

Guild begins participating in NFPA 211

The National Fire Protection Association invites the Guild to appoint a representative to the NFPA 211 technical committee.

quarterly chimney sweep guild news becomes monthly sweeping

The quarterly Chimney Sweep Guild News becomes monthly Sweeping.

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