Hello, my name is Paul Pickett—owner and operator of Pickett's Chimney Sweep and Liners. We are going into our 26th year of operating this business in the greater Portland area. I started lining, building, and cleaning chimneys as soon as I graduated (1976) high school in Augusta, ME for a local stove shop. I knew back then that this was something I wanted to continue with as I have a real passion for this type of work. When I was 20, I took a class at SMVTI which is now SMCC in plumbing and heating so I would know needed aspects of heating systems for lining Chimneys. I continued working nights and weekends building and lining chimneys for the next 12 years while a pipefitter at BIW. In 1991, I moved to the Greater Portland area to start my business.
My business took off almost from day one as I worked hours on top of hours doing Masonry work and hundred and hundreds of cleanings. Following the state codes changing on lining chimneys for new furnaces and boilers, we became busy seven days a week and we still are. Pickett's Chimney Sweep and Liners has been by far the leading