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"The fireplace was thoroughly inspected and cleaned. The flame was off to one side and the serviceman fixed it so it was even - a great improvement. He also explained" how the system worked and how the arrangement of the logs makes a difference in the efficiency of the gas fireplace. I was very pleased with the service and the entire experience. Will hire this company again.

-Constance L.

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"Bought a standard model gas fireplace from this company. The thermacouple went bad after 4 years. I told them when I made the repair appointment that it acted like" the thermacouple. They made me wait a week to get someone out to look at it. Then, he told me its a bad thermacouple and they don't carry that part. The part took two weeks to get and when they called me they made me wait another week for someone to come out and put it in. So, my fireplace was down for a month because they don't bother to carry something as
as a thermacouple for the units they sell.

-Rod M.

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He hasn't legally abandoned the job as long as he is still showing up and doing something, even if it is very little, from time to time.  You'll have to fire him first.  Have documentation that the job is not being done in a timely manner, showing when he has and has not worked.  Be ready for a fight and probably a legal battle since he will likely still want more money or won't refund money paid for incomplete work.

 

Change the locks and inform the contractor their services on your property are terminated.  Tell him if anyone representing his company enters your property they will be considered trespassing and will be prosecuted.  Then hire another company to check the work he has done to make sure it is right.  Somehow I doubt it is given the nature of his work ethic.  Then have the new contractor repair any bad workmanship and finish the job.  Keep records as any documented things that have to be redone will help your case against the first contractor.

 

Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX

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I would recommend finding a good hearth retailer in your area and work with them to select a stove that is right for your home. They should also be able to arrange for certified installer to handle the installation. Keep in mind many areas require a city or county permit for the installation, and it may be wise to have the chimney and fireplace inspected by a certified chimney sweep beforehand.

Fireplace Installation And Maintenance reviews in Manchester

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After initial consultation and diagnosis, the
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parts were ordered from the
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manufacturer. Upon receipt of the parts they got us on their schedule as soon as they could. The rebuild of the woodstove was timely ad went seamlessly. They will be coming back to do more work for us this summer.
- Kevin M.
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After
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Fireplace couldn't finish the job I called
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to see if they would complete the work. Sure enough they scheduled me in, diagnosed the problem and resolved it all in a timely and affordable fashion. They worked with parts that I had already ordered per
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Fireplace and were spot on from every customer service perspective.
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, the service tech, was fabulous! They are the only folks I plan to call in the future! Glad to hear that they may be expanding services to HVAC too!
- LORI S.
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We recently purchased a townhouse that had a peninsula fireplace sticking out from the middle of the wall in the living room. It was hideous, unsafe (it was ventless and I guess they are even illegal in some states due to health issues they cause.), it was a waste of floor space and I wanted it out asap!
When we were doing the inspection before purchasing the townhouse, we had Kenn come out and give us an estimate that day. We wanted to know if it was possible to remove the fireplace before buying. He said it could be removed, gave us an estimate and we told him we'd contact him after closing.
We closed on 3/6 and Kenn came out to remove it on 3/11. Not a moment too soom imo!
Kenn and his assistant
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put drop cloths down to protect our wood floors, then got right to work. They were able to take it apart within a couple hours and the room was transformed. They cleaned up what little mess they made. They hauled the parts away, capped the gas lines, patched the drywall. They came back the next day for finishing touches on the patch. It looks great and once we get someone in to piece in flooring where it was sitting (none of the surrounding flooring was damaged at all during removal.) you will never know that the fireplace had been there! Great job guys!
- Dru G.
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We purchased a 3 year old home in the summer of 2012 and we
knew we had a problem with our fireplace shortly after the first winter freeze.
He noticed that we had a draft coming into through the fireplace and it was unbearable
to use our living room. The winter of 2013 was not too bad for the Omaha area
so we waited until spring to have someone come out and take a look at our fireplace.
We contacted the builder he recommended contact the folks that installed it. So
we called
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and Patio. To our surprise they wanted to charge
almost $100 dollars for someone to just come and take a look, so we opted not
to pay the fee and we found 3 other companies that specialized in fireplaces to
come and take a look at no cost. For the most part all contractors told us they
needed to look at the back of the fireplace to see what if anything was wrong
and some suggested that it could be an insulation issue. The winter of 2014 was
the same….lots of cold air coming thru the fireplace and we decided to have fireplace
stone and patio finally come out and take a look. Again they said that it would
cost 89 dollars for a service call. The tech came in and said that it was an
insulation issue. He recommended getting a blower and letting the fireplace run
all day and all night. He also recommended installing a pilot light to keep the
firebox warm. We installed both the blower $120 and the pilot light switch for $149
and nothing changed. We then contacted the company, the installation manager
said it was not their issue to hire a contractor to open the siding and check
the insulation. So we did at a cost of $1,300 dollars. The checked the
insulation and inspected the box and sealed everything back up. They didn’t
notice anything wrong with the insulation. A day later we noticed the cold
again and the draft issue came back. We took infrared temperature reading and
they back of our fireplace was the same temp as the outside temp…a whooping 13
degrees. The stone around the fireplace
was 20 degrees warmer. I reach out to the manufacture (Heatilator) and they
told me that when there are draft issues it’s usually an installation issue. So
contact
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and patio again and spoke to the installation manager
on several occasions and they are refusing to take ownership of the issue and
they are refusing to work with me. They said they have pictures of their
install and they are not doing anything about it. I even sent them a picture of
the back of the fireplace, where it appears that exhaust pipe was not installed
correctly and nothing. It’s amazing from perspective how this company is now
willing to help. The builder is pointing
the finger at them since they installed it. The manufacture is saying that it
the installer and the pictures clearly show how the cold air is possibly coming
but nothing from them. I hope that my case is an isolated issue because I would
have for another family to be experiencing what I’m experiencing and for that
reason, I would caution buyers to beware and find a more reputable company for
your fireplace needs. I would stay clear
of this business since they obviously
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’t care about customer satisfaction or
running a reputable business.

- Henry C.
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Everyone was very courteous, taking care to keep my brand new carpet protected and taking care with my fragile tile I had installed around the fireplace. They were prompt and knew what they were doing. When I discovered that the installation had caused an unrelated gas leak in the aging pipes, the owner of the company and one of his leads were to my house within minutes of my call and promptly diagnosed and replied the problem. I am happy to recommend this locally owned company.
- Emily O.
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The service went great. We love our new fireplace. They even restored the cedar and did it perfectly in the mantel. A crew of five came out and completed the work over 2 days. They did what they said they would, were quick, efficient and cooperative. They stopped the chimney from leaking and replaced the liner. They also capped the chimney. They sold us new logs. They were very patient to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. I had no problem scheduling the service.
- Margie B.
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We own a home where an old wood
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had been installed by a previous home owner. We were warned by a chimney sweep that it was installed wrong and terribly out of code. It was a major fire hazard. The chimney sweep said replacing it looked nearly impossible to him, that the wood
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's location in a tight corner presented a challenging and expensive replacement project. The chimney sweep said if we were determined to replace the
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, to call
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, that he was a man to be trusted. We had
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and three other wood
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vendors take a look at the project.
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came under all other bids by quite a bit. But aside from that, he was the easiest to work with. He was a true problem solver. He advised us on the right
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to fit the space. He was thoroughly knowledgeable and trustworthy. And to top it off, while he was on our roof, he detected that our plumbing vent was broken and
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was leaking into our attic. It wasn't a problem for him to fix (a plumbing issue), but he alerted us.
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was really looking out for us, not only on our wood
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project, but about our whole home.
- Laura S.
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Quick, professional service. Pleased with the technician's job. If anything had to be faulted, he showed up 1 hr early. My Wife and I are considering signing up for additional services from this vendor.
- Berlin L.

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A to Z Chimney Sweep

29 Becker Ave
Berlin

A-Z home improvement contractor

13 forest road
Seymour

AAA Sammy Masonry

37 Bosse Rd
Waterbury

Ad homeimpruvment

P.O. Box 1200
Middlebury

Alan Dinsmoor Contracting Services

429 Long Meadow Road
Middlebury

ALB-European Masonry

PO Box 179
Thomaston

Alex Masonry

62 Sky Hill Cir
Waterbury

Anchor Insulation - East Haven, CT

418 Short Beach Road
East Haven

Apples to Apples Inc.

1204 Main Street
Branford

Arberia Arts

90-1 Stonefield Dr.
Waterbury

ARC Mechanical Services LLC

1145 Wolcott Rd
Wolcott

Arnold's Masonry, LLC

Wooster Ave
Waterbury

Better Built Basements LLC

229 Christian Ln
Berlin

Billings Media Blasting

75 Naubuc Avenue
Glastonbury

Brooks Energy

1 Canal St
Terryville/Bristol

Candy's Chimney Service

17 Kerry St
Manchester

CASINI MASONRY

515 QUAKER FARMS RD
Oxford

Castle Developers, LLC

1131 Tolland Tpke.
Manchester

Catracho Masonry,LLC

107 Olmstead st
East Hartford

CD BUILDERS INC

100 WEST RD
Ellington

Chaput Natural Stone & Pavers LLC

132 Chimneysweep Hill Rd
Glastonbury

Charter Oak Flooring

355 Farmington Ave
Plainville

Chimney Works of Connecticut

55 Tolland Rd
Bolton

Clark Chimney

723 Stone Rd
Windsor

Clark Concepts LLC

PO Box 348
Rogers

Collins & Co.

48 Hockanum Blvd
Vernon

connecticutwindow

PO BOX 809
Somers

Country Style Homes

38 fairview ave.
Bristol

Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC

471 New Britain Ave
Unionville

Cromwell Concrete Products

667 Main Street
Cromwell

CT Complete Chimney

96 Dunham Pl
Southington

Custom Concrete Image

8 Thompson Rd
East Windsor

Custom Hardwood Flooring Plus LLC

234 Middle St
Middletown

Customized Care

New Britain

D & M Masonry Contractors Llc

24 Rondaly Rd
Amston

D Rich Stonework LLC

194 N Parker Hill Rd
Killingworth

Daniels Chimney Service

236 Farmington Ave
New Britain

Designscapes

237 Main St
South Glastonbury

dh&k construction llc

30 Grilley Rd.

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Eastern Marble & Granite

201 Buckingham Ave
Milford

EDI Masonry & Landscaping LLC

229 Pheasant Dr.
Rocky Hill

Euro Masonry

274 north harker ave
Waterbury

Express Stonewalls Masonry

113 burton st
Watertown

Ferazzoli Imports of New England Inc.

234 MIDDLE STREET
Middletown

Fire Finesse LLC

644 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield

Forcucci Construction Inc.

388 Mountain Road
Cheshire

Galleria Design Center

234 Middle St
Middletown

Global Hill Construction Corp.

2566 Radcliff Ave Apt 54

Gothic Marble & Granite

43 Aircraft Rd
Southington

GRO-LANDSCAPE INC.

1704 Reinhard Rd
Cheshire

Hand E Services

P.O. Box 86
Cheshire

J & J Construction

2402 Harbor View Drive
Rocky Hill

J.P. BACHAND CONTRACTING

56 MAPLE HILL AVENUE
Newington

J.Reynolds Builders

PO Box 314
South Glastonbury

JIM MASSIRIO CO INC

39 MILL ST
Berlin

John C Fiderio & Sons Inc

687 Broad St
Meriden

Leo Masonry

Ansonia

Lowe's Air Duct Cleaning

MD DC VA DE PA NJ NY CT RI MA NH ME

maine masonry craft

12 maple street

Mainline Heating and Supply

591 Ference Rd
Ashford

Manning Construction

23 Butternut Dr
East Hartford

Master Masonry

162 Riverton Rd
Riverton

McAree Mason Contractors Inc.

22 Doris Road
Bristol

MG Masonry

60 Connecticut 87
Andover

Millstream Construction

22-5 Arthur Dr
South Windsor

MIREK MASONRY

249 FIELD ST
Newington

MTM Masonry & Chimney Llc

14 Waterbury Rd
Prospect

Nayaug Chimney Services LLC

PO Box 1044
South Glastonbury

New Hope Carpentry

58 May Street
Fairfield

Northeastern Chimney LLC

37 Cody St
West Hartford

Phase 2 Services Inc

PO Box 22
Glastonbury

Preferred Propane

64 Windsor Ave
Vernon Rockville

Pro Hands Companies

21 W Main St
Waterbury

RENAISSANCE STONE LLP

3080 Main St.
Hartford

RICCI'S Remodeling

854 S MAIN ST
Plantsville

Rising Star Chimney Services

250 Diane Drive
South Windsor

Riteway Chimney LLC

76 Starwood Trl
Colchester

Roach Plumbing & Heating Well Pump Service

18 Finley Hill Rd
Marlborough

Safeside Chimney & Duct Cleaning

120 Ledyard St
Hartford

Sammy Masonry

37 BOSSE RD
Waterbury

Scoville Plumbing & Heating

311 S Main St
Torrington

Shamasna Tile Company

394 Main St
Portland

SM Welch Remodeling

16 Ogden Lord Road
Marlborough

Stonebridge Craftsmen LLC

Po Box 909
Killingworth

Strictly Chimneys LLC

54 Fawn Dr
Berlin

Superior Stone and Fireplace LLC

3876 Whitney Ave
Hamden

The Chimney Guy LLC

542 1/2 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury

The Multi-Service Office, LLC

205 N. Elm Street
Torrington

Thomas Rose Construction

12 Juniper Lane
Vernon

TK Masonry LLC

1456 Farmington Ave
Farmington

Top Level Inc

180 Wetherell St
Manchester

Trademark Enterprise

Po box 153
Wallingford

Viking Masonry

164 Avery Street
Manchester

Vincent Masonry and Chimney LLC

332 Barbour road
New Britain

Ziks and Son Masonry

581 Main Street
Middlefield

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