Welcome to Top Hat Chimney’s website and my personal business blog.
We began this company (my husband and I) in 1990 here in State College. Top Hat started as a little company with just Marshall doing the cleaning and all the paperwork and I helped to answer phones as I raised 7 kids.
In 2007 I took over the company as Marshall wanted to branch out and do something else. Toby Benson stepped up and is my foreman and he and I run what you now know as Top Hat Chimney and Duct Cleaning – The premiere company for chimney sweeping and duct cleaning in the Centre County area!
I hope to use this blog to talk about many things. We will remind you of important things throughout the year that pertains to your chimneys, furnace flues, gutters, dryer vents and duct work. In addition I want to add other content – all the way from the challenges of running a small business to giving props and shout-outs to other companies that I see here in the State College area that go that extra step beyond to do what is right for their customers. Sometimes the content will be personal and sometimes just a funny story of what happened to the guys on the job that week.
Anyway, welcome again and we are glad to have you read along!
(picture is Toby’s view from a rooftop! – There are some perks to sweeping!)