Chimney Sweep LLC was founded in 2013 by owner Gary Yates in Saint Joseph, Missouri. What began as a small start-up steadily developed into the company it is today; and is continually adding a wide variety of chimney services to its clients. The standards of excellence are evidenced in part by the company’s involvement in the greater chimney industry. Gary began by earning a Certified Chimney Sweep & Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician designation from the Chimney Safety Institute of America, as well as a Woodburning Specialist certification from the National Fireplace Institute. Chimney Sweep LLC also holds active memberships with the National Chimney Sweep Guild & the Saint Joseph Chamber of Commerce; Chimney Sweep stands unrivaled. A fierce advocate of proper teaching and ongoing education, Chimney Sweep strives to stay current in industry schooling & instruction throughout the country each year. As we grow, our hopes are to build a strong organization of skilled & certified staff that are proud to service our communities & grow with us.

Meet Our Team

Our full time service technicians actively pursue industry certifications to help strengthen their industry knowledge & expertise. Additionally, we offer continuing education and training to our staff each year to maintain the highest standards of safety & craftsmanship.


Gary and Janna Yates own and operate Chimney Sweep LLC with the mission of protecting and educating the Saint Joseph and surrounding communities from fire hazards related to chimney and dryer vent systems. Their mutual passion for business growth has contributed to the specialized services and unique fireplace system projects now offered through Chimney Sweep LLC. Outside of the business, Gary and Janna enjoy spending time with their three children Austin, Isabella & Zander.


With a background in public service, Jeremy fits well with our company culture and mission. To date, he has earned his credentials as a Certified Chimney Sweep and Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician from the Chimney Safety Institute of America, as well as his Woodburning Specialist certification from the National Fireplace Institute. When not in the field helping educate families on the fire hazards within their homes, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his son Finnegan.