Juniata Chimney Sweeps was established by Charlie Karns in 1994. He started the chimney sweep business because there was no one else in the Everett area that provided Chimney Sweeping and Inspection services.
Starting from scratch, Charlie earned his certification, bought the necessary equipment, and started advertising his business. In 1995, Charlie became a certified member of the Chimney Safety Institute of America. As the needs of his customers began to grow, so did Juniata Chimney Sweeps Services.
In 1996, Juniata Chimney Sweeps began installing chimney caps and liners for their customers. Charlie became F.I.R.E certified in 2010 and expanded his working territory from Bedford, PA and Fulton County to fourteen counties in Pennsylvania, six counties in Maryland, and four counties in West Virginia. Juniata Chimney Sweeps works hand in hand with local fire departments and insurance adjustors to keep customers homes safe. They continue to stay abreast code changes and needs and services. At the end of the day when he is covered in soot, “the greatest satisfaction is keeping my customer’s home safe.” –Charlie Karns