A Step in Time Chimney Sweeps

We Are The Best Chimney Sweep Company

We Have Been Providing The Best Chimney Sweep Service For Over 25 Years. Our Chimney Technicians Provide Detailed Chimney Inspection Reports.

About Our Story

A Step in Time Chimney Sweeps

Ray Gessner is the founder and C.E.O. of A Step in Time. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech – 91 and an MS in Engineering from Old Dominion University – 98. Ray holds a class A contractor’s license and a professional engineering license in both Virginia and Maryland— making him more than qualified to personally train each and every one of our technicians. Ray has published national trade articles in SNEWS Magazine and National Chimney Sweep Guild’s Sweeping Magazine. And to top it all off with a fun fact: the Virginia court system has recognized Ray as an expert witness.

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Our Services

A Step in Time Chimney Sweeps

Chimney Inspection

Did you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association...

Chimney Cleaning

There is a certain level of coziness and ambiance that comes with a wood....

Chimney Repair

A Step In Time in Virginia Beach, VA specializes in chimney...

Chimney Liner

A chimney liner is a flue lining in a masonry chimney that contains....

Free Standing Wood Stoves

A free-standing wood stove is slightly challenging to clean..

Wood Stove Inserts

These inserts are heavy and more difficult to clean because the job....

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Clogged dryer vents can be a hazard for house fires, so cleaning your dryer....

Stainless Steel Chimney Liner installation

Many masonry chimneys have a terra cotta flue tile liner...

Structural Engineering Inspections and Design

A Step in Time in Virginia Beach, VA was founded by Ray Gessner...

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A Step in Time Chimney Sweeps

Level 1

Chimney Inspection


Level 2

Video Inspection


Chimney Sweep

Dryer Vent cleaning for 15 foot run


Wood stove cleaning or


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Our Team

A Step in Time Chimney Sweeps

Raymond G.

Kellie G.

Connor H.

Frances V.

Nicole G.

Jake P.

Jeff H.

Sam M.

Sam C.

Joel B.

Dillon J.

Travis B.

Cierra R.

Mike M.

James M.

Jason S.

Eddie H.

Nita B.

Bobby S.

Kim S.

Andrew T.

Ashley M.

Travis C.

Harsh J.

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