Leader in the Chimney Industry

A Step in Time Chimney Sweeps has been offering chimney cleaning, inspections and repairs for over 20 years. The founder, Ray Gessner is a licensed professional engineer with a masters degree in civil engineering from Old Dominion University and B.S. in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. A Step in Time is currently expanding nationwide and partnering with firemen throughout the United States to establish business locations with owner/operators who are existing or former firemen.

If you are a homeowner looking for a knowledgeable and professional chimney sweep then go to our “SeekASweep” locator and we will match you with a professional local chimney sweep. If you are a fireman or an extremely experienced chimney sweep then contact us to find how you can operate your local business by partnering with us.

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We offer chimney cleaning, inspections and repairs by trained professionals

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Roofing

We offer roof repairs and replacement. Hail damage and insurance claims welcome.

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Dryer vent cleaning

We offer dryer vent cleaning for residential and commercial projects.

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Training

A Step in Time offers training to chimney professional throughout the United States by a licensed professional engineer.

OUR TEAM

Raymond Gessner

Ray

Ray Gessner, P.E. is the founder and C.E.O. of A Step in Time. He is a licensed professional engineer with master’s degree in civil engineering.

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Rufus Jones is the corporate office general manager of the roofing division. Mr. Jones has been in the construction business for over 20 years.

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Frances Verhofstadt is the corporate office manager and has wored in customer service her entire life. She has a wonderful personality and is Ray’s mother in law.

Andrew Paterini

Andrew

Andrew Paterini is leading the Williamsburg and Richmond Market. He has many years of experience as a chimney sweep.

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