To this date, A Step in Time has not offered chimney sweep franchises. We have considered this idea and still might develop franchises but our reputation is very valuable. A Step in Time is concerned that independent franchises might not have the same “customer friendly” way of doing business. Currently, A Step in Time is very successful and continues to succeed despite various economical conditions. We maintain and demand excellence from our staff. Basically, what is right is right. This is why we have a perfect rating from the Better Business Bureau. This does not mean that we aren’t looking for good people to partner with us. Look below and see who we are and why we are different and who we are trying to find.
Why are we different?
- A Step in Time is licensed and has corporation status is more states than any other chimney sweep company in the United States.
- A Step in Time has more display ads in telephone publications than any chimney sweep company in the United States. Our peak ad placement was over 500 full page process color telephone book ads from Boston to Virginia Beach.
- A Step in Time likely has the largest internet presence than any other chimney company in the United States. We continue to be on the cutting edge of technology.
- A Step in Time has made chimney technician and business management training a science. We wrote the book on exceptional technician training and management skills. If you want to know how to operate a business and turn customers into loyal fans, than treat your customers like you would treat your mother on mother’s day.
What are we looking for in chimney sweep franchise owners?
We sure aren’t looking for problems. This industry is filled with drug addicts and thieves. We drug test at the door and background checks are only $25. A Step in Time looks for the best of the best. Many of our technicians are college educated and have various certifications in the chimney industry. We look for honest, hard-working individuals who want to be part of a team. These individuals could fill roles as small as “helpers” to statewide managers who oversee the development and implementation of business growth. Everyone needs to bring something to the table. Currently, we are in negotiations with various owners of independent chimney sweep companies with good reputations. Our goal is to merge these companies with A Step in Time to form local branches of A Step in Time throughout the United States. If you are a hard working, honest individual who might be considering the chimney industry profession, give us a call or visit us at our corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach.