Wood stove inserts are constructed of cast iron and are placed inside the opening of the existing masonry fireplace. These inserts are more difficult to clean because the chimney technician is required to move these very heavy inserts out of the fireplace far enough to crawl behind the insert. Access behind the insert is required to clean inside the fireplace and areas like the smoke chamber and smoke shelf. A properly lined wood stove insert has a direct connect liner to the top of the chimney and removal of the wood stove is not required and thus additional cost is not required.

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OUR TEAM

Ray

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.

Rufus

Rufus

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

Frna

Fran

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.