2017 Workshop Series
Business Coaching & Fireplace Lining Technical Training
June 12-13, 2017 | Lake Bluff Campus
August 8-9, 2017 | Lake Bluff Campus
Join us for our 2 day event featuring Industry Leaders and Hands On Technical Training!
About the Speakers
June 12 &13
Brion Barnhill - Barnhill Chimney is a family owned business located in Lexington Kentucky. They have been proudly serving their community for over a decade. Aside from chimney sweeping, tuck-pointing and fireplace makeovers Barnhill has a manufacturing division on site. They offer all sizes and shapes of custom caps, chase covers, shrouds and an awesome made to order fire pit "The Barnhill Chimney Kentucky Fire Pit". All of Barnhill's technicians are CSIA certified Chimney Sweeps and owner Brion Barnhill is a member of The Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association. Brion has been featured on the Podcast "Home Contractors HQ' with Clay Lamb, and many print publications Last but not definitely least they have two shop dogs Aero & Scholes.
Ken Robinson - Coopertown Services is located in Memphis Tennessee and has been building, installing, and preserving fireplaces and chimneys since 1978. They put a special focus on historic masonry preservation and humane animal removal. All of Coopertown's technicians are CSIA Certified including Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians. Coopertown is a member of The National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Ken Robinson the owner, recently earned the prestigious title of "Master Sweep" from the CSIA.
Mark Stoner - Mark Stoner has been in the chimney industry for thirty years. He ran a one-truck company for eighteen years until 2003 when he changed his path and built a multi-million dollar chimney company only a few years later. Ashbusters Chimney Service currently employs thirty-five people operating sixteen trucks and is currently serving Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and Charleston, South Carolina. Mark is the former president of the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), is the past CSIA vice president and treasurer, and has also served as the National Chimney Sweep Guild Ethics Committee Chairman.
Mark Stoner is the Author of Blue Collar Gold: How To Build A Service Business From The Dirt Up and recently appeared on CNBC's Blue Collar Millionaire.