THE VILLAGE CHIMNEY SWEEP is Family Owned and Operated
by Don & Andrea Richards. Andrea’s father started JOHN CREECH CHIMNEY SWEEP in 1980. In those early years John often worked with chimney sweep pioneer and a founding member of The National Chimney Sweep Guild,
Don Leavitt. Don came under John’s tutelage in 1987 and has been sweeping ever since. Don and his wife Andrea, purchased the company in 1994 and in 1998 changed the name to THE VILLAGE CHIMNEY SWEEP.
Don graduated from The University of LaVerne with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. He has been an Educator in the Public School System; has worked in the Mental Health Field in Crisis Intervention as well as working as a Peace Officer / Youth Counselor with the California Youth Authority. His last profession before entering the chimney sweeping industry full-time was as a Social Worker in Elder Care. He is a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and is a Certified Chimney Sweep #3932 The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).
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