Midtown Chimney Sweeps

Industry Q&A with Byron Schramm, President of Midtown Chimney Sweeps

Provide an overview/ description of your industry.

Did you know that 52% of all U.S. households have at least one fireplace in their home? The Hearth Industry is what we call the  fireplace manufacturing, installation and sweeping business in the US, and this industry alone was worth approximately $2,185,000,000 in 2011. It is a rather invisible and yet very real and fast growing business opportunity in the United States because the majority of existing chimney sweeping company owners are reaching the age of retirement. With Midtown Chimney Sweeps, your business can hit the ground running because we answer all your inbound marketing calls and emails and book the jobs on your schedule that you control. No more front desk receptionist for your business, use our scheduling center and grow the business in the field now through your sales experience!

Describe the ideal candidate.  Do you think your requirements are any different than your competitor’s? 

We are looking for owner-operators who have an existing job and will be expanding this new business until it reaches full time capacity for them and they quit their other job. We are also looking for owner-managers who will be using our business model to employ other people, specifically, a manager first and then other new hires after that. Our system is scaleable and allows owners to manage their business reports and see new booking activity that is happening within their business. Our software exports to Quickbooks Online.

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