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My grandfather, Georgio, was a first-generation American with his parents being from Sicily. He instilled in his family a love of hard work, honesty, pride in what you do, and a love of all things home construction related. He also installed a love of photography in us. Here he finishes a firepit next to the vacation cabin he built for the family in upstate NY.
My father was raised to be hard-working, honest, and resilient. He made us all proud by serving his country, becoming the first in our family to graduate college in America, and by becoming a Chiropractor and Realtor. As a child, I followed him to houses his broker needed to be fixed for sale. I learned to work hard and be honest. I learned pride in my work and I learned that I loved the housing industry.
Gary wasn't sure of what direction to take in his life but, as evidenced by this photo, God certainly knew! When the oil crisis of the 1970s hit he headed to the Rainbow Mall in Portland Maine where he applied for a job with Abundant Life. He needed a job to support his growing family with his late wife Kathy. He never considered this was what he was destined to do for the rest of his life! Suddenly it all clicked. Gary had found his true passion. The years marched on and he worked for various companies learning everything there was to learn about the industry. He became certified and, in 2002, met me, Melody Luciano while installing a stove in my finished basement.
It was love at first sight for both of us and by 2006 we welcomed our son, Lee, making us a blended family with 6 kids! Gary helped me to learn the chimney business by working on our own stoves and chimneys. Around 2010, we decided that Gary's expertise in the industry combined with my expertise in design, real estate, construction, and business administration would be the perfect platform with which to start our own chimney business. With the help of our kids, our family, and our friends, we were off to a rocky but hopeful start. After 12 years of hard work, dedication, multiple name changes, and lots of tears we have grown to where we are today.
With age comes the inevitable growing up and moving on of the children we held close and nurtured in infancy. Our son, Lee, has been working for our company since he was able to hold a drill! He is now our install and liner tech. However, the dream doesn't end there! He is currently enrolled in PATHS in Portland Maine where he is studying HVAC and plumbing. He just obtained his certification in refrigerant handling from Esco Institute. He is also working on his OSHA certification as we speak. He has completed his first year, which encompassed HVAC. This year he will be studying the plumbing portion before graduating in 2024. He will then be moving along to college in HVAC/plumbing. Once Lee graduates and gets himself established in the industry, we may be adding more service offerings to our current list so be on the lookout for that!