About Us


Clay Lamb, Ask the Chimney Sweep


Hello my name is Clay Lamb. I have owned and operated American Chimney since 1981. I first want to thank you for visiting our site. I trust we will provide you with enough information to solve your Chimney and Fireplace needs.

Let me take a moment and answer the question I get asked so often, “How did you ever get into this business?” I was just looking for a way to support my wife and three small children age 4, 2, and 1. To save money on fuel cost after buying a wood stove insert in the early 80’s, I decided that I would start a part time chimney cleaning service. That was over 30 years and more than 85,000 service calls ago. I never thought we would reach this level in business.

With the help and leadership of my son David Lamb we now operate eight service trucks.  David has been in this business for 16 years and is our operations manager in charge of the crews. We primarily service the Greater Cincinnati /Northern KY. We are often asked to service Dayton and Lexington for our apartment managers and insurance clients and are happy to do so.

We offer fireplace cleaning, sales and installation of woodstoves, and interior fireplace repairs on fireboxes and dampers.  Currently we have full time mason crews available to do brick repairs. We can do very small repairs or the total rebuilding of a chimney after a chimney fire or a lightning strike.

We strive to perform a great job. Your satisfaction in extremely important to me. We know that your home is your sanctuary and I demand that our service technicians always respect our customers and their homes.

Our customers’ referrals about our service are what have driven our business for two generations and almost three decades. I assure you that all of our office staff and service technicians undergo constant training on OSHA safety requirements, customer service, and the necessary technical training that our fire safety and energy industry demands. With today’s technology and the internet, we expect our customers to shop for service and value. We are well aware that you as a customer have many choices as to whom you invite into our home, and we want to be that service company.

Thank You Very Much!

Clay Lamb, President
American Chimney and Masonry