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With years of experience in the field, our team provides the highest quality chimney cleaning and repair services in the area.

Family Owned and Operated

We started High Rise Chimney after years of experience sweeping and repairing chimneys and fireplaces across the U.S. From New Mexico to Chicago and Milwaukee, we worked separately servicing residential homes and commercial businesses. With time, we decided that working together was the best way to share our passion with people while being closer as a family.

Our business is founded on the idea that fire brings people together, and we want to help our customers enjoy fire safely. When it comes to providing you with quality, affordable chimney care, we believe in two principles:

  • Safety and affordability are paramount
  • Aesthetics and functionality are equally important

Our Crew


Mollie Haley

Office Manager

Mollie is thrilled to be a part of the High Rise Chimney family! Also a local, Mollie grew up waterskiing with the Aquanuts in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. She is a yoga instructor and massage therapist. She helps our team stay organized and on task. Give her a call and she’ll be happy to get you on the schedule!

Jacob Haley

Owner – CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep

Jake started his chimney sweep career in Santa Fe & Taos, NM. While the scenery was beautiful and the snowboarding was great, he moved back to Southern Wisconsin, where he was born and raised, to be closer to family and to collaborate with his wife in creating a family business.

What Our Customers Say

Here at High Rise, we love our customers and take pride in our work. Check out what some of them are saying about us!

Lu Ann Schinke
Lu Ann Schinke
High Rise Chimney was great to work with and did a wonderful job getting my chimney relined so I could safely use it again.
Cheryl DeGregorio
Cheryl DeGregorio
High Rise Chimney is the Ultimate in ALL your Fireplace needs! I was very impressed with High Rise Chimney from the call to Molly, who was courteous and very accommodating as I needed someone to come out quickly as I just sold my house and needed a Chimney Inspection ASAP! Matt, the owner came out right away, checked out the fireplaces, and after using a camera, confirmed damage in both fireplaces, both needing Stainless Steel Inserts due to cracks in tiles. Matt is very knowledgeable and explained the process and gave us a very good price and many options! Couldn’t have asked for a better business to do this tedious job! Matt, his partner Jake, and their professional crew came out and did the job professionally, with expertise, and fully guaranteed this job! I’ve never seen a more professional Chimney( Fireplace) Company, and I’ve used many, come in and do this type of job professionally and so neat and clean! Not a trace of soot when they finished! I highly recommend this Family Owned Business! You will be impressed and they will not disappoint! Thank you so much Matt, Jake, Molly and Crew! I just can’t say enough about High Rise Chimney!
Julie Stout
Julie Stout
High Rise Chimney does incredible work. We are now able to enjoy our woodburning fireplace. Before High Rise, we were unable to enjoy a fire because any fire smoked out the entire house. We now use our fireplace more than ever. The staff at High Rise are thorough and very professional. I highly recommend them!
Bradley Brossard
Bradley Brossard
I had a chimney fire this winter and called Highrise out. They were great to work with and put together a detailed quote for my insurance company and as soon as the my claim was approved they were made it out here quickly to do the repairs, install the new wood burner and get me back up and heating the house with wood again. Great people to work with all the way around, amazing, quality work and fair price. With the ice storms we had a couple weeks ago and lost power for 22hrs, this thing kept my entire house at 72deg and up with out the blower on the wood burner and no fans/hvac fan going. This thing was a life saver! If you are within their service area hands down call Highrise. If you’re not…. We’ll then it’s time for you to move!
Phil Bulwicki
Phil Bulwicki
I recently had a chimney relined and refurbished. Could not have been more impressed with everybody at High Rise. Molly was extremely personable, quick to answer, and a pleasure to speak with. Matt is very knowledgeable, professional, and honest. He clearly and concisely communicated exactly what needed to be done, and more importantly what did NOT have to be done. Matt never tried to “sell” me. He did quite the opposite in steering me away from other costly and unnecessary repairs. He and his crew did a great job at an exceptionally fair price. They were in and out without a trace, except for a nice, clean, functional fireplace. I wish more companies operated with the same competence and integrity. Thank you everybody at High Rise!
Constance Kosowski
Constance Kosowski
High Rise Chimney was great to work with. We had our chimney reworked as it was becoming a hazard. They came to give a free quote that was professional and informative. Molly in the office was wonderful to communicate with setting up the appointment and followed up with a better time frame for their arrival. The crew (Matt and Jake) arrived in the stated time frame. After they looked at everything they confirmed that some work was needed but not as much as a previous company had quoted. High Rise gave a quote within the day with no pressure sales attached! I valued the lack of pressure sales. We decided to get the work done and scheduling was not super far out. Again, Molly gave a call for arrival times and was able to adjust as I needed. The day of, the crew (Jake, Bo, etc) arrived early and started work on the outside, then came inside for the rest of the work. I was home during this time and was impressed with how they worked well together. How their tone and words were encouraging. The chimney work was a bit of a challenge. The crew worked to solve each issue that presented itself with professionalism. I did not hear them get frustrated at all! In the end they triumphed over the chimney with wonderful results. There was a little concern that the cap may not fit correctly on the pipe. The crew did make it work. They were able to stay within the quoted price. I truly recommend High Rise Chimney for any work you would need for your chimney!
Bruce Minale
Bruce Minale
Highly recommended! I just had two, direct vent, fireplaces installed. High Rise was the only company that offered a solution to replacing the wood burning fireplaces built with our home without destroying the brickwork or the chimney. Matthew and Jacob worked diligently and tried as best as they could to keep the proposed schedule. Price was fair and the quality of the job and people working was excellent.
Lynn Venderley
Lynn Venderley
High Rise Chimney offers tremendous service and value. Matt and Jake clearly communicated the problems and solutions to repair our chimney. They offered competitive pricing and flexible scheduling and worked with our insurance company. Also, after they completed the job, the family room was clean and tidy -- as if they were never there. We highly recommend them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should a chimney be swept?

At least twice a year when burning wood and at least once a year when burning smokeless fuels. The best times to have your chimney swept are just before the start of the heating season and after your stove has not been used over a prolonged period.

Do all chimneys need to be swept?

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), your fireplace and chimney need to be cleaned when there is 1/8″ of creosote and/or soot buildup inside the chimney liner. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) promotes annual chimney cleaning no matter how often you use it.

What happens if I don’t sweep my chimney?

When your chimney is not cleaned for a long time, a substance called creosote keeps building up in the flue during the use of the fireplace. This creosote is highly flammable and can lead to a dangerous chimney fire (an uncontrolled 2000 degree fire burning inside the chimney).

What time of year is best to clean chimney?

A dirty fireplace is not something that you’ll want to concern yourself with, in the wintertime, especially when that’s the time you’ll want to be using your fireplace! In fact, when it comes to cleaning out the chimney, the best times are in the spring and summer.

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