History Of The NCCSA
The North Carolina Chimney Sweep Association (NCCSA) was founded in 1979 by a small group of concerned chimney sweeps from around the state. These professionals banded together to support one another, share their wealth of experience and knowledge, and establish explicit standards of ethics in their growing trade of chimney services. From the onset, making North Carolina’s residential and commercial chimneys safer has been a cornerstone of NCCSA. Today that same great tradition continues. Today’s chimney sweeps are better trained to handle more than just cleaning your chimney.
All members of NCCSA must abide by a stringent code of ethics. Failure of any member to abide by our code of ethics is due cause for loss of certification and/or expulsion from membership. Our code of ethics is available upon request.
Chimney Sweeps are regarded as lucky in many parts of the world. One version of the legend has it’s origins in old England, where King George was riding horseback in a royal procession. A dog ran from the crowd, barking and nipping at the King’s horse. The horse reared, and to the horror of the crowd, almost threw the King! A lone figure, shabbily dressed and filthy, stepped into the road. He caught the horse’s halter and calmed the animal.
As quickly as he appeared, the man faded back into crowd. The King, wanting to reward the man, asked his name. No-one knew the man’s name, but many told the King “He’s just a Chimney Sweep !” The King declared that from that day forward…
Many of the HHBA members are certified Green Builders having taken the course “Certified Green Building for Professionals” offered through the National Association of Homebuilders. Download the flyer “How Homes Become Green” and also the GO GREEN Brochure from NAHB.“Chimney Sweeps should be regarded as Lucky!”