Veteran Chimney Initiative

Veteran Chimney Initiative

United States Masonry & Chimney (USM&C) is a company specializing in masonry and chimney services founded and operated by Jamie Pagliei, a US Navy veteran (USS Portland LSD – 37).

One of Jamie’s passions is providing opportunities for all veterans.  Through that passion, Jamie has developed the Veteran Chimney Initiative (VCI).  As an alternative to college, US Masonry & Chimney provides military men and women in transition a fast-track opportunity to a career in the chimney industry through our apprentice-style mentoring program.

During this process, US Masonry & Chimney will be grooming VCI members to take on future leadership positions, including the opportunity to own and operate their own Franchise of US Masonry & Chimney.

This 2 year program will provide potential graduates with the skills, knowledge, and certifications necessary to excel as chimney professionals. These certifications include:

  • CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) Certified Chimney Sweep
  • NFI (National Fireplace Institute) Master Hearth Professional
  • F.I.R.E. (Fireplace Investigation Research & Education) Certification
  • CDET (Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician) Certification.

All of this is possible through the help of the Montgomery GI Bill and support from outside sources.

Certified Chimney Sweep NFI - National Fireplace Institute Certified National Fireplace Institute - Master Hearth Professional FIRE Service  CSIA Certified


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