About chimneys.com


since 1994

Chimneys.com was established in 1994 by Oliver Beauchemin and Ron Herman. It was the first web site focused on chimneys. 

At the time, Oliver was running a chimney service company in the Boston area, as well as a start-up industry magazine called Chimney Professional Magazine. The Internet was in its infancy, and it seemed only natural to setup a web site for homeowners and chimney professionals focused on everything chimneys. chimneys.com was born as a result.

In October 2011, Beauchemin launched a new version of Chimneys.com on an entirely new platform, enabling us to offer more information and services to homeowners, while expanding our offerings to Chimney Professionals and Industry Vendors & Manufacturers.  

2019 saw major changes in the Internet and the chimney industry. Again, it was time to launch a new chimneys.com website to take advantage of the new technology. 

This is not just the launch of a new web site, but also the launch of a new business. We have lots of exciting plans for Chimneys.com in the upcoming months.

Oliver has been involved in the chimney industry since the mid-80s.  He was initially co-founder and CEO of a chimney company in the Boston area which developed into an enterprise encompassing three offices and a substantial number of employees. Prior to his work in the chimney industry, Oliver attained both an AB and MA from Boston College and was a Cand. PhD at Brown University.

Along the way, Oliver Beauchemin established and edited Chimney Professional Magazine which had a vast circulation in the USA and Canada. After the printed publication went online as chimneys.com, gears were shifted and Oliver became involved in website development; initially for manufacturers and chimney professionals and then many businesses outside the chimney industry.

Oliver has authored a series of ten articles offering guidance to those who wish to promote their company online. The articles were published in a leading chimney publication. Currently, his focus is on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and he can often be found at various SEO/SEM conferences. Oliver has also delivered a number of presentations on SEO/SEM both inside and outside the chimney industry. More information can be found at www.AccoladeGroup.com

When Oliver is not involved with the chimney world and chimneys.com, he is most likely spending time in India where he has built a home. You can read about his travels and adventures in India at American In India.

Oliver was featured in SNEWS in an article entitled, Oliver Beauchemin: Internet Pioneer of Chimneys.com, by Jim Gillam.

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