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.

In October 2011, we 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 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 established and edited Chimney Professional Magazine which had a vast circulation in the USA and Canada. After the printed publication went online, 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. 

When Oliver is not involved with the chimney world, 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.

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