40 years ago this month Ken and Joyce Robinson with 4 little kids to feed decided to go all in on the chimney sweep business. 1977 was in the midst of the so-called energy crisis as OPEC ramped up prices sending fossil fuels skyrocketing. This affected not only cars but also home heating. Many people were looking at alternate sources of heating the home and hence more fireplaces were being used, converted to wood stove inserts and multi-fuel heating. Soon to follow were chimney fires because at the time no one took into consideration that the by-product of wood smoke is the highly flammable creosote. No one that is until a few guys in New England saw the need for chimney sweeps to clean out the creosote and ignite an industry. Ken and friends leaped onto the bandwagon and Coopertown Chimney Sweeps was born. The industry has grown into a serious scientific study and certification process thanks in great part to Ken and Joyce.
On Saturday September 30th 7pm at the famous Levitt Shell in Memphis, Coopertown will formally celebrate 40 years of business by hosting a free big screen showing of the Disney classic Mary Poppins. But wait there’s more! It’s a sing-a-long and we’ll have a Bert and Mary costume contest, face painting, top hats for the kids and larger than life costumed raccoon, squirrel and roof rat! You can have your picture taken by REAL chimney sweeps. Did I mention that it’s free? IT’S FREE! Click here for info.
Help us celebrate 40 years of serving Memphis, Germantown, Bartlett, Collierville, Arlington, Lakeland and all points in between as one of the nation’s oldest and largest chimney cleaning and wildlife services company. We’ll see you at the Shell!