Neon Green Mr. Smokestack service trucks and vans parked in front of the shop

About Us

Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service was founded in 2006 by Robbie Markey in the Broadway and Raleigh/Durham area after falling in love with “God’s Country.” He landed in North Carolina after moving from Ireland to New York and then to Apex. He found home here and wanted a way to give back to his neighbors and to protect the land he has come to appreciate so much. What he found was the wonderful world of a chimney sweep!

Marrying the chimney sweep industry with years of business experience has been a gift to the area as Robbie and Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service are well regarded for the integrity they bring to every job. If you have any doubts, take a quick look at the testimonial page, or for that matter, any local testimonial site in and around town. You will quickly realize that Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service should be your chimney company of choice in the area.

If you ask his customers why Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service has continued to grow year after year even in a down economy, they’d tell you it’s because of the way they are treated. Robbie would like that. He is a strong believer in treating people well, no questions asked. But as great a guy as Robbie is, he knows that hiring and training the right people is what will separate his business from all the others. Every person that has been hired spends at least twelve months riding with him and learning a lot more than just the chimney business; they learn the people business.

Why Choose Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service?

We set out to provide the highest quality chimney and venting service in the Raleigh area back in 2008. And for the last 12+ years, that’s exactly what we’ve provided to homeowners, contractors, and real estate professionals in the beloved Broadway and Raleigh area.

Here are just a few of the reasons your neighbors choose Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service:

We treat you right.

We believe that every relationship is important and that every client should be treated with integrity. Whether you are receiving your annual service or have a major upgrade project, you deserve to be treated like family. You deserve to understand as much as possible about the estimation process, as well as what solutions are being recommended and why. And you deserve to have all the information you need to make an informed decision for the future of your property. That’s what we aim to provide.

We put our clients first.

The safety of our customers is the main focus of everything we do. We listen. We solve problems. And we take excellent care of our clients and their homes. By putting our clients first, we’ve built many great relationships in our community over the years, and we look forward to building many more.

We make fireplace maintenance easy.

Our goal has always been to make it easy for you to maintain and enjoy your fireplace or outdoor space. To be a trusted resource, so if there ever is a problem with your chimney or fireplace, you don’t have to stress.

We provide peace of mind.

Peace of mind comes from having all the information you need to confidently use your fireplace or move forward with repairs or upgrades. For those seeking maintenance services for their gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplaces, we provide a comprehensive report, with pictures of the entire system. For homeowners and commercial property owners with leaks, our team of experienced estimators takes the time to educate and inform our clients on the most comprehensive solutions to their problem. For those interested in upgrading their current fireplace, our expert specialists are able to find the right unit to fit the consumer’s needs. It’s all so you have the peace of mind and confidence you need to make the best decision for your home or commercial property.

We provide value.

Every business has a motto that drives the way the business is run. Here at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service, ours is, “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be a value.” It is our goal to create value in our community and in the homes and properties of the neighbors we cherish. We do this by using the best materials and the highest level of craftsmanship during all of our services and installations.

We’re committed to getting better and better.

It is not simply a matter of being the best chimney service company in the Triangle. All of our team members are dedicated to continuously improving as professionals to benefit our organization and the people that we serve. At the end of the day, we leave your home better than we found it.

Whatever project you have in mind, reach out to Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service and let our team take the stress out of the project and the process. It’s what we’re here for!

If you want the most knowledgeable chimney sweeps for your next maintenance call or big fireplace retro-fit or renovation, call Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service. Once you have had the pleasure of working with our professionals, you will call them again; or better yet, refer them to your family and friends.


You won’t go wrong if you go with the professional services provided by Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service in the Broadway and Raleigh/Durham area. Their chimney and vent services are truly amazing.