About Us

Tom Urban is an industry educator

having taught for the Chimney Safety Institute of America, the National Chimney Sweep Guild and numerous regional chimney groups. He has received numerous industry awards. Tom has been a guest on This Old House, NBC’s 20/20, interviewed by CNN and writes for industry publications. Tom has over 42 years worth of education in the hearth industry and is a well known expert who has helped create education programs and additions to chimney standards.

Shelley Urban grew up in the hearth industry

attending her first trade show before the age of one. She became an industry icon, having her picture in the trade publications as she grew. Her experience with chimney cameras, chimney scanning and documentation was built from an early age. She is co-founder of Flue & Hearth Notes and also works at Estoban, the manufacture of Chim-Scan Inspection Cameras. Flue & Hearth Notes. Shelley also has a technical background with cameras, building and repairing controllers. She also works in technical support and customer service.