ABOUT US Hello! I'm George, the owner of Dr. Soot 'n Cinder. "You're professional. chimney sweep"
Here's a little bit of information about our company Dr. Soot 'n Cinder. Dr. Soot 'n Cinder was established in 1980 by a man named Kurt Straub. For almost 30 years Kurt had serviced Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, and Rensselaer counties in upstate New York with his expertise in Chimney Sweeping as Dr. Soot 'n Cinder. He started out small in a very old profession not knowing what to expect. Over the next 28 years Dr. Soot 'n Cinder had become one of the most well known Chimney Sweeps in the area. With Kurt's professionalism, and incredible knowledge of the industry he was able to "Pass the torch" to a man named Robert "Bob" Balfoort and his wife Marie in 2008. He was Bob's mentor for over 20 years. Bob had worked with Kurt part and full-time over this 20 year span learning everything there was to learn about Chimney Sweeping. A few years after Bob took over the business this is where I come into play. Hello! I'm George, George DeLong. I'm also the stepson of Bob Balfoort, and the son of Marie. Now, the current owner of Dr. Soot 'n Cinder. For 5 years, previous of becoming owner of Dr. Soot 'n Cinder I had trained in this field. Trained, trained, and trained. I was mentored by both Kurt and Bob, getting my certifications, attending seminars and workshops, learning all the ins and outs of chimney sweeping. In August of 2017 I purchased Dr. Soot 'n Cinder. This is where we stand today. So, there's a little bit about us and the history behind Dr. Soot 'n Cinder. Meet my family below; Myself, Elysia, and our daughter Maya.