In August, General Manager of American Chimney and Masonry, Inc. Steve Pietila and Office Manager Julie Pietila attended the second Sweeps MIX Group meeting of 2012, hosted in Boston, MA.  Twice a year members of the American Chimney management team gather with other chimney sweep company owners to share ideas and analyze new trends and products available.  At each meeting, visiting companies analyze the hosting company from top to bottom to offer suggestions and share best practices that they have found in their experience as chimneys sweeps.

American Chimney has taken part in these peer based meetings for years, the members are all owners of successful chimney sweeping companies from all over the country who gather to develop their businesses and share ideas. The Sweeps MIX Group meetings offer a chance to compare notes and discuss new methods, tips and topics within the industry that is invaluable.

The Boston meeting concluded on Friday evening with a group outing to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Minnesota Twins in Fenway Park. (Twins 6: Red Sox 5)

Thanks to all of the participating companies for sharing their insights and experience to make our companies stronger: American Chimney & Masonry – Ohio, London Chimney Services, Inc. – California, A to Z Chimney Services – California, Clean Sweeps of Michigan – Michigan, Brickliners Chimney Service – Vermont, Magic Sweep Corporation – Virginia, Fireplace Solutions by The Chimney Sweeper – California and most of all our host company, Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep – Massachusetts.

We are looking forward to our next meeting in Virginia Beach!