Hotels Nearby: 

Quality Inn & Suites
Kansas City I-70 East
4200 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
This is about 2 miles away

Days Inn Independence
13712 E 42nd Terr. S, Independence, MO 64055
This is about 2 miles away

My Place Hotel 
20105 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64057
This is about 8 miles away

Schedule (subject to change without notice)
June 21—24, 2017

Wednesday June 21
Registration Open at 8:00 a.m.

8:45 Welcome

9:00 - 10:30 am Chimney Sweeping Methods and Equipment: Learn how to sweep a chimney to remove creosote, find out what different types of equipment are available, and watch a chimney inspection using the Chim Scan camera system. Janie Rickord, Alpine Chimney Service and Tom Urban.

10:45—12:15  Selling Your Products and Services with Cody Gibson, Copperfield Chimney Supply, Inc.

12:15 pm Lunch

1:45 pm—5:00 pm Chimney Diagnosis and Documentation with Tom Urban, Estoban Corporation.
6:00 pm Board meeting over dinner (board and committees).

Thursday June 22
9:00—12:00 p.m. If you’re not Selling, You’re Being Outsold with Chuck Hall (CSIA President). This class will cover methods to properly set up the sale with your client, and techniques to use during the sales process.  Chuck will also discuss sales from the perspective as the owner with technicians and salespeople in his employ.
Bio: Chuck was born in Washington, DC and graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in Advertising and Communications.  He sold advertising time for a DC radio station for 2 years after college. Chuck  started a home service business that included a chimney service 2 years later.  Today in year 28, Winston's Chimney Service specializes in fireplaces and chimneys only; both residential and commercial.  The company ran 11 trucks last fall and employed 29 people.  They have one technician/salesperson who sold $1 million worth of services in 2016 and another person sold just below $700 k.  We  grossed $3.3 million in sales last year and plan to hit $4 million in 2017. Chuck has been married for 25 years and has a 21 year old daughter and an 18 year old son. 

12:00 Lunch:

1:30—3:00 pm Flue Repair Options: Find out about ALL of the available options for repairing flue liners, filling liner joints, and relining with different types of liner systems (stainless steel and poured ceramic), what makes a U.L. listed liner system, and learn how to size liners correctly and obtaining licenses and permits to do this work. Instructor: Marge Padgitt, Director, HearthMasters Education

3:15 pm—4:45 p.m. Introduction to Masonry Heaters: Find out what masonry heaters are, how they work, and how to do maintenance on heaters. Instructor: Gary Hart, Certified Heater Mason, Aaron’s Ltd.
Break for dinner.

Friday June 23
9:00 am—10:30 am TBA

10:45—12:15 pm Recruiting- Jake Cromwell

12:15 pm—1:45 pm Lunch and MCSC Annual Meeting

1:45 pm—2:45 pm Sponsors demo products.  Each sponsor has 15 minutes to present their company and products. Be sure to visit sponsor tables on site and pick up catalogs.

3:00 pm—4:30 pm IRC/NFPA Jeopardy – test your knowledge of the codes and standards in this fun game setting and get CEU credits at the same time!

Saturday June 24
9:00 am—12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm: Fireplace building hands-on. Learn how to build a Rumford style fireplace. Includes using a wet-cut saw, blocks, and firebrick. See a completed outdoor fireplace on site. Plans included. Instructor: Gene Padgitt, master mason, HearthMasters Masonry School. 1 hour lunch break at noon.
7:00 pm Pizza party and Auction. Don’t miss great deals at the auction and fantastic pizza (included in your registration fee), Please bring a donation to the auction - even if it isn't chimney related!


Lunch is included in your registration fee for all days

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. Please contact Marge at 816-461-3665 or

Gene Padgitt

Midwest Chimney Safety Council Education

MCSC Annual Conference

Hands-on Workshops and Business Classes

Marge Padgitt

Registration Form
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Auction and Sponsor Form
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Chuck Hall


Midwest Chimney Safety Council


Jake Cromwell