Joseph Bahr /
Joseph is the eldest grandson of the Ables. He has helped since a lad with the business and is learning all the ins and outs. Gradually he is taking on more responsibilities as a chimney sweep.
Doug Ables /
Owner and doer of whatever needs doing
Doug founded the business in 1980 and continues to run the day to day operations. He is usually the one you will see on the job. Doug is certified by Certified Chimney Professionals. He was one of the first chimney sweeps to be certified in the state of Texas. Voted the best chimney sweep in Central Texas by readers of the Killeen Daily Herald in 2014 he strives to be the best always. He has been featured many times in the Killeen paper as well as the Copperas Cove Leader Press, the Temple Daily Telegram, the Brady Standard Herald, Texas Monthly Magazine, on TV's Texas Country Reporter, KWTX's "Emily Wants to Know" and radio's "Sound of Texas" with Tumbleweed Smith. He has been lauded by customer after customer about his ease of dealing with customers and his down home common sense and not hard selling the customer into something they do not need.
Mary Ables /
Executive Officer and the real boss
Mary is usually the first one you will talk to when you call us. She is the office manager, scheduler, mom, wife and keeper in liner. Please do not ruffle her feathers as that makes us all suffer. She knows one heck of a lot about chimneys just from hearing us talk about it. When she gets stumped though she passes the ball off we take it from there. Don't discount what she says because she has been on the front line of this for as long as any one of us.
Shandy Ables /
Shandy handles or work in Temple, Belton and Salado when he is available. Shandy is certified by Certified Chimney Professionals and has been in the business almost all his life. When he was three the business was founded. As a matter of fact the only relic(beside the owner, Doug) we have is the original top hat bought when we originally purchased the equipment. Shandy wore that hat until he out grew it and now it is worn by our grandkids. You may see it when they help with the work. it still works perfectly, a little dirtier than when it started out though. Shandy has done it all when it comes to chimneys and he leads our relining team when we find a chimney that needs extra special care. You are in good hands with Shandy on your job.
George Reed /
Air Duct Technician
George is an Army veteran who relocated to Copperas Cove from California. Always busy, George has received training on air duct cleaning and the physics involved in the task. He is very competent and easy to work with. He and Marcus make a great team and enjoy working together. When we first thought about getting into the air duct business we asked George if he needed something to do. He was very eager and does a great job. Above all our first trait we look for is how the technicians treat our customers and George is superb. He's courteous, hard working and will not leave anything half way done. We are proud to team up with George and even prouder to call him our friend.