Reliable Chimney Services for Fort Wayne & Surrounding Areas

When it comes to chimney and fireplace services in Fort Wayne and the surrounding communities, there’s simply no better crew to trust in than the team at Old Smokey’s Fireplace and Chimney. For over 40 years, we’ve been providing high-quality care and service, creating satisfied homeowners all throughout our service area.

We’d love to serve you too! Give us a call or book online with us. We’d love to hear from you.

About Old Smokey’s: Our Beginnings

The late Steven Berryhill and Kevin DeLucenay founded Old Smokey’s in October of 1981. In the summer of 1981, they both had factory jobs, and wanted extra income from weekend work. They were both avid “Mother Earth News” readers, and an ad put in every issue claimed, “Make a Thousand Dollars a Week Cleaning Chimneys,” so they made plans to purchase a new “August West” chimney cleaning system that fall. Plans were made to travel to the east coast, pick up the system, and get some training.

A week before departure, however, they found a used system locally. They purchased the system, bought ladders and tools, and converted Steve’s old 1949 Chevrolet pickup into a sweep truck. A homemade truck cap, complete with a peaked roof, cedar shake shingles and siding, and a large rear door made this truck “one-of-a-kind,” turning heads wherever it went! A nice silver paint job, hand-lettered signage, and a really nice mural of a chimney sweep on the back door finished off the unique look of this truck.

Today We’re Reliable, Experienced Chimney Technicians

It was very humble beginnings for the impressive company you see today. Old Smokey’s has had steady growth throughout the last 40 years, and we’re happy to offer the highest level of care possible.

What can you expect when you hire us?

  • Family Atmosphere: We have seen many employees come and go in the last four decades. Each of those former employees has fond memories and many humorous stories to tell about their time at Old Smokey’s. Old Smokey’s has always had a family atmosphere, and if you were to ask any current employee at Old Smokey’s, they would tell you that the family atmosphere is still going strong today.
  • Expert Knowledge: In addition to the appreciated personalized family feel we offer, we also have the tools, training, and technical knowledge to handle any job thrown our way, thanks to years of experience and our certifications and training with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).
  • Dedication & High Standards: We strive to offer only the highest level of care, ensuring the homeowners we serve can always use their fireplace safely and with ease. And while a well-functioning system is the top priority, we want your fireplace to look good too! We’ll listen to what you need and want, ensuring everything meets your vision at the end of it all.

A Change Of Hands, Same Great Service

When founder Kevin DeLucenay became ill and unable to run the company, he decided to approach long-time friend Cliff Slagle (who runs a successful sweeping company in southern Michigan), asking if he would be interested in purchasing the company. Cliff decided to take over the company and added the name Old Smokey’s Fireplace and Chimney. He then moved the showroom and offices to the downtown area of Ashley, Indiana.

Today, Old Smokey’s Fireplace and Chimney serves a large area of Indiana, Ohio and southern Michigan, and continues to give the same professional services to its customers that it always has.

Give Us a Call

For more information or to schedule an appointment with us, please give us a call at 260-587-9691 or get in touch with us online today.


When you contact us for an appointment, you can be assured you’ll be getting the best in professional chimney and dryer vent services from Old Smokey’s.