Enhance Your Home With a Beautiful New Chimney

A beautiful fireplace can add a whole new feel and a whole new level of enjoyment to a room. Think about your home – are there any rooms that could benefit from a hearth? How about adding an easy-to-operate, mess-free gas fireplace to the master bedroom? Is that finished basement really finished? Wherever you envision in terms of adding a fireplace and chimney, we can make it happen.

Ready to start bringing your vision to life? Give us a call at 260-587-9691 or book your next appointment with us online. We’re here for you.

Fireplace Facing Options: Brick or Stone?

With all of the brick and stone options on the market, we can truly customize your new fireplace and chimney to fit perfectly with your aesthetic taste. Today’s brick and stone fireplace facings come in a variety of finishes and colors and can be placed in a variety of patterns. With our expert masons on the job, you can expect gorgeous, customized results.

Pros of Brick

  • Timeless Aesthetic: When people think fireplaces, brick is usually the first material that comes to mind. Brick has a classic and timeless appeal that can complement various architectural styles, and it brings warmth and character to any space.
  • Color Variety: Bricks are available in a wide range of colors, from traditional reds to earthy tones, allowing for easy customization.
  • Texture & Pattern Options: Bricks can be laid in different patterns, such as herringbone, basket weave, or running bond, offering versatility in design. The texture of brick adds depth and visual interest to the fireplace.
  • Cost-Effective: In many cases, brick can be a cost-effective option compared to some types of stone. This can be a huge pro for those working within a specific budget.
  • Durability: Bricks are known for their durability and longevity (when well-maintained). They can withstand high temperatures and are resistant to wear and tear, making them a practical choice for a fireplace facing.

Pros of Stone

  • Modern Appeal: Stone is a good option for those looking for something a little out of the norm and modern. It can create a streamlined and sophisticated focal point in any room, providing an aesthetic that appeals to many homeowners.
  • Natural & Unique Look: Natural stone, such as granite, marble, or slate, offers unique patterns and variations, ensuring that no two installations are exactly alike. This natural beauty adds richness to the fireplace’s overall design.
  • Diverse Finishes: Stones come in a variety of finishes, including polished, honed, or textured, providing additional customization options to make the space truly yours.
  • Versatility: Stone can adapt to various styles, from rustic and traditional to modern and contemporary. Its adaptability makes it suitable for a wide range of design preferences.
  • Longevity & Resilience: Like brick, natural stone is known for its durability and resilience. It can withstand heat and is less prone to scratching or chipping than tile or metal options, ensuring the longevity of your fireplace facing.

Some Things To Consider

When having a new chimney built, you’ll need to consider:

  1. what type of fuel you’ll be using
  2. how big a fireplace or appliance you would like

These two factors will determine your flue liner type, among other things. Not sure what you’d prefer? We can help you decide! Just tell us a little bit about your lifestyle and preferences, and we’ll help you get the ball rolling.

Our Experts Can Guarantee Safety, Efficiency, Functionality & Beauty

Beauty isn’t the only reason to hire expert masons – there are safety and efficiency factors to consider as well in the design and build of a functional and efficient fireplace and chimney system. Our expert masons have over 40 years of new chimney construction experience and have studied this age-old craft extensively. We know what materials will last, what tools to use, what height the chimney needs to be, what the proper clearance from combustibles should be, and more.

Don’t invest in a chimney that isn’t built to provide efficient and long-lasting warmth and enjoyment – call on the pros at Old Smokey’s!

To discuss your dream chimney and fireplace system with an expert, or for an estimate, give us a call at 260-587-9691. We also offer convenient online scheduling.


We do a lot of chimney relining to keep customers safer. Ask us about all our chimney and fireplace repair qualifications.