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GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR

Founded 1958 • With Angi since December 2005

4.5

(50) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

116 CHURCH ST

Willow Grove, PA 19090

Description

Here is claim very few, if any, of our competitors can make, DEPENDABILITY. Gannon Chimney Repair and Masonry has been satisfying the chimney service needs for 4 generations. Owners Jim Gannon and Sons are in the business of diagnosing chimneys and implementing solutions to those problems....

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

11/07/2019


Sam V.

Jamie and George came out and were in and out. Cleaned everything out, and even walked me through how to use and operate the wood stove. Great company.

Description of Work
I just bought a house and wanted both chimneys looked at before I fired up the fire place and wood burning stove. I wanted the chimneys cleaned and stucco work done

Category chimney sweep, masonry, chimney repair, stucco

1.0

12/14/2018


Dave M.

Sent a message via Angie's List on 12/5 and received no reply as of 12/14. Hired someone else.

Description of Work
Chimney Inspection / Cleaning

Category chimney repair

5.0

06/27/2018


Steven M.

Started and finished On agreed to schedule. Fully cleaned up. Very professional and courteous office and work team.

Description of Work
2 chimneys repaired

Category chimney repair, stucco

5.0

11/13/2016


JOHN H.

I found Gannon Chimney Repair, Inc., to be an outstanding service. I called the company on the evening of 7 Nov, and was contacted by P. Gannon in person on the morning of 8th Nov. Mr. Gannon was a thorough professional and put together a service package that fit into my budget. Gannon's technicians arrived on the morning of 9 Nov, and completed a beautiful job in about five hours. Cleanup was impressive also. Everything about the experience was positive. Highly recommend Gannon Chimney Repair, Inc.

Description of Work
A chimney was completely blocked and needed to be cleared and a liner installed to support a new hot water heater.

Category chimney sweep, chimney caps, chimney repair

5.0

10/19/2016


Kevin S.

I think Gannon Chimney repair is great. They were good. I was real happy with them. The guys who came out have nice personalities, friendly, appreciated how they conducted themselves, they did an nice job. I have an warranty on my chimney, and not too many companies will give you an warranty on your chimney. The only thing that they will ask, is every year get your chimney cleaned, due to using it every day, creasol stuff builds up, and it can have trouble, and you can get it cleaned every year. My chimney looked like it had been hit by lightening. I had other companies, but they could not guarantee anything. It took an week to do it, had to do it in stages. They had to take down the damage stuff, and they rebuilt it up, and had to let the cement dry, and had to put the inside up in it, to let the smoke go up in this chamber, and then had to do the stucco, but you got to let that dry, and skip a day, to do the next one. Its not like slam bam thank you ma'am,and your done. They did it by the book, and I appreciate it. People said the chimney looked really nice now, and I am pleased with them, and with Angie's List. I will have to have him back out to put a piece of metal on the roof, where water washes down, once I replace my gutters.

Description of Work
Repaired chimney.

Category chimney repair, stucco

5.0

07/27/2015


peter D.

Gannon cleaned the chimney. Afterwards, the representative mentioned that the chimney box needed further work, but he said it was not crucial at the time. He then quoted a ballpark figure and left it at that. No pressure. Just information.

Description of Work
Chimney cleaning

Category chimney sweep, chimney repair

5.0

08/20/2014


Jeannine M.

We have used the company in the past. Gannon ended up fixing the issue free of charge knowing that we will continue using them. One technician came out for the service. He is a very nice guy and really knows his stuff. I had no issues scheduling an appointment with them.

Description of Work
They came to inspect a claim by another chimney company that we needed $5,000 worth of repairs.

Category chimney repair

4.0

06/11/2014


Nancy B.

Fine no problems no need to have to call back

Description of Work
Replac hot water tank replace hood and pipes

Category chimney repair

5.0

04/04/2014


Bernadette B.

They gave us a really great price from the other people that we called. It really looks nice. I'm a woman and I don't really care about chimney repair but aesthetically I was amazed at how much difference it made to have the chimney redone and recoated. It looked really nice. We have to have another one done eventually. We have a pretty big house and I will use them again. They were on time, they did exactly what they said they were going to do, we were very pleased.

Description of Work
I last used Gannon Chimney Repair in September for chimney repair.

Category chimney repair

5.0

11/18/2013


Norman H.

I am happy to say that we used Gannon's before I knew of Angie in this area! Completely satisfied and have recommended them to others.

Description of Work
New chimney liner

Category chimney repair

1.0

09/26/2013


Paul A.

Was quoted 370.00 over the phone but charges 461.00 after service. I had to ask why since they didn't offer explanation. Was told the increase was due to it being a propane fireplace. During and quot;quoteand quot; phase it was never explained that it would make a difference. The men were polite, professional and cleaned up after themselves so I didn't create a problem over it. I was given a quote for replacing the liner of home heating system chimney of approximately 3100.00 I did have Above All Chimney come out afterwards for a competitive quote. I watched when he reached up and pulled handfuls of debris out of the fireplace chimney. The heating system chimney was also dirty. Their quote for replacing the liner was apprx. 1100.00 plus 85.00 to clean the chimney. We had Above Chimney do the work. Repeated calls to Gannon Chimney left no resolution to the situation of their inappropriate cleaning or perhaps none at all. Called the office about 3 times and was assured each time that Patrick was to call back but to no avail. Definitely will dissuade others from using this company as I am not at all pleased with their work ethics and they are not the professionals they originally portrayed themselves to be.

Description of Work
Should have cleaned 2 chimneys as per quote.

Category chimney sweep

Service Provider Response

Customer was quoted $175.00 + tax per chimney cleaning, for a regular fireplace and heater chimney. When we asked the customer if the fireplace had an insert, gas set up or gas logs the answer was no, so that is why the $175.00 + tax was quoted, other wise the customer would have been told $260.00 + tax for gas fireplace chimney cleaning. Our men did clean both chimneys, and provided an estimate to repair the hater chimney. As for another company going out to estimate for the same repair and then stating we did not do a proper cleaning is a tactic that is slanderous at the very least. Gannon Chimney Repair is a reputable company that has been in business for over four generations, we stand behind our work. With another company coming in and doing work we can no longer stand behind our job as another party has compromised the entire situation. At this point Gannon Chimney is willing to refund the difference in the cleaning price from the $260.00 + tax down to $175.00 + tax which would be in the amount of $90.10.

5.0

09/14/2013


Mary G.

Gannon did a very nice job. They were very professional and easy to have around. They even did minor repair to the wall adjoining the chimney. The days they were working were very hot and they were working on a scaffold on the roof. They remained very pleasant. They cleaned up after themselves and left us with a beautiful new chimney.

Description of Work
Restuccoed chimney and repaired adjoining wall.

Category masonry, chimney repair

5.0

08/01/2013


Sherrie D.

They were very good. I was very satisfied with the work they did. I really trusted what they did. They came very promptly and they did a good job. I was very happy and satisfied with what they did for me. I didn't compare their prices, but it was fine.

Description of Work
I used Gannon Chimney Repair to fix the chimney cap and they relined the whole chimney from the heater.

Category chimney caps, chimney repair

5.0

03/11/2013


Donald V.

I obtained 3 estimates for the work. Gannon happened to be the least expensive, by far, and the most knowledgable in what I needed and how to proceed. They also included extra work (#2 above) which the other estimates did not. They were very responsive, punctual and professional.

Description of Work
1. Repaired leaky perma-stone chimney by installing wire lath, 2 coats of waterproof mortar and 2 coats of finish coat. 2. Installed new crown coating with drip edge and 3 new chimney caps.

Category chimney repair

5.0

11/18/2012


Judith U.

Gannon finished in the time they stated (3-days - allowing for drying of stucco scratch coat). They did an excellent job. Cleanup was also excellent. Obtained several estimates and although Gannon was highest, we felt they were subject matter experts. Their years of experience shown through.

Description of Work
30-year old wood stove chimney extended several courses. New cap added. New metal liner. Cinder block cracks repaired and entire chimney stuccoed.

Category masonry, chimney caps, chimney repair

1.0

10/04/2012


Eileen D.

In April, I got a number of estimates for this job. After talking with Gannon, I asked him when he thought the work could be done and he said to call the office and they'd set up a date. I never got a call back over the course of two weeks. I called again asking if they had any availability but never heard anything back. He gave me the estimate 4.25.2012. Then I got a bill from them for $725 saying that all the work was done on 5.1.2012. I couldn't tell that any work was done. My neighbors didn't see anything. The bills all state and quot;all debris WILL BE removed from job siteand quot; - stated in the future tense. Of course I called and the person I spoke to said that she probably sent me the wrong bill, which sounded pretty bad in itself. I got another bill and called again. I asked specifically for George Gannon, who gave me the estimate, each time I called, I kept being told he was unavailable and he never returned my calls. They insisted that they did do the work! They'd never gotten my authorization to do it though! I kept getting bills and kept calling asking to talk to George. Five months - he never called. The office manager, Joan, said he tried to call once, which he did, but it was all static because he was on his cell. I called the office and told them to have him call me on a landline - He never did. He didn't call back again until I called saying the problem still existed - That my wall was damp and they'd capped the wrong chimney. There's still a water problem. Apparently they came, again without telling me, and put a note on the door saying that work was completed, that they'd checked the roof, found nothing wrong and said and quot;I hope this makes you feel betterand quot;, which I found condescending. I called Joan and she said George would call me Monday morning. My ringer was off and I didn't realize it, but there was a message from George Monday morning saying they'd send someone over right away. I called Joan to find out when someone was coming so I'd be home. Four days later, I haven't heard from or seen anyone. I called the Senior Law Center and told a lawyer everything and he sent me a letter saying that I needed to talk to Gannon and tell him that when they cap the right chimney I'll pay, but I've never been able to get a hold of anyone!! It's October; this started in April. This problem is still here just because he hasn't had the common courtesy to call and have a conversation with me about this situation. I want to move on from this project and have it done right!

Description of Work
Fix chimney on top of third floor. A painter I'd hired said the wall was damp & he couldn't paint. Found out after having people come out that it was the chimney & it needed to be capped.

Category chimney caps, chimney repair

5.0

06/10/2012


Robert M.

My chimney was hit by lightning about 12 years ago, and the entire upper part of the chimney collapsed. It was rebuilt and re-stuccoed then, but it was clear as time went on that the work done at that time was substandard, and the upper part of the chimney was cracked and disintegrating. Also, the individual cinder blocks were visible through the stucco. I needed to have the work redone to improve the appearance of the chimney and to prevent water leaks. Patrick G came out promptly when arranged, and answered all our questions. The work was done as promised. The workmen were very professional and thoroughly cleaned up the work site. I was very happy with the entire experience.

Description of Work
Removed loose and decayed block work from chimney, installed new steel support tie-ins and relay block work, applied reinforcing wire lath to chimney, sealed lath with a bonding agent, applied 2 coats of latex-based waterproofing cement to lath, applied 2 coats of stucco color-matched to rest of house

Category masonry, chimney repair

5.0

04/06/2012


Erika W.

They did a fine job. I did think it was a little expensive. They were polite, clean, and professional.

Description of Work
They cleaned my chimney.

Category chimney sweep

3.0

03/01/2012


Donna Y.

They were very expensive. The employee was nice. They informed me that I needed a new chimney liner. I hired another company to replace the liner.

Description of Work
They cleaned and inspected our chimney.

Category chimney sweep

5.0

01/24/2012


TERRI G.

They were on time. They pretty much did what they said they were going to do. I don't know about the price because I didn't have anything to compare it with at that time. They seemed like they were okay and I don't remember having any problem. They seemed like they knew what they were doing and it seemed like they spent time doing it. They came out pretty much when they said they were coming out. They came out pretty quickly and were here when they said.

Description of Work
Gannon Chimney Repair did a check-up and cleaned out our chimney.

Category chimney sweep, chimney repair

5.0

01/06/2012


John B.

Gannon was very expensive but I expected that as rebuilding a front door patio was very labor intensive. Also, they are local and have been in Business for four generations.

Description of Work
Did a wonderful job, Looks like new. Our Chimney had not been updated for at least 20 years. They were safety minded when it came to doing the work by setting up scaffolding. They cleaned up everything and returned the area to it's original condition. They just completed another Masonry job for us. They did a super job of taking apart a very poor job that worst I have ever seen. It turned out to be a complete rebuild from start to finish resulting in a finished project that is excellent. I can not recommend the original contractor Jones/Beatty of Upper Darby.

Category masonry, chimney caps, chimney repair

3.0

11/06/2011


William W.

Provider arrived at scheduled time, performed visual inspection of chimney from ground level. Service provider was professional and informative in person, I had asked about chimney crown repair for a house that I was purchasing and was told by service provider that he recommended redoing chimney from roofline up. Provider also recomended waterproofing the remaining chimney stack. Asked when I could expect formal estimate and was told told 3-4 days. When estimate was not received, I contacted thier office to inquire and was told that the estimate would be mailed shortly. Hard to say if i would use them again since they did not actually do anything. Never got an estimate, never heard from them again.

Description of Work
Came out for estimate.

Category chimney repair

5.0

09/06/2011


My N.

These folks were wonderful. A gentleman came out to give an estimate. We had an old TV antenna attached to the chimney and asked if they could remove it. He said they would take it down and haul it away for no additional charge. He also told us that there was a problem with our roof and that we should have it taken care of as soon as possible. Lucky for us - we are getting new roof thanks to him - before we have any leaks or damage. We called the next day to schedule. They were able to come within a week. In the meantime I was concerned about what the cap would look like so I called. The lady in the office went out of her way to find a photo of a job they had done that was similar to ours and e-mailed it to me. On the day they did the work it was done professionally, timely and without anything unexpected. My wife and I agreed that to date this company was the best we had ever worked with.

Description of Work
Chimney liner replacement, new cap and pointing chimney

Category chimney repair

5.0

09/05/2011


Ronniel V.

He arrived on time for estimate and walked through problem and solution. Estimate was slightly higher than the other one I received, but his knowledge and professionalism put me at ease and convinced me to hire him. He immediately sent one of his crew over to place a tarp over the chimney and prevent further leaking until the actual repair could be done. I was very impressed by this gesture. The work was completed a couple of weeks later and the result is a dry ceiling with no leaks from the chimney. I was further impressed by how good the repaired chimney looks and have even received a compliment from a neighbor about the same. I would definitely hire Gannon again and strongly recommend them to anyone.

Description of Work
I had cracks in my chimney that were causing a leak in my living room.

Category chimney repair

5.0

07/10/2011


Catherine W.

He performed a thorough inspection, was punctual, knowledgeable, and polite. His estimate was practically the same price as another estimate, and we chose the other company (both have "A" ratings) to do the work, primarily becasue the other company was located closer to our home.

Description of Work
Patrick Gannon provided an estimate for chimney repair services.

Category chimney repair

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    Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover
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    Services Offered

    Some of the areas we specialize in include: chimney lining systems (terra cotta and stainless steel), masonry repair, pointing work, stucco work, chimney stabilizaion and rebuilding, demolition and reconstruction and Historic Preservation.

    Services Not Offered

    Air Duct cleanings, dryer duct cleaning.

    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR

    How is GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR overall rated?

    GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR is currently rated 4.6 overall out of 5.

    What days are GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR open?

    GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR is open:

    Sunday: Closed

    Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday: Closed

    What payment options does GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR provide

    GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover

    Does GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR offer free estimates?

    Ask GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR for details on free project estimates.

    Does GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR offer emergency services?

    Yes, GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR?

    No, GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR does not offer warranties.

    What services does GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR offer?

    GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR offers the following services: Some of the areas we specialize in include: chimney lining systems (terra cotta and stainless steel), masonry repair, pointing work, stucco work, chimney stabilizaion and rebuilding, demolition and reconstruction and Historic Preservation.

    Are there any services GANNON CHIMNEY REPAIR does not offer?

    Air Duct cleanings, dryer duct cleaning.