About Top Hat Chimney, LLC

Top Hat’s technicians are double certified in Chimney Sweeping, Chimney Inspections, and Chimney Relining!

Double Certified in Chimney Cleaning and Relining

A Leader in Chimney Damage, Repair, and Relining Education

Honest Prices with a Focus on Customer Service

30 Years of Experience

Established in 1990

We started with 3 focus points: The best in customer service; fair prices, and outstanding education for our clients to keep their families safe.

Top Hat’s History

From our early days where Marshall personally knocked on hundreds of doors in State College, offering chimney inspections and chimney sweeping on a personal one-to-one basis, still to today, Top Hat is best at developing a personal relationship with our clients. As a matter of fact, this is still the “best” part of our job: to know, service and listen to our clients.

Over the 30 years our industry has moved forward and so has Top Hat in the field of tooling and sweeping technology. Gone are the old days of soot filled chimney brushes and backbreaking labor, to much more modern techniques of chimney sweeping and  chimney relining, We understand now more the importance of inspections of gas and oil furnace chimneys which now need much more care as furnace technology has greatly improved!

Top Hat’s pricing will not be the lowest or oftentimes not the highest.  We understand your hard-earned dollar and try to make this as fair as possible.  Prices for everything have skyrocketed during COVID and salaries had to be raised due to cost of living increases.    We do not gouge our customers on price nor do we use inferior parts or cut corners. The other thing we try to do is to pay our technicians well so they can truly make this a career and because of this, we retain our technicians far longer than other companies.


Our clients and the new homeowners of the State College area and Centre Region have chosen Top Hat over and over for 25 years for the best of customer service, integrity, and low/fair pricing.

Speaking of caring, when you call, you will probably speak to Barb, the owner. Barb is more than just the person answering the phone; she has achieved her CCP Credentials as a Certified Chimney Professional and has 25+ years in the chimney servicing area. Often times, Barb will not just schedule your appointment, but also help solve the problems our clients are experiencing, due to her knowledge in the field of chimney troubleshooting. Further, she cares about her clients and works diligently to solve problems which might arise. Barb takes the integrity promise that Top Hat offers very personally!

Even though Top Hat has grown over the last 25+ years, we remain committed to serving our clients with the best in customer service, the best in pricing, education and experience – whether you live in State College, Bellefonte, Pleasant Gap, Centre Hall, Boalsburg; or out to Lock Haven, or the other directions towards Port Matilda, and beyond we look forward to serving all your chimney needs; be it chimney sweeping or chimney cleaning, servicing furnace flues, dryer vents, gutter cleaning or air duct cleaning.

From Our Clients

We can say that we’re the premier chimney sweeping and Ducting Cleaning company in Central Pennsylvania, but why take our word for it? 

Very professional, super flexible and willing to help in unique situations! The communication was top notch and they also were honest about making a repair/construction mistake and fixing it without additional charge.”

Ida Lapointe

Bought a home last year with a woodstove. Wanted to have the chimney swept before winter, So I gave Top Hat a call. Seemed to have the best reviews in the area (Tyrone).”

Nigel Gatone

We had Top Hat out to clean our dryer vent and they were 10 mins early, fast and very professional. We would recommend their services to any in need.”

Kevin McCarthy

Very courteous and professional! Arrived on time and cleaned out debris from a bird nesting in our dryer vent. Even took the time to clean up all the debris from the ground and haul it away. Great to work with – highly recommended!”

Gail Driban

Top Hat's Service Area

State College, Bellefonte, Lock Haven, Tyrone, Phillipsburg, Huntingdon, Centre Hall, Pleasant Gap, Millheim, Penns Valley, Spring Mills, Howard, Port Matilda, Stormstown, Zion, Pine Grove Mills, Clearfield, Milesburg, Lemont, Petersburg, & Avis, Pennsylvania.


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