About Us

Chim-Cheroo Chimney Service is a family-owned and -operated chimney and fireplace service company located in Mansfield, Ohio. We’ve been serving our neighbors throughout the greater North Central Ohio area including Richland, Ashland, Shelby, Lorain, Sandusky, Huron, Erie, Ottawa, Crawford, and Wayne counties for the last several decades. In fact, this year marks our 35th anniversary in business and we are proud to provide homeowners in our community with exceptional chimney maintenance and repair services – as well as selling and installing the best products from the best brands. We strive to always provide the most impeccable customer service and the highest quality work.

From top to bottom, our team has the skills, tools, education, and experience to care for your chimney and hearth so you can enjoy it season after season.

Whether you need annual chimney maintenance, minor repairs, or major restoration work, Chim-Cheroo Chimney Services is the company to call for it all.

Team Photo of Chim Cheroo Chimney Employees standing in two rows all wearing black and pink t shirts.  They are standing in front of the Chim-Cheroo warehouse.

Meet the Chim-Cheroo Team

Don Rhine: Owner/Founder/Chimney Technician

Don started Chim-Cheroo in 1988 after deciding that he wanted more for himself and his family than working in a local factory could provide. He received an education from Ohio State University and relied on a combination of hard work and industry knowledge to get Chim-Cheroo off the ground and running. Eventually, Don’s business venture took off and began to flourish, allowing him the opportunity to work in the chimney services industry full-time.

Today, over 35 years later, Chim-Cheroo is still flourishing, still growing, and still looking forward to the future. Don has been married to his wife Bonnie for 40 years and has three sons – two of which work with him at Chim-Cheroo. Don has been a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technician for over 25 years and is a member of the National Chimney Sweeping Guild (NCSG), an esteemed organization that promotes safe practices and the highest level of integrity with regard to chimney and venting work.

Tom and Don Rhine in grey long sleeved shirts and black baseball hats that say Chim- Cheroo standing and smiling for the picture in front of white chim cheroo work van.

Tom & Don Rhine

Tom Rhine: Owner/Mason/Sweep

Tom, Don’s son, is part owner of Chim-Cheroo and a CSIA-certified chimney sweep. With over 15 years of industry experience, Tom is responsible for expanding Chim-Cheroo’s services to include chimney restoration and chimney rebuilds. Tom is an expert mason and the most trusted employee that our master sweep (his father, Don) has ever trained. Also a member of the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department in Greenwich, Tom is always on the hunt for new ways to serve others.

Justin VanBuskirk: Vice President/CSIA-Certified Technician

Jake Rhine: CSIA-Certified Technician, Certified Chimney Specialist Technician

Jake is certified by the CSIA and caters to all of our customers’ fire prevention and wood-burning education needs. Having grown up around the business and been taught the trade by his dad and brother, Jake joined the team 6 years ago with the intention of seeing the business grow and expand for many years to come.

Mike White: Shop Foreman/CSIA-Certified Technician

5 years

Steve Bowen: Steve Bowen – CSIA-Certified Technician

1 year

Ashley Long: Scheduling Coordinator
Delilah Jones: Scheduling Coordinator
James Kilgore: Programs Specialist
Mike White: Shop Foreman/CSIA-Certified Technician
Eddie Avila: Lead Mason
Eddie Avila: Lead Mason
Justin Plew – CSIA-Certified Technician
Cory Prelipp – CSIA-Certified Technician
Chad Blair – CSIA-Certified Technician
Jake Dapore – Laborer
Nate Parsons – Laborer
Stephen Tock – Laborer
Kris Kopchak – Laborer
Joe Cottingham – Laborer
Gavin Workman – Laborer

Book Your Chimney Maintenance or Repair Service With Chim-Cheroo Chimney Services

Ready to schedule an appointment with the team here at Chim-Cheroo? Call us at 419-752-2231 or click here! From regular, preventive maintenance services like chimney cleanings and inspections to more intensive chimney repair services like a crown replacement or even a full system rebuild, Chim-Cheroo is the company to call for it all.


We invite you to contact us here at Chim-Cheroo to experience our quality, friendly service for yourself.