About Environmental Chimney Service

Richie Baxley – President
Richie Baxley founded the business as Pioneer Chimney Sweep in Reno, NV in 1990. The company was moved to North Carolina where it was renamed Environmental Chimney Service in 1992. Richie joined the North Carolina Chimney Sweep Association (NCCSA), gaining his certification through the NCCSA and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Richie is native to Lumberton, NC. In 1984, he met his wife Kyong Suk in Korea, while serving in the Army. He is the father of two sons, Ben and Aaron. In his free time, Richie enjoys the great outdoors by hunting and fishing.

Brad – General Manager
Brad has been with ECSI since November 2017. He has lived in Western North Carolina for 13 years and currently lives in Asheville. When he is not sweeping and repairing chimneys, Brad enjoys reading, biking, and having fun with his three children. 


Tabitha – Office Manager
Tabitha has lived in our beloved mountains for the last 15 years. She moved here from Myrtle Beach S.C. When sh is not in the office, Tabitha enjoys spending time with family and friends. On the lake or at car shows.

We are now hiring! Environmental Chimney Service has quality professionals to provide the best chimney and dryer vent services.