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A-1 Chimney Maintenance has been in business servicing chimneys in the Blount, Knox, and surrounding counties for over 18 years. We treat each and everyone the same, no matter how large or how small the job is. Our goal is for your chimney to be a safe and for complete satisfaction. We are members of the Better Business Bureau and have an A+ rating and I intent to keep it.

Thanks you for your time and consideration and remember to practice chimney safety, because it's where you live.


  • Better Business Bureau
  • A+ Rated

Years in Business

A-1 Chimney Maintenance has been in business for 15 years.

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Local: 865-238-5563

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I used A-1 Chimney Maintenance (Rick Lane) to clean and inspected my chimney. They did a super job in 4 degree weather inspecting and thoroughly cleaning my chimney. They arrived on time, called before hand to verify appointment, were very professional and efficient. I could not have expected better service or nicer people. I give them a 5 star for effort and professionalism. Steve K.

Dear Rick, I’d like to personally thank you and A-1 Chimney for resolving what had become, a chronic and stressful problem for me and my family. For 3 years we were unable to diagnose and fix a persistent leak around our stone chimney. The leak started soon after we completed a 2 story building addition abutting our existing stone fireplace. Our builder and his roofing people and 2 independent roof contractors we called subsequently, tried repeatedly, but couldn’t stop the leaking. We felt we were out of options and were considering tearing the chimney stone off when a friend suggested calling a chimney specialist rather than another roofer. We called A-1 Chimney and you responded promptly and quickly diagnosed the problem. You fixed the leak on your first visit. We sincerely thank you for the excellent service. Since our ongoing leak problem had been so stressful and potentially damaging, we’d like to have you inspect the chimney exterior and related roof flashing annually. That way, any needed preventative repairs can be done, hopefully avoiding a repeat of past problems. Sincerely,
Dan L.
Owner Rick Lane was on the job from beginning to end. The work needed was explained and finished in a timely manner. Rick installed a new flu liner and did crown repair on the chimney, the liner included a lifetime warranty. I would recommend Rick Lane and A-1 Chimney Maintenance to anyone needing work done on their chimney or fireplace. Bob A.>

Rick Lane, Owner of A-1 Chimney Maintenance, has been responsible for the outstanding annual maintenance on my house chimney for the past eleven years. Rick is a pleasant fellow, cheerful, courteous, honest, punctual and dependable. His charges are competitive for the outstanding work in keeping my chimney in tip-top condition.
Charles Wilhoit, Capt. USN (Ret)
I highy recommend A-1 Chimeny Service for your home and your safety. I have used A-1 for many years and have always been satisfied by the great service they have performed. I feel confident when I use my fireplace every winter knowing that it has been cleaned, inspected, and is safe.

I have been a customer of Rick Lane’s, A-1 Chimney, for about 15 years and have been extremely pleased with his professionalism and service. He does a complete chimney inspection every year, makes any needed repairs, cleans our chimneys and gives us a complete written report. He is always punctual and leaves the fireplace areas without any trace of ash deposits. I would highly recommend his service.
Pamela Jarvis-Miller