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Before & After Projects
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BEFORE

This chimney had a cracked mortar crown which also led to erosion of the mortar in the bricks at the top of the chimney. One flue was uncapped, and there were rust stains from the economy chimney cap installed years before.


The restoration work in progress


AFTER 
We replaced mortar crown, tuckpointed mortar joints and installed a multi flue copper chimney cap; this cap covers both flues and the new mortar crown for ultimate weather protection, and adds architectural interest to the home.


 


BEFORE
This project involved an aesthetic remodeling of a basement fireplace that looked dated and lacked pizazz.


AFTER
We refaced the fireplace and hearth with cultured stone and installed a new mantel shelf. The room has a whole new focal point that suits the owner's taste and style


 

BEFORE
This chimney had deteriorated badly, and did not offer the style the homeowner really wanted.


We tore the chimney down to the roofline, and installed new clay tile chimney liners at the top


We take the extra time to prepare the job site with scaffolding as required for the safety of our technicians. This extra preparation ultimately saves time in getting the work completed and has the added benefit of protecting the customer's roof from accidental damage during our restoration.


Here's a closeup of the newly rebuilt chimney, featuring river stone and a new multi-flue stainless steel chimney cap.


AFTER
The new stone faced chimney really compliments the style of the home and the surrounding neighborhood.


 

 

 




BEFORE
This original historic fireplace had suffered major deterioration. The bricks inside the fireplace were so loose they could be removed by hand.

The unlined chimney was very unstable, with loose bricks ready for a cave-in. The chimney was relined in order to stabilize it, and to make it suitable for use with the new gas fireplace converson the customer wanted.


AFTER
We rebuilt the fireplace with firebrick, and designed a gas fireplace conversion that offers the look of an open fire and is specially made to fit this very small fireplace. Now the homeowner has the convenience of a gas fire, and the confidence that this fireplace will offer warmth, comfort and convenience not only for their family, but for the generations yet to who come to live in this historic home.


 

 TESTIMONIALS
Read the nice things our customers 
have to say about Elite Chimney!

“ Outstanding work! I manage a worldwide support group for Intel, and I have enough mechanical ability to appreciate both good service and good craftsmanship.  Especially after my experience with your “competitor”.  Frank and crew did an excellent job and were highly professional.  I will be certain to recommend your Company.
Regards, T.W. – Randolph, NJ

“I wanted to hire someone who would be honest with me about the condition of my chimney.  I wanted to hire someone who would actually show up as scheduled.  Elite is fabulous.”  
L.P. – Morristown, NJ

“I wish to complement all workers on their workmanship, friendliness and politeness.”  
M.B. – Madison, NJ

“We were so pleased with your company from the first visit with Kevin right through when Frank left.  Your guys are all courteous, knowledgeable and completely trustworthy.  I would highly recommend your company and Frank and his team in particular to anyone needing your services.  Thanks for a job well done.”  
S.W. – Scotch Plains, NJ

“Excellent job by a great team! Thanks” 
T.W. – Morristown, NJ

“Although your price was much higher than other quotes we got, you gave us the most thorough estimate and seemed to be more professional.  Also upon asking around your reputation was the best.” 
T.M.C. – Morristown, NJ

“Please take note that Frank was an excellent representative for Elite Chimney.  He was very professional easy to work with, and should be recognized for his work.  I would have others request he take care of their chimneys when doing business with your Company.” 
L.S. – Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

“Appreciate the owner of the Company stopping by to check on the work being done.”
M.M. – Flanders, NJ

“Frank was very considerate and explained to me all the way I felt they would do everything they could despite the problems.  I was very impressed with Frank and the crew.” 
L.R. – Morristown, NJ

“I was very impressed with Wilder and his crew” 
M.J. – Rockaway, NJ

“Great job, professional and courteous.  Would recommend to others without hesitation.”
L.B. – Randolph, NJ

“Keith and crew were very safe, professional and knew exactly what they were doing.  I also appreciate Keith going the extra mile to get us that beautiful cast iron door.  I can’t see why we won’t be doing business with Elite for many, many years to come.  Please send me some cards so I can tell all my neighbors! Thank you so much.  Job looks great!”
A.A. – Morristown, NJ

“The work done by Andrew and crew and the outcome was right on the money.  We are very happy with the job.  
Thank You.” J.S. – Morris Plains, NJ

“I would highly recommend your firm to anyone.  You did what I wanted when I wanted it.” 
S. L. – Florham Park, NJ

“Great job.  Everyone was great and helpful.  Also, very courteous!  We will recommend you to neighbors and friends.Thanks” 
M. l. – Brookside, NJ

“Andrew and his group were extremely polite and friendly.  They cleaned up every day and kept me informed about the job.  I am very pleased with the work they did on my chimney.”
L. W. – Summit, NJ

“Crew at the site were extremely professional.  Do not lose sight of the fact that your crew works in presentable uniforms and arrives in clean maintained vehicles which adds an air of confidence and professionalism.  Good marketing.” 
P. T. – Kinnelon, NJ

“You guys were straight forward and professional - you did not give us the run around and you knew what you needed to do.  Thank You.  Frank and his crew were excellent and very professional and respectful.” 
M. N. – Red Bank, NJ

“Frank, Kevin C, and Orlando did an outstanding job.  We were so pleased with your professionalism.  Thank you for calling when you were unable to come due to the weather, and for being punctual when you were able to do the job.  Everyone was so well mannered and respectful of our home.  Katherine in the office was wonderful too.  Thank You” 
H.C. – Roselle Park, NJ 

“Men worked very well as a team - showed respect, politeness, and professionalism not only to me but also to each other.  Their entire attitude toward a very difficult job was very admirable they worked very hard and did not damage the field stone façade-one small split in an area not noticeable Frank showed me and I am very appreciative of his honesty.  The “team” showed a pleasant attitude while working - rare in many professions. A job well done! I now have my fireplace working again. Thank You.” 
L. W.– Warren Township, NJ

“Thanks to you people at Elite Chimney we are now enjoying our fireplace again.  Thank you so much.” 
G. V. – Bogota, NJ

“I could not believe that I did not have to clean up after them.  I liked how nice the men spoke to each other.  They were a nice team of hard workers.” 
M. J. – Randolph, NJ

“I am writing to let you know of the excellent job that Frank Casalino and his crew did in replacing my chimney during the week of May 8-12, 2006. From demolition of the old chimney to building the new one, Frank’s crew was hard working, efficient, and extremely thorough.  Frank was lovely to work with, a real professional in every sense of the word.  Being at home with my young children throughout the week of work, I felt very comfortable having him around my home and appreciated the care his crew took in cleaning up from each day’s work.  I also appreciated his input in selecting the new brick face, and really love the end result. Once completed, having the new chimney allowed us to finally have our new gas fireplace installed, and now all the work is completed and we are thrilled with how it all tuned out. I will definitely recommend Elite Chimney Restoration & Maintenance to my friends and thank you for a very positive experience.” 
B. K. – New Providence, NJ

“Just a quick note to let you know how satisfied I am with my experience with your Company.  After a referral to your Company, everything was great.  Kevin handled all my questions and made me feel at ese and put forth a great sense of knowledge, making my decision to use your Company easy.  Donamarie in your office was also very professional and helpful, answering questions for me that I could not even get my insurance Company to answer.  I want to thank Kevin and Donamarie for the help with the insurance Company. Frank and his crew did a wonderful job here at our home.  The fireplace is beautiful and I could not be happier with it.  They worked quickly, cleanly, and were here when they said they would be, something you cannot say about all contractors. My experience with Elite Chimney is that of total satisfaction start to finish, I will not hesitate to highly recommend them to anyone looking for this kind of work.” 
H. C. – Warren, NJ

“A belated note of thanks to you, Keith and his crew for the excellent job in rebuilding our two chimneys.  We’ve had a lot of work done on this old place, and the professionalism and quality of work of Keith and his crew was the best we’ve seen. Please don’t hesitate to use us as a reference in the future.  We’re extremely pleased with the work and enjoying our very lovely (and dry) chimneys! And I expect you’ll hear from us in the not too distant future about re-pointing the rest of the stonework on the house.” 
K. P. – Verona, NJ

“I wanted to take a moment and let you know what an absolute pleasure it has been doing business with your Company.  From my first meeting with Kevin, through demolition and reconstruction of our damaged chimney, right up until the last speck of debris was picked up and hauled away, your people have been unbelievably courteous and professional.  Keith and his team have done an outstanding job of rebuilding our chimney and I can honestly say that it looks better than the original.  Should you ever need a referral, please fell free to contact me; I would not hesitate recommending your Company to anyone.” 
C. M. – Hawthorne, NJ  

“I am writing to thank you for a job VERY WELL DONE, I was required to have my chimney repaired in a limited amount of time by my home insurance Company and didn’t know anyone with recommendation.  I took a shot in the dark by looking in the yellow pages.  You were the first company that I called.  You provided an estimate for me the day of my initial call.  Not knowing whether or not you were a reputable company I called other chimney companies for estimates as well.  It was when ANOTHER chimney company provided high accolades for your company that I realized I would go ahead and hire you for the job. All the reasons I am so pleased with the job you provided: prompt estimate, reasonable price, prompt service, you provided a confirmation call the week of the service date, the technicians arrived ON TIME and worked VERY EFFICIENTLY, but most of all my chimney looks better than I had imagined.  I have benn raving about the work you did to all of my friends and family and will surely recommend you should anyone I know need chimney work done.” 
M. B. – Boonton, NJ

“First of all, I don’t usually write letters of complaint, so you can imagine how rare it would be for me to write a letter of extreme satisfaction but that’s what this is.  I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with Elite Chimney Restoration and the persons who did the cleaning in my house. Admittedly, I haven’t has a lot of actual “face” time with the gentlemen, but they have always been very friendly and pleasant when I do—like they actually enjoy their job. They have been knowledgeable and thorough and I felt safe knowing that they have inspected my chimney and then given me a report with a full explanation of any problems and concerns and answered any questions I might have without feeling like I was holding them back. Again, I just wanted to acknowledge the good service of your company.” 
M. L.– Califon, NJ

“We were fortunate to have contracted Elite Chimney Restoration & Maintenance, Inc. to complete this project.  The results are not only visibly appealing (the masonry work is exceptional), but also this project provided improved heating efficiency in this building and resolved all safety concerns regarding the stability of the chimney.” 
S.J. – Hackettstown, NJ  

 

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