Family History

Alpine Family

Alpine Chimney Sweep is a family owned and operated business since 1986 when Ray and Patricia Fraser started the company in Omaha. As the family history tells it, Patricia ran the company on 3”x5” note cards using the phone book and giant maps of the Omaha area to organize where she was sending Ray for that next day’s work.

Over the years, four of their children and two of their nieces have owned and operated iterations of Alpine Chimney Sweep across the Midwest. Today it is Ray and Patricia’s daughter Janie who continues to run the family chimney sweeping business. She operates in the Omaha area, Des Moines area, and Joplin area. Her son Jacob – a third generation chimney sweep – owns and operates Alpine Chimney Sweep out of Taos, New Mexico.