Windswept Chimney Service is owned and operated by Frank and Ruth Francisco, life long Scotia natives and graduates of Scotia-Glenville High School. Frank was a Career Firefighter in the Navy, and also a volunteer fireman for Thomas Corners, Scotia, and West Charlton Fire Departments. His choice of professions was a natural progression for him.
Frank and Ruth have attended many educational classes and conventions to include the Chimney Diagnosis and Documentation and Chimney Physic's Courses offered by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA.org). Frank is a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep. Both Frank and Ruth have been active members in the past of the National Chimney Sweep Guild and NYS Chimney Sweep Guild. Frank has taught seminars to a wide variety of groups to include the American Society of Home Inspectors, The National Association of Home Inspectors, the NYS Fire Investigators and the Finger Lakes Building and Code Officials Conference (speaking on Code Updates). Frank is the Ex-Officio President of the NYS Chimney Sweep Guild and Ruth has held various offices in that same organization including, President, Treasurer and Communications Officer. She was also the Editor in Chief for the publication "The New York News", a trade magazine for more than a decade.
Several weeks each year are dedicated to education and we take pride in the fact that we get ongoing with both the New York State Chimney Sweep Guild and other organizations that will educate us in this industry. We strive to offer our customers the latest and best in technology in a field that is constantly changing.