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Don’t neglect the maintenance of your fireplace. Regular servicing can save you thousands of dollars of needless repairs down the road.—Richard

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“If you’re nervous about using your fireplace, or if it isn’t functioning properly, we’re the company to call,” says Richard Balliger, Jr., who co-owns Rightway Builders Chimney Saviors with his father. “We have the technical expertise to repair even a badly damaged chimney, where other contractors will just try to talk you into replacing it.”

Richard and his dad have been repairing and building chimneys together for over 20 years. Richard Sr. first founded the company in the early ‘70s when, as a volunteer fireman, he put out his first fire—started by a chimney. Later, in 1994 when many chimneys were damaged in the Northridge earthquake, he worked overtime to save them. Today Chimney Saviors repairs some of the most sophisticated chimneys in Southern California, including a 100-year-old triple-spiral chimney in Beverly Hills that had been attacked from all sides by vines.

“My dad or I do the inspections,” says Richard Jr. “We inspect the entire structure inside and out.” They also provide cleanings, maintenance and hearth fireside products. All their work comes with a 10-year warranty. “With many of our clients, an inspector scared them into thinking they needed to tear down,” explains Richard Sr. “We make chimneys serviceable, and we stand behind the quality of our work.”

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User Reviews

Stan Singer Tarzana
February 13, 2014

It’s impossible to tell you all the wonderful things about this company. Several years ago I was told my chimney wasn’t in good shape and three different
companies gave me three different things that had to be done. The prices for the works varied from $5000 to $20,000. Richard Balliger came to my house, checked my chimney from top to bottom and told me it would be a minimum of $1000 and a maximum of $2500. What a difference. They corrected all of the chimney problems and it has work wonderfully ever since. I was excited to know it was only going to be $2500, but when they gave me my bill, it was only $1300. You don’t get anymore honest than that. I would recommend them without any hesitation.

Chris Tearpak Valley Village
January 09, 2014

I bought a house last December and the inspection showed that the chimney was wobbly. My realtor recommended I call Chimney Saviors. I actually called a few places and Chimney Saviors gave me the best price. They reinforced the existing chimney with fresh mortar, re-lined the inside, installed a support, cut off the cap and installed a new one. They even picked up my custom paint from the paint store and re-painted the exterior of the chimney. They were very cool, professional guys and I have already recommended them to friends.

Gladys L. Tarzana
December 05, 2013

My experience with Chimney Saviors was very positive. They were very good, clean, professional, and did what they said they were going to do with no surprises.

Rich Chirco West Hills
November 21, 2013

J.R. came out and did the job right. He did some repair work inside the chimney and repaired the cap and patched the exterior. It looks good, they were efficient and cleaned up after themselves. I'm happy with them.

Frank R. Sunland
October 08, 2013

We had two fireplaces that had a problem with smoke coming into the room. Chimney Saviors came out, took some measurements and fixed it. We also have a wood burning stove that they extended the pipe on and eliminated any problems with the draw. They came when they said they would, got the work done on time and my wife was impressed with how well they cleaned up. You'd never know they were there. I was very impressed with their service.

Kerry Andrews Northwest Glendale
September 26, 2013

Our chimney had earthquake damage. Chimney Saviors came out, gave us a bid, fixed our chimney and did a great job. They were honest, on time, licensed and insured. Other chimney people had given us the runaround, trying to sell us additional stuff we didn't need. Chimney Saviors was straight up, had fabulous pricing and got the job done.