Marge Padgitt


AKA “The Chimney Lady”

Marge Padgitt is a 35-year Hearth industry veteran. She helps homeowners understand the best type of heating appliance to use, how to properly maintain wood and gas burning appliances, and what to avoid. She is knowledgeable about wood and gas-burning stoves, fireplace inserts, fireplaces, masonry heaters, gas flues and masonry chimneys and can answer any questions regarding efficiency of their appliances, house pressure, EPA regulations, alternative home heating methods, masonry and pre-fabricated chimney problems, and how to avoid chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.
President and CEO of HearthMasters and Padgitt Chimney &
Fireplace since 1986
Independence, MO

Certified Woodburning Specialist: National Fireplace Institute
CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep: Chimney Safety Institute of America

Region 4 Director, National Chimney Sweep Guild 2010-2011
Board of Directors, Midwest Chimney Safety Council: President, Vice President, Educational Director and Licensing Chair, MCSC 2000-2019
Board of Directors: Midwest Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association 2000-2003
Board of Directors: Masonry Heater Association of North America 2003-2008
Certification committee: Chimney Safety Institute of America 2005-2006
U.L. Standards 127 and 103 Technical Committees 2003-2008

National Chimney Sweep Guild annual convention 2010
Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association annual convention 2010
NFI Instructor for the Woodburning Specialist Certification 2005-2010
Midwest Chimney Safety Council 1996-present
Midwest Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association 1999-present
Missouri Insurance Adjusters annual convention 2007
ASHI Regional and local meetings 1998 - present
UMKC Communiversity 2005- present
Historic Preservation Society 2006

Author of: 
The Chimney and Hearth Pro’s Resource Book
Wood-Fired Heating and Cooking
The Complete Book of Chimney & Fireplace Restoration (current)
Documentary film on the history of chimney sweeps (current project)