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Hugh Cruickshank


  • Born in Australia, raised in Mill Valley, CA
  • Moved to Washington State in the 70s working as a logger and construction worker
  • 13-year employee of Fireplace Safety Services; CSIA- and NFI-certified
  • Married with twin daughters who are always adding joy to his life
  • Hobbies include hiking, gardening, natural health, martial arts, and Eastern mystical practices.


Brian Magee


  • Been in fireplace industry for eight years
  • Has experience in installation of gas, electric and vent-free units, in addition to gas- and wood-burning stoves
  • Been in California for the past two years sweeping chimneys, writing reports and full estimates, installing and repairing gas and masonry fireplaces




John Stephenson


  • Employed with Fireplace Safety Services for two years
  • Has experience in stone, masonry, and carpentry
  • Part-time landscaping job
  • Part-time student at College of Martin
  • Hobbies include motorcycles and going to the gym
  • His mom lives in California, and he has family in New Mexico & Connecticut


Lisa Roberts


  • Has been with Fireplace Safety Services for 28 years
  • Attended College of Martin
  • Regional occupational program
  • Efficient in QuickBooks
  • Enjoys spending time with her family
  • Married for 28 years with 2 daughters
  • Has lived in the Bay Area all of her life


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The quality of service was great. They came on time and were very tidy. I hardly knew that they were there and was very pleased with the results.
~ Lexie M., San Francisco