Gene Padgitt is a 31-year industry veteran and self-taught award winning mason. Gene has won over a dozen awards for his masonry work nationwide. He is a Missouri State Certified Fire Investigator, NFI Certified Gas Specialist, CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, MHA Certified Heater Mason, has a degree in HVACR, and is a Licensed Mechanical Contractor. Gene has served on the board of directors and technical chair for the Midwest Chimney Safety Council for 13 years. Padgitt's specialties are historic chimney restoration, Rumford fireplaces, masonry heaters, and brick ovens. He is an entertaining and knowledgeable instructor and attendees love to take his classes.
Marge Padgitt is a 28-year industry veteran and national speaker. She is a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep and NFI Certified Woodburning Specialist and certified trainer. Marge served on the board of directors for the National Chimney Sweep Guild, Masonry Heater Association of North America, Midwest Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, and Midwest Chimney Safety Council. She is currently the President and Educational Director for the MCSC. Marge is a national speaker and has conducted over 100 classes for professionals, code officials, insurance adjusters, home inspectors, and building inspectors.
Marge is the author of The Chimney and Hearth Pro's Resource Book now available at Lindemann Chimney Supply or Amazon.com. She is currently working on The Homeowner's Guide to Chimney and Fireplace Maintenance and Operation and The Complete Guide to Chimney and Fireplace Restoration along with training films for the industry.
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