‘Gas Hearth class’ at CSIA July 14-18 is a can’t-miss event


A who’s who of leaders in the gas hearth industry will be at CSIA July 14-18 to teach the “Installing & Troubleshooting Gas Hearth Appliances” class, an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Jim Brewer, a well-respected chimney sweep and subject-matter expert, and Mike Van Buren, a professional engineer and past HBPA technical director, will be lead instructors of this event, which is hands-on. It will offer 16 CSIA CEUs and give participants an opportunity to acquire the NFI gas credential.

“Mike and I have a lot of experience, and we enjoy sharing it,” Brewer said. Bob Priesing and Dennis Dobbs, industry veterans, will be on hand to participate.

MORE: Sign up for the class on Chimney Safety Institute of America’s events calendar.

“It’s an outstanding opportunity to receive training from some of the biggest names in the business,” said CSIA Director of Education Ashley Eldridge. “And the training on appliances is not proprietary. It covers all of the appliances out there.”

Brewer said the gas-fireplace market is becoming as popular, or more popular, than wood-burning types. “It’s a growing market that’s not being well tended” after installation. But it could be a good business opportunity for sweeps who want to service gas fireplaces, he said.

MORE: On CSIA’s Soundcloud channel, hear from Jim Brewer about why the gas fireplace program was created.


For additional information, e-mail CSIA Program Director Claire Rutledge at crutledge@csia.org. Note: Class size is limited, so don’t delay!

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