Our Story

A little over 25 years ago, Kim Kepchar decided to earn a little extra income on the side by starting a chimney sweeping business called Top Hats and Cat Tails. Something about a childhood experience with a chimney fire – something about the adventure of scampering around on rooftops – something about the joy and challenge of working for one’s self – who knows, but something hooked him.

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Kim Kepchar

Whatever it was, Kim has spent the better part of the last two decades developing the skills, knowledge and experience that led to the opening of Wooden Sun in 2010. Kim is committed to putting his knowledge and experience to work selling, installing, and servicing the highest quality, safest and most efficient hearth products. Our team at the Wooden Sun does not just care about what we sell but how we sell it.

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A Note About Our Pricing

Wooden Sun is a small, local business. We have put our heart and soul into creating a beautiful showroom displaying as many of our products as we can. We warrant our installation labor for as long as you own the product, and follow industry best practices established by the National Fire Prevention Association, rather than minimal standards required by building code. We believe in superior customer service provided by employees who receive continuous training on industry best practices. We believe in living wages, and providing our employees with health, retirement and vacation benefits. All of these are reflected in our pricing.

We also recognize that internet and large retailers are competing mightily for your business–mainly by price. We will match any bonafide price on a grill, fireplace or awning from a dealer authorized to sell AND install the product–we want to earn your business THAT much! In the long run, we are confident that you will come to appreciate the level of quality and care that we put into everything that we do. Whether it is a simple chimney sweep or gas service call, an entire hearth makeover, or an outdoor room, we want to help you “Bask in the Warmth”!