About Us


Bill and Beth Rice have been the proud owners of Pinckletink Chimney Service since founding it in 1999. Bill retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1993 and operated a chimney service company in Long Island , NY before returning home to Maine in 1998. He and Beth then began servicing the needs of one of the chimney capitals of the Northeast – Western Maine . It has been a wonderful experience for both of them.

It is not just meeting and getting to know the nicest people, their customers, that they love. Bill and Beth provide a service that really matters. Their customers’ safety is their top concern. These things make their chosen profession fun and rewarding for them.

“We want to be our customers’ "Sweeps for Life,” says Beth . This means they hope to “adopt” each customer and care for their heating concerns for life, making regularly scheduled service visits, and correcting chimney problems as they arise.

Bill has always dedicated himself to his profession, being the first Certified Chimney Sweep in Western Maine . He was a founding member of the Maine Association of Chimney Sweeping Professionals and is Immediate Past President.

And they wish to share with you the story of the Pinkletink.