This Vermont chimney sweeping business has a proud tradition of serving the local communities of Manchester, Dorset, Arlington, Shaftsbury and many others since 1980. Jim Harkins was the first sweep and then Brian Shult took over and built his business on the premise of hard work and great customer service. We often hear great things about the two prior sweepers and have a huge debt of gratitude to them for forging the path for our great company in this Southern Vermont region.

We understand how important it is to get to know your chimney service professional. You are entrusting these men and women with your homes, your families and your lives. It is extremely difficult to imagine the stress this kind of decision must create in you. If you are an existing customer of ours, then we are relieved that you have found us. We are thankful that we can serve you. Our mission is to ensure you have an experience of 100% customer satisfaction. To achieve that, we work very hard to answer all calls personally, book your service promptly and continue to pursue our craft so you can have the best in the area and the industry.


Happy Customers


Lead Certified Sweep

CSIA Certified Sweep Certified Dryer Vent Technician


Chris Pugliese is our lead, CSIA certified sweep holding a current Vermont Chimney Sweep registration (license) T4-00071. He will enthusiastically exhaust all resources to find an answer to a problem or question. Honesty and ethical behavior are strong values for Chris; he likes knowing that both he and his customers can sleep well at night.
As a native Vermonter, Chris is very familiar with the lifestyle we live in New England and the unique challenges Vermonters must face with the huge swings in temperature and the short summer season. He is a valuable resource for our customers because he knows many great tradespeople in the area when something needs to be done right. As evidence of his ongoing educational pursuit, Chris holds other certifications such as CSIA Certified Dryer Vent technician and is the process of testing for others. Not only does he challenge himself, but it is Chris’ role to help grow the business by leading other team members to become industry leaders as well.


Managing Member and Owner

CSIA Certified Sweep Certified Dryer Vent Technician


Harry Lux, the owner and managing member, sets the tone and direction for the company- Education is the foundation of the business. “Our customers will be best served if our technicians and staff never stop learning; the industry is changing and we must be prepared.” As a CSIA certified sweep holding a current Vermont Chimney Sweep registration, Harry attends local events and National Chimney Sweeping Guild conventions to maintain his edge. He has defined his passion as helping others achieve their success. For the team at Black Magic, this will surely drive people a bit crazy, but it will push them to pursue their best.
Helping others is in his blood. Harry spends free time coaching youth baseball and soccer, as well as, being an active sportsman and martial artist. “I really enjoy teaching or coaching, because I get so much out of the lessons I’m trying to teach. It’s a real gift.”


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Scott Dziadul, Certified Sweep

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Ericca Burdick, Office Administrator

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