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Bud and Vickie Atchley 

Bud started the company with his wife Vickie back in 1986, looking to supplement his income while working as a fulltime government employee with the Michigan Air National Guard . He originally started working with family in the business in 1976. Bud enjoys working with customers and instilling a vision in his employees for providing outstanding customer service. In order to ensure that his customers get the highest quality of service possible he encourages his staff to seek continued education and training which is financed by the company. Bud is a Certified Chimney Sweep, and maintains a state Builders and Mechanical license.

Bud has been married to his lovely wife Vickie for 30 years and they have two beautiful daughters, one granddaughter, 3 grandsons and two wonderful son-n-laws. When not on the rooftops or in the office, you might find. Bud serving in his church as an usher, and on two different building expansion committees. Bud and Vickie have served on two short term missions trips, Obregon, Mexico to build a church for a local Pastor and  in the Dominican Republic to help administer medical aid, medication and surgeries to those in need, nationals and Haitian refugees as well. Vickie loves taking care of the lawn and gardening.



Tim Thiede

Supervisor and Certified Chimney Sweep

Tim has been with company since 1997, and is a Certified Chimney Sweep certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).  Tim manages the production of jobs to include chimney cleaning, system evaluation, and restoration. He is trained and qualified to perform masonry repairs, stove and fireplace installation and upgrades, and chimney liner installations.

Tim is a Certified Chimney Sweep certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). His interests include hunting, fishing, playing softball on his church softball league, and most of all, hanging out with his wife and son.


Jeremy Nardi

Certified Chimney Sweep

Jeremy is our newest addition and has proven himself to be a tremendous asset. He is a Certified Chimney Sweep certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). He has a background in the building and remodeling industry. 

Jeremy is a master pizza maker, husband and father of 2 boys and 2 girls! We love his demeaner and sense of humor.


Rich Rybinski

Gas Service Technician

Rich joined Home Care Chimney in 2008. Rich makes sure all required supplies are loaded in the trucks and keeps the job sites stocked. Rich has worked as a pipe fitter is also our main gas installer.

Rich has been a real asset to our company and we just love him! Rich loves spending time with his sons and riding his flamed out Harley.