Meet the Team
Daniel Freeman – Founder, Owner, COO, Lead Inspector
- IAAI-FIT Fire Investigation Technician
- F.I.R.E. Certified Fireplace & Chimney Inspector FCI-338
- NFI Certified Instructor / Master Hearth Professional (Wood, Pellet, Gas) #176537
- NCSG Certified Master Chimney Professional #225
- ICC Certified Residential Mechanical Inspector #9688396
- ICC Class B Contractor, ICC Master Mechanical Contractor
- CSIA Certified Chimney Specialist #41, Sweep #9430
- C-DET Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician #1137
- HeatShield Factory Trained Installer
Daniel Freeman is the founder of The Chimney Doctor. He started working in the chimney industry in 2013 and quickly fell in love with the work. Just three years later he took an opportunity to found The Chimney Doctor, Ltd. specializing in chimney inspection, repair, and installation. He believes that problem-solving and continuing education are at the core of building a successful customer-oriented service business and always wants to put customer safety first in everything he does. He still strives daily to educate himself and his clients, and help people keep their homes, businesses and families safer.
Currently Daniel teaches as an instructor for one of the largest education providers in the industry and teaches technical and business classes. He is currently a member on three industry committees. With Underwriters Laboratory he sits on two standards technical committees (STC0103 and STC0127) that cover a total of 17 standards and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) committee on the NFPA 211: Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, and Venting Systems for Heat Producing Appliances.
Daniel has a Bachelors of Science in Marketing Management and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Strategy & Leadership from Western Governors University. He’s also been a part of various executive coaching seminars in both the US and Europe. Before founding The Chimney Doctor, Daniel had the opportunity to work as a Survival Instructor and In-Field Supervisor at the Anasazi Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to healing the parent-child relationship, and as a volunteer missionary in Quebec, Canada.
His education continues through many industry suppliers and organizations to make sure that he and his staff are up to date on the most current inspection and cleaning techniques, as well as any new chimney, appliance, venting, and fire loss information available. He is happily married and the father of five children and in his spare time enjoys volunteering in various capacities in his church, serving others, completing projects around the house, gardening, camping and traveling with his family.
Otherwise, Daniel enjoys serving Jesus Christ through his church. Currently, he serves as an Interfaith Outreach Specialist in the Denver Colorado Southwest Slope Area Communications Council for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bill Fister - Office Staff
Sales Manager, NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialist
Coming from over 20 years of running A Perfect Stone, a landscaping and masonry company with up to 18 employees at various points, Bill is an absolute delight to have on The Chimney Doctor team. He joined our staff in 2018 and both staff and customers have consistently agreed that Bill is a hard worker, straight forward, happy to answer questions, and enjoyable to speak with.
Bill served in the military in his younger years and highly respects those who have served as well. He has come to deeply understand chimneys and the issues that can arise and has made educating himself a priority so that he can explain issues to customers so they are easily understood. He is working on several certifications even though he does not go in the field as a technician himself. Focusing primarily on having positive customer relationships, formulating estimates for work to be completed, and answering questions Bill is an indispensable part of our family.
One of Bill’s passions stems from when he was an Investment Broker years ago, investing. Bill is an avid investor and enjoys watching the markets and playing the options as they move. Otherwise, he has a deep connection with his dogs, who have been with him through thick and thin. Both dogs spend their days at the office with Bill and bring energy to the team. If you have a chance to speak with Bill on the phone we hope you find your experience of him as pleasing as we have.
Amy Wishon - Office Staff
As a supervisor for a home care agency in the Grand Junction area Amy stopped by one day looking for a change. She drove all the way to our office specifically to ask if we were looking for anyone right then. We were greatly impressed by Amy and her motivation to seek out something more in line with her values. She was tired of working for larger companies and wanted to work somewhere smaller with more of a family feeling to it. In her spare time Amy enjoys four wheeling, camping, and the great outdoors. Amy has been a great addition to our team and we know you will be as impressed with her as we have been.
Tammy Mancuso - Office Staff
After starting work with The Chimney Doctor in 2017, Tammy quickly became an invaluable member of our family. Her sincere care and concern for everyone she meets is at the forefront of who she is and how she treats others. For Tammy family is more than just a word, it’s a way of life.
A native of Rochester, NY she relocated to the Western Slope in 2015. She enjoys spending her free time as a birth and postpartum doula, helping families through the joys, challenges, and the adjustments that are inevitable during the birth year.
She enjoys giving back to others in her community and has been a leader in a large women’s organization for 2 years, spent 5 years directing enrichment camps for young women ages 12-18, and taught youth improvement classes for over 4 years.
Tammy is Dear to 1, Mom to 6, and Grams to 9.
Chris Eglet - Technician
CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, NFI Certified Master Hearth Technician (Wood, Pellet, Gas), C-DET Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician
Chris Eglet was born in 1974 in Seattle Washington, moved to Grand Junction in 1988, and graduated from Central High School in 1994. He worked for Weatherford international as a Well Test Supervisor for 7 years before deciding he wanted to be home with his kids more. Chris is married with 4 children, the oldest currently attending college at CMU.
To continue his education Chris has taken college courses through the BYU Pathway Program. He is actively involved as a member in both the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Palisade Masonic Lodge 125. He loves learning new skills, enjoys doing his best and making others smile. He is a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep and continues to receive training and education within the industry.
While he never imagined himself a Chimney Inspector in his younger years Chris has proved himself both competent and capable in the field and is a valued addition to The Chimney Doctor family.
Joaquin Zamora - Technician
Dryer Vent Inspector, Warehouse Manager