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The Boss: Tom Oyen

Sweepy Note: Given the absolute certainty that Tom will be reading this, and the scarcity of job opportunities in these recessionary times, this particular web page has been very carefully edited.

Originally a partner in the business, sole owner since 1985 and President/CEO since incorporation in 1995, Tom Oyen has been doing this for a long, long time. A voracious student of chimney factoids and hearth-related lore, and a veteran of every facet of the hearth products business from the chimney top down, Tom is the go-to guy whenever there's a problem nobody can solve
(although this doesn't happen very often, given the surpassing competence of the experienced, conscientious and vastly underpaid Chimney Sweep office staff and crew).

Tom's credentials include:

Certified Solid Fuel Safety Technician: Wood Heating Education and Research Foundation
Member, Hearth Products Association
Member, National Association of Home Builders
Washington State Contractor's License #CHIMNSI055PD
Pace Setter's Award, Sweet Home Stove Works: 1983
President's Award, Sweet Home Stove Works: 1984
Merit Award for Outstanding Customer Service, Kent Stoveworks, 1986
Nominee, Dealer of the Year, Washington Wood Energy Association, 1987
Member, Board of Directors, Washington Wood Energy Association, 1988
Outstanding Sales & Service Award, Pacific Energy,
Dealer Achievement Award, Waterford Irish Stoves, 1993-1994
Top Potato, Travis Industries Stove Camp, 1994
Certificate of Appreciation, Northwest Air Pollution Authority, 1994
Outstanding Product Presentation Award, Waterford Irish Stoves, 1995-1996
Cover Story, Hearth & Home Magazine, January 1995
Pacific Northwest Dealer of the Year, Hearthstone, 1996
Nickel Circle Award, Heartland Appliances, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Gold Dealer Award, Hearthstone, 2000
Top Dealer Award, Waterford Irish Stoves, 2001
Outstanding Sales Performance, Mendota, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Roy Award for Outstanding Sales Performance, Heartland Appliances, 2002
Top Regional Dealer Award, Waterford Irish Stoves, 2003
Outstanding Sales and Service, Hearthstone, 2003


The Boss strikes a pose


Although Tom doesn't get out in the field
much anymore, he still dresses like a

These are his "summer blacks".

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