|The year was 1977: The movie "Star Wars" lit up the big screen. The Porsche 928 debuted at the Geneva Auto Convention, and Tim Madden started Matchless Chimney Care. With a desire to provide quality service with a home town touch, he went door-to-door inspecting and cleaning fireplace and furnace chimneys.
The next few years flew by. Tim opened his first wood stove showroom in New Salem, NY. And Matchless began operating out of a small office, instead of Tim's home office. The next big move was in 1986. Tim bought a new showroom in Glenmont, NY, and today it is the site of the Matchless headquarters for sales and installation.
The store and the actual hearth products have changed and advanced with the times. Even the name changed from Matchless Chimney Care to Matchless Stove & Chimney. So through word of mouth and reliable service Matchless grew from cleaning one to two chimneys each day to cleaning over 3,000 chimneys annually. Tim's family also grew from one child to six, with many of them working at the company to this day.
Matchless Stove & Chimney's reputation and sales thrived, but Tim still dreamed of taking the company to a new level. With help from his sons, Jeremiah and Isaiah, Tim looked for the ideal location for a second showroom. After a year of looking, they found the future site of the new showroom. In August 2007 Matchless opened the second store in Clifton Park, NY.
The 4,000 square foot showroom has been a huge hit, featuring the best fireplaces, stoves and mantels in the Capital Region. Matchless Stove & Chimney has evolved into a full-service retail and installation business. But some things haven't changed. The Matchless family has not forgotten its roots, which means that our friendly, knowledgeable team is ready to go the extra mile to provide courteous and professional service for each and every customer.
Matchless Stove & Chimney has been family owned and operated for over 25 years, installing and servicing fireplaces, stoves and chimneys for 16,000 plus customers. Every day, we look for new ways to make a positive impact on the lives of our customers, employees, family, friends and suppliers. We're Matchless Stove & Chimney. Can we build a fire for you?
Our Small Business Excellence Award
In May 2007, Matchless Stove & Chimney was awarded the Small Business Excellence Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This award recognizes the importance of small business to the economy, and celebrates small businesses that meet a high standard of excellence. Matchless received this prestigious award for demonstrating longevity, expansion and innovation.