About Us


The History

— How it all began

Don Oakes owned and operated his chimney maintenance business, Don’s Chimney Care, since the mid 80’s and serviced the majority of Franklin county as well as several local towns in the neighboring counties.  After 20 years of operating this business, in 2005 he decided that he would like to have a place to send his customers to purchase a high quality heating appliance combined with the excellent customer service that he had already been providing.  The merger of Don’s Chimney Care with the retail sales of hearth products took place in September of 2006 and Don’s Stove Shop, Inc. (aka Don’s Chimney Care & Stove Shop) was born. We are a small business with only 6 full time employees, a couple of seasonal employees and Ashes the shop kitty who oversees the operations and the bird feeders.


We specialize in chimneys/hearths/venting and recognize the importance of education.  Our technicians are required to undergo extensive training order to receive their local and national certifications. Continued education is an ongoing priority so our technicians take online classes as well as attend industry seminars each year in order to stay current with industry changes.  You can be assured that our technicians have attained the skill level necessary to complete the job we are hired to do.


Don’s Stove Shop, Inc. continues to offer the same chimney maintenance services that we’ve been providing for the past 30 year as well as the following:

  • Retail sales, installation & service of hearth products (stoves, inserts & fireplaces)
  • Retail sales & installation of fireplace doors
  • Retail sales & installation of stainless steel chimney caps
  • Class A (metal) chimney sales/installations
  • Chimney inspections
  • Chimney sweeps
  • Chimney liners
  • Masonry repair (includes water seal, flashing repair, chimney top offs, crown replacement, etc.)
  • Retail sales of repair parts/repairs for other brand stoves such as Pelpro, Glow Boy, Enviro, Englander, St. Croix.

You can expect to receive top notch customer service with expert advice from a professional and friendly staff when doing business with us.  Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance and we strive to provide that, to each and every customer, no matter how big or how small the sale will be.  

Service Areas

Our service area includes Carrabassett Valley, Bethel, Roxbury, West Paris, Lisbon, Poland, Anson, Winthrop, Oakland, Auburn, Farmington, Lewiston, Greene, Turner, Minot, Mechanic Falls, Norway, South Paris, Buckfield, Hartford, Canton, Rumford, Mexico, Peru, Dixfield, Canton, Livemore, Jay, Livermore Falls, Monmouth, Sidney, Belgrade, Rome, Vienna, New Sharon, Industry, Leeds, New Vineyard, Strong, Litchfield, West Paris, Temple, Wilton, Avon, Phillips and all points in between.

Don would like to hear from you if you ever have any concerns at all.  We have very high expectations from our technicians, whom we take a lot of pride in, so if you ever have an issue for any reason, then please call and speak to Don personally.  We appreciate your trust and want to make sure that anything wrong is made right!!

Customer Testimonials​