Be a Part of the Movement

We’re connecting combat veterans to work opportunities in the chimney industry

Your Journey

Transitioning from the military into civilian life is a journey that’s different for every veteran. Our Veteran Transition Specialists are standing by to help kickstart your journey.


Your Journey 

Your Community

Working in the chimney industry is ensuring that your commitment to public safety continues. Chimney and Dryer fires are some of the most common causes of house fires each year.


Your Community

Your Future

Each day you’ll set ambitious goals and we’re going to be here cheering you on! From Transition, to Learning, to Master Chimney Sweep – we will be here. You can count on it.


Your Future

Our mission is to connect combat veterans with work opportunities in the chimney industry

Our Four Pillars

Combat Boots to Top Hats was founded to help empower combat veterans to learn a trade after military service and to help connect them to work opportunities in the chimney industry.


Our first goal is to connect you with business owners in the chimney industry. We want your transition to be seemless, so our Veteran Transition Specialists work hard to make sure you can start learning your new trade right when you discharge. 



We know first hand that sorting through DD-214s, Military Service Records, and GI Bill forms can be a real headache. We have people standing by to help consult you step-by-step so that you can take advantage of the benefits that you’ve earned. 


The purpose of Combat Boots to Top Hats is to help you learn a trade. We send you to the National Chimney Sweep School in Plainfield, Indiana, where you’ll learn about chimneys and eventually become a certified chimney sweep.


Once you are done with your certification, even after you’ve been working for a while, we’ll be here cheering you on and here to help you when you need us. From connecting you to another chimney company to even helping you start your own.

Make an Impact

By donating, fundraising, or spreading the word, you can help our veterans transition smoothly back into civilian life and on track to become a positive force in their communities.


We can’t empower veterans without you. Support those who protected us with a one-time or monthly donation. 


Help our veterans recover and transition back into civilian life by hosting or participating in a fundraising event.