Provide Life Saving Help to Combat Veterans

Combat Boots to Top Hats was started to lower the barrier of entry for combat veterans looking to learn the chimney trade.

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Veterans Report that finding a job is the Top Challenge They Face when transitioning into Civilian life

Three Main Reasons:

1. Non-transferrable skills to civilian work force

2. Hurdles to Certification & Education

3. Hindering Disabilities, such as PTSD

we want to eliminate that

current Stats We’re Fighting

Unemployed Veterans (1)


Underemployed Veterans (2)


Higher Unemployment Rate than Non-Veterans (1)

How We Help

Job Connections

Our first goal is to connect our veterans to our partners in the industry. It’s important to us to help make the right introductions, ensuring a lasting, mutually beneficial relationship between the owners and the veterans.

GI Bill Consultation

Once the connection is made, we work with the veterans and the business owners to sort of the complexities of the GI Bill to get the veterans to the chimney certification classes.


Certification Classes

This is one of the most importanat things we work for: getting our veterans their trade certification. We provide travel to and around Indiana, plus a per diem for meals.

Continued Support

After the veterans are certified, we continue to support them with all of the certifications they desire, helping to boost their industry knowledge.

How Your Money Is Spent 


CSIA & NCSG Training Support



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