Meet The Team

Mark Rizzo 
General Manager

  • Born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Southern Illinois University
  • Started London Chimney in 1977
  • He provides the vision and leadership for the company and believes in a strong foundation to promote future growth.
  • Mark is driven to ensure all have an enjoyable experience when working with London.
  • Enjoys cycling year-round and skiing in the fall and winter. Also enjoys many different genres of music.
  • Has been a Marin County resident for 40+ years
  • Has an 18-year-old daughter, Talia attending University of Denver studying Communication, Journalism, and Creative Writing

 

Frank Harwood
Operations Manager

  • Raised in San Francisco. Attended SF State and received a BS in Marine Biology.
  • Enjoys cars, motorcycles, and guitars
  • Joined our team in September, 1985
  • Technical cornerstone of the company. Flawless integrity. The company’s go-to guy with questions.
  • Has a 19 year old son, Zachary that is currently earning a degree at Sonoma State University

 

Anthony Cochran
Lead Technician

  • Joined our team in 2011
  • Enjoys working with customers, relining flues, firebox construction, smoke chamber repair, and minor gas work
  • Hobbies include golf, hiking, and upkeep of his home
  • Has resided in Fairfax since 1977

 

Hugh Cruickshank
Senior Technician

  • Hugh has been in the construction trades throughout his working career and has worked in the fireplace industry since 2002.
  • He is certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), and has his Gas Technician Certification with the National Fireplace Institute (NFI).
  • Hugh is an outdoor, health and fitness enthusiast and has followed a vegan diet for the last 25 years.
  • He is the father of 2 grown twin daughters, and his wife is a teacher at the Branson School in Ross.

 

Brian Magee
Senior Technician

  • Brian has been in the fireplace industry since 2007.
  • Throughout his career, he has obtained multiple Factory Certifications.
  • Brian is the fireplace “Jack of All Trades”, with experience in installations, routine maintenance, framing, brick work and restoration.
  • As one of our Senior Technicians, Brian is responsible for training our new technicians as well as consulting with contractors and homeowners on various projects.
  • Brian strives for perfection and is always up for a challenge taking great pride in his work. Maintaining a clean and organized work environment, customer satisfaction is always a priority.
  • A transplant from Virginia, Brian is married with one son.

 

Brian Barth
Sales Manager

  • Brian joined the London team in 2016 with a background in sales of 37 years.
  • He is the recipient of multiple Salesman of the Year awards.
  • One of the things Brian enjoys about sales is meeting new people and catching up with return visitors.
  • Brian has lived in Mill Valley for the past 23 years and enjoys skiing, tennis, music and all Bay Area sports teams.

 

Carmen Guelfi
Administrative Assistant

  • Carmen joined the London team in early 2016, bringing with her over 8 years of administrative experience.
  • She works closely with our Technicians to ensure London provides the best possible service to our customers.
  • Carmen is responsible for all administrative duties, including scheduling.
  • Originally form Lima, Peru, Carmen enjoys going to the beach and hiking.

 

Al Khabbazi
Inventory Manager

  • Al lives in beautiful Sausalito.
  • Al brings with him an extensive work history that aids him in tackling any task London Chimney throws his way.
  • In his spare time he enjoys sailing.

 

Travis Snelling
Lead Technician

  • Travis has worked in the chimney industry for 7 years, training alongside Master chimney sweeps and brick masons.
  • He is passionate about keeping the classic look of San Francisco’s fireplaces alive and well in an area where styles and trends are constantly evolving.
  • Travis grew up in the North Bay, Petaluma/San Francisco area. His family has deep roots in Marin County, with his father being a 30-year Teamster in San Francisco and his grandparents maintaining an English horse riding ranch across the road from Muir Beach.

 

Alex Watson
Apprentice Technician

  • Alex joined the London team in 2016 and is being mentored by our Senior Technicians, working with them to learn the skills necessary to be successful in the field.
  • He quickly developed a passion for the fireplace industry and enjoys role he plays in helping people keep their homes safe.
  • Alex has a background in construction, automotive and technology which has aided him in developing his skill set in this industry.
  • He has lived in the Bay Area his entire life and enjoys being able to work in his own “backyard”.

 

Mike Fugere
Gas Technician

  • Mike joined the London team in 2016 bringing with him 10 years of experience in the fireplace industry.
  • He specializes in troubleshooting gas appliance as well as the installation of new units.
  • Mike is family oriented as a single father to his daughter and together the two enjoy cooking and various home projects.

 

Patricia Jimerson
Accounting Director

  • Patricia has 30 years of Accounting and Finance experience within the motion picture aviation, aquatic and now chimney industry.
  • She earned her BS in Business Finance from the University of Phoenix
  • Patricia tackles any challenge head on and lives by a personal motto, “The key to life is balance and smiles.”
  • She is one of six daughters, born and raised in California and is a very proud Mom of her recently married son, Joel Matthew.
  • Patricia enjoys the entire football season, beginning with College and ending with the Super bowl, and spending time with her childhood sweetheart.

 

Reading some of the testimonials from our customers will tell you a lot about us and give you a good idea of the professional way we work.






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