Meet Our Family

Steve Oldham

Steve and his wife Joan started Chimney Swifts in 1979.

Over the past 40 years, Steve has perfected the art of chimney cleaning with the upmost attention to detail and cleanliness.


Having grown up in town, it wasn’t long before Chimney Swifts had developed a customer base in the thousands.

“I am proud of our company and of our reputation. We have always tried to be fair and honest with customers, and maintain the highest standard of professionalism and workmanship, in this very important safety service. I truly appreciate your business.”

Jon Nelson

Jon, Steve’s son-in-law, joined the team over 10 years ago. Quickly picking up the trade, these two create a dynamic duo of both experience and skill.


As an Immaculate High School graduate, Jon then went on to get a Bachelors degree from Western Connecticut State University in Small Business and Entrepreneurial Management.


Since doing business with Steve, Jon has expanded the company into the dryer vent cleaning industry and now The Chimney Swifts & Dryer Vent Cleaning proudly serves all of Fairfield County.


Jon is thrilled to carry the torch for decades to come.

Paul Nelson

Paul, Jon’s cousin, joined the team in 2019 and is excited to be a part of this well established family business.


He was born in Fairfield County, but has traveled the country being part of a military family. He has proudly served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years with multiple tours overseas.

Paul brings loyalty and eagerness to learn in this lost trade of chimney cleaning, and new dryer vent industry. 


Jon and Paul are both ecstatic to bring The Chimney Swifts & Dryer Vent Cleaning into the 21st century.

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