Keeping the technological edge is pertinent to being in business. Tom Urban,founder and president of Estoban Corporation is the leading edge in chimney video scanning technology. As a27-year veteran in the chimney and heating industrieshe is fully committed toprovidingthe best equipmentwhen it comes to photo and video documentation. Tom will be presenting Tuning Up Your Inspection Processes at the New York State Chimney Sweep Guild Workshop on May 13-14 in Latham, New York.A total of 4.5 CSIA CEU’s and 6 NFI CEU Credits will be available to seminar attendees.
Tom has been a speaker at regional and national conventions in the chimney industry, heating and fireplace industries consecutively for 20 years. He designs and provides training seminars on chimney relining, oil burner technology, chimney section procedures, photo documentation and interpretation training and seminars on computer generated reports.
He has alsotaught at the CSIA in Indianapolis, IN since its opening in 2000. He is one of four in the teaching team who presentdiagnosis and documentation procedures to sweeps, engineers, and home inspectors. The 3-to-5 day course is also taken on the road twice a year. He alsodeveloped a multi-media course that includes power-point presentations and hands-on study.
Tom has a lot of experience working in the industry. From owning a chimney sweeping business with hisEsther tobeing one of the founding directors of the PA StateGuild,Tom found time in 1989 tobe part ofa team of chimney professionals to document the conditions of all the fireplaces in the White House in Washington D.C. Estoban Corporation provided all the documentation equipment and Tom personally over saw the scanning and documentation of the chimneys.
Tom has been involved in many other activities such as being an expert witness in court cases, working with ABC 20/20 when they did a investigative report on carbon monoxide poisoning cases in N.J and Iowa. Heauthored a four page report on carbon monoxide titled Close Encounters with CO that was printed and sold thru the N.C.S.G.
Tom also provided equipment and setup for not one, but four episodes of This Old House on PBS, he even got to do a 4 min vinette called Insiders look at your chimney (go to www.chimscan.net and click on educational video to see it).
Tom has beena member of theNational Chimney Sweep Guild (N.C.S.G) since 1979 and holds the Certified Sweep # 210. He was awarded theC.S.I.As Education Award in 2004 and theN.C.S.G. Presidents Awards in 2009.
Lindemann Chimney Supply along withthe New York State Chimney Sweep Guild are proud to sponsor this seminar. For more information on attending this seminar and other educational seminarsclick here.