Bob Ferrari – Instructor
I started the chimney business in 1984. My business consists of 4 trucks, two locations, and a hearth store. We built our own in-house training curriculum and training areas when I was being coached by Al Levi and Ellen Rohr. In 2012 I decided to contribute back to the industry by serving on the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors.
I’m best at seeing things from odd vantage points and finding creative ways to articulate ideas. I color outside of the lines. When a group is on unfamiliar ground that’s where I shine. I organized the logistics for our 25-day climb on Denali – so I’m not disorganized. However, I use organization as a platform to launch into uncharted territory rather than as an arrival point.
I have good communication skills, both written and oral, unless I’m bored. I’ve been certified, at one time or another, by CSIA, NFI – wood, gas, and pellet, FIRE, and as a BPI Building Analyst, high rope rescue, and as an EMT. I’m a good teacher. I dislike school, but I love learning.
I am excited to be working with CVC Success Group with my primary role teaching and sharing roped roof access as a means of providing a safe working environment and the ability to access steep roofs safely in the daily role of a technician. I look forward to working with industry teams at their locations teaching them how to do their jobs safely and without harm. But I also look forward to sharing my expertise with pellets, wood burning and gas burning appliances. I also see where I can share my expertise and training in house pressures and diagnosis of pressure issues relating to performance and air quality issues in homes.