Chimney Sweeper sweeps for 34 years
Tue, 2014-07-08 05:00 News Staff
By KERRI CHRISTENSEN
Chim chim-in-ey, chim chimin- ey, chim chim cher-ee! The Mary Poppins song pops into the owner’s head of Ables Top Hats all day long while sweeping out local chimneys in the central Texas area.
Doug Ables, 62, has been operating Ables Top Hats since 1980, specializing in chimney sweeping, air duct and dryer vent cleaning, animal removal and fireplace repair. A man who believes involving his family in his work, Ables and his wife, Mary, have four children and nine grandchildren. Ables’ wife, along with son Shandy and three of those grandchildren assist Doug with the business. The family owned business will go all over central Texas to service customer’s chimney sweeping needs.
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