About Us

Meet owner, Bob Hand. Bob has been serving Whatcom and Skagit County residents as Haulin’ Ash Chimney Sweeps for over 40 years. Bob recognized the importance of becoming a Certified Chimney Sweep at the onset of his career. Through extensive education, training, testing, and experience, Bob offers his customers the knowledge and expertise that is synonymous with excellence.

Bob is considered an expert in his field by loyal customers, property management professionals, home inspectors, real estate professionals, fire marshals and commercial property managers. Bob prides himself in offering education to consumers and professionals, as safety is his main concern.

What About Bob?

Born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, Bob earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Denison University. After visiting the Pacific Northwest in 1975, Bob fell in love with the area and made Bellingham his home. Bob is honest, sincere and, admittedly, quite a character. “I believe in doing the right thing by my customers. I take great care in determining what the real situation is and addressing the facts”, says Bob Hand. You can count on Bob as our many repeat customers can testify!

Meet Our Team Leaders


  • The Face Behind the Telephone – Meet Diana ‘Jr’. Daughter, Diana Jr joined Haulin’ Ash as office manager back in 2002. Diana has familiarized herself with the business and is highly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Bob says, ‘she is my right HAND wo-man’! Diana has been instrumental in assisting Haulin’ Ash in the growth of the business. This is what some of our customers say about Diana:

“I am impressed by how helpful Diana was on the phone and she made me feel confident in choosing Haulin’ Ash.”

“Diana went above and beyond the call of duty in helping us make a timely appointment so that we could meet our house closing deadline…..Thank you!”









  • Our Leading Man – Meet Caine Hand, Bob’s son. He has been doing chimney masonry repair for almost 10 years. He prides himself in visualizing chimney repair as a creative art form. He works hard to make each job professional, clean, speedy and done correctly. This is what some of our customers say about Caine”

“Caine is a sweetheart and the job he did looks fantastic! I am very pleased.”

“Who was that sweet young man that did the repair work on my chimney? Oh, he’s wonderful!”


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