"K & I Paterson Ltd is a family run business with father, mother, son and his wife all working together to give the best service we can."
Kenny is the senior Paterson!
After a 5 year apprenticeship as a stone mason, building houses, steadings, chimneys, relining chimneys, building in fireplaces etc being part of his work, and a further few years gaining more experience, (one as a foreman mason with the then new Banchory Contractors) he set up in business in 1977. Over the years chimney sweeping became an ever increasing part of his work and gradually the building work decreased and he concentrated more on any chimney/lining work and of course, stove fittings. As well as being a NACS (National Association of Chimney Sweeps) member he has been an assessor and is a Hetas engineer. After having two knee operations and two shoulder ops, Kenny takes a back seat now (most of the time!), just helping out with his years of building knowledge!
Ian is the younger Paterson!
Ian started going out with his dad to jobs when he was a young lad and helped with the chimney sweeping as well as the other aspects of the business. He had some time away, driving diggers/slews as well as other some other jobs in the building trade, but soon found his way back to join in with the chimney sweeping and stove fitting. In fact, Ian did all the research on the stoves, flues etc before persuading us to take the leap into supplying as well as fitting stoves and liners.
Ian is also NACS trained and a member of SweepSafe. He is also a Hetas engineer and works as a stove engineer with Stovax, covering the north east, where he checks out any problems that may arise. Ian now carries out the site visits as well as doing our pricing and other office work. Occasionally he manages to get out and about on a job!!
With his background in actually fitting stoves and relining chimney etc. Ian is excellent when speaking to customers in the showroom and on-site visits.
Kenny’s wife has helped with the business since it started, doing the book work, answering the phone etc. Since we opened the showroom she has worked full time in the office covering the bookwork, admin, answering the phone and dealing with customers and now covers the showroom too. Recently she completed the HETAS Retailers course.
Ian’s wife helped him set up in business, doing roofing work as well as chimney sweeping. She started out helping in the office when we first opened the showroom and now works full time dealing with the bookwork, admin, answering the phone and dealing with customers and also covers the showroom. She also recently completed the HETAS Retailers course.