Through cooperative efforts of the NCSG and chimney professionals like you, more and more people are aware of the chimney sweeping trade and the effects it can have on their overall safety. But as a member, is there more in it for you? Yes, membership provides you with a network of professional advisors and, if you get involved - lifelong friendships with the leading professionals in your field.
Plus we even throw in a lot of great benefits to not only help make your business profitable but eliminate hours spent running the day to day operation of your business allowing you more time to spend with family and friends.
Discounted Business Services
Tailored Liability Insurance for Sweeps
NCSG members receive Access to insurance coverage tailored to the needs of the sweeping industry. Providing general liability, soot/creosote coverage and professional liability insurance.
Save on Human Resource Support Service
HR support service providing expert advice with employment law and HR challenges including federal and state employment regulations, review of HR systems, wage, data, etc. Whether it’s an employee termination, healthcare reform question, policy development, unemployment claim, etc, the SESCO staff is on-call to help! $25 - $40 month based on size of company and an annual contract.
Discounts on Background Checks
Hire the right employee the first time! It’s been proven that hiring the wrong employee costs up to two years in lost training and opportunities. NCSG members save almost 50% on employee background checks from LABORCHEX.
Save on Payment Processing Services
Full services payment solutions provider for credit cards, debit cards as well as ACH and checks guaranteeing low rates and fees, free equipment available, personalized customer support, virtual terminal/gateway options and online account reporting. Call for a NO pressure cost breakdown comparison.
Website Design and Hosting Discounts
Free consultation and packages with discounts up to $400.
Discounts on On-Hold Messaging
We’ve negotiated $200 off of your virtual sales force’s salary. Put Commercials on Hold to work for you to keep your services at the top of your customers’ minds while you have them on the line.
Discounts on Car Rentals
Whether you’re traveling for business or for fun, you can save on car rentals with both Avis and Hertz!
Discounts on Hotel Rooms
Hotel discounts with HotelStorm will save you 10-55% over other travel agencies
Save up to 75% with UPS Freight®
Services that fit your schedule and budget. Regional, inter-regional, and long-haul services all under one carrier. Plus, shipments backed by a day-definite, on-time guarantee at no additional charge. Includes exclusive trade show rates.
Health Insurance – Affordable Availability
Comprehensive health insurance plan, low cost, guaranteed health plan with limited accident and sickness benefits, optional dental, vision and life plans. Also includes a free prescription discount card that will save you 10% to 60% on your prescription medications!
Technical Resources at Your Fingertips
NCSG Manual Library
NCSG members receive access to the NCSG Manual Library. This application gives you access to over 800 rare and hard to find wood stove, gas log, factory built fireplace manuals. The Manual Library is optimized to work on both smartphones and tablets making it convenient for working in the field.
Access to the NCSG Technical Advisory Council
Put a team of expert technical consultants in the palm of your hand with NCSG’s Technical Advisory Council. As a member of the NCSG you have access to our entire member advisory council.
NCSG Members Only Discussion List
Often referred to as one of NCSG’s most valuable benefits, the member email discussion list is a forum for peer networking, technical resolution, sweep-to-sweep referrals and occasional nuggets of industry trivia. The NCSG Discussion List is free to you as an NCSG Member (but worth a ton more)!
Monthly Magazine and Newsletter Subscriptions
Sweeping: The Journal of Chimney & Venting Technology and eNewslink give you the technical and business information to keep your business thriving with articles from technical experts and business consultants as well as current industry news. -Sweeping magazine and electronic newsletter. This subscription is worth thousands in technical and business tips each month.
Education for You and Your Technicians
Save on CSIA Certifications and Education
The CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credential is just one way NCSG members save on education and certification from the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Each employee of NCSG member companies receives discounts toward CSIA programs. Savings run between $50 and $200 per employee, per session.
NCSG Convention and Trade Show Discounts
Attend valuable business building seminars at NCSG’s annual convention. Talk with industry suppliers and see new products and services at the tradeshow to help solve your customer’s problems and grow your business. Almost any sweep that has attended will tell you that they leave the convention with at least one idea or bit of knowledge that will either make or save you $10,000 a year. Plus members save $100 on each convention registration. Including employees and spouses!
Save on Safety Programs
Save with this tailgate safety program from Safety Services Co. These programs are tailored for your company and may even reduce your Worker’s Compensation rates.
Business-building information audio series from Grandy and Associates
Monthly “business topic by a different national speaker plus access to all past 240+ programs in 18 different categories will help you learn the “business side” of your business.
Monthly Seminars from CVC Coaching
Each month a business seminar from CVC Coaching arrives in the inboxes of members.
Monthly webinars each month from not one but two different organizations. Another source of education to assist in running a profitable business.