It all started back in 2004 . . . Steve was working for Air Pro, LLC under the mentorship of industry leader Michael McFarland. After Michael’s tragic death in 2010, Steve purchased the company. Under a new name, Chimney Doctors, Steve continued providing the high-quality service and repair that Air Pro had been known for. His vision is to provide quality, transparent service, up to date educational resources, and peace of mind to homeowners, contractors, and the real estate industry.
Over the years, Steve has become very involved in the chimney and fireplace industry. His relationship with one very influential
figure in the chimney industry set him on the sheet metal fabrication path and starting Sota Metal Fabrication LLC by introducing him to the solution to one of the biggest challenges in the industry. The solution was the Full Coverage Chimney Cap (also know as the Outside Mount Chimney Cap).
IN HIS FIRST MONTH, STEVE SOLD OVER FIFTY!
Each of these first fifty caps had to be shipped from out of state, so Steve decided it was time to start sheet metal manufacturing on his own. Today, Sota Metal Fabrication LLC produces top quality outside mount chimney caps and other protective chimney products in our ChimGuard line of custom metal products for the chimney industry.
Bring us your project and we will help you design and fabricate it to your specifications. We work with various sheet metals, plate steel and tubing.
24 gauge – 22 gauge galvanized sheet
24gauge - 20 gauge Stainless Steel sheet
16gauge mild steel sheet
20oz copper sheet
Note: We have access to additional thicknesses.
10' HYDRAULIC METAL SHEARS
10' ShopSabre SideKick CNC Plasma Table
We can cut most sheet metal & mild steel.
EQUIPMENT: 10' 90 TON PRESS BRAKE & 10' MANUAL BRAKE
1”- 10’ fingers for up to 20-gauge sheet metal past 90 degrees.
10’ Die for up to 20-gauge - 90-degree goose neck die for back bends.
56” Die for up to ¼” plate.
2” die for up to 3/8” material, bends past 90.
Minimum flange on sheets no smaller than ½”.
Provide material prep and phosphate wash.
Oven dimensions are 6’ by 6’ by 17’.
We offer 6 Standard Powder Coating colors.
Custom Powder Coating colors available from Cardinal Paint.
Steve Trumble, Owner of Sota Metal Fabrication.
Custom Chimney Cap - Almost finished