A well-designed fireplace can become the centerpiece of your living space, but did you know that your fireplace can also increase the value of your home. In fact, Angie’s List survey states that nearly 80 percent of real estate agents believe that a fireplace can raise a home’s value by anywhere from $1,000 – $5,000. However, if your masonry is looking a little worse for wear, you may not receive the benefits usually included with owning a fireplace. At Leonard & Sons, we want to help you rediscover the beauty that your fireplace has to offer. Our expert masons have the talent and experience to bring any fireplace back to life.

Stain Removal

Smoke stains create an embarrassing eyesore in your home. Removing these stains is one of the quickest and easiest ways to breath new life into your fireplace facade. At Leonard & Sons, we use a product called Paint “N” Peel to remove stains from your brick and mortar.


If you’re looking for a more dramatic facelift, you could consider getting your fireplace refaced. Because you can pick whatever brick color and brick pattern you want, refacing allows you to choose a fireplace style that will fit your decor.


Is your fireplace in tough condition? Does it not even function correctly? Getting your fireplace in working condition can be costly. Even if your fireplace is working correctly, you may not be getting the best heating efficiency. If any of these situations apply to you, a fireplace insert may be the best option for you. A fireplace insert allows you to choose the type of fuel you would like burn. They are much more efficient easier to maintain than a traditional wood fireplace.

General Masonry Repairs

Over time, your fireplace masonry can become worn out. Loose brick and mortar are not only unsightly, but it can also be a safety hazard. At Leonard & Sons, our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified masons have the expertise to restore your fireplace masonry back to new.

If your fireplace is in need of a facelift, we here at Leonard & Sons have several options for you to consider. Our CSIA-certified masons will work with you to come up with a solution that fits your home’s design and budget. Call us today at 847-658-7659 or schedule an appointment online to learn how you can get your fireplace looking like new today!