Meet Our Certified Sweeps & Staff

Doc Binder, Owner

Doc Binder


CSIA Certified Sweep
NFI Gas Specialist
TracPipe Certification
Licensed Residential Builder
Licensed Mechanical Contractor
PADI Certified Diver
Chief Cook
Bottle Washer

Doc began Doctor Flue, inc.® in 1986, with his wife Valerie, and has grown from a one man / one truck operation, to employing nine professionals, and owning five trucks. Read how Doctor Flue, inc.® began. Doc enjoys scuba diving, ATVs, gardening, and loving his grandchildren.

Kevon R. Binder, Field Operations Manager

Kevon R. Binder

Field Operations Manager

CSIA Certified Sweep
NFI Gas Specialist
TracPipe Certification
FAA Remote Pilot Certified

Kevon R. was the youngest CSIA certified chimney sweep at the age of 15 and has recertified every 3 years since. Kevon R. is responsible for managing field operations, large projects, operating a service truck, and working as a technician for wood and gas-burning appliances. Kevon R.’s passion and skill with technology have helped Doctor Flue, inc.® stay on the cutting edge of the industry. Kevon R. says, “I enjoy the interaction with the public, and I get to work closely with two of my passions: Technology and Fire.” He is devoted to spoiling his wife, Anne, two girls, and their bulldog, Lovey.

David Sword, Lead Technician

David Sword

Lead Technician

CSIA Certified Sweep
NFI Gas Specialist
FAA Remote Pilot Certified

David joined the Doctor Flue Team in 2019 and quickly earned his CSIA certification! He brings a wealth of building trades knowledge to the team. David enjoys the variety of work that each day brings at Doctor Flue and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. When he’s not helping customers on the job, you can find David in his garage working on cars or tackling his latest wood-working project.

Matt Mitchell, Assistant Technician

Matt Mitchell

Assistant Technician

CSIA Certified Sweep

Matt joined the Doctor Flue team in 2021. He came to the team with 20 years of fire/EMS and 13 years of emergency room experience. He is excited to pursue a new career and acquire a new skill set that will help serve the community in a new way. Matt enjoys the variety of jobs that change daily with Doctor Flue. Outside of work, Matt likes playing games, camping, and hanging out with his wife, Tara, and 3 sons.

Josh Gwinner, Assistant Technician/Warehouse Assistant

Josh Gwinner

Assistant Technician/Warehouse Assistant

CSIA Certified Sweep
NFI Gas Specialist
FAA Remote Pilot Certified

Josh has grown his skills and experience with Doctor Flue since starting with us in 2020. After gaining his Remote Pilot Certification, he became a CSIA Certified Sweep, and most recently earned his NFI Certification as a gas specialist. Josh loves the opportunity to work with Doctor Flue because of the family atmosphere, new challenges every day, and the opportunity to meet our customers’ pets. Josh’s carpentry skills are a great asset during installations and his background in welding is a big help in repairing equipment. When he’s not building, welding, working on his car, 3D printing, or playing video games in his free time, you’ll find him honing his skills in the chimney sweep business.

Levi Peck, Assistant Field Technician

Levi Peck

Assistant Field Technician

CSIA Certified Sweep

Levi has been a great addition to our team, and most recently became a CSIA Certified Sweep. He enjoys being a technician because it brings new challenges daily with unique situations for every fireplace. When not at work, you may spot him playing disc golf.

Alan Clark, Office Manager

Alan Clark

Office Manager

CSIA Certified Sweep

Alan joined the Doctor Flue team in 2018 as the Office Manager and also assists with customer service. He holds an Associates of Science degree in Information Technologies as well as a TestOut PC Pro certification. At work, Alan enjoys helping Doctor Flue customers stay safe by scheduling their annual chimney cleaning and inspection. Outside of work, Alan enjoys spending time with his wife, curling up with his favorite book, and creative writing.

Deb Kuhman, Administrative Assistant

Deb Kuhman

Administrative Assistant

We are excited to have Deb back on the team. She brings a wealth of knowledge from many years with Doctor Flue and is well-versed in tackling any challenge, as demonstrated by her experience working with the City of Toledo Police Department 911 Communication Center.

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