We’re Not Bluffing…We Love Doing Business In Lake Bluff!

When the reviews of your town include, “Most Patriotic Town in America”, “One of The Top 20 Towns/Neighborhoods in the Chicago Area”, and “A Community for the Community-Minded”, you know you are living in a pretty darn good place. And lucky for us, we get to travel throughout Lake Bluff, helping keep the residents safe, secure and warm. We offer these products and services:

What Happens If  You Do, What Happens If  You Don’t

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) tell homeowners how important it is to have their chimneys, fireplaces, and other wood- and fuel-burning appliances properly maintained once a year to prevent fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. If not properly tended to, debris, nesting animals, and highly flammable creosote can easily ignite in your chimney and fireplace. Cracked or damaged masonry can also cause the fumes that are supposed to be carried out of your home to leak back into your house. Poorly vented or clogged clothes dryers can cause the same health and safety risks.

Aelite Chimney Specialties has been in the chimney business since 2005. We know how to professionally clean, maintain and repair your chimney, fireplaces, woodstoves, and clothes dryers to preserve your health and safety.

Why You Want Us As Your Chimney Service

Nick and Julie Wagner are the owners/operators of Aelite. All of Aelite’s technicians are fully trained and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). We have maintained a “Zero Complaint” record with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and our customers have given us an “A” rating on Angie’s List. We are committed to providing you with the very best professional chimney sweep and venting services.

A Destination Not Just A Journey

The history of Lake Bluff dates back to the 1800s when settlers from the East began traveling across America to seek new land, fortunes, and opportunities in the West. In 1836, John Cloes and his wife were the first to settle in the area, beginning a new life on their 100 acres of lakefront land. The Cloes family grew and there were seven children when John died in 1849. In 1875, Ben, the youngest son in the Cloes family, sold the family acreage to a group of Methodist ministers. Since travel for retreat and leisure was gaining in popularity, the newly acquired land was one of the first locations to attract visitors. Under the auspices of the Camp Meeting Association, the resort area’s name was changed from “Rockland” to “Lake Bluff”. Camp Meeting was established on the prime beach location of Artesian Lake, and was host to cultural, educational, recreational, social and religious programs.

As Development Expanded

The burgeoning fascination with travel for leisure continued to grow. By the 1880s, there were over 30 new lodging choices and a 2,000-seat tabernacle in Lake Bluff which drew the wealthy from across the Midwest.


There has always been a strong sense of balance between both the resident and the visitor experience in Lake Bluff. Residents retain a tight-knit community and a strong connection with their neighbors and Village. There is also a strong effort to brand Lake Bluff and capitalize on bringing visitors from nearby Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

A Sample Of  The “Must See & Do In Lake Bluff” List

Downtown is one of the centers of activity in Lake Bluff and was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. Fireworks and community celebrations on the 4th of July, Farmers Markets, Art Festivals, Antique Auto Shows, the Lake Bluff History Museum, Winter Fairs, concerts, and many more activities lead many to Lake Bluff throughout the year.

Golfers near and far appreciate the amenities of the Lake Bluff Golf Club. This is a public course that treats golfers and guests as if they were on a private course. The bent grass fairways and greens, along with the putting green, driving range and short game practice areas are meticulously maintained.

You can’t be this close to outdoor paradise and not partake in some form of open-air activities. Beach lovers flock to Sunrise Beach and Park. Other amenities throughout the Park system include soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, picnic and playground areas, skateboarding areas and nature walks. Popular parks include: Artesian, Mawman, Ravine, Sanctuary, Knollwood, and West School Park.

Aelite Chimney Specialties is here to take care of all your chimney needs so you can enjoy life in Lake Bluff. Call or click to schedule!


There are lots of reasons to love living and working in beautiful Lake Forest and we’re proud to have them as one of our service locations.