About

Priddy Chimney was founded in 1982 in Bethesda, Maryland as a one-man sweep operation. It has since grown to a mid-size services company based in Rockville that offers sweep, repair, and artisanal masonry services across the Washington metropolitan region.

We proudly remain family-owned and female-led, two qualities we believe help us deliver better than our competition. Our management team includes:

Seth Balsam

Owner

Seth grew up in Ashton before leaving the DC area to explore life outside the region.

He lived an itinerant lifestyle, working for a variety of consulting companies in Germany and the United States. 

Returning to the region in 2000, he eventually joined Baltimore’s biggest high-tech firm, where he spent nine years honing his skillset in global procurement and supply chain operations.

His interests include mechanical engineering, road cycling, motorcycling, and chimney physics.

Seth serves on the board of Insight Memory Care Center in Fairfax, Virginia, a nonprofit adult center providing specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community.

Christina El-Hage

VP Sales and Delivery Operations

A 15-year Priddy veteran, Christina is an Olney native with varied experience in general construction, home design, sales, and of course, all things chimney.

Christina’s expertise earned her recognition and respect from colleagues and other leaders within the chimney industry.

In her off-hours, Christina spends time at Bethany beach with her family or exploring the DC Metro area with her daughter.

Hind Domanowski

Senior Director of Sales

Hind is the Priddy organization’s polyglot, speaking Arabic, French, Japanese and deep chimney!

Hind’s history with Priddy Chimney began in 2007 working part-time as an undergraduate at UMD. A Terrapin with a diverse professional background in consulting, including two tours in Japan with the U.S. Navy, Hind returned to the chimney world finding a passion for working in small business.

Hind’s interests include community service, traveling with her family, hiking, international law, and political theory.

Hind fancies herself as the “Sherlock Holmes” of chimneys and loves working with homeowners to resolve chimney ventilation and construction issues.