Raymond and his son Cody tore the chimney apart down to the roof line, brick by brick, saving as much as he could of the old bricks because they would be difficult to match since they aren't made like this anymore.
He was shocked to discover that the chimney was hollow on each side all the way down to the tinder box. There was only one row of brick on either side of the flue! He had never seen anything like it in over 30 years of mason work!
He and his son replaced the flue and built the chimney back up with used/throw-away bricks that he located from two different locations! I think he did an excellent job of matching!