About The Chute Doctor

The Chute Doctor is part of the Buchanan company, a fourth-generation, family-run business with over 75 years experience with trash and laundry chutes.

Jim Buchanan, Jr., who now runs the company, says, "My father always wanted me to be a doctor, but I stayed in the family business, so I decided to name our service and parts business The Chute Doctor. Dad is so proud."

Plus, we believe it is an apt name because clean, properly functioning trash chutes are an important part of a healthy building. Doctors are experts in helping people stay healthy and regaining their health, and we are experts in keeping chutes clean and functioning properly so the buildings they serve stay healthy.

Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, we are licensed by the State of California and the State of Arizona. We carry both Worker's Comp Insurance and Liability Insurance.

To meet our staff, click here.

Satisfied Customers

Here are just a few of The Chute Doctor many satisfied customers:

  • Garden Homes
  • Avalon Communities 
  • Oakwood Garden Apts
  • Barker Management
  • Rubin Properties
  • Leisure World
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Staples Center
  • Bank One Ballpark
  • Ontario Mills Mall
  • Paseo Colorado
  • Waste Management
  • Kaiser Hospitals
  • Children's Hospitals
  • Disneyland
  • USC
  • UCLA
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Riverside
  • Cal Tech
  • Bellagio Hotel & Casino  


To add your own comments, please use the form below or email us. Thanks!

"Thank you and your crew for all the work that was done. The guy fixed the last chute door last Monday and Tuesday the JCAHO inspection team showed up. The Fire-Life Safety officer checked all 26 chute doors and all passed! So I really appreciate the work done so I could keep my job."
   - Frank Espinoza, Building Maintenance Supervisor, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

"Thank you Kristin. I must say that I love the way your company works, so professional and fast".
   – Ing. Rafael Molina Castro, Presidente

"Thanks Kristin. We really appreciate all of your help with these chute parts. I don't know what we would do without your help".
   – Chason Shaw, Vortex Industries

"Looking for a discharge chute on line. Found a lot of east coast companies, so I typed in CA and found your web site about 4 lines down. Easy to navigate, great details, simple and I can order right from my desk. Needed to call because my internet connection was lost, found a friendly and informative service rep on the other side. Two thumbs up. Will definitely recommend to future clients"
   – Mark Phillips, Owner

"Thank you for the wonderful ... and prompt service"
   – William Allen, CoManager

"Just wanted to send a note to say how happy I and the homeowners are with the new chute doors. Your installer did a wonderful job."

"Also, watching him tangle with the old chute doors and inlets, it is very understandable why the original estimate had 8 hours of labor, though fortunately it took him only half that time."

"Thanks once again for providing a great product and service!"
   – Varoujan Gorjian, Manager

"You're the best!!!!!!!!!"
   – Marlin Gill, Chief Engineer

"You were great thank you! You were prompt and diligent to get us the answers as quickly as possible. We looked at many companies and did not get a quick response. You were ready to serve with a smile."
   – Kristina Zack, Property Manager

"The technician that did the initial clean-up did a fantastic job, my tenants and I were very happy."
   – Anjelica Luna, Hotel Manager

"Thanks for getting this repair complete. The crew worked hard to finish the job. Did an excellent job. Thanks again."
   – Mike LeBel, Maintenance Supervisor

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