For Immediate Release - March 10, 2014

Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians Announces Enforcement Actions

 

BOSTON - The Board of State Examiners of Electricians (“the Board”) today announced enforcement actions against the following individuals:

Steve Bouchard, Wales: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Bouchard, resolving allegations that he failed to obtain a permit prior to performing electrical work in Holyoke. Under the terms of the agreement, Bouchard agreed to pay a $500 fine.

Paul T. Burke, Marshfield: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Burke, resolving allegations that he failed to correct or appeal code violations found during an inspection of work that he performed in Sharon. Under the terms of the agreement, Burke agreed to pay a $100 fine. 

Chester Golec, Florence: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Golec, resolving allegations that he failed to respond to an official communication from the Board, in violation of Board regulations. Under the terms of the agreement, Colec agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Marx S. Jeanty, Brockton: The Board entered a consent agreement with Jeanty, resolving allegations that he failed to correct or appeal a cited code violation following an inspection of work that he performed in Boston. Under the terms of the agreement, Jeanty agreed to a formal reprimand of his license.

Daniel W. Kappelar, North Attleboro: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Kappelar, resolving allegations that he performed electrical work outside of the scope of a permit that he obtained for a job in Blackstone. Under the terms of the agreement, Kappelar agreed to a one year stayed suspension of his license and to pay a $600 fine.

Edward LeBlanc, Rutland: The Board entered into a consent agreement with LeBlanc, resolving allegations that he placed an advertisement to perform electrical services despite not holding a license. Under the terms of the agreement, LeBlanc agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Brian Tatro, Springfield: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Tatro, resolving allegations that he failed to obtain a permit prior to performing electrical work in Chicopee. Under the terms of the agreement, Tatro agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Santo Vilardi, Sarasota, FL: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Vilardi, resolving allegations that his company, Hunter Electrical Services, Inc. performed electrical work in Braintree without the proper license or permit. Under the terms of the agreement, Vilardi agreed to pay a $1,500 fine.

The mission of the Board of State Examiners of Electricians is to protect the citizens of Massachusetts by establishing minimum standards for persons performing electrical installations. Currently, the Board licenses more than 32,600 individuals in the electrical profession, including master electricians, journeyman electricians, systems contractors, and systems technicians. The Board also assists local wiring inspectors in mediating code disputes with licensees.

The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for more than 370,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration. DPL also licenses and regulates private occupational schools.

Consumers are urged to visit the DPL’s website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the “Check a Professional’s License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing. Follow DPL on Twitter @MassDPL.

 

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