August 8, 2007

The Board of Registration of Home Inspectors (" Board") today announced recent enforcement actions against the following licensees:

Curt McLean, Merrimac: Under the terms of a consent agreement established by Mr. McLean and the Board, McLean will pay a fine of $300 for performing two home inspections without a license. McLean has also agreed that he will not apply for a home inspector's license in Massachusetts.

William Lebeau, Sandwich: Mr. Lebeau has voluntarily surrendered his license to the Board effective June 4, 2007. Lebeau had allegedly performed a home inspection that had not met the standards set forth by the Board. He also violated the Board's Rules and Regulations by limiting his liability to damages incurred within one year.

Thomas Skrodzki, Westfield: The Board ordered Mr. Skrodzki to pay a fine of $1,000 for improperly performing a home inspection. His license was also placed on indefinite probation until he passes the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) and completes a three hour continuing education course in report writing.

Donald George, Methuen: The Board and Mr. George entered into a consent agreement in which George was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 for improperly performing a home inspection. His license was also suspended indefinitely until he passes the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) and completes a three hour continuing education course in report writing effective June 29, 2007. After passing the NHIE, his license will be placed on probation for one year.

Richard Provencher, Jr., Pittsfield: The Board and Mr. Provencher entered into a consent agreement in which Provencher acknowledges that the Board believes it has sufficient evidence that his conduct would warrant disciplinary action. He agreed to pay a fine of $4,000 for allegations that he conducted home inspections with an expired license. He also agreed to pay any court-ordered restitution or judgment in any civil action involving the complainant.

Brian McGann, Gardner: The Board revoked by default Mr. McGann's license because he failed to answer the Board's allegations that an inspection he performed contained numerous errors and omissions.

Michael Wilhelm, Amesbury: The Board and Mr. Wilhelm agreed that he would pay a fine of $500 and continue to practice in accordance with the Board's Standard of Conduct set forth in Board regulations.

Michael Beaudry, Belchertown: The Board and Mr. Beaudry entered into a consent agreement whereas Beaudry agreed to a minimum of a 30-day suspension of his license, effective August 1, 2007. His license will remain suspended until he has taken and passed the National Home Inspection Examination (NHIE). Beaudry must also comply with a civil settlement agreement with the consumers in the matter. According to the agreement, Beaudry performed a home inspection in which the Board could find that his home inspection report may have failed to comply with Board regulations.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website and select the check a license option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure 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 approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 30 boards of registration.