June 26, 2009

The Board of Registration State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters ("Board") announces recent enforcement actions against the following licensees:

Gerry Moy, Quincy
The Board has placed the Master, Journeyman, and Corporations Licenses belonging to Gerry Moy, on suspension for a period of one year. This one-year suspension has been immediately stayed for a period of one year. The Board has also placed a civil administrative penalty upon Moy in the amount of $400. Moy admitted that he contracted to perform, and did perform, plumbing and gas fitting work in Quincy without the proper Corporations license. Furthermore, Moy admitted to improperly employing two apprentices at this job site and failing to properly supervise them.

Paul Thibodeau, Wilmington
The Board has placed a civil administrative penalty upon Thibodeau in the amount of $200. Thibodeau admitted that he contracted to perform, and did perform, plumbing and gas fitting work in Massachusetts without a license to do so. Further, Thibodeau admitted to failing to obtain the requisite permits and that he failed to notify the local inspector of plumbing/gas fitting when the above mentioned services were completed.

Daniel G. McMullin, South Easton
By default, the Board has revoked McMullin's licenses to practice as a plumber and gas fitter in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Board alleged that McMullin performed gas fitting work without a permit and did not request an inspection with the plumbing inspector upon completion of the work. The Board also alleged that McMullin advertised under a corporation that he failed to register with the Board.

Richard D'Alessandro, Stoneham
The Board revoked D'Alessandro's plumbing licenses. As a result of this revocation, D'Alessandro may not hold himself out as a plumber or gas fitter or exercise any other rights or privileges of being licensed. The Board will deny any petition for reinstatement of any of D'Alessandro's licenses for a period of 10 years. The Board also issued a fine of $2,000 against D'Alessandro.

The Board found that between 2003 through 2008, D'Alessandro failed to timely acquire permits and inspections for various plumbing jobs D'Alessandro undertook throughout Massachusetts. The Board found that D'Alessandro's work failed to conform to generally accept good practices and he failed to complete code compliant work contracted for by consumers. The Board found that D'Alessandro demonstrated a pattern of disregard for the Board and its regulations and jeopardized the safety of the public.

Bill Flannery, Marshfield
The Board has fined Flannery $1,000 by final decision and order of default. Flannery faced charges of unlicensed practice, failure to acquire the requisite permits prior to commencing plumbing/gas fitting work, and failure to notify the local inspector of plumbing/gas fitting when his work was completed.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at http://www.mass.gov/dpl/ 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 31 boards of registration.