BOSTON - November 24, 2009 - The Board of Registration State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters announces recent enforcement actions against the following licensees:
  • Clifford Coulstring, Whitman:
    The Board announces that they have suspended the license of Clifford Coulstring for a period of one year. The suspension was immediately stayed for a period of one year. The Board also fined Coulstring in the amount of $400. Coulstring agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Coulstring admitted that he failed to obtain the requisite permits for work performed in Whitman, and that he failed to have the work inspected. Coulstring also admitted that he failed to respond to the Board on two occasions.
  • Andrea Camiolo, Canton:
    The Board announced disciplinary action against Andrea Camiolo of Canton, who agreed to a one-year probation of his license as a master plumber and also agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty to the Board.
    Camiolo acknowledged that on his job site in Methuen, an apprentice plumber misidentified himself as a journeyman plumber, as well as a finding by the Board of a failure to provide adequate supervision of apprentice plumbers in Methuen. Camiolo acknowledged that the Board could find that his conduct violated Board regulations governing the plumbing industry.
  • Vernard Harrell, Dorchester:
    The Board, placed the license of Vernard Harrell on suspension for two years. The suspension will be served for a period of one year and shall be subsequently stayed for a period of one year. Harrell agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Harrell admitted that he failed to find a replacement licensee to complete his job immediately following his previous suspension.
  • Ricardo Pereira, Vineyard Haven:
    The Board has fined Ricardo Pereira in the amount of $500. Pereira admitted that the Board never issued to him a license to practice as either a journeyman plumber or a master plumber. The Licensee admitted to practicing as a plumber without proper supervision. The Licensee further admitted to advertising his plumbing services on his business card.
  • Andrew T. Perrier, Holyoke:
    Andrew Perrier agreed to a $200 fine and a formal reprimand of his license to practice as a journeyman plumber in order to resolve allegations of defective workmanship and failure to correct problems cited by the Agawam Plumbing Inspector.
  • Paul Walsh, West Roxbury:
    The Board announces that they have placed a civil administrative penalty upon the license of Paul M. Walsh, in the amount of $300. Walsh agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Walsh admitted that he performed plumbing or gas fitting services in West Roxbury without completion and left the premises without running water for at least 20 hours, or until a replacement service person was hired to replace him.
  • William A. Rhodes, Jr., Brewster:
    William Rhodes agreed to a $300 fine and a two-year probation of his license to practice as a journeyman gas fitter in order to resolve allegations that he failed to follow the manufacturer's instructions for the installation of a stove and failed to properly perform the stove installation for which he was hired and paid.
  • Jared Oravec, Billerica:
    The Board announces that it has issued a Formal Letter of Reprimand upon Jared Oravec. Oravec agreed to a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Oravec admitted that around September or October of 2007, his phone number was posted in at least one advertisement soliciting plumbing or gas fitting work, alongside the Journeyman plumbing license number of J.W., a Journeyman Plumber. Oravec admitted that he was present when J.W., a licensed plumber, entered into a contract to perform plumbing and/or gas fitting work in Pepperell.
  • Michael Crombie, Saugus and Winthrop:
    The Board announces that they have placed a civil administrative penalty upon the license of Michael Crombie, in the amount of $200. Crombie agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Crombie admitted that he performed plumbing or gas fitting services in Winthrop on two occasions, at two separate properties. Crombie admitted that he failed to acquire the requisite permits for the work he did in Winthrop. Crombie admitted that he failed to timely inform the inspector of plumbing and gas fitting that the work in Winthrop was completed or due for inspections.
  • Ronald Cayemitte, Concord:
    The Board has placed a civil administrative penalty upon the plumbing license of Ronald Cayemitte for $200. Cayemitte agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Cayemitte admitted that he performed plumbing or gas fitting services in Concord. Cayemitte admitted that he failed to acquire the requisite permit for his work and that he failed to timely inform the inspector of Plumbing and Gas Fitting that his work was complete.
  • Matthew Chennette, Quincy:
    The Board has revoked the plumbing license of Matthew Chennette by order of default. The Board found that Chennette performed plumbing or gas fitting services without the requisite license to do so. The Board also found that Chennette failed to acquire the requisite permit for the work he completed and failed to notify the inspector of plumbing and gas fitting when the work was completed.
  • Francisco X. Martins, Holbrook:
    The Board placed the plumbing and gas fitting license of Francisco Martins on probation for a period of two years. The Board has also fined Martins in the amount of $1,000. Martins agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Martins admitted that he contracted to perform, and did perform, plumbing and gas fitting work in Dorchester without obtaining two requisite permits. Further, Martins admitted to turning on the gas at the job site without first having the work inspected. Martins admitted that when an inspection was later performed, multiple violations were discovered, including large holes left in the existing basement chimney, active gas fired water heaters still connected to the chimney, improperly installed hot water boilers, improper boiler ventilation, and inappropriately secured gas piping. Pursuant to the consent agreement, Martins agreed to undertake a total of 10 credit hours of review courses from Old Colony Trade & Technical School. The topic of the 10 credit hours of review courses are in gas appliance venting.
  • Ron Lewis, Billerica:
    The Board has suspended the plumbing licenses of Ron Lewis for a period of five years, effective Aug. 28, 2009. The suspension of Lewis's license is immediately stayed, which will allow Lewis to continue to work as a plumber. Lewis must also pay a civil penalty of $1,000 to the Board.
    According to the Board's final decision as a result of a sanctions hearing, the Board found that on a number of occasions in late 2006 through early 2007 a Boston plumbing inspector found that Lewis was working with an improper ratios and unregistered workers. The plumbing inspector also found Lewis performing plumbing work without a permit.
  • Denis J. Cremins, Eastham:
    The Board announces that has fined Denis J. Cremins, $300. The Board has also issued a formal letter of reprimand upon the license of Cremins. Cremins agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Cremins admitted that, at all relevant times, he conducted business under the name, "Orleans Plumbing." Cremins admitted that he failed to obtain the necessary permit for a plumbing service he completed in Eastham. Cremins also admitted that he failed to notify the Inspector of Plumbing and Gas Fitting when his plumbing services were completed; Cremins did ultimately request and pass the final inspection. Cremins also admitted that he conducted business under his corporate name with an expired corporation license.
  • Brian J. Budzinski, Worcester:
    The Board announces that it has fined Brian J. Budzinski $200. The Board has also placed a one-year probation upon the license of Budzinski. Budzinski agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Budzinski admitted that he conducted finish plumbing services in Worcester. Budzinski admitted that he failed to timely obtain any of the necessary permits and failed to timely make necessary repairs to the services rendered. Budzinski also admitted that on at least one occasion, he requested the customer to aid in his plumbing services.
  • Robert J. Mitchell, Quincy:
    The Board and Robert Mitchell have entered into a consent agreement under which Mitchell's journeyman plumber license was fined $200. Mitchell's journeyman plumber license was also placed on a one-year suspension, of which 90 days will be served and nine months will be stayed. Mitchell admitted that he began to install gas piping without obtaining a gas fitting permit.
  • Gary M. Mulligan, Hull:
    Gary Mulligan paid a $250 fine and agreed to a revocation of his right to renew his apprentice plumber's license in order to resolve allegations that he performed plumbing work with an expired license.
  • Mr. John Lambert, Attleboro:
    The Board announces today that it has fined John Lambert in the amount of $200. Lambert agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Lambert admitted that he was the owner of Lambco Appliance Sales & Service, LLC, of Attleboro. Lambert admitted that for a fee, he sold and contracted to install an appliance for a customer, in which he failed to apply for the requisite permits and inspections.
  • Arthur Shaughnessy, Framingham:
    The Board has revoked the licenses of Arthur Shaughnessy as a master plumber, journeyman plumber and corporation pursuant to a Final Decision and Order by Default.
  • Edward Sawyer, Mansfield:
    The Board has revoked the license of Edward Sawyer as an apprentice plumber pursuant to a Final Decision and Order by Default.
  • Dennis Gagne, Marstons Mills:
    Dennis Gagne agreed to pay a $500 civil penalty to the Board for employing an unregistered apprentice for his company.
  • Steven Addario, Revere:
    Steven Addario agreed to pay a $250 civil penalty to the Board for failing to timely obtain a permit and final inspection for plumbing work performed.
  • John Green, Revere:
    John Green was ordered by the Board pursuant to a Final Decision and Order by Default to pay a $1,000 civil penalty to the Board for unlicensed practice.

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