For Immediate Release - June 17, 2013

Massachusetts Electrical Board Announces Enforcement Actions

BOSTON –The Board of State Examiners of Electricians today announced enforcement actions against the following individuals:

CND Temp Agency, Inc., New Bedford

The Board entered into a consent agreement with CND Temp Agency, Inc., resolving allegations that the company performed unlicensed electrical work on a photovoltaic project in Canton. An investigation by the Board found that in February 2012, the company provided unlicensed laborers to Antiveros Construction, Inc., of North Carolina, to carry out the installation of the racking on the Canton project. Under the terms of the consent agreement, CND admitted supplying the laborers and agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

Kirk M. Plummer, Quincy

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Plummer, resolving allegations that he failed to apply for and obtain a permit to perform electrical work prior to performing electrical work. Under the terms of the agreement, Plummer agreed to pay a $500 fine.

Robert DesRosiers, Worcester

The Board entered a final decision and order by default, ordering DesRosiers to pay a $1,000 fine. The Board found that DesRosiers engaged in the electrical business by advertising that he could perform electrical work for hire without holding a Board-issued license.

Robert J. Folster, Tewksbury

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Folster, resolving allegations that he employed an electrician without proper supervision. Under the terms of the agreement, Folster paid a $100 fine.

James Fredericks, Hanson

The Board entered a Final Decision against Fredericks after finding that he advertised electrical services on Craigslist.com without holding a license by the Board. Under the terms of the order, the Board imposed a $1,000 fine on Fredericks for the unlicensed practice of electrical services.

Benjamin Sharoni, Waltham

The Board entered a final decision against Sharoni, finding that he advertised electrical services on Craigslist.com without holding a license by the Board. The Board imposed a $1,000 fine on Sharoni for the unlicensed practice of electrical services.

Romeu Magalhaes, Framingham

The Board entered a final decision against Magalhaes, revoking his journeyman electrician license. Magalhaes stipulated that he submitted an employment verification form to the Board listing employment dates ranging from Nov. 3, 2003, to May 5, 2008, and from March 1, 2000, until Dec. 30, 2008, despite the fact that he was not employed in an electrical capacity during those dates.

Clarke F. Peters, Danvers

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Peters, resolving an allegation that he failed to acquire a permit within five days for electrical work in Gardner. Under the terms of the agreement, Peters, who is the licensee of record of Sylvania Lighting Service Corp. of Danvers, paid a $500 fine.

Patriot Solar Group, LLC, Albion, Mich.

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Patriot Solar Group, LLC, resolving allegations that the company performed unlicensed electrical on a property located at 236 Blackmer Road in Southbridge. An investigation by the Board found that from September through November 2012, the company engaged in what the Board could find to be the unlicensed practice of electrical work on the property, when Patriot Solar employees directed, participated in, or supervised the installation of metal posts, trusses, and cross beams making up the racking system of a photovoltaic installation on the property. Under the terms of the consent agreement, Patriot Solar admitted that its employees performed the work and agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

Scott M. Bartholomew, Enfield

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Bartholomew, resolving an allegation that he did not acquire a permit within five days for electrical work commenced in Agawam. Under the terms of the agreement, Bartholomew paid a $500 fine.

Donald St. Jean, Billerica

The Board entered into a consent agreement with St. Jean, resolving allegations that he performed unlicensed electrical work. Under the terms of the agreement, St. Jean agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

Juan Tejada, Lawrence

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Tejada, resolving allegations that he was conducting business under a name not listed on his license. Under the terms of the agreement, Tejada paid a $100 fine.

Ernie R. Hart, Boxford

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Hart, who is the licensee of record for CKB, Inc., of Salem, N.H. The agreement resolves allegations of an employee of his company working on jobsites as an electrician during a period of time when the employee’s license had been revoked. Under the terms of the agreement, Hart paid a $100 fine.

Alan J. Shaw, Granby

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Shaw, resolving allegations that he was conducting business under a name not registered with the Board. Shaw is a licensed systems contractor and the owner of New England Security & Technology, LLC, of Granby. Under the terms of the agreement, Shaw agreed to pay a $500 fine.

Robert Casey, Londonderry, N.H.

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Casey, resolving allegations of an installation of an LED sign in Norwood without a license or permit. Under the terms of the agreement Casey, who owns KC Signs of Londonderry, paid a $1,000 fine.

Daniel P. Shea, Quincy

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Shea, resolving allegations that he failed to correct or appeal a notice of a code violation within 10 days as required under Board regulations. Under the terms of the agreement, Shea paid a $250 fine.

David M. Glaude, Chepachet, R.I.

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Glaude, resolving allegations that he was conducting business under a name not registered with the Board or listed on his license. Under the terms of the agreement, Glaude, who is the owner of DK Power, Inc., of Plymouth, paid a $100 fine.

David E. Willette, Berkley

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Willette, resolving allegations that he performed electrical work relating to the installation of a gas burner in Millis without a license or permit. Under the terms of the agreement, Willette paid a $1,000 fine.

The primary 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. The Board licenses approximately 34,238 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.

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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.