For Immediate Release - April 11, 2013

Massachusetts Plumbing and Gas Fitting Board Announces Enforcement Actions

BOSTON - The Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters today announced disciplinary action against the following individuals:

Christopher M. Dizazzo, Lawrence

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Dizzaro, resolving allegations that he failed to include his license number and designation on website advertising for his company, Doctor Plumber’s Plumbing, Heating and AC. Under the terms of the agreement, Dizazzo agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Richard S. Elworthy, Braintree

The Board entered a final decision against Elworthy, finding that he renewed his license without completing the required continuing education requirements. Elworthy received one year of probation, a $100 fine and is required to re-take the licensing exam for his journeyman’s plumber license.

James Hanlon, Walpole

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Hanlon, resolving allegations that he applied for a plumbing or gas fitting permit under a license number that was not issued to him or his business. Hanlon agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

George Hendricks, Northbridge

The Board entered a final decision and order by default, revoking Hendricks' licenses to practice plumbing and gas fitting in Massachusetts and the right to renew his licenses. The Board found that Hendricks failed to cooperate with reasonable requests of the Board in violation of Board statutes and regulations.

William M. Kannan, Methuen

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Kannan, resolving allegations that he employed an individual whose apprentice license was expired. Kannan agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Kevin Murphy, East Longmeadow

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Murphy, resolving allegations that he failed to comply with requisite permitting laws. Murphy agreed to pay a $200 fine.

Donald D. Nally, Malden

The Board entered into a consent agreement with Nally, resolving allegations that he failed to complete continuing education requirements in order to renew his license. Under the terms of the agreement, Nally agreed to a one-year period of probation of his plumbing licenses and agreed to pay a $2,400 fine.

Frank Riley, Braintree

The Board entered a final decision against Riley, after finding that he failed the complete continuing education courses required for the renewal of his license. Riley received a one-year probation and was ordered to pay a $400 fine.

Kelmer Rosa, Revere and Edgartown

The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Rosa, finding that he provided plumbing services despite never having a license in Massachusetts. The Board found that Rosa provided plumbing and gas services under the business name “High End Service,” operating from 12 Colonial Road, Revere, and that he replaced a water heater without applying for a permit or inspection. Rosa was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

The Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters holds examinations and issues licenses for journeyman and master plumbers, journeyman and master gas fitters. It registers apprentice plumbers and gas fitters and issues corporate and partnership certificates. The Board currently licenses a total of approximately 26,753 individuals and businesses in the plumbing and gas fitting profession.

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 more than 365,000 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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