For Immediate Release - December 03, 2013

Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Announces Enforcement Actions

The Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters ("the Board") today announced enforcement actions against the following individuals:

Brad Collett, Brockton and Pocasset:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Collett, after he failed to cooperate with the Board and respond within thirty days to a written communication regarding a complaint filed against him. Under the terms of the Final Decision, the Board revoked all of Collett’s licenses to practice in the plumbing and gas fitting professions. 

Richard A. Correlle, Haverhill:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Correlle, resolving allegations that he performed unlicensed plumbing work in Methuen. Under the terms of the agreement, Correlle agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. 

Matthew J. DeMoranville, Buzzards Bay:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with DeMoranville, resolving allegations that he operated an unlicensed plumbing corporation from May 2010 until October 2012, failed to obtain a permit for plumbing work performed in Mashpee, and failed to notify the plumbing inspector for the Town of Mashpee that the work was ready for inspection. Under the terms of the agreement, DeMoranville agreed to a two year stayed suspension of his license and pay a $400 fine.

Peter Denalis, Charlestown, RI and Westfield:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Denalis, resolving allegations that he engaged in the unlicensed practice of plumbing and gas fitting. A review by the Board found that in September 2011, Denalis offered and engaged in unlicensed plumbing and gas fitting services when he removed kitchen fixtures as well as a water heater at a project in Westfield. Under the terms of the agreement, Denalis agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

Russell Dixon, Chelmsford:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Dixon, resolving allegations that he failed to perform plumbing work in compliance with specific installation instructions required by the manufacturer, and that he allowed another licensed plumber to complete work under the permits issued to him by the Town of Middleton. Under the terms of the agreement, Dixon agreed to have his license placed on probation for a period of one year and pay a $300 fine.

Joshua James Duffy, Webster:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Duffy, revoking all of his licenses to practice in the plumbing and gas fitting profession. A review by the Board found that in October 2008, Duffy was paid $2,500 to perform plumbing work on a property in Worcester, but failed to perform any work or return payment to the property owner. Duffy then failed to respond in writing to a Board request related to the dispute, and did not appear at a Board Investigative Conference when requested.

Salvatore Firicano, Malden:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Firicano, resolving allegations that he performed plumbing work without a license. Under the terms of the agreement, Firicano agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. 

Paul Fuschetti, Stoneham:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Fuschetti, after finding that he offered to perform plumbing services without holding a valid license. Under the terms of the Decision, Fuschetti was fined $1,000.

David M. Horkey, Whitman:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Horkey, resolving allegations that he performed plumbing work without the supervision of a licensed journeyman or master plumber, at a property in the town of Whitman. Under the terms of the agreement, Horkey agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

Tyrone Kindell, Mattapan:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Kindell, after finding that he failed to complete the required continuing education hours necessary to renew his license, and that he failed to respond to the Board’s requests for proof of completion of the requirements. Under the terms of the decision, Kindell had his license placed on probation for one year, was ordered to take and pass the licensing examination for the top level license that he holds, and pay a $100 fine. 

Michael A. McDonald, Worcester:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against McDonald, revoking his license to practice in the plumbing and gas fitting profession, including any right to renew his license.  A review by the Board found that McDonald engaged in unlicensed practice and was also paid for but failed to complete plumbing work at a property in Worcester.

Michael D. Nunn, Saugus:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Nunn, revoking his license to practice in the plumbing and gas fitting profession, including the right to renew his license. A review by the Board found that Nunn engaged in unlicensed practice in the plumbing profession and working beyond the authorized scope of his license.  Nunn also failed to respond to a Board complaint or appear before the Board as requested.

Michael Rizzari, Bedford:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Rizzari, imposing a $1,000 fine against Rizzari.  A review by the Board found that Rizzari performed plumbing work in Natick, without holding a valid plumbing license.

Robert W. Shaw, Haverhill:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Shaw, resolving allegations that he performed plumbing work while holding an expired license. Under the terms of the agreement, Shaw agreed to have his license placed on probation for a period of three months and pay a $300 fine.

Melvin Wade, Sr., Dorchester:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Wade, resolving allegations that he failed to pay $7,000 in restitution to a consumer as he agreed to do under the terms of a prior agreement with the Board. Under the terms of the new consent agreement, Wade admitted that he failed to pay restitution to the consumer and also agreed to a two years stayed suspension of his license. Wade has since made restitution, in full, to the consumer.

Edmund Yu, Malden:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Yu, after finding that he engaged in unlicensed practice when he performed work on gas lines and installed a heating system at a property in Malden. Under the terms of the Decision, Yu 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 more than 26,000 individuals and businesses in the plumbing and gas fitting professions.

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 370,000 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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