For Immediate Release - November 14, 2013

Massachusetts Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers Announces Enforcement Actions

BOSTON – The Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers today announced enforcement actions against the following individuals:

Jose Calheta, Westport: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Calheta, resolving allegations that his company, Capeway Roofing, Inc., performed unlicensed sheet metal work that included field measuring edge metal, flashings, and the installation of a metal roof at the Houghton’s Pond Bath House project in Milton.  Under the terms of the agreement, Calheta agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. 

Antoinette Capurso-Bryan, Watertown: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Capurso-Bryan, resolving allegations that her company, Newton Contracting Company, Inc., performed unlicensed sheet metal roofing work at the Connors Pool Project in Waltham.  Under the terms of the agreement, Capurso-Bryan agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. 

Zbigniew Mroczka, Dudley: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Mroczka, resolving allegations that his company, MDM Engineering, Inc., performed unlicensed sheet metal roofing work at the Spaulding Memorial School in Townsend. Under the terms of the agreement, Mroczka agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. 

Licensed sheet metal workers fabricate and install sheet metal systems used in all types of building ventilation systems, to provide the proper quantity of breathable air and environmental comfort to building occupants. These ventilation systems include ductwork, intake and exhaust louvers, and dampers, and may also include fire and life safety ventilation systems such as smoke exhaust systems, stairwell pressurization systems, smoke dampers, fire dampers, and related accessories.  Licensed sheet metal workers also install various styles of metal roofing systems for commercial or industrial applications, to provide long-lasting moisture and weather protection to building structures and occupants.

Established by Chapter 232 of the Acts of 2008, the Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers protects the public through regulation of the practice of sheet metal work in Massachusetts. It determines eligibility for admission to examinations for licensure, conducts examinations, and licenses qualified individuals to practice sheet metal work, Journeyperson and Master levels, on a restricted and unrestricted basis.  The Board also licenses apprentices, training centers, instructors, and business entities performing sheet metal work. The Board holds monthly meetings, hears complaints, and takes action as required.  Currently, there are more than 13,700 individuals and businesses licensed to practice sheet metal work in Massachusetts.

The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, 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 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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