For Immediate Release - June 27, 2014

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

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

Mark Adams, Billerica: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Adams, resolving allegations that he performed plumbing work without a permit and that he failed to obtain an inspection for work done in Lowell. Under the terms of the agreement, Adams agreed to pay a $200 fine.

Brian Brazil, Salem, NH: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Brazil, resolving allegations that he failed to comply with requisite permitting laws and that he used a product that was not previously approved by the Board. Under the terms of the agreement, Brazil agreed to pay a $300 fine.

Anthony Caprio, Stoneham: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Caprio, resolving allegations that he failed to apply for or obtain a permit to perform gas fitting work in North Reading, and that he failed to include his license number and designation on his website. Under the terms of the agreement, Caprio agreed to have his license placed on probation for one year and to pay a $200 fine.

John Coonan, Millbury: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Coonan, resolving allegations that he performed plumbing work without a permit and failed to obtain an inspection for work done in Millbury. The agreement also resolved allegations that he failed to cooperate with the Board during its investigation of the matter. Under the terms of the agreement, Coonan agreed to pay a $400 fine.

Jared D’Errico, Saugus: The Board entered into a consent agreement with D’Errico, resolving allegations that he advertised for and performed plumbing services beyond the scope of his license. Under the terms of the agreement, D’Errico agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

John Gillis, Webster: The Board entered into a final decision and order by default against Gillis, revoking his plumber's license. A review by the Board found that Gillis performed plumbing work in Worcester without a permit, and that he failed to have the plumbing work inspected.

Paul Halstead, Littleton: The Board entered into an agreement with Halstead, resolving allegations that he allowed an unlicensed employee to perform plumbing services at a job in Weston. Under the terms of the agreement, Halstead agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Robert R. Hyde, Ipswich: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Hyde, resolving allegations of numerous plumbing code violations and failures to obtain permits for work done at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers. Under the terms of the agreement, Hyde agreed to a two year stayed suspension of his license and to pay a $1,500 fine.

William Johnson, Salem: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Johnson, resolving allegations that he failed to timely apply for and acquire a permit for the installation of water heaters at the Broughton Road Housing Complex in Marblehead. Under the terms of the agreement, Johnson agreed to a six month stayed suspension of his license and to pay a $1,000 fine.

Stephen MacEachern, Hyde Park: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against MacEachern, fining him $1,000. A review by the Board found that MacEachern performed plumbing work in Needham in 2011 despite having had his license revoked in 2010. MacEachern also failed to cooperate with a Board during its investigation of the matter.

Mark McNally, Plymouth: The Board entered into a consent agreement with McNally, resolving allegations that one of his employees performed unlicensed plumbing work in Wareham. Under the terms of the agreement, McNally agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Sean Murphy, Kingston: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Murphy, revoking his plumbing license. A review by the Board found that Murphy performed plumbing work in Wareham beyond the scope of his license.

Francis Nault, West Springfield: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Nault, resolving allegations that he failed to obtain a permit prior to performing plumbing work in Springfield. Under the terms of the agreement, Nault agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Steven R. Petti, Danvers: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Petti, resolving allegations that he failed to acquire a permit prior to performing plumbing work in North Andover. Under the terms of the agreement, Petti agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Ken J. Psomos, Peabody: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Psomos, resolving allegations that he failed to complete plumbing and gas fitting services in North Andover that he was hired and paid by a consumer to perform. Under the terms of the agreement, Psomos agreed to a three year stayed suspension of his license and to pay a $150 fine. In addition, the agreement also requires Psomos to comply with a court order to pay restitution to the consumer. 

Stephen Ritchie, Worcester: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Ritchie, resolving allegations that one or more unlicensed employees of his company, Worcester Gold Corporation, Inc. doing business as “Mr. Rooter,” installed a gas fired water heater without a permit and without inspection. Under the terms of the agreement, Ritchie agreed to have his plumbing licenses placed on stayed suspension for two years and to pay a $600 fine. 

Joselin C. Sanchez, West Yarmouth:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Sanchez, resolving allegations that he failed to have plumbing work that he performed in Harwich inspected. Under the terms of the agreement, Sanchez agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Scott Scipione, Dedham: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Scipione, resolving allegations that his company, Boston Boiler Company, was not properly licensed to perform plumbing work. Under the terms of the agreement, Scipione agreed to pay a$1,000 fine.

Michael R. Selig, Hull:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Selig, resolving allegations that he failed to apply for approximately 70 permits for his company, Selig Plumbing and Heating, Inc., to perform plumbing and gas fitting work at The Estates in Hull, and that he failed to notify the town of Hull’s Plumbing Inspector upon completion of the work. Under the terms of the agreement, Selig agreed to pay a $7,000 fine.

Joseph Stanton, Hanover: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Stanton, resolving allegations that he filed inaccurate permits on behalf of Boston Boiler Company, and that he failed to respond to the Board during its investigation of the matter. Under the terms of the agreement, Stanton agreed to pay a $500 fine.

Rong-Zhang Tan, Braintree:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Tan, resolving allegations that he engaged in plumbing work beyond the scope of his license. Under the terms of the agreement, Tan agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. 

Robert Taylor, Worcester: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Taylor, fining him $1,000. A review by the Board found that Taylor installed a boiler at a location in Worcester, despite not holding a plumbing or gas fitting license.

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 (DPL) 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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