For Immediate Release - January 25, 2006

State Board Issues Enforcement Actions Against Electrician Licensees

State Board Issues Enforcement Actions Against Electrician Licensees

The Division of Professional Licensure's Board of State Examiners of Electricians ("Board") recently issued enforcement actions against the following licensees.

Maliek R. Anderson of Dorchester: The Board suspended Anderson's journeyman license for sixty days, effective September 13, 2005. The Board found that Anderson failed to perform electrical work for a customer or return the $450.00 deposit paid. Since his suspension, Anderson has paid restitution to his customer and his license is currently on probation for sixteen months.

Brian Connolly of Norwood: Connolly agreed to a one year stayed suspension effective September 9, 2005, after admitting that he performed electrical work with an expired license. The Board contends that Connolly also provided electrical services under the name "Highland Electric," a name that wasn't registered with the Board. The consent agreement requires Connolly to make restitution to his customers and correct all cited violations. Full reinstatement of his license is contingent upon Connolly demonstrating to the Board that customers have been reimbursed and code violations corrected.

Shawn Cowhig of Danvers: The Board issued a final decision and order, suspending Cowhig's electrician license for at least one year. The Board alleged that while working with an expired license, Cowhig failed to complete electrical work for at least two customers and failed to refund their deposits.

Ronald F. Crocker of Fitchburg: Crocker agreed to a one year stayed suspension of his master and journeyman electrician licenses. The Board found that Crocker failed to complete work for customers in Fitchburg and Leominster. As a precondition to the consent agreement, Crocker completed work for one customer and refunded a $1,000.00 deposit to the other.

Nicholas C. Dedominicis of Harwichport: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Dedominicis, suspending his electrician license for one year, but providing for a stayed suspension after the first 30 days to allow Dedominicis to practice as long as he remains in compliance with the terms. Dedominicis failed to complete a job or reimburse the customer $6,000.00 for the unfinished work.

Kevin Hernon of Dedham: The Board suspended Hernon's journeyman electrician license for a period of at least six months. The Boston Inspector of Wires observed three unlicensed individuals working for Hernon and performing electrical work without supervision. Hernon also advertised and conducted business as "Kevin Hernon Electric," a name not registered with the Board.

Brian M. Jancsy of Malden: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Jancsy, revoking his master electrician license for one year and placing his journeyman license on stayed suspension for a period of three years. The Board alleges that on numerous occasions between April 2003 and June 2004, Jancsy failed to properly notify the Waltham Inspector of Wires upon completion of electrical work. He also violated a prior consent agreement with the Board by continuing to operate Freedom Electric, Inc. while his master license was revoked.

William C. Leiser of Weston: The Board suspended Leiser's electrician license for 30 days and placed the license on probation for eighteen months thereafter. The Board alleges that Leiser repeatedly failed to file required permits and failed to notify the Inspector of Wires after commencing electrical work.

Kevin Rettman of Stoughton: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Rettman, suspending his journeyman electrician license for eighteen months, but providing for a stayed suspension after the first thirty days. The Board contends that Rettman engaged in electrical work with an expired license and that he left worksites without secured electrical service.

Mark A. Salie of Newport News, VA: The Board revoked Salie's journeyman electrician license for a period of at least two years. Salie failed to complete electrical installations at homes in Lawrence and Methuen after collecting over $1,200.00 for the two jobs. At both locations, Salie also failed to notify the Inspector of Wires within five days of commencing the work. Salie also conducted business as "Mark A. Salie Electrical," a name not registered with the Board.

The Board of State Examiners of Electricians licenses approximately 34,400 electricians throughout the Commonwealth. During fiscal year 2005, the Board received 355 complaints and resolved 358 complaints, resulting in 27 consent agreements, 37 license revocations, 52 license suspensions and the placement of four licensees on probation. The Board also refunded $6,275.00 to consumers.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/reg and select the "check a license" option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

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 approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 29 boards of registration.