Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Maryland Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors


The State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors (HVACR) licenses and regulates individuals who provide commercial and residential HVACR services, under the provision of Business Regulation Article 9A, Annotated Code of Maryland and COMAR 09.15. The Board also establishes codes and minimum standards for the installation, alteration, remodeling, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The Board investigates complaints against licensees, as well as complaints related to unlicensed practice. The Board may issue a reprimand, suspend or revoke a license as well as assess a civil penalty up to $5,000 for violations of the law and regulations.

Board Members:
James Johnson, Chair, Master Electrician
Ezio Rebechi, Master HVACR Contractor, Howard County
Steve Schmidt, Master HVACR Contractor, Carroll County
Jim Berndt, Master Plumber
Fontaine Smallwood, Consumer Member, Baltimore City
Charles E. Smith, Master HVACR Contractor, Frederick County
Jack Wilson, Sr., Master HVACR Contractor, Anne Arundel County
Albert Holley, Consumer Member

Robin Bailey, Executive Director, Mechanical Boards
Patricia McCray, Board Specialist

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Winter Weather Policy for Board Meetings – Effective 1/23/15

If Maryland State Government has liberal leave or is closed due to inclement weather, the Board meeting and any hearings scheduled for that day are cancelled. The Board will reconvene on the next regularly scheduled meeting date and hearings will be re-scheduled.

Regular business meetings of the State Board of HVACR Contractors are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month. They are held at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 500 North Calvert Street, third floor conference room and begin at 10:30 a.m. The Board suggests that you check the DLLR calendar or contact us at (410) 230-6231 to confirm date, location, and time. Board meetings are no longer published in the Maryland Register.
Please be advised that the regular business of the public meeting scheduled on August 10, 2016 will start approximately one hour later following a board training session.

Agendas and Minutes of Public Meetings

Meeting Dates  
January 11, 2017
February 8, 2017
March 8, 2017
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2017
June 14, 2017
July 12, 2017
August 9, 2017
September 13, 2017
October 11, 2017
November 8, 2017
December 13, 2017

State Board for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors
500 N. Calvert Street
Room 201
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651
(410) 230-6231
Fax No. (410) 244-0977
e-mail: DLOPLHVACR_DLLR@maryland.gov