Construction Board


  • 3 pm
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • Building Department Office
    424 Market Avenue N
    Canton, OH 44702

Construction Board Appointees

Name Position Expiration Date
Charles Corcoran Chief Building No Expiration
James Babcock Councilmember No Expiration
Michael Abbott Electrical Contractor 12/31/2025
Jon Kuhnash Electrical Journeyman 12/31/2024
Dave Grabowsky HVAC Contractor 12/31/2025
Stuart Kraft HVAC Contractor 12/31/2023
Darren Elliott Plumbing Contractor 12/31/2024
Brett McElfresh Plumbing Journeyman 12/31/2025
Lisa Sims Public-at-Large 12/31/2023

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council.

Membership Requirements

The nine members of the Board are:

  • The chief building official or his designee
  • One member of council designated by the President of Council
  • One member of the public at large who is knowledgeable and conversant in the construction industry
  • One electrical contractor licensed to work in the City
  • One journeyman electrician licensed to work in the City
  • One plumbing contractor licensed to work in the City
  • One journeyman plumber licensed to work in the City
  • Two HVAC contractors licensed to work in the City


The Construction Board has the following duties:

  • Consider appeals of decisions of the Chief Building Official with regard to whether any applicant for an electrical, plumbing, or HVAC contractor's license has the requisite experience to be licensed in the City.
  • Make recommendations to Council to accept or reject the use of alternative materials, devices, methods of assemblage or installations, fixtures or appurtenances relative to electric, plumbing and HVAC.
  • Assist in the interpretation of the rules and regulations of the applicable provisions of the City Building Code.
  • Hear and decide questions involving the suspension or revocation of various trade contracting licenses, permits or registrations issued by the City.

Term Length

Three years


Member serve without compensation.


City Ordinance 1309