About Us

Why choose R.P.M. Training Services?

Tom Matthews has been in the landscape industry for over 20 years and has been a licensed operator for 16 years. His main job is a Firefighter/EMT. So you know all our classes are focused on safety and come from years of experience. R.P.M. Training Services offers classroom learning and now on-line classes as well. We offer prep course for a variety of Massachusetts Hoisting License Tests. We are Department of Public Safety approved and are in contact with DPS on a regular basis to keep up to date on any changes or new regulations. We offer a mobile app to allow the user to do their daily inspections on their equipment and it keeps record for them. We offer a quick reference guide for the equipment operator. This is a reference guide to most of the rules and  regulations that we must know as operators. Aside the hoisting license training we offer a wide variety of courses from CPR, AED,  First Aide and Blood borne pathogens  to funeral director continuing education. We are also a SAFESITTER Training Site. Where we train young adults to be able to handle emergencies when caring for younger children and are equally equipped with the tools needed to stay home alone safely. We have a flexible schedule so we can work around your needs. Give us a call today!!

Tom Matthews
Instructor
Tom Matthews has been a Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer 2B License holder since 2000. He obtained it while attending Essex Agricultural  & Technical School for his Horticultural degree. In 2012 while working for Colmer Monument works he went and upgraded his license to a 2A/1C license. In 2014, when the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety required license holders to obtain continuing education for their renewal, Tom went to the Department of Public Safety and asked if he could offer CPR, First Aid training as continuing education. He was denied and then decided to put together the required training material to become a training site for DPS.  He has operated bobcats, front loaders, backhoes, knuckleboom cranes and forklifts. Tom works full time as a Firefighter/EMT in a town in Massachusetts for over 10 years now. He is an American Heart Association CPR, First Aid instructor and he also owns and operates T. Matthews² Enterprises. In the Spring of 2015 Tom again up graded his license to a 1B/4A.   Aside from all of that he still works for Colmer Monument works.
Matt Petit
Instructor
Matt Petit has been with Enel Power for over 11 years working as a Lead Mechanical Technician.  He has held a Massachusetts 1A, 2A hoisting license since 2005. He operates Bobcat skid steers and truck mounted boom cranes with wire ropes. He advises on topics and instructs as needed.
David W. Calkins Jr.
Instructor
David W. Calkins Jr. has held a 2a/1C/4A license since 1980. He currently runs a HIAB 085 hydraulic knuckle boom crane. He is the owner of Colmer monument works. He also is a retired professional firefighter/ EMT with over 27 years.
Michael Haines
Monitor
Michael Haines  is  a 2a/1B/4A  license holder. He over sees the completed paper work and certificates.