AG Derek Schmidt: Three roofing companies temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas

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Release Date: Dec 16, 2016

TOPEKA – (December 16, 2016) – Three roofing contractors have been prohibited from doing business in Kansas by temporary court orders pending the outcome of lawsuits filed against the companies in October for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and Kansas Roofing Registration Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

The companies that are temporarily barred are:

  • Sonny Peterson, dba S&J Carpentry/Roofing, Nortonville. Jefferson County District Judge Gary L. Nafziger yesterday entered a temporary restraining order prohibiting Peterson from acting as a roofing contractor in the state. Schmidt filed a lawsuit alleging the defendant conducted door-to-door sales of roofing services to multiple consumers in Jefferson County. In all cases, the defendant failed to provide the consumers with notice of their three-day right to cancel and cashed checks before the required five-day waiting period. In some instances, consumers paid the defendant for work that never was performed. The defendant also failed to register as required by the Kansas Roofing Registration Act. The case is in Jefferson County District Court, No. 2016-CV-000083.
  • Apex Contracting and Roofing, LLC and Apex CR&R LLC, Raymore, Mo., and its owner Jason Stewart. Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry D. Hendricks entered a temporary restraining order on November 23 prohibiting Stewart and his companies from acting as a roofing contractor in the state. Schmidt filed a lawsuit against Stewart and his companies alleging he contracted to perform two roofing jobs in Johnson County, received payment for them, and never did the work. Additionally, the company is not registered with the attorney general’s office as a roofing contractor in the State of Kansas as required by the Kansas Roofing Registration Act. The case is in Shawnee County District Court, No. 2016-CV-000834.
  • Frank “Joe” R. Corder, dba FRC Construction, Pittsburg. Bourbon County District Court Judge Mark A. Ward entered a temporary restraining order on November 14 prohibiting Corder from acting as a roofing contractor in the state. Schmidt filed a lawsuit alleging the defendant contracted to perform roofing jobs in Bourbon and Crawford counties, received payment for them and never did the work. The defendant also failed to register as required by the Kansas Roofing Registration Act. The case is in Bourbon County District Court, No. 2016-CV-000185.

In each case, Schmidt is seeking restitution to consumers who did business with these unregistered companies as well as penalties for doing business without registering and violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

Schmidt reminded consumers to make sure roofing contractors are properly registered before signing any contract or having any work done. Consumers should request a copy of their roofer’s registration certificate and then should check the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org to confirm that the roofer is in good standing.

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