NW Kan. roof artisan amongst two banned from doing trade

TOPEKA — Two Wisconsin males and their corporate were banned from doing trade in Kansas and ordered to pay $230,000 in consequences for alleged violations of state roofing and shopper coverage rules, Kansas Legal professional Basic Derek Schmidt mentioned Thursday in a information unencumber.

Benjamin Thayer, of Cambridge, Wisconsin, and Ryan Metzker, of Citadel Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Copperhead Contracting LLC of Milton, Wisconsin, are enjoined from working as roofing contractors in Kansas. Shawnee County District Court docket Pass judgement on Mary E. Christopher authorized a default judgment and ordered the defendants to pay $230,000 in consequences and banned from doing trade in Kansas, together with working as roofing contractors.

Schmidt filed a petition on July 7, 2022, alleging that the defendants performed door-to-door solicitations and entered into contracts with seven people and one trade for roofing services and products following a hail typhoon in Would possibly 2018. The defendants had been ordered to pay $70,000 in civil consequences for failing to sign in with the state as required by way of the Kansas Roofing Registration Act. Moreover, the defendants had been ordered to pay $160,000 for failing to supply customers’ proper to cancel transaction notices and failure to supply understand of cancellation paperwork advising the shoppers in their three-day proper to cancel, violations of the Kansas Shopper Coverage Act.

In a separate case, a Sherman County roof artisan and his trade were banned from acting roofing services and products in Kansas and ordered to pay $10,000 in consequences after being present in violation of shopper coverage rules, together with the Roofing Registration Act. 

Travis Hollingshead, doing trade as Holly Enterprises, of Goodland, is enjoined from working as a roofing contractor in Kansas. Sherman County District Court docket Pass judgement on Scott Showalter authorized a consent judgment reached by way of Hollingshead and Schmidt’s workplace. Hollingshead used to be ordered to pay a $10,000 civil penalty and is banned from working as a roof artisan in Kansas.

Schmidt filed the petition on September 20, 2022, alleging that Hollingshead had solicited and carried out 36 roofing contracts in Kansas with out maintaining a sound Kansas roofing registration certificates.

A replica of each judgments are to be had at www.ag.ks.gov/roofer-enforcement.

Each circumstances had been litigated by way of Assistant Legal professional Basic Sarah Dietz.

Schmidt reminded customers to verify roofing contractors have correctly registered sooner than signing any contract or having any roofing paintings finished. Customers will have to ask the roofing contractor for a duplicate in their roof artisan’s registration certificates. Customers will have to additionally test the lawyer normal’s shopper coverage site at www.InYourCornerKansas.org to substantiate the roof artisan’s registration is in excellent status.