2015 News Releases

AG Schmidt: Unregistered roofer prohibited from doing business

Release Date: Aug 17, 2015

ABILENE – (August 17, 2015) – A Chapman roofing contractor has been prohibited from doing business in Kansas, following a recent lawsuit accusing him of failing to comply with Kansas consumer protection laws, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Last Friday, Dickinson County District Judge Ryan W. Rosauer entered a temporary restraining order prohibiting Michael Allen Chapin, Chapman, from operating as a roofing contractor in Kansas pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by the attorney general’s office.

In a petition filed last month, Schmidt accused Chapin of engaging in the business of, or capacity as, a roofing contractor within Kansas without having a valid roofing registration certificate. Chapin had allegedly performed roofing work on a Chapman home and failed to adequately protect the unfinished roof during a rainstorm, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

“When the Legislature enacted the Kansas Roofing Registration Act in 2013, they required roofing contractors to be properly insured before they could be registered with our office,” Schmidt said. “This requirement protects consumers in situations such as this one.”

Schmidt’s office has four other cases pending against unregistered roofers.

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 registration remains active.

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