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AG Derek Schmidt: Lyons contractor banned from doing business in Kansas

Release Date: Jul 12, 2017

HUTCHINSON – (July 12, 2017) – A Lyons man operating as a contractor has been banned from door-to-door sales and engaging in roofing services in Kansas and ordered to repay seven Kansas consumers, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Anthony Joe Jeffery, a.k.a. Tony Brown, d/b/a Quality Construction, d/b/a Quality Paving, d/b/a Quality Coatings, d/b/a Asphalt Maintenance, d/b/a Pro-Tech was ordered to repay a total of $10,001 to consumers in Reno County for violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. In addition, Jeffery was banned from engaging in door-to-door sales and roofing services in Kansas. District Judge Timothy Chambers approved the consent judgment last week in Reno County District Court.

Schmidt accused Jeffery of engaging in door-to-door sales of home improvement services, including installation, sealing and repair of asphalt driveways, without complying with state law and of engaging in roofing contractor services without proper registration as required by law. The defendant is accused of violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act by failing to notify consumers of their three-day right to cancel the transaction, cashing the consumers’ checks prior to midnight of the fifth business day and willfully misrepresenting material facts about the work.

Schmidt warned consumers to be especially cautious of door-to-door home repair sales, which claim to offer a good deal.

 “With the summer construction and storm season underway, consumers should be on the lookout for disreputable operations looking to make a quick buck,” Schmidt said. “Consumers who are in need of driveway or roofing repairs should seek out local, reputable contractors, get multiple written estimates, and carefully check references before having any work done.”

 More tips on staying safe from home repair scams are available on the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org. A copy of the consent judgment is available at http://bit.ly/2tN34US.

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