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AG Derek Schmidt: Lawrence contractor temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas

Release Date: Jan 10, 2018

TOPEKA – (January 10, 2018) – A Lawrence contractor has been temporarily prohibited from doing roofing business in Kansas while a state lawsuit alleging violations of consumer protection laws is pending, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

New Era Roofing & Restoration, LLC, formerly d/b/a New Era Roofing, LLC, Lawrence, is temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas. Jefferson County District Judge Gary L. Nafziger entered a temporary restraining order on Friday prohibiting New Era Roofing from acting as a roofing contractor in the state. The order was served on the defendant yesterday.

The lawsuit alleges the defendant contracted and received payment from a Kansas consumer for roofing services that were never performed. The defendant also failed to maintain its registration as a roofing contractor as required by the Kansas Roofing Registration Act. The case is in Jefferson County District Court, No. 2018-CV-000002. A copy of the attorney general’s lawsuit and temporary restraining order are available at

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 to confirm that the roofer’s registration is in good standing.

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