TOPEKA – (October 25, 2017) – A Topeka roofer has been banned from performing roofing services in Kansas and ordered to repay $1,125 to a Douglas County consumer after violating Kansas consumer protection laws, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
John Shively, of Topeka, doing business as J&S Construction and J&R Remodeling, has been banned from performing roofing services in the state and ordered to repay the Douglas County consumer by District Judge Larry Hendricks. Hendricks approved a consent judgment last week in Shawnee County District Court. Shively was accused of accepting payment from the consumer for roofing services that were never performed. The defendant also failed to register as a roofing contractor as required by the Kansas Roofing Registration Act (KRRA). In addition to consumer restitution, the order included a suspended civil penalty of $10,000 and a requirement for the defendant to fully comply with Kansas consumer protection laws in the future.
Schmidt also announced that two roofers have been temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas, pending the outcome of lawsuits he has filed against them.
Brock Shadduck, of Beloit, is temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas by order of District Judge Kim W. Cudney. The temporary restraining order prohibiting Shadduck from acting as a roofing contractor in the state was issued on October 13. The order was served on Shadduck last week. Schmidt has filed suit against Shadduck alleging that he contracted and received payment from a consumer for roofing services that were not completed. The defendant also failed to register as a roofing contractor as required by the KRRA. The case is in Jewell County District Court, No. 2017-CV-7.
Shane Bailey, doing business as Bailey Construction, of Fort Scott, is temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas by order of District Judge Mark A. Ward. The temporary restraining order prohibiting Bailey from acting as a roofing contractor in the state was issued on October 12. Bailey was served with the order earlier this week. Schmidt has filed a lawsuit against Bailey alleging that he contracted and received payment from a consumer for roofing services without being properly registered as a roofing contractor as required by the KRRA. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that the defendant accepted payment for performing siding services from a consumer and did not complete the work. The case is in Bourbon County District Court, Case No. 2017-CV-81.
Copies of the enforcement actions are available at www.ag.ks.gov/roofer-enforcement.
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’s registration is in good standing.