TOPEKA – (January 26, 2018) – A Missouri 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.
Shawn Obermann and his business, Armour Roofing, LLC, of Kansas City, Mo., is temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas. Shawnee County District Judge Larry Hendricks entered a temporary restraining order on Wednesday prohibiting Obermann and his company from acting as a roofing contractor in the state. The order was served on the defendant yesterday.
The lawsuit alleges that the defendant has continued to operate as a roofing contractor in the state without being registered with the attorney general’s office as required by the Kansas Roofing Registration Act (KRRA), despite being notified in 2015 of his obligation to register. The lawsuit alleges the defendant has performed roofing services in Douglas, Johnson and Wyandotte counties as recently as November 2017. The case is in Shawnee County District Court, No. 2018-CV-76. A copy of the attorney general’s lawsuit and temporary restraining order are available at http://bit.ly/2ndAoSO.
Schmidt also announced he has entered into consent judgments with four other roofing contractors for violations of the KRRA. The settlements require the companies to pay civil penalties for KRRA violations. They also require the companies to comply with the KRRA when providing roofing services in the future. The four roofing contractors fined are:
- Weathertite Roofing & Construction, LLC, Barber County District Court, Case No. 2018-CV-5
- Crest Exteriors, LLC, Shawnee County District Court, Case No. 2018-CV-59
- Ronco Construction & Supply Company, Inc., Shawnee County District Court, Case No. 2018-CV-58.
- Professional Contracting Management, LLC, dba Priority Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, Johnson County District Court, Case No. 2018-CV-282.
In each case, Schmidt alleged the defendants engaged in advertising, soliciting or performing roofing contractor services in Kansas without registering with the attorney general’s office as required by the KRRA. Copies of the consent judgments 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.