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AG Derek Schmidt: 10 roofers fined in first six months of 2019 for violations of Kansas law

Release Date: Jul 01, 2019

TOPEKA – (July 1, 2019) – Ten roofing contractors have been fined after being found in violation of consumer protection laws through the first six months of the year, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Since the start of 2019, Schmidt has entered into consent judgments with the roofers for violations of the Kansas Roofing Registration Act (KRRA). The settlements require the contractors to pay civil penalties for KRRA violations. They also require the contractors to comply with the KRRA when providing roofing services in the future. The ten roofing contractors fined are:

  • Boren's Roofing, Inc.; Greenwood County District Court; Case No. 2019-CV-6.
  • Marcos Villela, d/b/a KC Remodeling, LLC, d/b/a KC Remodeling; Johnson County District Court; Case No. 2019-CV-823.
  • Russ Hensley d/b/a Russ Hensley Construction; Clark County District Court; 2019-CV-10.
  • Apex Remodeling and Contracting, LLC; Sedgwick County District Court; 2019-CV-605-OT.
  • Marc Krier d/b/a Marc Krier Construction; Clark County District Court; Case No. 2019-CV-14.
  • Victor Torres d/b/a Torres Roofing; Cherokee County District Court; Case No. 2019-CV-28.
  • Balboa Restoration & Renovation, LLC; Johnson County District Court; Case No. 2019-CV-2451.
  • Wanderson C. De Araujo d/b/a Frank Construction; Smith County District Court; Case No. 2019-CV-7.
  • Dustin Welsh d/b/a Phoenix Framing, LLC; Anderson County District Court; Case No. 2019-CV-11.
  • 4R Construction Company, LLC; Shawnee County District Court; Case No. 2019-CV-383.

In each case, Schmidt alleged the defendants or defendants’ subcontractors engaged in advertising, soliciting or performing roofing contractor services in Kansas without registering with the attorney general’s office as required by the KRRA or violating other provisions of the Kansas Roofing Registration Act. 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.

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