TOPEKA – (March 25, 2021) – A Salina roofer has been ordered to pay more than $8,300 in restitution and fined $110,000 for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, including the Kansas Roofing Registration Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
Michael J. Stubbs, doing business as Triple M Roofing and Remodeling, was also temporarily banned from performing roofing services in Kansas. McPherson County District Judge John Klenda on March 19 approved a default judgment in McPherson County District Court after Stubbs failed to respond to a lawsuit filed by the attorney general. Stubbs was ordered to pay $8,316 in restitution to a McPherson County resident and was fined $110,000 for numerous other violations of the Kansas Roofing Registration Act (KRRA). Stubbs and Triple M Roofing and Remodeling are temporarily banned from operating as a roofing contractor until a valid roofing registration is obtained from the Office of the Attorney General.
Additionally, in recent months, Schmidt has entered into consent judgments with the following 12 roofers for violations of the KRRA. The settlements require the contractors to pay civil penalties for KRRA violations and to comply with the KRRA when providing roofing services in the future. The 12 roofing contractors fined are:
- Rainbow Roofing, LLC; Wyandotte County District Court; 2021-CV-000087
- Guardian Construction, LLC; Coffey County District Court; 2021-CV-000002
- Matthew Clark, et al, Guaranteed Roofing and Exteriors LLC; Shawnee County District Court; 2021-CV-000036
- Peterson Roofing and Construction, LLC; Jefferson County District Court; 2021-CV-000002
- Chetos Roofing, Inc.; Lyon County District Court; 2020-CV-000122
- Dolan Restoration and Construction, Inc.; Shawnee County District Court; 2020-CV-000611
- Henry Construction, LLC; Shawnee County District Court; 2020-CV-000382
- JDQ Construction, LLC; Bourbon County District Court; 2020-CV-000041
- Triad, Inc.; Miami County District Court; 2020-CV-000067
- Premier Roofing, LLC; Brown County District Court; 2020-CV-000026
- Ultimate Roofing Consulting & Development, LLC; Shawnee County District Court; 2020-CV-000557
- Marathon Roofing, LLC; Douglas County District Court; 2020-CV-000312
In each case, Schmidt alleged the defendants or defendants’ subcontractors engaged in advertising, soliciting or performing roofing contractor services in Kansas without registering or while holding a status other than in good standing 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.