SALINA , Kan. — A Saline County, Kan., roofer and his business have been temporarily banned from performing roofing services in Kansas and ordered to pay $40,000 in penalties after being found in violation of consumer protection laws.

According to a release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Shaun Costello, of Salina, Kan., and Low Overhead Exterior LLC, are enjoined from operating as roofing contractors in Kansas until they obtain a roofing contractor registration certificate from the attorney general, as required by Kansas law. Costello and Low Overhead Exterior LLC failed to respond to a lawsuit filed in June, so Saline County District Court Judge Paul J. Hickman this week entered the default judgment and ordered the defendants to pay a $40,000 civil penalty.

Schmidt alleged that the defendants accepted payment from a consumer for roofing services while not holding a valid roofing registration certificate. The defendants also filed a mechanic’s lien against the consumer’s property as a roofing contractor while not holding a valid roofing registration certificate. The defendant was found in violation of both the Kansas Roofing Registration Act and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

View a copy of the judgment here.