Two roofing companies are banned from doing business in Kansas and must pay thousands of dollars in penalties for alleged violations of the state's roofing and consumer protection laws.
A release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt reports that Benjamin Thayer of Cambridge, Wis., and Ryan Metzker of Fort Atkinson, Wis., and Copperhead Contracting of Milton, Wis., are enjoined from operating as roofing contractors in Kansas. The ban is the result of a default judgment approved by Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary E. Christopher, which also orders the defendants to pay $230,000 in penalties.
Schmidt alleged that the defendants conducted door-to-door solicitations and entered into contracts with seven individuals and one business for roofing services following a hailstorm in May 2018. Since they didn't register with the state, as required by the Kansas Roofing Registration Act, they were ordered to pay $70,000 in civil penalties. The additional $160,000 of penalties is for failing to provide consumers' right to cancel transaction notices and failure to provide notice of cancellation forms advising consumers of their three-day right to cancel.
In a separate case, Travis Hollingshead of Sherman County, Kan., doing business as Holly Enterprises of Goodland, have been banned from performing roofing services in Kansas and must pay $10,000 in penalties after being found in violation of consumer protection laws, including the Roofing Registration Act. Sherman County District Court Judge Scott Showalter approved a consent judgment reached by Hollingshead and Schmidt’s office. Hollingshead was ordered to pay a $10,000 civil penalty and is banned from operating as a roofer in Kansas.
According to the release, Schmidt alleged that Hollingshead had solicited and performed 36 roofing contracts in Kansas without a valid Kansas roofing registration certificate.