Kansas roofer banned from doing business in state

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A Jefferson County roofer has been banned from doing business in Kansas after violating consumer protection laws, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a release Tuesday.

Sonny Peterson, a roofer who did business as S&J Carpentry/Roofing and S&J Carpentry, is not allowed to do business in Kansas unless and until he registers with the attorney general’s office, the release said.

Jefferson County District Court ordered Peterson to pay two Jefferson County consumers $13,400 in restitution, a civil penalty and the cost of the attorney general’s investigation.

Peterson’s case had been on hold after he filed for bankruptcy in 2017. That case was dismissed last week, the release said.

Schmidt has said Peterson operated as a roofing contractor without registering with the attorney general’s office and that he accepted payment to perform roofing services without doing the work.

The release said Peterson violated the Kansas Roofing Registration Act and Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

Peterson’s ban is one of 15 settlements with Kansas roofing contractors Schmidt announced Thursday. The Eagle has previously reported on the ban of Wichita-area E3 Solutions LLC.

You can see which roofers can lawfully provide roofing services for a fee in Kansas — and which can’t — at https://ag.ks.gov/in-your-corner-kansas/resources/roofer-search.