A Wichita general contractor agreed to compensate customers over allegations he used unfair and deceptive door-to-door sales tactics, the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
Steven L. Coleman, who does business as Construction Concepts and Investments, will pay $5,500 to consumers, as well as court costs and investigative fees. The agreement, known as a consent judgment, was filed in Sedgwick County District Court last week, the District Attorney’s Office said.
According to the release, Coleman didn’t give customers notice of their right to cancel services within three days, which is required under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. The act say businesses offering services away from their location, such as door-to-door sales, must inform people of that right orally and in writing. Coleman also violated a similar agreement from 2004, the District Attorney’s Office alleged, when he accepted up-front payment from a customer.
Coleman and his company agreed to avoid deceptive and unconscionable business practices in the future, the release said.