Crime & Courts

Wichita roofer temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas

A Wichita roofer has been temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas.

Lawsuits filed against Energy Guard Midwest of Wichita alleging violations of consumer protection laws are still pending, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Temporary restraining orders against the company were filed last week in court in Sheridan and Thomas counties. The company is prohibited from acting as a roofing contractor or a general contractor in the state. However, the company is still able to complete roofing and construction services that are currently under contract while at the supervision of the Attorney General's Office.

The lawsuit alleges that Energy Guard Midwest took payment from customers for services in Sheridan and Thomas counties but failed to perform the work and then failed to refund the consumers' down payments, Schmidt said.

Schmidt also fined eight other roofing contractors for failure of the Kansas Roofing Registration Act — including Neal Property Management of Sedgwick County.

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Nichole Manna, 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna