Minnesota roofer barred from operating in Kansas

A Minnesota-based roofing company has been banned from doing business in Kansas until it cooperates with the attorney general’s investigation into its business practices, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

In a lawsuit filed in Shawnee County District Court, Schmidt accused Pinnacle Exteriors LLC, Eagan, Minn., of violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act while operating in Kansas.

The lawsuit accuses the company of engaging in deceptive and unconscionable practices while selling roofing services door-to-door and of attempting to collect money from consumers for work that was not performed.

Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca Crotty last week entered a temporary restraining order prohibiting the company from operating in Kansas until it complies with an investigative subpoena issued by the attorney general.

The company is known to have operated in Shawnee and Reno counties. Anyone with information about the company is encouraged to contact the attorney general’s consumer protection division at 800-432-2310.

The attorney general’s office also administers the new Roofing Registration Act, which requires all roofing contractors operating in Kansas to register with the attorney general. Since the law took effect on July 1, 2013, more than 600 roofers have registered. For more information or to check whether a roofing contractor is registered, visit www.InYourCornerKansas.org.

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