Beloit roofer temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A Beloit man has been temporarily banned from performing roofing work in the state of Kansas.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt says a Beloit roofer has been temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution after he was found to have violated Kansas consumer protection laws.

According to Schmidt, Qunicy Justus, of Beloit, who conducts business as JAQ’s Ultimate Service, was ordered to a Smith Co. $5,000 refundable and temporarily banned from doing business in the state until he obtains a roofer registration certificate required by law. He said Smith Co. District Judge Preston A. Pratt handed down a default judgment on Thursday after Justus failed to respond to a lawsuit filed in May. He said Justus was also ordered to pay a $90,000 civil fine.

Schmidt claimed that Justus accepted money from a customer for roofing work, but did not perform any work despite signing an agreement. He said the defendant had not registered as a roofer with his office either. He said the allegations violate the Kansas Roofing Registration Act and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

Schmidt said he wanted to remind consumers to make sure contractors are properly registered before signing a contract or having any work done. He said customers should request a copy of the roofer’s registration certificate and then check his consumer protection policy website to confirm that the roofer’s registration is correct.

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