TOPEKA – (December 2, 2011) – A Missouri paving company is banned from doing business in Kansas after violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.
The company, Quality Road Construction, and individuals Gary Leroy Haynes, Todd Haynes and Eddie Jones were ordered not to solicit business in Kansas and to refund $19,500 to Kansans who lost money to their operation. Judge Kim Cudney entered the final judgment in Cloud County District Court this week, following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.
“Every summer, we find groups of deceptive and illegitimate contractors trying to take advantage of Kansas consumers,” Schmidt said. “Finding and shutting down these fraudulent groups is important to protecting Kansans’ pocketbooks.”
The defendants, operating as Quality Road Construction, allegedly defrauded at least three Kansas consumers by going door-to-door in Northeast and North Central Kansas last summer, offering to pave driveways. The pavers did not disclose all of their charges at the time of the sale and failed to advise the consumers of their rights under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
Schmidt reminded consumers that when hiring construction workers, it is best to deal with reputable, local companies. Any consumers who feel they may have been victims of deceptive or illegitimate contractors are encouraged to file a report with the Attorney General’s Office by calling 1-800-432-2310 or visiting www.ksag.org.