Lawrence roofer ordered to pay more than $46,000 in restitution

A Lawrence contractor will have to make more than $46,000 in restitution payments before he can get back into the roofing business, according to a news release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office.

Douglas County District Court Judge James McCabria has ordered Aaron Joshua Damm, doing business as Kaw Valley Roofing, to repay eight consumers $46,143.70 before he can advertise, solicit or sell any services, goods or property. The order specifically bars Damm for soliciting door-to-door until restitution is made in full.

In September 2014, Schmidt filed suit against Damm, alleging he violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. McCabria entered summary judgment in favor of the attorney general in October and finalized provisions of the judgment in the last week.

The court found Damm committed 25 violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, including engaging in door-to-door sales but failing to provide consumers with notice of their three-day right to cancel and accepting payments from eight consumers in Douglas, Jefferson, Osage and Shawnee counties without performing any work on their roofs.