Ark. AG obtains judgment against roofer who took upfront payments

By Bryan Cohen | Mar 13, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced a judgment Tuesday against a now-defunct Fayetteville-based roofing company that allegedly took money from at least 19 homeowners and failed to make repairs.

Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge James Moody ordered Shawn Redmond, the owner of Razorfast Roofing and its predecessor, Razorback Roofing, to pay $109,144 in fines and costs to the state and $28,136.98 in restitution to affected homeowners.

The order comes after a hearing held in February regarding McDaniel's lawsuit against Redmond. The lawsuit alleged Redmond violated the Arkansas Home Solicitation Sales Act and the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

"Mr. Redmond and his company said they would help homeowners recover from storm damage, but delivered nothing but empty promises," McDaniel said. "Not only did he take their money, he jeopardized some homeowners' insurance coverage because he never completed the repairs required by the insurance company."

Redmond allegedly used aggressive telemarketing to target homeowners in neighborhoods damaged by storms. The Northwest Arkansas consumers signed contracts for the roofing work and turned over insurance proceeds to Razorfast, which allegedly delayed work or failed to provide services. Redmond's company also allegedly refused to refund consumers when the consumers exercised their right to cancel their agreement under provisions of the home solicitation sales law.

In 2012, Redmond was found guilty on multiple counts of theft by deception and was ordered to pay restitution to consumers.

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