Kansas contractor fined for deceptive practices

HAYSVILLE, Kan. A Haysville contractor has agreed to pay more than $50,000 for deceptive practices against four consumers, three of whom were elderly, the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office said.

The office said Wednesday that Bradley Rodgers, the owner of Rogers Contracting, will pay $52,577 for fines, court costs, and investigative fees.

The DA's office said when one consumer chose not to hire Rogers' company after a free estimate, Rogers threatened to sue her. The office said Rogers threatened to sue two other homeowners who complained the scope and price of their projects changed without their consent. Information on the fourth customer's case was not released.

Rogers voluntarily entered into the consent judgment without admitting to the allegations, the office said. That includes a 36-months probationary period in which the District Attorney's office will monitor the business.

Eyewitness News contacted Rogers regarding the release from the District Attorney.

Bradley Rogers gave a statement saying, "We also deny each of the allegations brought by the district attorney’s office. As a sign of good faith to our clients and prospective clients, we have agreed to a three year period of monitoring to allow the district attorney’s office to be satisfied that we are complying with our obligations under Kansas law. A modest amount of damages was allowed, as the cost of litigating this matter would have exceeded the settlement amount. The majority of the agreed upon damages will be discharged at the conclusion of the three year period to the extent we have satisfied our legal obligations under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. We are committed to the highest quality of service to our customers, and look forward to working with the District Attorney’s Office to ensure that our high standards are observed and recognized."