A Denver District Judged ordered a roofing consulting company to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution to Denver and Colorado Springs homeowners.
The company is accused of accepting payments, but not repairing roofs. The company, Claim Specialists International, and its owner Glen Jensen, must also pay $4.2 million in civil penalties and $639,000 in costs and fees to the Office of the Attorney general.
“This decision is a victory not only for the hundreds of homeowners in Denver and Colorado Springs who were victimized by the door-to-door cam, but also for consumers across the state,” said Attorney General John Suthers.
The complaint was filed in August 2009, and the company offered roofing consulting services and engaged in an aggressive door-to-door scheme to secure roof-repair contracts. The company targeted homes after storms in attempts to secure homeowners’ insurance money. Following the claim approval, the company would collect homeowners’ insurance money before performing the work. In many cases, the work was never done.
The judges order, which followed a 10-day trial in Denver, bars Jessen from owning or operating any home repair company in the state.