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BISMARCK, ND - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order banning McKenna’s Roofing and its owner Joshua McKenna from conducting business in North Dakota. McKenna lists addresses in Brampton, North Dakota, and Long Prairie, Minnesota.
The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection division initiated an investigation in August 2019, after receiving a complaint filed with the Secretary of State’s office. In August 2018, McKenna had taken an advance payment of over $5,000 for a roofing job. The homeowner spent the next year trying to get McKenna to do the work or provide a refund, without success. Investigators determined that when he took the money, McKenna’s contractor’s license had already expired and McKenna has not since been licensed. McKenna also has pending criminal charges in Stark County for construction fraud and theft.
After the initial contact was made, McKenna stopped cooperating with the investigators, leaving no alternative but to ban him from doing business in the state.
For more information, please refer to the Cease and Desist Order.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds consumers to check the Secretary of State’s website to see if an individual or business has a contractor’s license, and never to do business with an unlicensed contractor.
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