EL DORADO, Kan. (KAKE) –
An Augusta modular home builder has been banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to repay more than $200,000 in restitution.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said East Side Factory Built Homes violated consumer protection laws. The company and its owner, Ryan Andes, have been enjoined from conducting business in Kansas.
"Butler County District Judge Mike Ward entered the injunction this week after the defendants failed to respond to a lawsuit filed by the attorney general in May," Schmidt said.
The company also did business as East Side Homes and Factory Outlet Homes.
Ward also ordered Andes and the company to pay restitution totaling $206,733.58 to four Kansas consumers, as well as a civil penalty and the costs of the attorney general’s investigation.
Schmidt had alleged that the defendants accepted payment from the consumers for modular homes, then failed to build the homes or refund the money to the consumers. The allegations constituted violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.