Residents warned of paving scams in area; one company spotted in Imperial
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
After a Nebraska paving company was banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to repay two northwest Kansas consumers, area law officers are warning residents of possible scams involving two paving/asphalt businesses.
Warnings having been issued by area law enforcement concerning Gillis Construction Hot Rubber Seal/Coating and Harrison Asphalt.
Gillis of North Platte is the business banned in Kansas.
Imperial Police Chief Ryan Wisnieski said he did spot a Gillis Construction vehicle in Imperial recently. After following the truck for awhile, Wisnieski said he believes the company left town.
The police chief reminds the public if they have concerns about a company doing business in Imperial to contact his office or the Better Business Bureau before doing business with them.
On Friday, initial warnings about the two businesses were sent out by the McCook Police Department, whose community is about 25 miles north of Oberlin, Kan., where one of the companies of concern was doing business.
According to the McCook report, Gillis Construction and Hot Rubber Seal/Coating was ordered to repay a total of $3,200 to consumers in Herndon and Oberlin for violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.