WICHITA — A New York firm has filed a lawsuit against TB Enterprises of Wichita, which does business as the Butler Group, for what it says was improper installation of new roofs on apartment complexes it owns here.
Dermot Co. owns the Village Park apartment communities of Eastborough, Cedarbrooke, Rockborough and Woodgate. Wichita attorney Mitchell Herren says the company hired Butler to do roof work in 2009 and 2010 following hail damage.
“Basically, after the hail damage was fixed, it turned out a lot of the shingles had been falling off,” Herren says. “It appears that they were improperly installed.”
Butler founder and managing partner Adam McCollough didn’t return calls for comment.
“We are not sure yet, but it looks like the Butler might have used some subcontractors,” Herren says.
He says he’s not sure why, but “there was some kind of a communication breakdown there before I got involved.”
Herren says now Butler has a new attorney involved.
“Hopefully, we’ll be able to get some better negotiations going.”
Herren says having Butler make new repairs to the roofs could be an option for his clients.
“They’re open to different options,” he says. “Whatever gets the … roofs fixed the most quickly and the most efficient way.”