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Roofing company owner facing criminal charges surrenders state roofing license

James Kenton roofer mugshot
Posted at 6:06 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 19:06:46-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The owner of a Mt. Juliet roofing company who was arrested for fraud has now given up his state roofing license.

James Kenton, the owner of Tennessee Metal Roofing, is currently facing criminal charges for taking a customer's money but not doing the work.

Back in September, the state Contractors Board suspended his license during an emergency meeting after NewsChannel 5 Investigates exposed how Kenton had repeatedly lied on his license application.

The state was set to hold a formal hearing Tuesday afternoon to revoke the license, but Kenton agreed to surrender it ahead of time to avoid the hearing.

NewsChannel 5 Investigates talked with unhappy customers who complained about the company's work or lack of it.

The phone number for Tennessee Metal Roofing now appears to be disconnected.

Meanwhile, Kenton is set to go on trial in March on the criminal charges.

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