State shuts down HVAC company

 

A Westminster HVAC company has been temporarily shut down following a lawsuit filed by the Colorado Attorney General, who says the company never got the required building permits for its work, putting its customers in jeopardy.

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said Wednesday that a Denver District Court Judge granted her request to temporarily shut down Mile High Heating & Cooling LLC. Coffman said her office found that the company performed more than 1,000 HVAC installations in consumers’ homes and never received the required building permits for the vast majority of those.

The temporary restraining order prevents the company and its owner Kevin Dykman from doing business, including the sale or installation of furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters, air conditioning units or any other type of HVACequipment.

Any company, or even a homeowner, installing HVACequipment in a residence needs a building permit from the local building department. The process includes an inspection by the building department to ensure safety.

Coffman said her office also found evidence that the company sent unqualified technicians to perform work.

“It is completely unacceptable for businesses to compromise the safety of Colorado consumers,” Coffman said. “My office will continue to crack down on companies that skirt the law and place Colorado consumers at risk.”

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