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File a Complaint

Being a member of our Association is a pledge by remodeling company to observe high standards of honesty, integrity, and responsibility in business by:

  1.   Promoting only those products and services which are functionally and economically sound, and which   are consistent with objective standards of health and safety.
  2.   Making all advertising and sales promotion factually accurate, avoiding those practices which tend to   mislead or deceive the customer.
  3.   Writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
  4.   Promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints.
  5.   Refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition.
  6.   Obtaining and retaining insurance as required by federal, state and local authorities.
  7.   Obtaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state, and local authorities.
  8.   Taking appropriate action to preserve the health and safety of employees, trade contractors, clients and   the public.

According to the by-laws Article X Violations and Complaints Section B.  Complaint Procedure is as follows:

Step 1:  Preparation/Submission of Complaint

     The Complaint must:

     (1) be clearly documented and submitted to the Chapter in a timely fashion.
     (2) include all pertinent details  (date, time, place, those involved, contact info, supporting documentation).
     (3) disclose the relationship of the complainant to the member.
     (4) be signed by the complainant.
     (5) improper or incomplete submissions may be returned and/or delayed.
     (6) The complaint should be forwarded to:

                Executive Committee
                Attention: Complaint
                8015 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
                Suite #150
                Merriam, KS 66202

Step 2:  Executive Committee

     At the next meeting of the Executive Committee, they will decide whether the complaint is of a confidential      nature or should the By-laws committee investigate the complaint.  Confidential matters are determined by      our Association policy and the whistleblower protection act.

Step 3:  Response to Complaint

     Unless determined confidential, a copy of the Complaint will be forwarded to the member.  The members      will be encouraged to contact the complainant and to try and resolve the complaint.  Regardless of the      outcome, the member will be required to respond to the Complaint, in writing, within thirty days of the date      the Complaint was received by the member.  The response must clearly address the allegations in detail and      should include appropriate supporting documentation. The response must be submitted to the Chapter      office.  If the matter is resolved by the parties, each party will receive a letter of acknowledgement from our      Association and a record of the Complaint will be archived.

Step 4:  By-Laws Committee Review

     If the matter is not resolved within a reasonable time, the Complaint, and the member’s response, will be      forwarded to the Ethics and By-laws Committee.  In order to review a Complaint from a consumer, at least      four (4) members of the Ethics & By-Laws Committee must be in attendance.  The committee may      recommend a course of action for the parties involved, may dismiss the Complaint, or may recommend that      the complainant pursue a remedy through a third-party (e.g. licensing/registration body, Consumer Affairs      Bureau, Better Business Bureau, civil court, etc.).  The final decision of the Ethics and By-laws Committee      shall be conveyed in writing to the complainant and to the member.

Step 5:  Board Action and Other Remedies

     If the By-laws Committee recommends that the complainant pursue other remedies through a third party,      the complaint will remain open for further consideration by the committee.  Depending on the outcome of      the third-party review, the committee may recommend further action be taken by the Board of Directors.      Such further action may include, but is not limited to, suspension or revocation of membership.  The      complainant and member will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision. 

Step 6: Right of Appeal

     The decision made by the By-laws Committee may be appealed by either party to a panel consisting of a      minimum of three (3) officers of the Chapter.  Notice of appeal must be received by the Chapter within ten      (10) days of the date the Ethics and Bylaws Committee decision was received by the parties.  The panel of      officers shall schedule its own proceedings and timetable for appeal and its decision shall be submitted to      the Board for final approval. 

Step 7:  Final Action

     At its next regularly scheduled meeting (following the right to appeal should that be exercised), the Board      shall vote on the final decision, and its action will be communicated in writing to all parties.