Triple E Roofing owner pleads guilty to contracting without a license

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Jennie Marie Baker, owner of Triple E Roofing, pleaded guilty to contracting without a license and was given 12 months of unsupervised probation.

Contributed Article/Courtesy AZ ROC

WILLCOX – Jennie Marie Baker, 39, of Safford, pleaded guilty Dec. 13 to contracting without a license, a Class-1 Misdemeanor, in the Willcox Justice Court.

The case stemmed from an Arizona Registrar of Contractors investigation that alleged Baker, doing business as Triple E Roofing, displayed her revoked Arizona Registrar of Contractors license number and contracted for a $27, 300 roofing project in Willcox. She was paid $16,500 before abandoning the job.

Baker was sentenced to an $875 fine and 12 months of unsupervised probation as part of her plea agreement.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Jennie Marie Baker

Baker was arrested Oct. 3 by the Arizona Department of Public Safety on a failure to appear warrant during a traffic stop in Safford. She was transported to the Graham County Sheriff’s Office and was subsequently released on a $5,000 bond Oct. 4.

Baker was first licensed in 2012 and performed roofing work through 2015 without complaint. However, from 2016 to 2018, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors investigated a total of 15 complaints, with most alleging poor work.

Her CR-42 roofing license was revoked Nov. 30, 2017, for poor workmanship, failure to resolve issues found in complaints and failure to pay civil penalties involved with complaints filed against the license.

Since the license was revoked, Arizona Registrar of Contractors has investigated a total of four complaints against Baker for contracting without a license for a total amount of $44,800. All four investigations were submitted for prosecution alleging unlicensed contracting activity in Willcox and Thatcher.

The AZ ROC reminds property owners to ask contracting professionals about the status of their license and always check the license by using the agency’s website or by giving the agency a call.

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