On last night’s episode of “Catch a Contractor,” former contractor and now comedian Adam Carolla and his friends, licensed home-improvement contractor Skip Bedell and his beautiful private investigator wife, Alison are going after the worst contractors in America. On this episode titled “Dud Brothers,” Adam, Skip and Alison and their teams are on the job to hunt down the dirty crooks that screw over innocent people, and hopefully, force them to complete the jobs they left unfinished. If they cannot find these people, they will finish the job and help the family take legal action against these creeps.
The disclaimer that flashed across the screen stated that the following took place over 21 days. A team of 44 people, including private investigators, assembled in an attempt to take down a dishonest contractor and help the people who were wronged. The production crew met with Adam and Skip to give them the lowdown on the entire situation.
Adam and Skip met with the production team who advised them of Tommy D’Andrea, a single father who wanted a recreation room for his kids, Anthony and Brian. His sister Cindy D’Andrea was there when Skip and Adam met with the family. Tommy wanted to give up the garage so his boys would have a place to play. He paid $16,000 for this abomination he was left with as Nik and Vik, two Armenian brothers took the money and walked away. The contractor’s bid was to remodel and finish the garage and add a bathroom. He paid them the entire amount, expecting that the money would motivate them. However, after they received it, they never came back and it has been two years.
As Adam and Skip pointed out the things they did incorrectly, there was nothing left that was done properly. Alison and her assistant Dorian went looking for the “handymen” as they called themselves. Alison called Vik to have him come to the sting house. As they awaited his arrival, they got word that the private investigator tailing Vik lost visual contact with him due to a construction detour. As he pulled up, the entire crew got into position.
When Vik came in, the cameras, Skip and Adam confronted him with photos of Tommy and the horrible job they did to his garage, he started blaming his brother Nik. When they interrogated him further, he said he was there, but had nothing to do with the garage. He then turned on his heel and walked out. Minerva, the producer went after him to play good cop and explain his options, if her reasoning with him was not effective, then another person went out to play bad cop. Vik refused to re-enter the sting house, but agreed to return in three days with Nik to the D’Andrea house. Nik arrived in dress clothes and Vik was ready to leave because Nik was there.
Nik stated that the homeowner got his $16,000 worth and the job was done as far as they were concerned. Nik agreed that Vik did not work there, but Tommy knew better. Vik again tried to leave, and no amount of reasoning with him worked, so Nik was held accountable. As the guys prodded further, Nik admitted the person who did the plumbing and electrical were not licensed and he blamed his workers for everything that was wrong with the job. Nik punched holes in the walls and saw the crappy work that was done to every part of this job. Nik walked off the job, and the producers got his confirmation that he would return the next day and he did. Both brothers wore dress shoes when they were on the job, no work boots for these guys.
On the final day, both brothers returned and so did the family. When the boys saw their play room, they were thrilled and so were Tommy and Cindy. They did not think it would ever be done. They had a foosball table, a popcorn machine, hot dog station and all the things for a proper man cave on this episode of “Catch a Contractor.”
Vik continues to make money with handyman work and his ride-sharing job. Nik has retired from contracting and Adam has started a new business venture; selling steel-toe loafers for the modern contractor on the go.