On Sunday’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 “This Flood’s for You,” 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 18 days. A team of 45 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 the Bermans, Maya and Michael who hired a friend of over 20 years to redo their master bathroom. Roni was a friend of the family, their kids even played together. They had a leak in the bathroom and decided to redo the bathroom, rather than just fix a leak. Roni left layers of dust that went through the house and set off their son’s asthma. For the first time in eight years, Maya and Michael have been fighting and she is ready to move back to Israel.
The contractor’s bid was $4,000 to remodel the master bathroom. Michael gave Roni $11,000 for labor and it has been eight months since they saw him. When Adam and Skip checked out the place, it was like a war zone. They agreed, he was no contractor or plumber and nobody inspected this atrocity.
Alison and her field private investigator followed a vehicle from the contractor’s home address, but were unable to confirm the identity of the driver. When Alison finally got a photo of him, she sent it to Maya who identified him. Alison then called him to invite him to the sting house where he would check out the bathroom for a remodel. When he arrived, they confronted him, and he told them he was asked to leave. He seemed to think it was funny that the kid had an asthma attack, and kept reminding them that he was asked to leave the job. They explained the three options to him; give the money back, return and do the job correctly with Adam and Skip supervising, or they will help take him to court. He asked to have the cameras turned off and six minutes later he tried to leave the sting house. When they spoke to him, he offered to look through his files and give them his side of the story. When he arrived, he brought his file and wanted to save his reputation. So Skip, Adam and Roni went in to check out the job. He told them that he received $3,000, but they were told that they gave him $11,000. As for the asthma, he said she should have watched her child more closely. She was having a fit listening to his lies and ready to rip him a new one. Roni chose to stay and finish the job, but his defense was that he was asked to leave.
When the family returned, they saw a new master bedroom with a bathroom that was usable. It was beautiful and so nice. Michael saw Maya in a good mood now until she realized that she had to speak to Roni again. When he came in, she told him she will never forgive him for putting her son in danger. He then said he was given three options and chose the second to return and correct the job. But Roni had another option and gave back the $3,000 that he said he received, not $11,000 the homeowners said they gave him.
When he was outside, the producer asked him if he felt he owed them an apology. He said no and wanted America to see that out of the goodness of his heart, he returned their money. Adam then warned everyone watching that if a contractor puts the family in jeopardy; fire his ass on the spot, friend or not on this episode of “Catch a Contractor.” Michael and Maya are sleeping in the same bed together, Noah’s asthma has improved greatly and Roni has never been heard from again.