On last night’s episode of “Catch a Contractor,” comedian Adam Carolla and his friends, licensed home-improvement contractor Skip Bedell and his lovely private investigator wife, Alison are going after the worst contractors in America on this episode titled “Shred Bath and Be Gone.” Adam Carolla was a contractor before he was famous for his comedy. Now his team is on the job to hunt down the crooks that screw over innocent people, and 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 dirtbags.
The disclaimer that flashed across the screen stated that the following took place over 22 days. A team of 43 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. Lorraine and son Martin Lauciello are the homeowners who were duped by a contractor who was recommended by her daughter. Now the family has been without a bathroom for three months, uses the one at their church, which is five miles away and is at wits end. The sister who recommended the jerk has not spoken to the family in over a month, and he took off with $7,000.
When Skip and Adam saw the mess this guy left in the bathroom, they inspected the electrical connections which were dangerously overloaded, and the floor was unsafe after he removed critical parts. Skip’s wife Alison and her associate Aria attempted to track down Robert. He never had a license, but was all over social media. When he entered his favorite bar, Aria went in and arranged the meeting at the sting house.
When he arrived to meet with Aria, the camera crew with Skip and Adam were ready. He tried to tell them that he was helping out a friend and it was not his job. However, the checks were made out to him. After many explanations, Adam and Skip gave him his three choices; return their money, come back and complete the job or the homeowners would take him to court. He chose option three. Skip then gave him the repercussions of his choice; he had no license, did a crummy job and had no leg to stand on. Lo and behold, he showed up. Adam and Skip supplied a portable potty in the yard to help the family out.
They walked into the house to point out the awful job the guy did, and he tried to weasel out of every question Skip and Adam had for him. He was unaware of the family listening to everything he told them. When Lorraine came out to confront him, she had fire in her eyes, her daughter Regina was in tears because her sister who recommended him and her are not talking. He promised to call her and admit his incompetence. Throughout this episode, Robert consistently blamed another man named Chris for most of the mess. Producers got the phone number for Chris and tried to convince him to come to the home. When Adam called him, he agreed to meet with Adam. Adam proceeded to show Chris the videos of the items Robert blamed on Chris. When they reiterated those items with Robert; Chris was there listening to everything. When he confronted Robert and the family, the truth finally, came out, but he was transparent all along.
Tammy reconciled with her family after learning the full extent of Robert’s lies, Chris and Robert are no longer in contact; Robert now sticks to painting and demolition work, and Adam parlayed his matinee good idol looks into a successful career in podcasting as revealed on this episode of “Catch a Contractor.”