On last night's episode of “Catch a Contractor,” multi-talented comedian Adam Carolla and his team of private investigator Alison Bedell and her husband Skip, a licensed home-improvement contractor, are going after the worst contractors in America. Before Adam became famous for his comedy and other endeavors, he was a contractor, so it is not so much of a stretch for him. Now, the three are on the job to hunt down the crooked people who 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 swindlers on this episode titled “Size Does Matter.”
Adam and Skip went to meet with Judy and Dave Wislocki, whose contractor, Myron left them with a kitchen that Adam says he would not want in a homeless shelter. Myron used to be their neighbor, so they trusted him. He gave them the “good friends' price” The bid was for $22,450, and they paid him $18,000. They have been eating out for the last fourteen weeks, and are out of money.
When Adam and Skip saw the horrible job Myron did, they told him if he did this in the Middle East, he would have had his hands cut off. Adam called the job, hack job meets doesn’t give a sh*t. On top of it all; the couple found out he had no contractor’s license. This was one of the worst jobs, where nothing lines up properly, including doors to cabinets and appliances that should all line up. The range hood was so high; it was a fire hazard. Over thirty inches, a range hood gives no protection to the cabinets, and this job would not pass inspection. Skip told viewers that if they cooked anything on the stove, the entire house could burn down.
Alison was put on the job immediately to find Myron Barker. Once she found Myron, she saw the lovely house he lived in with three cars in the driveway; a Corvette, a Cadillac and a Chevy truck. When Alison called him, she told him she wanted a full bathroom remodel. He told her he does that type of work and has been in the construction business for over 45 years. He will be over at 10 a.m. the next morning.
Adam and Skip went in to meet with Myron. They asked him if he remembered the Wislocki family, and he said he sure did, that they owed him money and he did all this beautiful work for them. When he saw what was going on, he walked out. He told them that he hated those f***ing people, while they watched from the monitor appalled at his words. Adam told him if he took off, the next time they saw him would be in court. He came back into the sting house and looking at their photo, stated he did not trust them, even when they were his neighbors. He said they were trying to find something wrong, when there was nothing wrong. He continued to defend his work, as Adam and Skip pointed out that it was bush league, not proper work. Myron had an excuse for everything. They gave him three options; he could return with them and do the job properly, return their money, or they will help the Wislocki family take him to court.
He made a semi-commitment to return to their house on Wednesday. Adam does not know if his brain is fried, but it most certainly was on a rotisserie. On Wednesday morning, he did return. When they pointed out all the problems, he had an excuse for all. He told them they got a dishwasher that was two inches larger than originally expected, but the appliances were there in the garage, the entire time. When they questioned him about the height of the range hood, he said some of the codes do not make sense and someone in Sacramento who is writing this stuff on paper, is not the one who is paying you, the homeowner is.
When the family confronted him with his lies, he was ready to walk out again. Adam convinced him to come back in and do the right thing under their supervision. When he saw that Skip and Adam intended to rip out the entire kitchen, he left again; this time for good. Now the guys will install the kitchen correctly and help them seek legal action against him.
When they finished the kitchen, it was awesome, all doors lined up with the appliances and looked just like a picture from a magazine. They even cleaned up the spare bedroom where everything was stored during this debacle.
When it was done, Adam called Myron to tell him the kitchen was completed. He said he was working on another job. Adam then told him that he would need their number for season two and one loud expletive ended the call.
Myron continues to work as an unlicensed contractor and the Wislocki family are in the process of taking legal action against him.