On last night's second of two back-to-back episodes of “Catch a Contractor,” comedian Adam Carolla and his crew of private investigator Alison Bedell and her husband Skip, a licensed home-improvement contractor, are going after the worst contractors in America. Before Adam rose to fame for his comedy and other endeavors, he was a contractor, so it is not so much of a stretch for him. Now, the team is 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 “Time for Rejoisting.”
Adam and Skip met with Valerie Carpenter and her good friend John Carbone. They wanted to build an art studio in Valerie’s garage. Having recently lost her husband, and she wanted to make the art studio to memorialize her late husband. Vance Jameson, the contractor took her money and ran. His bid was $15,000, and she gave him $12,000. For the job, he was supposed to remove the garage door, build an art supply closet and reroute the HVAC system. She initially gave him $5,000, but after a week, he gave her the sob story that his truck broke down, and he needed another $7,000. Adam told viewers that any job over $500 required a licensed contractor, and she discovered he had no license. It has been over a year and a half since he left, and now Alison will track this dirt bag down.
When they saw all the hazardous mistakes he made, they knew they had to tear everything down and start over. It did not take long for Alison to track him down. He is coming to her house to give her an estimate. When he arrived, she asked him to wait for a minute, then Adam and Skip confronted him. He lied through his teeth, he said he was coming back, but after a year and a half, and a new phone number, it was clear, he had no intention of doing what he claimed.
He chose the second option; to come back under Skip and Adam’s supervision and complete the job. A few hours later, they were at work. As Skip and Adam pointed out the error of his ways, he made excuses for everything he did wrong. When Valerie confronted him, he got pissed off at her, when it should have been the other way around, and then some.
As they got to work, Adam and Skip taught him several lessons in renovations. However, since the job was finished properly, Vance is no longer taking on jobs that require a licensed contractor. After he apologized to Valerie, she told him to never do this to another person again.
Thanks to Adam, Skip and Alison, there is one happy widow, who can now pay tribute to her late husband with a job well done, as seen on this episode of “Catch a Contractor.”