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‘Catch a Contractor’ restores a ‘House of Cards’ on Spike

Adam and Skip as they Catch a Contractor
Adam and Skip as they Catch a Contractor
Spike TV

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, this team is 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.

Adam and Skip went to meet with Samantha and Scott whose contractor promised to do magic to their dream home and instead, ripped them off and left them with a house of cards that could virtually fall down on top of them. The actual bid was $43,000, of which they have paid $38,000. The place is a disaster, and this slick devil is nowhere to be found.

The place is just unfinished walls and ceilings; the thermostat was on one wall, but when they took down the wall, the thermostat went with it. They have been using space heaters to stay warm. However, as Skip pointed out, the wall they removed was a load-bearing wall and should have been replaced by a header or engineer-approved beam to hold up the structure. As Skip noted, the ceiling was starting to cave already.

So Jeff Dillman, who is also a model, will be hunted down by Alison, who can find just about anyone flying under the radar. She found him and will be meeting him at the sting house the next day. Sure enough, he showed up at the house, and was confronted by Adam and Skip. He tried to weasel out of it by stating that more money was owed, he did not do the work himself, and stated that the wall he removed was not load-bearing. When given three options, he could finish the job under Adam and Skip’s supervision, return their money, or they would help the couple take him to court. As usual, he chose the first option and would be there the next morning.

When he showed up, he denied just about everything that Adam and Skip said were wrong with the job. His apology was about as lame as it could be. When the work was completed as per Skip and Adam’s direction, the couple returned to their now livable home. They were in tears at how great it was and the excuses ceased, and a firm handshake and apology were given once again to the couple. Jeff swore that this was his last residential job, which was confirmed. He also went back to school to earn a Masters in Business and recently updated his headshot.

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