The BEST Episodes of Catch a Contractor
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2021
Each year, millions of Americans set out to renovate their property in hopes of finally achieving their dream home. Sadly, thousands of these unsuspecting homeowners instead become victims, duped and abandoned by the contractors they trusted their savings to and left with either unfinished or danger-laden, uninhabitable homes due to poor craftsmanship. Host and master carpenter Adam Carolla and his team, consisting of no-nonsense, expert contractor Skip Bedell and his wife, private investigator Alison Bedell, are on a mission to track down these shady, evasive contractors and drag them back to the scene of the crime to face the music and fix the disasters they left behind. Eleven half-hour episodes of "Catch A Contractor" debut starting Sunday, March 9 at 10PM ET/PT with two back-to-back new episodes on Spike TV. Home improvement scams have consistently ranked in the Better Business Bureau's top 10 consumer cons. Carolla, who spent 10 years working in construction before his successful career in radio and television, takes this issue very personally. As a passionate master carpenter who has built hundreds of homes including his own, he not only has a keen eye when it comes to identifying shoddy, inferior work, but loathes seeing trusting and naïve average citizens getting scammed by subpar contractors and left holding the proverbial bag.
#1 - Un'Coop'erative Contractor
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 20, 2014
The Goodes wanted a 1/2 bath, laundry room and chicken coop for Cluck Norris and his hen friends. Carolla and Skip wade thru a pile of excuses and backyard full of chicken poop to confront contractor Manny.
#2 - If at First You Don't Succeed, Lie, Lie Again
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 12, 2014
A couple needed to build a deck to expand their tiny home and a retaining wall to keep the house from sliding down the hill. Instead, they got a part-time stripper and a fulltime liar who’s horrible work is ready to collapse!
#3 - Backyard No-Asis
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 27, 2014
Unlicensed contractor Jeff turned Chris & Damian’s backyard, front yard and dreams of a bedroom balcony into a nightmare and unsafe disaster zone. What happens when Adam & Skip confront the hapless handyman?
#4 - Hack Attack!
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 2, 2014
Adam & Skip are shocked to discover that the worst carpenter they’ve ever busted is back at it again! But after betraying his fellow former marine, this hack gets payback when angry words explode into an all out brawl.
#5 - Take the Money and Done
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 2014
Adam and Skip go after one of the most deceitful contractors ever. After adopting 4 kids, a family trusted a high school friend to expand their kitchen, but he took their money, their appliances, and their trust.
#6 - Going Out in a Blaze of Flooring
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 27, 2014
Kathy hired contractor Randy to update her condo. He left her with appliances in the living room, a dangerous fireplace and hundreds of excuses. What happens when Adam & Skip confront Randy and his lies?
#7 - House of Cards
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 23, 2014
Preppy contractor Jeff converted a structurally sound home into a dangerous death trap when he removed a load bearing wall. Can Adam and Skip get him back to secure the house before it collapses?
#8 - No Way Jose
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 9, 2014
A family must sleep on the living room floor after shifty contractor Jose ripped their home apart and split. Can Adam Carolla and Skip drag Jose back to the scene of the crime to fix his mess?
#9 - Time for Rejoisting
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 20, 2014
Vance told grieving widow Valerie that he was a contractor. He said he would build a stabile art studio for her, but all of his shoddy work needs to be re-done, and he’s been dodging Valerie for months. Will Vance do the same to Adam and Skip?
#10 - An Avi-ously Dangerous Home
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 9, 2014
Open sewer pipes and insect infestations caused by shoddy contractor Avi are now making the homeowners sick. Can Adam Carolla and Skip hunt him down and force him to fix the disaster he created?
#11 - Worse Than a Warzone
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2014
A family escapes their war-torn country only to have an “expert” contractor turn their home into a combat zone. Cooking in a tent & living in one room, the family needs Adam & Skip to do battle with their absent expert.
#12 - Paved with Bad Intentions
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 2014
After ruining a young couple's yard and their plans to start a family, contractor Ray proves hard to catch. Skip and Adam try to bring Ray back to the job!
#13 - Fooled by the Floyds
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 30, 2014
A Los Angeles home is abandoned, leaving its homeowners and 15 month old baby in perpetual danger. But this ambush takes a twist when Adam Carolla and Skip discover the real truth.
#14 - The Wrongest Yard
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 28, 2015
A family’s plans for a dream backyard turns into a construction nightmare after their contractor flees the job. All hell breaks loose just as the shady contractor is in their sight.
#15 - Size Does Matter
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 6, 2014
Unlicensed contractor Myron, turned his former neighbors kitchen into a dangerous fire hazard. Will Adam Carolla and Skip get him to man up, face the family and fix his mistakes?
#16 - Hack of All Trades
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 16, 2014
Shady contractor Pedro claimed to be a jack-of-all-trades, but instead he jacked up everything he touched. Will his hack job prevail or can Carolla and Skip bring justice to the family he screwed over?
#17 - Concrete Bungle
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 26, 2014
Adam & Skip hunt for a reckless contractor that left the Rodriguez family’s four small kids in danger from sharp metal rebar, upturned stakes that look like booby traps, and a 20’ drop with no safety fence!
#18 - Benedict Contractor
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 14, 2014
A couple whose condo was left in shambles by their friend-turned-builder gets some help from Adam and Skip.
#19 - Dud Brothers
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 26, 2015
Adam & Skip repeatedly chase a pair of contracting brothers while trying to help a single father complete the ultimate man cave. The disastrous work gets exposed when the angry contractor starts punching through walls!
#20 - A Roofless Business
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 7, 2014
A contractor fails to finish a family's roof, forcing them out of their home; Adam and Skip try to get the contractor to return and do it right.
#21 - Twice Burned
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 2014
A couple seeks justice after being swindled by a builder hired to help rebuild their fire-damaged home.
#22 - Two Many Crooks in the Kitchen
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 5, 2015
A woman renovates her home so she can care for her ailing father, but hires two contractors that run away with her $57,000 and leave behind a disaster. Things explode when confronting the contractors.
#23 - Run for the Border
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 2014
After spending almost 100K, a family is left with no roof & no hope. When their contractor breaks his promise to return, the team starts an all out manhunt to catch this AWOL contractor before he flees to Mexico.
#24 - Lather, Rinse, Deceit
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 13, 2014
Smooth-talking Johnny promised the Scott’s a new bathroom & abandoned them half way through, leaving them with dangerously exposed electrical wires. Will it be lights out for Johnny when Adam and Skip ambush him?
#25 - The Man with Two Names
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 2, 2015
A single mom & her daughter are left unsafe after a contractor exposes their home to a dangerous alley and then takes off. Will Adam & Skip be able to track him down when he changes his name, and flees to Mexico?