Who is Skip Bedell?

Skip Bedell is a registered home improvement contractor as well as an authentic, well-known, and engaging television personality. He is a spokesperson for several national brands and owns his own home improvement company, specializing in all aspects of interior and exterior home remodeling. Skip devotes his career to assisting people in creating the home of their dreams and sharing his extensive knowledge of brands and products that can improve their lives

Skip resides on Long Island with his wife, Alison, and their numerous rescue cats and dogs. They enjoy spending time at home with their families, riding motorcycles, and traveling in their RV, which Skip recently renovated himself.

Skip Bedell’s knowledgeable and friendly persona landed him roles in local television commercials for building products and e-learning modules, and in 2008, Skip began appearing on television, first on NBC’s The Today Show, giving hands-on tooltips. Skip co-hosted Catch a Contractor on Viacom’s Spike TV with Adam Corolla in 2013. The show ran for three successful seasons and is now being aired globally, with a large global fan base. Skip began as a regular contributor on FOX News Network’s FOX & Friends, the number one rated cable morning news show, in 2015, and is now their most-returned Home Improvement & Lifestyle Expert, having appeared on over 150 segments in the last six years. He recently appeared on Designing Spaces, and he is currently in production on two new cable network television shows. He can also be seen on Inside Edition, giving home improvement advice. Skip speaks at home and builder shows across the country, giving engaging presentations such as “How to Find a Contractor and Avoid Getting Scammed,” “How to Renovate a Kitchen with Minimal DIY Knowledge,” and “Easy Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal.” He has appeared on a number of network television shows and has been featured in several online and print features.

Skip is obtainable to represent high-quality, innovative home improvement products and/or vendors in collateral mediums such as promotional marketing and instructional videos for social content, as well as satellite media tours, which reach millions of viewers across the country on local networks affiliate TV stations. The SMTs can be coordinated by Skip’s team.

Skip Bedell on Television

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  • “Catch a Contractor”

Catch a Contractor was an American reality television home improvement series that debuted on Spike on March 9, 2014. The show stars Adam Carolla, a former carpenter, licensed contractor Skip Bedell, and his wife Alison, a private investigator. The premiere of the series was the most-watched premiere of a Spike original series since March 2011.

Adam Carolla began his career as a carpenter before becoming a celebrity. Skip Bedell is a licensed home improvement contractor and a FOX & Friends contributor, while Alison Bedell works as a full-time probation officer and licensed private investigator.

The show debuted on March 9, 2014. Spike renewed Catch a Contractor for a second season in April 2014, increasing the episode length from thirty to sixty minutes. Spike ordered a third season of Catch a Contractor in December 2014, with the first episode premiering to 748,000 viewers on June 21, 2015. Internationally, the show debuted on A&E in Australia on September 22, 2015, and has since been syndicated in Italy, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Canada. Carolla confirmed the cancellation of Catch a Contractor on May 1, 2016, via his verified Twitter account.

Each Catch a Contractor episode follows a similar format. Adam and Skip meet with the homeowner for that episode at the start of each episode. They are given a rundown of what was supposed to be done, inspect the work that was completed, and learn about the contractor and how much he was paid to do the work. When they have gathered all of the necessary information, they pass it on to Alison, Skip’s wife, and a licensed private investigator. She then goes to work on locating the elusive contractor.

Alison sets up an appointment with the contractor after observing him for a few days. This is a sting operation in which the contractor is lured to a house with the expectation of receiving a new job estimate. Alison makes certain that the house is outfitted with hidden cameras so that the contractor does not suspect that he is being set up for a confrontation. While the entire camera and production crew are hiding, Alison lures the shoddy contractor into the house and positions him to be pounced on by Adam and Skip. She would do the luring herself in the first season. Because she has become more recognizable as a result of her work on the show, she has an assistant do the lure in the second and third seasons. When the contractor is in place, Adam and Skip confront him in front of the camera and sound crew, questioning him about what they know while the homeowner watches on monitors in another room. Finally, the contractor is given three options. The first is to return the money paid to him by the homeowner, and the second is to return to the unfinished job and finish it properly while Adam and Skip supervise. The third option is to simply walk away and do nothing, in which case the homeowners would file a civil lawsuit with the help of the show. In most cases, the contractor agrees to return to the homeowner’s home and complete the work. Once there, the homeowner can confront him about his poor workmanship, and the arguments frequently become heated. The homeowner is then led off the property and placed in a hotel for however long it takes Skip and his crew to complete the job, which is done with or without the contractor’s cooperation. When the job is finished, the homeowner returns home to see the finished product, and the episode concludes with a final confrontation in which the contractor has the opportunity to apologize for his actions, regardless of whether he is sincere or whether the homeowner accepts it.

Beginning with the third season, events behind the scenes, including interactions with the producers and texts describing the full scope of each job, are shown, breaking the “fourth wall.”