Contractor guts the home of a wounded warrior then takes off

Bomb blast in Iraq then attacked in his own home
Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2017-02-15 15:54:01-05

A bomb blast in Iraq left Army Sgt. Brian Beck with severe brain injuries and crippling PTSD.

Then last summer this wounded warrior suffered another blow.

We found Sgt. Beck and his girlfriend, Debra, living in a gutted house with no kitchen and no bathroom.

They accuse the contractor they hired, Mike Fabiano, of taking nearly $30,000 and abandoning a remodel job.

Sgt. Beck and his girlfriend Debra showered in their back yard. A strip of bamboo fencing served as their shield from the neighbors.

We called in NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and its President Doug King for help.

30 contractors and suppliers from various trades donated their time, talents and materials to remodel the home.

Last week some of them returned to see how it all turned out.

The transformation surpassed this soldier’s hopes. He expressed gratitude to each and every person who took part in restoring his home.

Porcelain tile replaced the bare cement floors. Sleek granite, modern fixtures and state-of-the-art appliances take up what use to be cement block walls.

Best of all, no more showering in the back yard.

For Sgt. Brian Beck the renovation restored much more than this home-- It restored his faith in society.

NARI Subs and Suppliers who helped with Brian Beck Project



Services Provided

Contact Person

Air Quality Control

Exhaust ducting, roof vent

Joe Renda

Banning Lumber & Millwork


Marc Banning

Bin There Dump That


Leah Sovie

Champion Tile

Tile Installers

Jim Talarchyk

Ferguson Castle

plumbing supplies

Christine Mullineaux

G2 Design, LLC.



Innovation Cabinetry

Kitchen Cabinets

Tara Segin

Jamco Unlimited

Water Proofing, counter tops

Jim Macholz

LRG Contractors

Carpentry, demo

Lou Gonzalez

Olde World Cabinetry

Bathroom Vanities

Nancy Braamse



Julie Bell

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay

Electrical and plumbing fees

Jose Garcia

Wallace Carpentry, Inc.

Carpentry, misc.

John Wallace





Other companies that helped


The Carpet Store

Tile Flooring

Tom Cobane

Daniel Insulation, LLC

Insulation - all types

Ryan Daniel

Double XL Hauling



Frankum Roofing

Patch around kitchen exhaust


The Home Depot

Painters, drywall


K&S Wholesale Tile

Shower Tile

Keith Lisenko

Kings of King Construction

Carpentry, window install


Pro-Tech Plumbing Inc.

Plumbing, gas

Shannon Krause

Largo Glass

Shower glass enclosure


Leaks Labor



S&S Masonry

Block work, lintel

Mike Stonehcker

Sonny's Plumbing

Plumbing work


Doug King Contracting