'Masters of Disaster' cleanup crew & former Indians player Joe Charboneau land TV deal
Mark Durdak, newsnet5.com
8:47 AM, Jul 17, 2013
4:15 PM, Jul 17, 2013
BROOK PARK, Ohio - Service Master by AmeriSteam is owned by Ed Ranieri and Enzo Maddalena out of Brook Park. They are the "Masters of Disaster." When bad things happen, first responders handle the immediate danger. What is left of the disaster is where Ed and Enzo come into play.
"We handle all types of problems from fire, flood, blood born pathogens, trauma, murder clean up, swine flu, anthrax and a host of other problems," said Ranieri.
After years in business, they came up with a plan to take their act on the road. Just a couple of ordinary guys that were lucky and being stubborn enough to take their idea to the right people.
They shot a pilot for the show in Knoxville, Tenn. and next thing they knew HGTV picked it up. The name of the show is " Catastrophe INC ." For the last ten months, they traveled across the country working 14-hour days.
Along with Ed and Enzo is another big star that many people from Cleveland will recognize is the former 1980 American League Rookie of the Year Winner Joe Charboneau. He was known as Super Joe, a fan favorite on the field and for his crazy antics.
Enzo said, "Joe brings the show together with humor and his heart is bigger than his body."
The average customer has no clue what it is like to have a catastrophic event and "Catastrophe INC" goes way outside the norm to make people feel at ease when they are in shock and think there is no hope in getting their life back in order.
Ed said, "The most gratifying thing is that you're helping people in a time of need."
You can catch back-to-back episodes of "Catastrophe INC." on Sundays at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on HGTV.