Rico León, a Denver-based contractor, realtor and the star of HGTV’s “Rico to the Rescue,” understood just how deceiving real state contractors can be. With promises of supplying labor, materials and a quick fix, the contractor they hired had only one request: three-quarters of the reconstruction budget before starting. Shortly after receiving the money, the contractor disappeared. In addition to his construction company, León has his own podcast, GOAT Talk Radio, where he discusses, in-depth, the good and bad aspects of construction and gives homeowners and builders brutally honest advice, and Par 3 Productions, his own production company. He is also a business consultant for construction, emergency, restoration and roofing companies such as Grace Kennedy-Colorado Real Estate and Red Hawk Roofing.