Stephen Fanuka isn't your typical remodeler. He spent six seasons on HGTV's Million Dollar Contractor, and has worked on numerous celebrity remodels, including Tina Fey and Beyonce.

In an interview with Architectural Digest, Fanuka revealed some his most unique experiences as a high-profile contractor.

AD: What’s the most demanding project you’ve worked on?

SF: I had a client who wanted me to go to Afghanistan to take a stone out of a mountain for their kitchen. And it was during the war, when Russia was in there and I said, "There’s not a shot that I’m going. You can’t pay me enough to go!" Ha, ha! I had another client who paid me six figures to bodyguard a cat for almost a year. I got two bodyguards for the cat, because they didn’t want to displace the cat during the renovation.

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