Allstate’s Mayhem Re-enacts a Homeowner’s Real-Life DIY Disaster for the First Time

And he isn't great with trees

Dean Winters is into year seven of his gig as Allstate's "Mayhem" character, but this time—for the first time—he's playing a real-life person whose dangerous ineptitude could have ended really, really badly.

During the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day, the insurance company (via ad agency Leo Burnett) issued a call for real-life DIY disasters. It then posted a bunch of them online and invited people to vote for their favorite—promising to turn the winner's story into a new 30-second commercial.

That spot aired Monday night during the College Football National Championship Game.

Check it out here:

Yes, Caleb Gauff is the winner of the Mayhem DIY campaign, having earned 33.5 percent of the online votes. In the winning ad, the Mayhem character humorously re-enacts Caleb and his father's spectacular DIY fail.

Voters were entered into a sweepstakes, with one winner getting a $25,000 Lowe's gift card. 

Client: Allstate
Agency: Leo Burnett Chicago
Ad or Campaign: Mayhem DIY
Executive Creative Director: Charley Wickman
Creative Directors: Mikal Pittman, Britt Nolan
Associate Creative Directors: Pete Lefebvre, Mike Costello
Art Director: Derek Heinze
Group Executive Producer: Veronica Puc
Producer: Leah Karabenick
Account Directors: Dave Macey, Jon Linton
Director Sweepstakes, Games and Contests: Amanda McKinney

Production Company: Anonymous Content
Director: Tim Godsall
Editorial: Arcade Edit

Promotion Company: PrizeLogic