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Los Altos Private Investigators

Browse these private investigators with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Los Altos.

  • 20 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Monica L.
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Hired Rivera & Associate private Investigators for personal matters. I was about to make a big life decision when Roberto came on board! He is a life savor! Very professional, I strongly recommend him. A million Thank you!!!

Nero & Associates
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Araceli M.
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Excellent service! My investigator made me feel secure and safe about this process.

  • 3 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Ernest G.
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Personable. Anxious to help. Trusting. Investigation still in progress so to early to give a complete critique.

  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Dina R.
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K&K Confidential Investigations responded to my request for service immediately. They were very professional and took care of the process service within hours of speaking.

  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sydni T.
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John got into contact with me immediately and performed great, accurate service and was very friendly, professional, and helpful. Highly recommend him as a private investigative resource that is cost effective.

Tabke & Associates
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Erin E.
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Gary has amazing insight. I used to think you only needed a private detective for following or finding someine. Recently we ran into a couple of situations that had us perplexed. They were around a sudden death and the final cal and legal aspects. Gary was amazing. He had great suggestions. Yet; the kindness, understanding and his ability to help defuse the emotions going on were priceless. He is a wealth of information.

Krollpfeiffer & Co.
4.4
from 8 reviews
    Shem I.
    Verified review

    It's a business nightmare. I had a trusted employee whom I suspected of stealing large sums of money over an extended period of time. I didn't know what to do, but I did know who to call. I contacted Stephen Krollpfeiffer and explained the situation. He knew that if I confronted the employee I could be opening a legal can of worms. He instructed me to go about my business as if all was fine. He began his investigation and had soon documented proof of the theft. He even handled the termination. I appreciate that Stephen was very sensitive to my company's needs, and other than a few key individuals, no-one knew anything had happened. I was able to continue to focus on business and, thanks to Krollpfeiffer and Co, we never missed a beat. Now Krollpfeiffer and Co performs background checks on all new hires, so I'll never find myself in the same situation again. If you own a business, you can't afford not to have this same protection.

    • 18 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Luke V.
    Verified review

    Central Investigation found bank accounts offshore that helped me collect on an old judgement I had from 7 years ago. Highly recommended Danny and his team.

    Atlas Investigations
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 22 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Cristina M.
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    I hired Atlas Investigations to assist me with an infidelity issue. I was offered a free consultation where I got to meet the investigator assigned to my case. Frank was able to put a plan together for me that fit my budget, and my needs. I was very pleased with the results and the professionalism of Atlas Investigations! I would recommend them to anyone in need of a private investigator,

    McMackin Investigations
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tom T.
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    As a licensed private investigator for over 30 years, I am in constant need of experienced investigators to handle cases from the simple to the complex. I recently was in need of an investigator in the San Francisco Bay Area and Nancy came highly recommended by a fellow investigator. This case involved an international client. Nancy not only worked well with me, but represented my interests with the client equally well. She worked tirelessly on this case both day and night for over two months. I would recommend her without reservation.

    BRISCO Consulting
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Kimberly P.
    Verified review

    Brian is excellent. So glad to have had the opportunity to work with him. I highly recommend doing so.

    About

    We handle every case on an individual basic with understanding and care.

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    We are dedicated to helping you find answers to your questions. With over 26 years of experience in law enforcement, let me put my expertise and resources to work for you. We conduct investigations in several categories. Please see our website for further details.

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    I can gather the facts that help you and attorneys build their cases to win in court.

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    I specialize in security and investigations, with 37 years of work in law enforcement, including long-term international investigations and being an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, GA. See my resume for classes, awards and accomplishments.

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    I do surveillance of all types including child custody, extra marital affairs, criminal investigation, etc. You name it, I perform it.

    • 4 years in business
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    I am here to help you get answers. I am available 24/7, and I will do my best to get the proof you're looking for.

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    Custom Protection and Investigation provides private security guard, private investigation, process server, mobile notary/notary signing agent services.

    • 8 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Nate is a California licensed private investigator (PI), with 6 years of experience and is operating out of the San Francisco Bay area. In addition to his experience as a professional PI, Nate served in the US armed forces, a private contractor in the Middle East and a vice and narcotic detective operating a K-9. Nate is a well-respected and trusted individual who has assisted his clients with sensitive investigations and work, to include the following: * Surveillance * Background checks * Computer forensics * Counter surveillance * Armed escorts * Protection services * Infidelities * Poor business practices * General monkey businesses * Tenant/landlord disputes * Vehicle tracking * Business disputes

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    I Provide a Quality Product for a Great Price!

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    I have 15 years of combined experience as a Marine, Federal Officer and as a Private Investigator. I have worked for several nationwide investigative firms and have spent the last 6 years running my own company. If I am unable to meet your needs, I can give you a referral for anothe firm.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does a private investigator do?

    First and foremost, good private investigators follow laws. Unlike on TV, they don’t break in windows or hack into hospital computer systems to get you intel. When you hire a private investigator, you’re hiring a professional to gather facts and find information for you. Although they can’t obtain certain information (such as health records), they do have access to information that most civilians do not. Often private investigators are hired to perform surveillance or background checks or investigate cases such as adultery, child custody, missing persons, hidden assets, or debugging, and theft or other crimes.

    Private investigators can be hired to interview people and provide that information to the client, perform photo or video surveillance, monitor activity at a location where you suspect criminal activities or questionable behavior, track a person’s movements, find missing people, do deep-dive background checks, and more. Private investigation can be helpful if you’re trying to get a court order but need evidence. Private investigators can also help find birth parents. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210 per hour.

    What does a private investigator cost?

    Private investigation isn’t just for blockbuster action movies. Hiring a private investigator can help in all kinds of situations ranging from finding a birth parent to improving personal security. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210, although pricing often hovers between $40 and $100 depending on the complexity of the services you need. Where you live in the country will affect your costs for private investigation; larger cities have higher business overhead and a higher cost of living, which in turn means higher service rates. The complexity of your case can also affect cost. A basic background check may have a flat rate, while hiring a private investigator to help with your child custody case may require more legwork and research, and therefore cost more. Some private investigators work on retainer. A retainer is essentially a nonrefundable deposit you pay to the professional — meaning you have retained their services — who then works against that amount. Here are some examples of average private investigation costs:

    • Hourly rate: $60-$70; costs can vary based on current fuel prices.
    • Flat rate: $100 for comprehensive background investigation services.
    • Retainer: $1,500 minimum retainer required by some pros before starting work.
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