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Tabke & Associates
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Erin E.
Verified review

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
    Martin D.
    Verified review

    I was faced with a very sensitive situation involving an employee from my firm - I didn't have a clue on how to handle the situation properly in order to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. I called Krollpfeiffer and company and was immediately given peace of mind. Mr. Krollpfeiffer himself handled the investigation and even took care of arranging the termination of my employee which went without incident thanks to his professionalism and expertise. I would absolutely hire Mr. Krollpfeiffer again in the future should the need ever arise and will recommend him to every one of my friends and associates should they ever need the services of a world class professional.

    Atlas Investigations
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 22 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Cristina M.
    Verified review

    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,

    • 25 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Lauren P.
    Verified review

    I just came from meeting Steve yesterday. We hired him to place our business and two employees under surveillance. So impressed with his hard work that we hired him to manage all our background checks, penetration testing and investigations in the future.

    Discovery Investigations
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 23 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tim N.
    Verified review

    Mike was a well respected supervisor and detective in the Bay Area. I worked with him as he led the investigation into a cold case homicide of a 13 year old girl. Mike was determined and tenacious, and successfully prosecuted the killer in this heinous crime.

    About

    Since 1996, San Jose Detective Agency has been the premier detective agency in the Bay Area of California. Servicing business owners, individuals and attorneys. For the last 19 years, our firm has offered the full spectrum of investigative services from experienced, creative private investigators who genuinely care about your challenges and objectives. Our knowledgeable staff provides general investigations, surveillance services, cheating spouse monitoring, as well as bodyguard service, debugging, lie detector testing, trial preparation, skip tracing and many other investigative needs. Visit our services page to learn more about each of these sensitive and discreet investigative services that we provide our clients. Our trained, skilled, experience detectives will work hard to give you the information needed to bring closure to your situation. All services will be performed in a legal timely manner. To learn more about our agency or our investigation services in California or wherever the case leads,

    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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