Rivera & Associates Private Investigators
Rivera & Associates Private Investigators

Rivera & Associates Private Investigators

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Introduction: Rivera & Associates is a locally licensed Northern California Private Investigation agency (PI#20124 Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, State of California). We have been hired over 120 times here on Thumbtack and boost over 70 customer reviews. We have been licensed since 1998 and our owner, Roberto A. Rivera, has been a Registered Process Server (Santa Clara County RPS #1521) since 1994. We are based here in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, California). We have been serving local, national and international clientele for over twenty-six years with in-depth, industry-specific knowledge in all facets of investigation and risk consulting. Each of our investigators is experienced and dedicated to providing clients with effective and efficient investigation. We specialize in providing professional, quality investigative services in the following areas: Background & Online Research Surveillance GPS Satellite Trackers Missing Persons Locating and Interviewing Witnesses Service of Legal Process Social Media Investigations Proud Member of: California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) Council of International Investigators (CII) World Association of Detectives (WAD) California Defense Investigators Associated (CDIA) National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS)

Hired 128 times

Background checked

3 employees

23 years in business

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Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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Jul - Dec

All year

All year

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Great 4.7

71 reviews


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Ami O.

Process Serving

Very responsive, easy to communicate with, very fast service. I very much appreciated Mr. Rivera's guidance and work, he was the first private investigator I had ever worked with.
Mar 14, 2019
Serena r.

Private Investigation

Roberto was very efficient with what i needed and was also very accommodating. I was extremely please and highly recommend Rivera & Associates to anyone i know. I put off hiring Private Investigators for years and i cam across a situation i had no choice but to hire. I interviewed many and no one seems to take the time to actually listen to my needs and concerns like Roberto. Thank you again Roberto for all your help.
May 17, 2016
Garrett Y.

Roberto understood the situation and did a great job in communicating what he would do to help. He was responsive to my calls and texts and worked quite quickly to produce the information I needed. I would recommend him to any of my friends who need a private investigator.
Feb 6, 2020
Busra A.

Private Investigation

Roberto was very professional and responsible. He got great views and videos of a cheating husband. I highly recommend working with him. Everything was seemless.
Sep 26, 2020
Ahmed S.

Process Serving

He is Very responsive ,Helpful ,easy to communicate with, very fast service. I appreciated Mr. Rivera's guidance and I recommend him .
Sep 9, 2020
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Roberto Rivera


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Typically my estimates would be a minimum of a certain amount of hours for the assignment requested, depending on the method of payment and terms of payment. I will draft a contract and request a retainer to start. Additional hours are available through further negotiation again depending on method of payment and amount of hours.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I initiate conversation with clients via telephone or email. I ask them to make their detailed request, some of the subject's and case information and provide a budget they are working with. I can usually then review the information, ask specific questions and then provide a more detailed and educated quote for the specific services they are requesting.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a graduate of Saint Francis High School and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, with a concentration in Law Enforcement and a Minor in Sociology, from California State University. I have also completed subsequent graduate work in Criminology at San Jose State University.

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