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Visalia Investigators

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  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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They were very prompt and courteous and very fast to respond the first one to respond and my investigator Moses was absolutely knowledgeable and courteous to my situation and understanding as well I would highly recommend them

  • 23 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack

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  • 33 years in business

Our goal is to always commit to assure the client receives the desired results. We enjoy satisfied customers.


CAL TECH RISK is a licensed Private Investigator that provides a multitude of services in eavesdropping Investigations, (Technical Surveillance Counter Measures), Surveillance, Asset Checks etc for various type of investigations. Owner/ Investigator holds Master's Degree in Information Security and Assurance, and a B.S. in Criminology and of course a Licensed CPI Helping people with ease of mind, confidence in decision making and helping them know they made informed decisions with my assistance


Steve Badilla retired as an Assistant Chief from the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Bill Nation retired as a Captain from the CHP. Both partners have over thirty years of experience conducting a variety of investigations, including workplace investigations and background investigations. This partnership was established with the goal of helping people address challenges and offering exceptional service as we carry out our mission.


Miears Investigative Services is a licensed and insured private investigation agency located in Fresno, California. Our aim is to build strong client relationships with attorneys, insurance companies, and the community by providing a high quality service at a reasonable price. Our lead investigator, Ron Miears has worked as a private investigator since 2011. We have experience conducting a variety of investigations with a focus on criminal defense, personal injury, and insurance fraud investigations. We also specialize in surveillance and covert operations. We believe in continued education and training in the ever changing world of investigations. We have networked with experienced and reputable investigators and forensic experts. Through our network, we offer our clients access to experienced investigators in various specialized areas. Please contact us by phone, email, or social media to discuss our services and rates. Consultations are free and always confidential.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We have combined a core group of investigators, security specialist and protection specialists who are experts in many different story fields. Giving us the ability to suit staff to a clients individual and unique needs. We have also added burglar alarms and surveillance cameras to our services making us a one-stop-shop for our clients as well making your protection our profession. . I enjoy doing what I do because I am able to help others in need of our services. The difference from the private sector and law enforcement is that my hands are untied and I can put the clients needs above all. To help truth be found where truth is needed, and provide safety where being safe is needed.

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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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