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Dunedin Private Detectives

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Today's Investigation
from 53 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn F.
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Carla is dependable, dedicated, and Very Professional as a private investigator. She was able to able to catch my husband cheating on me when I was ready to give up. Job well worth the money as I can now move on with my life.

Southern Recon Agency, LLC
from 15 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Ciara D.
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Matt is honest and ethical and does whatever it takes to get the job done. My company has hired Matt/ Southern Recon Agency dozens of times and we have always been extremely happy with his performance and pricing. On a personal level, I also hired him to solve my husband's identity theft. Matt did what the police could not (or would not) do and actually caught the identity thieves and turned them in!

  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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The best investigation agency in the Tampa area by far. Mr. Crawford and his team were professional, reliable and efficient. They are very knowledgeable and have years of experience. I would recommend this agency to anyone looking for a reliable private investigator. I will be using their services again.

  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jay T.
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Taylor Investigations were very professional with great response time. They provided excellent communication and were very thorough with their handling of my investigative needs. Would definitely use again if the need arises.

  • 22 years in business
Tim P.
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Mr. Martinez did a very nice job, he was timely and thorough. He is very competitive in the field of special investigations offering a broad spectrum of services at a reasonable price. I Will use him again.

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce K.
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PDK provides excellent, expeditious, cost effective private investigation work and service of process work. Highly recommend utilizing PDK for your personal and business needs

from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Dee J.
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Optimum provided Top-Notch Private Investigations and Process Service work for our company when we needed quality work..We continue to use them not just because of the quality of work but for there attention to detail with the type of work we need.

Misa E.
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If you need something done and done right choose San Marco and Assoc.. They are knowledgable professionals that will accomplish your private investigation tasks in the most creative and efficient manner possible. I would highly recommend San Marco and Assoc. to any organization or individual that is in need of investigation services. I am a local attorney who uses their services on a regular basis and they never disappoint.

Top Gun Investigations
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Matt A.
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I've worked with Mark & Top Gun Investigations on several occasions. He's an investigative attorney with a wealth of knowledge in both the legal and investigation fields. His expertise was essential not just for the investigation, but for setting up his findings for a court case that was to follow. It's really good to have an investigator that knows what will be relevant in the court room!

Eddie S.
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A&E Surveillance is the marketing subsidiary of ICU Investigations which is properly licensed in the State of Florida 941.330.1994. False statements made by Bill Warner, a private investigator in Sarasota, are attempts to maliciously attack competitors.His bully and harassment exploits are noted at insanepi.blogspot.com and at various complaint-boards hosted by WordPress sites. Until Mr. Warner ceases his unfair business practices his harassment tactics will be posted throughout the web. Scam private investigator phone 941 926-1926,www.wbipi.com, pibillwarner.wordpress.com

SpyGuise Investigations
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
Kathie M.
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I’ve always known I was adopted. I have always been curious about my origins and the circumstances surrounding my separation from my birth mother and subsequent adoption. When the internet came around I thought for sure I would be able to trace my background and find all the answers I was looking for. Along with the internet came a glut of websites designed to reunite birth parents and lost children, and vice versa. Yay! This was going to be so easy! I was filled with hope and enthusiasm for weeks as I took advantage of all this great new technology. Then the disappointment set in when none of my efforts paid off. I didn’t give up entirely after this defeat, but I definitely approached subsequent searches with much lower expectations of results. I was thinking my birth mother must really not want to be found and perhaps I should just let it go. Year after year new and improved websites popped up claiming to be the answer to my prayers and as I signed up for each one of them it was hard to not get my hopes up again and again. It was even harder to be disappointed again and again. My adoptive parents both passed on which got me thinking that my birth parents could very well be gone too and that the opportunity to meet them was lost forever. Imagine my surprise then when I opened a Christmas card in 2014 with a lovely letter in it explaining that my sister had found me and that my mother was very much alive and looking forward to reconnecting with me! It turns out that my sister is a rather effective private investigator. Once my birth mother opened up about my adoption she made it her mission to find me, which she did very quickly. Apparently all those tools on the internet are not as useful as they’d like you to think. PI’s have tools beyond these placebo-like web sites which Dedra put to use in finding me, and I’m so grateful she did. I have a whole new family now …… a mother, sisters, a brother, nieces, nephews ….. it’s a wonderful thing and I am forever grateful to my sister for putting her PI skills to use. She is currently tracking down my birth father and has assisted friends and family with searches and investigations that have brought them closure and useful information. Dedra takes her business very seriously and approaches the work with a passion that reminds me of my initial enthusiasm with the internet searches. The difference though is that her determination does not wane and she does get results! Everyone should have a PI in the family! Kathie McGuigan

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

We are a full-service private investigative firm specializing in surveillance and executive protection. We handle infidelity and marital investigations, child custody, internal and external business investigations, insurance/employment fraud, background checks, and general surveillance.


Ganey & Associates is a full-service private investigation agency, providing confidential investigations to attorneys, law firms, businesses, corporations, insurance companies, organizations and private individuals throughout the Tampa Bay area and the State of Florida.

  • 22 years in business

Private Investigator Tampa Est: 1996 Former Federal Agents Open 24/7 Seven Two Seven - Nine Hundred - Five Nine Zero Seven

  • 6 years in business


We offer the following services: * Domestic surveillance * Background checks * Asset and liability searches * Attorney services * Civil and criminal * Locate witnesses * Prenuptial checks * Divorce cases * Find old friends and family members * Bar and restaurant checks and free courtesy checks

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

CLC Screenings offers applicant screenings services for many areas of the business world. Whether you are a small business owner, a small company, property manager or landlord, CLC Screenings can help you screen your applicants. We offer Nationwide results quickly, efficiently, and very affordably. Contact us for the best prices and fast turn-around time. With 13 years experience in law enforcement and special investigations, owner Andrew Carlton understands the importance of keeping your community and business safe.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We are a licensed and bonded DETECTIVE AGENCY covering the entire state of Florida and beyond . "WE CAN FIND OUT ANYTHING ABOUT ANYONE" Making the customers feel safe and secure and providing my community with valid information at a great rate.

  • 23 years in business

THERENCY GROUP LLC is a family owned and operated investigative agency with over 20 years of service. This premier agency is staffed with the industries best investigators who specialize in domestic cases. Our staff will provide you with the exceptional excellence our clients have come to expect and deserve. All investigations are tailored to an individual client’s requested. Let us be your "secret weapon" in your moment of need. Whether you merely have a suspicion of infidelity or need evidence for court, we will be with you for the entire journey. From day one to victory, we'll stand side-by-side, getting the job done.

  • 7 years in business

Since 2001, our founder has succeeded across a wide array of investigative disciplines and worked case matters alongside many of the largest Fortune 500 firms worldwide. Mike "Ski" Jaczewski, has built an extensive network of professional partners and has investigated and managed case files in all 50 states and nearly 60 countries. At Toltec, we understand how critical it is to provide you with the information and documentation necessary for you to take quick and decisive action. We aim to protect your interests, be they personal or business related, and do so with the confidence, professionalism, and reliability you deserve. We welcome you to explore our site, learn about our approach, and benefit from our integrity and years of experience.


Advantage Unlimited Investigations Inc. Is Your Tampa Bay Private Investigator and Florida Private Detective and Personal Security Bodyguard. We have been providing expert services since 1996. Surveillance Cheating Spouse Infidelity experts. We also conduct Fraud and Criminal investigations. Background Checks for dating or employment or business purposes. We serve the entire Tampa Bay, Florida and abroad. Contact us for a free consultation.

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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