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Sarasota Private Investigators

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Today's Investigation
from 53 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia G.
Verified review

I want to say this was the best decision made by hiring Carla Engle of Today’s Investigation. Very quickly after talking to her she made me feel at ease. Being a woman also helped take some of the anxiety away. She provided support unbeknownst to her with her quiet laughter and great sense of humor. She did the job well and efficiently and went above and beyond. If you need a private investigator with no hassle and to the point she is the one for the job.

Southern Recon Agency, LLC
from 15 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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I requested a background investigation on person that I was looking to conduct business with. I corresponded with the professionals at the Agency over email and the telephone. At no time, was I confused or concern about the process of this investigation. The process was thoroughly explained. Matt Aubin potentially saved me thousands of dollars by giving me an accurate understanding of who I was looking to do business with. Needless to say, I will not be conducting any business with this individual. I am extremely grateful for the work performed by Matt and the agency. It was worth every penny. The level of service provided exceeded my expectations

  • 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.

GrayFox Investigations LLC
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ann D.
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I was separated from my parents at a young age as a Native American. The investigators were able to find both of my parents who passed away in the 70's and even got their social security numbers so I could locate the grave yard. It took about 2 weeks. Thanks GrayFox 😘

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.

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 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,,

  • 3 years in business
Matthew G.
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I had the pleasure working with these gentleman. They were extremely professional. I look forward to working with them again in the future.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Spy Tech Investigations Inc. is a professional investigative agency licensed in the state of Florida, providing the very best in surveillance, counter-surveillance services as well as fully licensed and experienced Professional Personal Protective Services Agency, ( Body Guard Service Provider ). Professional, Confidential and thorough services: Private Investigations Covert Under-cover surveillance Criminal Investigations Infidelity Confirmation Investigations Theft and Recovery Investigations Back Ground Investigations Missing Persons Invest. Asset Search and Verifications Day and Night Surveillance Services Professional TSCM Counter-measures Services ( Bug Detection ) Professional Body Guard Services

SpyGuise Investigations
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
Kathie M.
Verified review

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joe M.
Verified review

I was impressed with his professionalism. I was concerned about my case but he delivered what he promised and was discreet and guide me through from the beginning until the end of it. Thank you !!!!

  • 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.

  • 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.


We provide Armed and Unarmed Security Officer Services with a responsive, high level feedback mangement style.


We are state-licensed private investigation and security agencies. We have professional, licensed and insured individuals who know what it takes to accomplish the task at hand.

  • 8 years in business

I do private investigations and process serving. I can investigations, from homicides to missing person, cheating spouse, and elderly abuse.


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


Skip trace investigations related to the foreclosure and bad debt industries. Our groups of licensed investigators come from a variety of backgrounds and are experts in finding people, businesses and assets. We have over 4 years of experience related specifically to creating affidavits of diligence. We stand behind our work. We provide expert court testimony related to our findings or can review other investigative findings for mistakes or lack of diligence. Please contact us for additional information and pricing.

  • 21 years in business

We here at SLK Investigations, we pride ourselves on being able to provide the best in Quality Service. We take pride in every case we work. We have more experience and professionalize than most other investigators.


We stand out because we take our time to ensure that not only are we offering the best possible product for our industry but also because we take the time to hire the most dedicated, trained and professional investigators around.

  • 6 years in business

  • 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.

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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