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Palatine Investigators

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American Public Defense
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole W.
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Good communication, officers were great. Would hire again.

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  • 40 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I would highly recommend Lawrence Ryan Investigators. I worked with Brad several times. They are professional, accommodating, very responsive and reliable! If you're looking for good, honest, down to earth investigators, look no further. They get the job done in a timely manner and a reasonable price.

  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Myika J.
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Finding an investigator can be tricky. I took a chance and found Erick online using Thumbtack. Minutes after an inquiry, Eric contacted me. Eric is a very professional and thorough investigator. What I appreciated the most is the fact he did not treat me like a number or a gold mine. He had an answer for me within a few hours, which was amazing being that I was anxious to get a response. My situation was very complicated. Eric helped me to uncover so many things about my marriage that was a lie. Lets be honest, I knew, but I had no proof. Eric explained everything to me and answered all the questions I had. Eric is the real deal: he is honest and most of all dedicated to helping you find the truth.

Lyght Detective Agency
4.0
from 22 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne C.
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I was very skeptical of hiring anyone to provide process service since the previous individuals we used could not finish the job after 19 tries. After hiring Lyght Detective Agency we were pleased to see that the job was completed in one day, it was handled efficiently, he very responsive and we definitely will use the Agency again if need arises and highly recommend him. Thank you so much for handling this job for us.

Verintegra Inc
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tanesha W.
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I was looking to get in contact with my sons and the investigator found their adoptive mother rather quickly which opened a door of communication between her and i

Penny Hock - Investigator
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Guy F.
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I’ve used Penny Hock-Investigator services for few years now and very satisfy Highly Recommend Penny Service. Best Guy

All-Pro Investigations
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sandy R.
    Verified review

    I had them do some investigation work for me with the follow up service of legal documents. I liked the fact that they kept me very informed as to what was going on with my investigation. They we're very polite and fast. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for these services.

    • 36 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Thomas E.
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    A job well done! I am a norwegian, living in Norway. Me, and my family have been trying to locate the whereabouts of my wife's father, as she has never had any contact with him. After many attempts, we decided to hire a privateinvestigator. I sent email to three different investigators after a quick search on the internet. One office gave me a very diffuse price, one did not answer, and one gave me a quick answer, with a price of total cost. We hired Heritage Investigations, and the detective was very fast working, and the dialogue was incredible good - despite the fact that we ar eon the opposite side of the world. It took Heritage Investigators just about a week to close the case and make the contact, and now we are happily connected with our relatives. We sincerly recommend anyone who needs help from a detective to contact Heritage Investigatons. You'll get a job well done, fast and very correct, and the price they charge is highly acceptable. Best regards Thomas

    Uthe & Uthe, Inc.
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 24 years in business
    Valorie G.
    Verified review

    Working with Matt was a great experience, he was knowledgeable, effective and prompt. He explained what he would do for me and simply did it.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Eliza G.
    Verified review

    A+ Process Server. Prompt and clear communication from start to finish.

    About

    We are a private security and investigation company that provides specialized security and investigation services to governments, commercial organizations, dignitaries, executives, and private individuals.

    About

    Michael A. Jones, a veteran in private investigations has held his private detective license in the State of Illinois since 1988. Mr. Jones was introduced to the world of private investigations by the Pinkerton Detective Agency in 1981. He also served in the United States Army for six (6) years, and earned a degree in criminal justice from Triton College in 1981. Mr. Jones holds certification in criminal behavior from John E. Reid College and analytical investigation methods from Anacapa Sciences, Inc. Mr. Jones has proudly served the Chicagoland area in the field of investigations and personal asset protection, and will continue to do an excellent job. Our offices are located on the west/south/east areas of Chicago.

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    Heritage Investigations are surveillance specialists in Chicago, Illinois, who provide absolutely discreet and confidential services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are available for assignments nationwide. If you suspect your husband/wife of infidelity, or if you need to look into someone's background for any reason, our private investigators will accumulate all the details and provide you with in-depth intelligence. Our insured services are provided at reasonable rates and include the following: * Infidelity * Divorce * Child custody * Video evidence development We're specialists in conducting surveillance on visiting conventioneers and trade shows' attendees. Our agents are licensed or registered. We've been helping individuals and businesses gain the knowledge needed to make informed decisions concerning their interests for more than 29 years. We're fast, accurate, thorough, and most importantly, discrete. Call Heritage Investigations today to learn more or to discuss your situation. This consultation is always free. We speak Spanish. Our license no. is 117-0000075.

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    We are an experienced, licensed, insured Illinois private detective agency. Call Insight Investigation Services: "When you REALLY need to know!" Our investigative services include: * Litigation Support and Investigation * Witness/Party Statements (More than 35,000 interviews conducted) * Fraud Investigation-Detection-Prevention * Deception Detection * Accident Claims Investigation * Surveillance * Child Custody Issues * Location of Missing Persons (Skip Tracing) and Assets * Process Service * GPS Tracking * Electronic Debugging (TSCM) * Electronic Security Measures, Devices, Technology * Personal / Executive Protection (Armed) * Business Due Diligence * Deep Background Research of Individuals and Corporate/Business Entities * Social Media Investigation * Investigation Unit Management * Investigation Project Design and Management * Report Writing and Presentation * Information Technology * Computer Forensic Examination * Photography * Videography * Domestic Integrity Investigation * Employee Integrity Investigation * Workplace Violence Investigation * Sexual Harassment Investigation * Ethics Investigation * Opposition Research * Certified Illinois and NRA Firearms Instructor/Trainer

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    Our services include: * Private investigations civil, criminal and domestic investigations * Security guard and patrol car services * Process service * Body Guard and general protective services * Special events and festival security * Background profiles

    • 6 years in business
    About

    Surveillance is an investigative art that requires extensive knowledge of the target including their description, surroundings, activities, habits, schedules, associates and vehicle. Upon consultation and approval by the client, we use modern investigative technology and devices, formal surveillance techniques as well as video and photographic equipment to ensure the targets activities are expertly documented and reported. We've focused on discovering individual and corporate information, locating assets, witnesses, and sources and providing evidence or information to support legal strategies or business, financial or employment-related decisions, etc.

    About

    We listen and care about our client's safety and security in personal and business life. We take a propritary interest in what we do.

    • 2 years in business
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    Is something paranormal going on? We can help! A paranormal research and investigation team, TnT Paranormal Investigators LLC is based in the Chicagoland area. We use scientific and proven methods, technologies, processes and techniques to investigate client locations (commercial or residential) to evaluate their paranormal activity reports. We use these processes and tools to determine if these experiences are environmental or natural, paranormal or man-made. We do not conduct seances or use witch boards, Ouija boards, or occult types of practices. At TnT Paranormal Investigators LLC, we are dedicated to providing investigations, researches, and documentations of paranormal activity, as it relates to hauntings, ghosts and spirits. We hope that the documentation of evidence will help in our efforts in educating the public and in encouraging awareness and understanding of paranormal activity. TnT Paranormal Investigators LLC serves mainly clients in northern Illinois (DuPage, Cook, Kane, Will and Lake counties), but will travel to northwestern IN, southeastern WI, eastern IA, southwestern MI or eastern MO. Moreover, we are open to scheduling an investigation anywhere, as long as time and schedules permit. If we are unable to investigate a location for some reason, we will work to find a local paranormal team to help you with your needs. Each member must uphold very high standards of personal conduct and must sign bylaws to that effect. All researchers and investigators have passed a criminal background check. Each investigator is also required to sign a liability waiver, so that the client will not be held liable, in the unforeseen event that something happens during an investigation. Very important to us are our clients' confidentiality, welfare and respect. At no time will the client's address, identity, or other personal information be revealed in any way. We bring integrity, professionalism and enthusiasm to each case we work on. TnT Paranormal Investigators LLC was founded in 2009 and is a limited liability company.

    About

    The services we provide are listed below: * Process Serving * Private Investigations * Background Investigations * Notary Services We offer a wide array of legal services, including, but are not limited to, those mentioned above. Please contact me with any questions.

    About

    Our investigative staff works tirelessly to deliver the answers you or your business is looking for. We handle anything, from infidelity in marriage/relationships to corporate fraud. We work under the strictest discretion and confidentiality and value the privacy of our clients above all else.

    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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