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Bluegrass Investigations
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Sadik O.
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I was needing to locate and have papers served on a person that had up and vanished from out of Kansas City, I had heard this person had went to Louisville Ky. This person had just moved to the U.S. a few years back so I thought it would be near impossible to locate them and that it would cost me small fortune trying to do so. But not only did Bluegrass Investigations find them at a more than fair price they also went above and beyond and served the papers for me and my attorney. I am so very grateful I hired them and will definitely use this company from now on and highly recommend them to anyone needing a P.I. in KY, TN, IN, OH. or Virginia.

Liar Catchers
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeffery G.
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I know from personal experience, the integrity, perseverance and personal service to which these guys run their company! Highly recommended!!!


Innovative Investigations is a highly respected and sought-after, professionally licensed investigations and security agency based in the Lexington, Kentucky area. We are growing rapidly and adding new clients to our private security and investigative services daily through our unique experience and excellent customer service. Our approach and attention to detail has surprised many new clients that have become used to dealing with conventional agencies. Our highly trained and experienced case consultants provide our clients with excellent customer service, keeping in constant contact and providing updated information through online servers. There is no situation that is too big or too small. Whether our expertise is needed on short notice, or there is time to meet and plan a strategy, we are ready for a four-hour assignment or to meet a complex and lengthy request.


There are thousands of people in the United States who are owed child support but the child support offices are so over loaded they do not have enough staff to find everyone who has skipped out. That is the main reason I opened my business to help find these people so they can be brought into court and be ordered to pay for these children.


Specializing in all areas of investigation. Over 20 years of investigative experience. Free consultation.

  • 8 years in business

Cohen's Investigations has a quick TAT (turn-around-time) = 24 hours for service of process.

  • 9 years in business

SRD Investigations uses only experienced and fully licensed investigators. No temporary licensed investigators or subcontractors are used.

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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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