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Business Security Managers
3.9
from 21 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
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To whom it may concern, I was asked to write a review on our service provider Business Security Managers out of Farmington Hills, MI. While I can’t disclose my direct employer and the details of the case, I can give my honest opinion on the service we were provided. I work with a well-known transportation company that provides transportation of shipping goods across the country through the use of 18-wheeler trucks. My job is to track shipments and know what truck is being used and where that truck should be going. (Logistics) We had a few incidents in which we suspected that some of the drivers were stealing off the trailers and reselling those items on the internet. When this happens, our customers fill out an insurance claim as the items generally are insured. However, with so much of this stuff coming up “missing” our claims have gone up substantially. With our suspicion of theft occurring, we contacted Business Security Managers for help. This company deployed a handful of investigators who would follow the trucks discreetly from their pick-up location to their final destinations. Their investigation concluded that not only were the drivers stealing from the loads, but the drivers were also violating DOT regulations while on their routes. With their investigation results we were able to terminate 13 drivers and secure a criminal conviction on 4 drivers. Business Security Managers did a fantastic job and helped us reduce our loss by about $3.5 Million. We will continue to do business with Business Security Managers. We just recently got them in touch with our human resources dept. in which they are now performing pre-employment screenings on potential hires. Though I do not operate in that department, I hear they are doing fantastic as to be expected. We are happy with the service provided and we would recommend this company to anyone.

Eye Spy Detective Agency
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
James T.
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The BEST Private Investigators in the State of Michigan. I hired another agency before finding Eye Spy. That agency took my money and never returned my calls. Be careful of who you trust with your had earned money. I am grateful for the professionals at Eye Spy.

Urban Serving, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy S.
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Most cost effective investigations around, without sacrificing quality. Highly professional and prepared for many different types of work. Brian is definitely our go to man.

  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bert B.
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We hired CIS to investigate a very complex matter. A matter that our local law enforcement authorities seemed incapable of performing to our satisfaction. Mike's hands on investigative techniques proved exceedingly fruitful. I highly recommend CIS and Mike Ivezaj to anyone seeking a true professional and veteran investigator. B.B.

  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Pat S.
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They guys were AWESOME! Felt safe with them.

ICU INVESTIGATIONS
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Angela B.
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ICU Investigations are extremely effective and very quick in providing information. I have needed their services a few times, and I won't choose anyone else.

Madison J.
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High speed guys that really become a friend. Can't say enough. Thanks - Madison

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tina B.
Verified review

Very professional and extremely efficient! I live out of state and I needed help delivering papers to a tenant! This company was very helpful with getting the job done! Less than 12 house after receiving the quote the job was done! I will give the highest recommendation for using this companies services! Thanks Tina

About

Grimstone, Inc. is the premiere paranormal research organization of the Great Lakes Region. With over 15 years of continuous service, our trained investigators provide discreet, scientific investigations of private homes and businesses. This includes Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. In addition, we provide educational seminars, workshops, and lectures to communities about ghosts, hauntings, cryptozoology, UFOs, and other paranormal-related topics based on real-world experiences and data. Grimstone, Inc. services are free, but donations are always gratefully accepted to support our programs.

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Working with a Retired DEA agent turned P.I. at the beginning of my career helped to set the stage to find the facts & truth for my clients. From simple photos for cases to "con man" cases, from skips to land contract investigations, this firm has the experience and skills to help you recover your assets; get evidence; and do whatever is needed (I have had some strange cases) to make you whole. The goal for Supersonic Safety Research, DBA Investigations is to become the premier P.I. firm in the Detroit, Michigan area. Sam Gurwin’s Specialties: The "Uncommon" Investigation; Asset Searches; Divorce & Custody Inquiries; Paralegal Support; Process Service

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Howard Kravitz & Associates has been licensed for over 40 years with a staff of 5 experienced investigators. We are fully licensed and insured.

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Got ghosts? We can help free of charge. We are a team dedicated to helping people who believe they are experiencing a paranormal Activity, and our services are free, from beginning to end. There are no hidden fees; some clients insist on paying us, and for those customers, we will accept donations, but they are not required. We just want to help, and in the process hopefully find out what's really out there. As soon as you contact us, we start working on your case with research, and then we arrange a meeting, so you will know upfront who will be coming into your home or business. We interview you and anyone else that may be involved in witnessing the activity in the place the investigation will take place, and then we contact the other members of the group and get several dates we are all available then we let you know the dates and let you decide when the investigation will take place, which is usually at night. While we have done daytime investigations, it is almost always on a Saturday night, and we do ask that the client leave the premises during the investigation, although if you want to stay, you can help man the monitors, but we do not allow the clients to investigate with us except in rare instances. This process can take a few weeks, so be aware of that. If it is an emergency, and you want a smudging or cleansing, we can do that. Usually, after we meet with a client, the activity ramps up and almost always after the investigation, and it takes a couple of weeks before we can go over all of the evidence and get back to you with the results, as we all have jobs. There is also no fee for the results. A lot of groups offer free investigations then charge for the results even if there isn't any. We do not do this. We do ask that you do not tell anyone about the investigation until it is over to cut down on onlookers and possible outside contamination of evidence. We look forward to hearing from you.

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In 1995, I founded ACS as a loss prevention consulting agency to middle market companies. As we grew, we realized that we excelled at surveillance and claim investigations and became recognized as a leading insurance claims investigations provider, and our client base began to grow. One highlight was being awarded Walmart’s Vendor of the Year in 1997 for Outstanding Video Surveillance.

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We are experts in surveillance, especially difficult situations and hard-to-follow individuals. We offer GPS trackers, background investigations, and asset checks. We offer process services and locate services as well. Where we shine is that all of our investigators are former or current law enforcement officers with the best in local, state and federal training and experience. We formed this business out of passion for what we do, not a need to make a buck.

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Mr. Bozung is President and CEO of DACO Investigations, LLC, a full service licensed professional investigative agency located in the State of Michigan and a former law enforcement officer with 21years, 25000 hours of experience resulting in a high level of proficiency conducting investigation of theft, alleged fraud, misconduct and violations of contractual policy, divorce, custody and personal injuries. Investigator Bozung's years of service has resulted in advanced skills of interrogatory interview and evidence gathering techniques necessary to develop a case from inception through judicial disposition. Investigator Bozung maintains daily experience compiling confidential background information through investigative research for H.R. evaluation, licensed security, investigative operations and law firms and routinely develops investigative strategies to identify sources of information relative to the subject of an investigation. DACO Investigations LLC is a Michigan Private Investigations Agency specializing in criminal and domestic surveillance investigations.

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Motor City Ghost Hunters is a paranormal investigative team serving all of Southeastern Michigan. We investigate using scientific methods to prove or disprove a haunting or sightings in residential, commercial buildings, as well as historical sites. Some of our group members have over thirty years of experience in all aspects of the paranormal. Our group is located in Wayne County, although we currently have members from most of the surrounding areas. We are available by appointment to investigate your location at no charge to you. All findings will be kept confidential; no names or locations are given to the general public without written permission. We only want to help you learn to live and/or work in your current surroundings.

  • 29 years in business
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We offer: general investigations, skip tracing, witness locates/interviews, asset location, process service, court filings, background investigations, trademark infringement, and child custody/divorce investigations.

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We are owned and operated by a retired Detroit police officer who is trained in executive v.I.P. Training, store loss prevention, surveillance, skip tracing, robbery prevention and homicide investigations. Our company has provided security for nursing homes, CVS pharmacies and dollar general stores where the shrink dropped dramatically with our presence. The owner personally trains each and every member along with updated in service training for employees. We provide uniform and plainclothes professional investigators/security guards.

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I am a small but effective company with lots of resources. My specialties include, but are not limited to, surveillance, missing persons, workman's compensation, divorce, and process serving. Get what you are looking for at a reasonable rate.

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Who are you going to call? We, here at DAPS, are committed to bringing you the truth about the paranormal and the unknown. DAPS is dedicated to the study, observation and documentation of ghosts and haunted locations in the metro Detroit and surrounding areas. As a group, we support our community by conducting investigations, free of charge. Things that go bump in the night might not just be a bump at all; that's when we are called in to figure things out. We will soon be organizing field trips, tours and investigations of historical buildings where the proceeds will go directly to a chosen charity and different restoration funds. Keep checking back for updates containing video, pictures, interviews with your favorite paranormal investigators and EVPs (electronic voice phenomena). We are official members of The Ghost Adventure Crew who are seen every Friday at 9:00 p.m. on The Travel Channel, and we look forward to serving the great state of Michigan and other surrounding states in their search for the truth. If you want us to investigate a home, business or any other location, feel free to send us an e-mail. Detroit Area Paranormal Society looks forward to hearing from you.

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Always free, never a fee! We investigate residential homes, businesses and historical locations. Got ghosts? Marter Paranormal Research Team is a group of technical-based investigators with over 60 years of experience researching paranormal phenomena. We are here to help, and we do not charge for our services. Serving the Motor City area and all of Southeast Michigan, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns, or need help with the "unexplainable". Marter Paranormal Research Team (M.P.R.T.) is dedicated to the scientific, logical and objective approach towards investigations into claims of paranormal activity. Our team takes a professional and scientific approach to all investigations, seeking to exclude any natural, environmental or man-made causes for reported activity before making any determination regarding the paranormal. Our primary goal is to provide support and assistance to any who fear they may be experiencing the effects of unwanted paranormal activity. Our secondary goal is to further the field of paranormal research by way of collection, research, analysis and documentation of scientific data regarding alleged paranormal activity and comparing this data with a network of like-minded paranormal research groups worldwide to support the advancement of our field. Marter Paranormal Research Team has a very strict policy to obey all laws. These include laws against trespassing, vandalism, littering, and illegal drug usage. We do not participate in any of these activities, and if we ever go to a case and evidence of any illegal activity is present, the case will be terminated and all members will leave the property immediately.

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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