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Royal Oak Private Detectives

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Business Security Managers
3.9
from 21 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Spoke with Mr. Harry on the phone. He had two of his private investigators (Mike & Christina) start my case that day. They also have an app you can download to track the progress of your case which I thought was pretty cool. They got me everything I needed, and was very prompt. I have some other cases I need help with and have already referred them over. Two of our attorney's in our office are using them as well. These guys are great all around.

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.

Jackpot Investigations LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Tiffani J.
Verified review

A really nice guy. I needed a private investigator for a child support case. Chad was exactly what I needed. I have referred him to friends as a result of the awesome service provided to me on my case.

  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amy G.
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So far so good, my project is just starting but Anonymous Private Investigations has already impressed me!

SLD Investigations
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
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SLD Investigations was quick and professional, and I would definitely use them again! Cheryl C.

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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.

About

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

Downriver Private Eye

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    About

    We are licensed and insured private investigators. The services we offer include the following: * Infidelity * Child Custody * Process Server We are available 24 hours. Call now 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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