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Secure Investigators, Inc
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The private investigator we worked with from Secure Investigators was very polite, attentive, and responsive - a true professional. At every step of the way, he made sure we were updated and given options. His genuine concern put us at ease and proved that he had our best interests in mind. He was very good about laying out the plans and managing expectations. He checked in often and made it easy for us to step back and let him do his job. The last part is the toughest part because it's easy to worry that you'll be caught or an investigation will turn up no results. It's a lot of money to spend but the peace of mind is worth it. These guys all seem to be very thorough and experienced. What was particularly impressive is how well-connected our investigator was. He had enough contacts everywhere to gather information and have extra eyes and ears everywhere. It was like being in an old Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys model - it was more thrilling than scary, and I'm a worry wart so that's saying something. Definitely would use their services again but, hopefully, I won't have to. Highly recommended.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
James H.
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Andy Davis at Core values Consulting and Investigations provided the fastest, most thorough investigation services I have seen in my 14 years as a practicing attorney. I cannot recommend this company enough. Outstanding work!

  • 4 years in business
Raven B.
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Mr. Gaynor and Shamrock Investigative Agency have been both professional and timely. Mr. Gaynor always does a thorough job and is sure to meet and exceed our needs and expectations. I highly recommend Shamrock Investigative Agency. Raven The Law Offices of Raven Byrne

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erica S.
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Anthony was very professional and on point. Thanks for the service

Haan Investigations
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Keith H.
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Haan Investigations is a top notch professional Private Investigations Company. Stephen has always done great quality work for us and get the information to us very quick. I would highly recommend Haan Investigations for any of your investigations needs. Keith Hollen

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen D.
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I would recommend Brandon to assist anyone I know. Within 24 hours he had information for me. He is dedicated and he is professional. I felt like I was his only client. He was always a text or a call away. Due to his work ethic and professionalism in pictures and videos I had gotten all the evidence I needed to ensure my children and I would be protected.

  • 8 years in business
Jeremy M.
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They were very easy to work with and the cost for what we had done was very reasonably priced. They were very good at keeping us in the loop. We would for sure use them again##


I offer private investigations concerning marital affairs, abuse and child custody. Professional service is a must!

  • 15 years in business

I offer private investigation services for insurance companies, attorneys, private individuals for fraud, and domestic situations.


Our services include the following: * Adultery * Child custody * Worker's compensation * Disability * Locate a person We have over 17 years of prior law enforcement experience. We have recent relocations to Roxboro, NC.

  • 19 years in business

At Private Eyes, Inc. our Investigators have over 70 years combined experience handling everything from complex fraud cases, missing person cases, sensitive adultery cases and locating hidden assets, just to name a few. We also offer Protective Services/Bodyguarding and Security Consulting. We have offices located in Apex, Winston Salem, Raleigh and Greenville.


The Archer Investigative Group, Inc. is a full-service investigation firm specializing in domestic, criminal, civil, corporate and insurance investigations. Our service area includes all of North and South Carolina. We have become one of the most sought after investigation firms in the area. The Archer Investigative Group provides clients with prompt, high-quality, professional service the first time! Our corporate office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We have satellite offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina. We offer online case assignments and payment through our secure website. Should you need the assistance of our services, please feel free to contact us for additional information about us and our investigative services.

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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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