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SERAPH Problem Solving
4.2
from 45 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Ali S.
Verified review

The job was to provide investigation on an individual. My experience was very good and I learned a lot from Dale.. The report was very thorough and timely. My encounter with Dale was better than i expected . He was very helpfull, personable and informative . I do not have anything negative to report.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oksana P.
Verified review

I hired this company to help with a child custody case. Although I didn’t end up needing the material for court, as the defendants never appeared, I must say that from day one I knew I was in good hands and that I could trust and count on Detective Roger. I was updated about everything just as the detective learned the information. He was upfront about everything with me and saved me a lot of money. He never misled me on anything. There was a time during surveillance that it became apparent there was no reason to continue on. He could’ve easily stayed the amount of time I asked and charged me the money but he didn’t. He was upfront and honest. He told me his professional opinion and I’m glad I listened. He even went out one extra time for which he worked two extra hours that he never billed me for. This meant a lot to me as I am drowning in attorney fees from this custody trial. I felt he really cared about me and my case and wanted the best outcome. I’m ever so grateful to have stumbled upon this company on the Internet. I was previously let down by someone I had personally known. He is also a private detective and made big promises. However he was almost never available by phone, text, or email. He barely kept any contact and most importantly he did not go out the day I asked him to which threw everything off course completely. He only told me days later that he never went and this guy was planning to charge me at least double if not more than what I paid with Detective Roger. I wish I had hired him sooner. Had I done so I would’ve had a slam dunk case even if the defendants did show up. At the very least I would've had strong evidence for when I end up having to go back to court in the future, which I’m sure will be inevitable. So I just want to say a big thank you to Roger for all he’s done for me and my family. If I ever need any type of surveillance or other private detective work I know where to go and I know who to recommend!

Tri State Detective Agency
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I was very nervous about engaging a private investigator for a critical matter. I did have some "myths" about obtaining documentation that Mr. Nixon helped me to better understand about accessibility to it. It was a learning experience, and offered an "ear" for my concerns. I was pleased with what I received and hope to maintain a continued working relationship. It was my pleasure and do highly recommend Tri-State Agency.

New Jersey Investigation
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas W.
Verified review

I needed to investigate a private matter on a rush notice. I called New Jersey Investigation, on a Friday and by Monday morning I had all the information I needed including video and still photos and more. The report was very detailed, informative and definitely more than I expected. The price was very reasonable and actually lower than 2 other quotes obtained. Very highly recommended if you need something investigated fast. No nonsense, Quick and to the point, you can't go wrong with this agency.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
Verified review

Our experience with J&K was excellent! The investigation was done very timely and acurately. With speciality in finding individuals they were a perfect match to our needs. The service was very professional and we felt very comfortable in disclosing our personal information and that of the individual we were looking for. I would rate the service as 5 stars and the fee was more than fair and very competitive.

  • 8 years in business
Jackie H.
Verified review

Some time ago I needed to take my ex to court for past due child support totaling nearly $30,000.00. I am a capable professional and was able to prove most of the case myself although required professional assistance in some areas. This is where I enlisted the help of a Private Investigator. I contacted Private Investigator Adam Nicholas Nowicki of Nicholas Group in Pennsylvania. Adam and I discussed the case and the various options and I decided to have him assist me. He obtained and documented evidence of the substantial assets my ex possessed that I would not have found otherwise. Adam then joined me in court in New York City where the hearing was held. The evidence was presented in a professional manner and the court found in my favor. Later after the hearing even the judge mentioned she was impressed with Adam's services. Overall I taught myself a lot through this experience and wanted to do right by my child. I would suggest the services of Nicholas Group to anyone who needs assistance. I am very pleased with the services that was provided to me for my son. FIVE STARS goes to the Nicholas Group.

Executive Solutions Group 4
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia P.
Verified review

I am very pleased to inform you that I have hired Mr. C.J. From the initial email up until I hired him Mr. CJ made me feel at ease and made me feel that my problem was important and he would be there for me every step of the way. Mr. CJ has provided me with the necessary information I need in order to move forward with the surveillance. Not only did he go above and beyond his standard of operation, but he spoke to me and provided both personal and professional advice. When I speak to Mr. CJ he appears very concerned and wanting to help me by providing all the necessary services I need in order to catch my Husband in any acts of adultery. Not only did Mr. CJ impress me with his work ethic, but he also keeps me in the loop with every step of the investigation. I liked that he took time out of his very busy schedule to meet with me at a central location that was convenient to me. Once our consultation was over, Mr. CJ has made it a priority to continue to check in with me from time to time. CJ has a congenial and determined nature. He places a high priority on tasks at hand and has been dependable, reliable and a calm force. CJ is able to remain calm in any stressful situation, when timelines are required. He has consistently demonstrated that he is goal orientated and will work to complete any project. I have and continue to be impressed with CJ’s services and I unequivocally, without any reservation strongly recommend CJ as an investigator to any future clients.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Salathia M.
Verified review

On short notice 900 Level displayed excellent professionalism, and did a thorough job meeting my buildings many needs. I rate 900 Level as a 5 star company.

Mike S.
Verified review

Mike helped establish whether a person was cohabiting with a person in violation of a divorce decree. His work was done in a timely manner. I would recommend Mike's services.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ramatu C.
Verified review

Great man hep me solve my case

About

Kerry Tucker Professional Investigative Services is a full-service private detective agency founded in 1994, with offices at 196 W. Ashland Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. With over 30 years of experience in the investigative field, Kerry Tucker works with attorneys, businesses, accounting firms, government agencies and private individuals, helping them to uncover the truth behind their cases by gathering information and evidence for the best possible outcome.

About

I never cut corners and when taking on a new work opportunities I am serious and focused on getting the job done to customer's satisfaction.

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Jackson Investigative Services is a licensed, bonded and insured professional investigation agency providing investigative services throughout the State of Pennsylvania. We are an owner-operated agency that believes in customer service and satisfaction. We deal with our clients directly and customize each investigation to the client's specific needs. Updates will be provided by phone or email on a daily basis or as requested. All reports will contain a summary section of each surveillance day, making the review process for the client more efficient. All investigations include a written report with still photographs (taken from the surveillance video) at no additional charge as well as a free copy of the surveillance video along with free shipping. Video documentation is available in CD, DVD or through a secure web link. We have hourly rates as well as full day, all-inclusive rates. Our services include, but are not limited to the following: * Insurance Investigations * Workers Compensation * Cheating or Infidelity * Business Surveillance * Employee Surveillance * Action Deep Internet Searches * Activity Checks * Alive and Well Checks * Asset Checks * Background Investigations * Criminal and Civil Background Checks * Court Appearance and Testimony * Courthouse Record Searches * Recorded Statements and Interviews (with claimants and witnesses) * Photography * Routine Face-To-Face Interviews * Locating (witnesses and claimants) * Pre-Employment Screening Take action today! Call Jackson Investigative Services.

About

I handle each case individually. Taking time to look for the facts for the truth to the best of my ability to bring a satisfactory outcome to the case.

About

31 years of Law Enforcement expierience , Investigative skills working with the F.B.I. Violent crimes Task Force , United States Marshals Fugitive task Force , Atlantic County Sheriffs Office Fugitive Unit and Atlantic County Sheriffs Office K9 Unit with dual purpose canine's as senior handler .

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ICS of Pennsylvania is a full-service PI agency, specializing in a wide range of private investigator services, including the following: - Cheating Investigations - Child-Related Investigations - Locate Investigations - Background Checks - Electronic Eavesdropping Investigations - Counterintelligence Operations

About

We are a private investigative agency that provides fraud investigations, due diligence, surveillance, background checks, etc. to small businesses, insurance, companies, attorneys, real estate professionals, and private individuals. The lead practitioner has a business and real estate background plus private investigative experience, which facilitates effective case execution for clients.

About

We have the experience to gather the information legally and know where to get that information which can be introduced into evidence in court.

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If your needs include surveillance, process service, witness interviews/statements, traffic accident investigations, background checks, due diligence searches, missing persons, skip tracing, home/business drug sweeps or notary public, you should contact me so we can get started. Provide me with the information you've got, and I will provide you with an honest assessment of my ability to help you achieve success in your area of need. I offer, and I expect honesty and truthfulness in return from beginning to end. Thanks so much for considering my services!

About

I am a former special education principal and Director of Children's Services. I also provide private advocacy to clients in need of support and navigating the various systems.

About

I do private investigations no matter what the type! I will get you results and keep you informed of all events.

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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