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Ham Investigations
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly J.
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Ham Investigations has conducted dozens of top-notch investigations for my law offices. The experiences I have had with the investigators has always been professional. The manner in which they keep my law office apprised of the findings of their investigation, both via written reports and personal contact, is outstanding. When you need an investigation completed timely, effectively and professionally, you can be confident that Ham Investigations is the firm you can trust for the job.

  • 8 years in business
John S.
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I personally have to say great things about Knox Visions PI and Eddie McCarter. I have never met a professional PI in my life and none could have been better than Eddie and his crew. Eddie and his crew came at a time with the situation I was facing and was in, helped me in ways I never dreamed could be possible. Eddie and his crew are genuinely concerned about his clients that they work with and do with honesty, integrity and spot on. Eddie and his team were incredible in the work they did and provided what was needed in the moat high regards, timely manner and with due diligence. I would highly recommend anyone that needs the service of Knox Visions PI and Eddie McCarter.

Britten Investigations
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bob V.
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I own a Real Estate company. I hired Britten Investigations to investigate potential fraud. They did an excellent job for me and recommend them to anyone who needs an Investigator.

  • 25 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tara Q.
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Brian did a fantastic job obtaining the information I needed to prove my husband's infidelity for our divorce. He went well above and beyond my expectations of what I felt a private investigator would do for a situation lIke mine. His work was very professional, and he kept me informed regularly during his investigation. If the need ever arises in the future, I would definitely call on him again, and I highly recommend his services for anyone in need of a good private investigator.

R.L. Kopp Investigations
from 3 reviews
  • 28 years in business
David K.
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Ronald Kopp is a skilled investigator who provides excellent service and I would recommend him.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando C.
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When I contacted Thumbtack, first of all, the service put me in contact with Steven Williams of Premier Protection & Investigations immediately. We made contact very quickly and he explained the extent of his services in Knox County, TN. We are a firm in San Antonio, TX, with the need to perfect service of process on a party in Knoxville. Steven accomplished process service on the party to our lawsuit in one day. Steven provided the completed service forms, the server's Affidavit of Service and a copy of the body cam video for our records. We highly recommend Steven and Premier for their prompt, professional service, their expertise, knowledge and skill with what attorneys require, and for their complete reports. They are customer service oriented and very detailed about the work they perform. This is a high quality service provider.

Terese S.
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There are several common complaints often encountered when trying to find a private investigator to work with, Curtis Burkett, gets no complaints from me. If you’ve ever had to hire a private investigator, which I had to do numerous times as a paralegal, and had to refer out work I did not do myself as an investigator, you will find that many firms are simply not professional. You are not able to get a hold of them when you need them, or they do not document their work in a useful manner. In fact, unlike Burkett & Associates, many investigators around here seem to only be working on a part-time or hobby basis. Curtis always maintains open communication with his clients and provides professional investigation services with proper documentation for legal purposes. More specifically, the cases I referred to Curtis involved domestic investigations regarding infidelity or child custody matters. The very nature of these investigations are stressful and sensitive in nature, you definitely want to make sure you are utilizing a professional investigator that is experienced in family law investigations, and knows the type of documentation attorneys need. For many people the mere fact they are looking to hire a private investigator is stressful enough, trying to play phone tag with one is an aggravation they do not need, if you hire Curtis, you won’t be left in the dark regarding the status of your investigation. Burkett & Associates will treat your case with the professionalism it deserves, because they are a full-time professional investigation firm.”


A&A Investigations is a Knoxville based company founded by Ricky Hill, a retired FBI Agent with more than 25 years of law enforcement experience and a Veteran of the United States Air Force. The company motto is Service with Integrity. We are committed to providing professional service(s) to our clients and holding their right to privacy in the highest regard.


X-Press Private Investigations is located in Knoxville, TN Our process servers are reliable and conduct service in a timely manner. We have competitive rates for simple and difficult assignments! Get them served fast! Our process servers properly prepare to get your parties served on the first attempt. We serve witness Summons or Subpoenas for criminal court cases. We serve Restraining Orders, Orders of Protection and Eviction Notices. We serve Civil Summons & Complaints, Subpoenas, Civil warrants, Detainer Warrants and all other documents pertaining to civil court cases. State of TN Company License # 2137 Fully Insured


The Phoenix Group is an independent agency responsible for providing security and intelligence to our clients to ensure their safety and operational readiness. We are committed to the highest standards of service through accurate risk assessment, professional judgement, well developed operating procedures and high quality staff. Launched in 2001, The Phoenix Group is separated into two basic components: -Private Security -Private Investigations Regardless if you are a large company, a government agency, or a private citizen, our firm has a solution to your needs. Security Section The Phoenix Group offers a comprehensive set of security services designed to meet the needs of a wide array of clients, ranging from individuals and small businesses with private security needs to multinational corporations and public sector organizations needing security services on a global scale. The Phoenix Group is a law enforcement based security services company owned and operated by professionals focused on providing clients with a new and innovative approach to security services, one that blends our law enforcement and military backgrounds and knowledge of leading edge security technologies with a customizable set of cost effective, high quality security services. Our comprehensive "Security-By-Design" approach enables us to tailor our security services in order to satisfy our client's security requirements, whatever they might be. By taking this approach, we can effectively reduce the total cost of security, and at the same time, minimize overall risk. With this approach, we are able to provide our clients with a substantially higher level of security services and protection that any other security company. Private Investigations Section The Phoenix Group is one of the premier and most trusted private investigations firm located anywhere in the southern United States. Over the past several years we have became a leader in the private investigations industry. Utilizing the latest investigative techniques, state-of-the-art equipment and researching methods, The Phoenix Group has earned a trusted reputation in the private investigations industry. Our investigators are highly qualified investigative personnel, providing unmatched effective and desired results. Our investigators have specialized areas of training and experience drawn from their experiences and training from the fields of Law Enforcement, United States Military and the private investigations industry. This unique and diverse experience allows us to provide our clients with an innovate investigative approach that is specifically designed to meet your needs.

  • 17 years in business

Power Investigating Service, is a full service private investigating agency , TN serving all of Tennessee. located outside Knoxville and Johnson City, Tennessee and has serviced the Greater Knoxville East Tennessee Region for over 17 years. Our Professional Private Investigation and Surveillance Services are essential for Attorneys, Business Owners, Government Agencies, Insurance Companies and Individuals that need accurate data and video for legal issues.

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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