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Background Investigations

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We conduct background checks and background investigations. What's the difference between the two?

As the name implies, in any of the two circumstances, we are looking into someone's past. Perhaps to identify a particular matter or to see what may be indicative of a present or future connection to that person's past.

A background check usually is cursory in nature. We look for requested information and report that to you. Usually our background checks are less expensive because we are not connecting other dots that may be connected or shades of grey not delved into deeper.

Background investigations generally speaking, require us to look at various avenues of a person's past and dig deeper into areas of interest. We look at complex connections between persons, places and things. A background investigation is usually more expensive because of the labor that goes into producing a quality investigation.

Should I Choose a Background Check or a Background Investigation?

This question is best answered by what is at stake. Is this to ensure your child is safe with a caregiver? Is this to really know if your partner has anything they aren't telling you? Are you vetting someone for a key role in your company? 

A background investigation is the best choice for those scenarios. Where as, if you are needing basic information on someone to ensure you have a broad understanding, a background check may be in your best interest. It is a matter of risk vs. reward.

Background Checks

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 Why hire Steve Garrett, PI

  • We don't suck. We put a great deal of effort into each case. We tell you the truth about background checks.

  • We are experienced. Everyone drones on about degrees and law enforcement experience (yawn) - all of which has very little relationship to decades of private experience. 

  • Because you can hire me. Fair prices and excellent client relations. Find what is important about a persons background.

  • I guarantee discretion and they will never know.

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We take great pride in offering real professional detective services. Our private investigations are custom tailored to each individual client without data dumping and false promises. You will find no better client relation experience and being a boutique private investigation firm allows us to do just that. You will always deal with me directly, no secretary, no bureaucracy or red tape. Call me at (888) 867-6788 to begin your investigation today!


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