Meeting your investigative needs since 1982
W.T. Butcher & Associates, Ltd. offers professional investigations, process service, property searches and background checks.


Our experienced team of investigators serves our clients by applying their varied expertise to your investigative needs. Founder, W.T. “Bill” Butcher, a former FBI agent and longtime private investigator, has retired from the business. Our associates - selected and trained by Bill - include Dina Butcher, Shadd Piehl, Mark Kamphuis, David Bourgeois and Julie Neidlinger. Read their bios here.


Check out our A-Z Directory for a list of our professional services. If you do not find what you are looking for on our website, don't hesitate to contact us directly for immediate assistance.


As of the end of 2017, W.T. Butcher & Associates, Ltd. has worked 2,295 investigations since hanging our shingle in 1982. That doesn’t count the thousands of services of process, pre-employment background checks, property searches, technical surveillance counter measures and handwriting examinations we have handled through the years. We look forward to providing continued quality service to our clients in the years to come.


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