Meeting your investigative needs since 1982
W.T. Butcher & Associates, Ltd. offers professional investigations, process service, 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, established the business in 1982. Since his passing in 2019, long time investigator and son-in-law, Shadd Piehl, has led the organization. Shadd, as well as our other associates, Mark Kamphuis, and David Bourgeois, were hired and trained by Bill. Read their bios here.

Check out our list of 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.

W.T. Butcher & Associates, Ltd. has worked more than 2,300 investigations since its founding. That doesn’t count the thousands of process services, pre-employment background checks and property searches we've handled through the years. We look forward to providing continued quality service to our clients in the years to come.


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