Gene Phillips, Inc.
Private Investigator Rates
Hourly Rates and Expense Charges for Investigation and Surveillance Services.
Our hourly rate is $95 per hour, for one investigator. Surveillance situations may require a second investigator for effective strategy. Our hourly rate for that second investigator is $75 per hour.
When you assign the file, you and our official decide an initial dollar authority, so no one is surprised when the bill arrives. You then determine any additional authority based on your evaluation of the initial investigation, suggestions and recommendations of the investigator. You are always in control of your assignment!
Travel Time will be charged at $95 per hour, and mileage at .55 per mile, to and from points A & B. Many times we may have assignments along the route of your investigation, which will allow us to pro-rate travel time and mileage. We do have lower hourly rates for customers providing repeat business.
Surveillance Vehicle charge is a flat $85 daily rate.
Special Ops are $225 per hour, consisting of three (3) operatives with extensive military, special ops experience.
Pro-rated travel time and mileage will be calculated with multiple files in an area or along the travel route.
Possible expense charges: Motel, when overnight stay is required. We keep that cost under $100; any car rental if we need to change vehicles. That’s it! No petty nickel and dime charges clogging up your invoice! Your authorization will be secured on any necessary and unmentioned expense.
Invoices will accompany the reports, so time and expense may be inventoried with a report in hand. If you have a problem paying our invoices within 10 to 30 days, we need to know in advance.
Credit terms for Corporations, Law Firms and Insurance companies:
• Our policy is that all invoices are to be paid within ten days from the invoice date.
• A 5% late fee will be applied to all invoices not paid after 30 days from the invoice date.
• A retainer is required from individual customers.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-430-8169.