Private Detective
146 Main St., Ste 203
Los Altos, CA 94022

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CA LIC. #PI-11428

Bay Area Private Investigator Serving:
Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Burlingame, San Mateo, San Bruno, Mountain View, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell, and San Jose.

About Harder & Associates:

We believe in high tech and old fashioned legwork. From finding hidden assets, doing background checks, surveillance, and electronic sweeps, there is also no substitute for getting into the field and talking to people. It's a special skill to be able to preform an investigation and still remain under the radar.

Whether you are a private citizen, small business, attorney, insurance company or corporation, our mission is to provide professional investigative services to all our clients, regardless of location.

Our experienced investigators operate throughout the state of California. In business for over fifty years, based in Los Altos, Harder & Associates delivers to our clients over 50 years of investigative excellence. Explore our website and learn more about our investigative  services.


Why hire a private investigator?

If you suspect something about your spouse, the most prudent step is to contact a private investigator before talking to a lawyer. Confirm or alleviate your suspicions without the added pressure of making the process official and running up a huge bill.

Asset Searching in a domestic dispute is very important, with both parties upset, it is very common for assets to become hidden from the other spouse.

Get a thorough Background Check before hiring a nanny or anyone else for your business or for someone who will be coming into your home.

See our Full List of Services or simply call to ask. All conversations are Confidential: (650)-941-5441


Edward Piggins has a masters in Social Sciences, has worked for the Federal Court in Michigan and began doing investigative work for attorneys along with process serving and created a business in Michigan for Private Investigation. In 1985, the original business was sold and the Los Altos based Harder & Associates was purchased, bringing both Edward and Polly Piggins to California.


Services Offered:  

Criminal investigations, missing persons investigation, asset searches, employee background check, civil investigations, missing person investigations, spouse surveillance, pre employment investigation, child custody investigation, electronic debugging and more.