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We offer a full range of private investigator services to deliver the peace of mind you deserve, including surveillance, investigating a cheating spouse, ensuring you get custody of your child, process serving, background checks and more.

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When answers just can’t be found, you need the help of a Front Range private investigator. BrightStar Investigations can help you shed a light on the truth. Our licensed, bonded and insured private investigators specialize in discreet and thorough investigations.

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Client Experiences

Most of our clients are confidential. Listed here are a few:

Chris M.

Great service. I had a case in which I needed information about a person 3 years ago and now I need the information updated. Craig dropped what he was doing to help me out and was friendly and remembered the investigation. I highly recommend their services.

Chandy K.

BrightStar is amazing. They work fast and effectively to get you the information you need. I am beyond pleased with their work. Very responsive to your needs and are right on top of things. The fees are reasonable and manageable. Communication was great from my investigator. Thank you so much!

Care Enterprise, LLC
Care Enterprise, LLC
21:28 16 Sep 21
I called BrightStar Investigations late in the evening, received a call that day, and then Craig called me back later... that night. Craig asked me about our situation and the person I was looking for. We had not seen or heard from my brother-in-law for over 14 years. We hired Craig. Within a couple of days we received a phone call giving us a summary and a full report on my brother in law. Craig helped us get some closure and get closer to the truth we wanted to avoid. Craig was very sympathetic, but more than that he was knowledgeable and walked me through his process and the conclusion regarding the results. The report and details were very important for making our case to the courts. Thank you Craig for everything you did for us. I would 100% recommend BrightStar and Craig.read more
sarah laur
sarah laur
20:19 03 Aug 21
My experience with this company and Craig, was nothing short of amazing!!! When I tell you that man got skills, I mean... he got SKILLS!!!!! He did more on this case than he U.S. Marshals could even do!!!! He literally blew me out of the water with his ability to locate the man that hurt my baby girl!! He’s now behind bars, where he deserves to be, because of Craig!! I am living proof that you do not need to look elsewhere! Don’t second guess yourself if your looking for someone to get the job done, because HE WILL GET THE JOB DONE!!!! Period!! This experience has changed my life and my daughter can get the justice she deserves now because of it!!!read more
Hudson Serv
Hudson Serv
12:50 15 Jun 21
Craig is very professional and worked very hard to help my family during a very desperate time. I would recommend him... to anyone and would hire him once more if I had to.read more
Vinnie Balducci
Vinnie Balducci
01:33 27 May 21
Craig was a bulldog with his investigations and his tactics were so intelligent.If you need to hire a PI, this is the... one.read more
Hannah Bray
Hannah Bray
01:23 27 May 21
Great work and helped me find answers
Madonna Harris
Madonna Harris
15:12 04 Apr 21
Very pleasant and professional to speak with. Reassuring and confident in outcomes. Responded in a timely manner. Would... recommend their services.read more
James Dottrina
James Dottrina
16:58 19 Mar 21
Had a fantastic experience, Craig found everything I needed with very fast responses. Highly recommend using this... service for all of your PI needsread more
Brianna Masonia
Brianna Masonia
20:14 05 Mar 21
Wow when the other reviews stated Craig was quick they weren’t lying! I submitted a request for information and he... LITERALLY called me within minutes. He got me exactly what I needed with a full report in less than 48 hours. I will definitely use him again if I ever need to. 10/10 would recommend!!read more
Cody Guillen
Cody Guillen
23:26 02 Mar 21
Very good place very good service
Amber Thompson
Amber Thompson
23:22 09 Feb 21
100% would recommend these guys for your investigatory and as your process sever. Not only did they find my sons dad... within a day they got him served the very same afternoon. I will definitely be using BrightStar for any of my future needsread more
Eunice Castro
Eunice Castro
01:27 22 Nov 20
Craig was so awesome! He was beyond helpful! I've never experienced such great customer service. Thank you!! & HIGHLY... RECOMMEND this placeread more
Don Wilde
Don Wilde
15:25 21 Jul 20
I have discovered through experience that hiring the best saves me time, money and stress. This applies to Craig over... at Brightstar investigations. He Is thorough and focused, and has the connections to get the job done. Would not consider using anyone else!read more
Tom McWalter
Tom McWalter
15:23 07 Jul 20
Absolutely incredible people to work with. Craig was incredible and did his due diligence. It takes drive and... motivation to do this job and my family and I are grateful to have found a company that took our case to heart and got to the bottom of things . 100% recommend Bright Star .read more
Laura Burk
Laura Burk
15:33 05 Jul 20
Great service. I was able to get someone served in under two hours. I would recommend this service to anyone looking... for quick, reliable service.read more
Allan Todd
Allan Todd
00:05 23 Jun 20
I had a very good experience with the private detectives in Colorado Springs at Brightstar Investigatons. I needed info... for a legal case and my PI worked closely with my lawyer to get exactly the evidence we needed. The outcome of the case was successful thanks in good part to having the evidence gathered by Brightstar. Highly recommend.read more
Lee Templeton
Lee Templeton
16:17 10 Feb 20
Great experience. Timely, efficient, and they kept me in loop the entire time. The team was very responsive and... answered all my questions within minutes. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!read more
Kris Herzog Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills
Kris Herzog Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills
01:46 06 Dec 19
Chief Detective Craig and BrightStar Investigations are the EXCLUSIVE background check provider for The Bodyguard Group... of Beverly Hills and all of our clients who are the World;s Rich and Famous, including A-List Celebrities and fortune 50 companies. Craig a United States Veteran who served our nation Honorably now continues his honorable service to his clients. HONOR, DUTY, COUNTRY, SELF, HONOR, DUTY, CLIENT, SELF.read more
Lyxy Santiago
Lyxy Santiago
04:34 06 Nov 19
Craig was awesome! Id highly recommend him to anyone needing these kind of services. He answered all my question, made... me feel heard & help get me my child back! Not to mention a day after he was asked to do the job! Hands down, best in the Springs! Maybe even this part of colorado! Thanks Craig!read more
Jt Charity
Jt Charity
01:58 03 Nov 19
These guys were amazing. They were fast and easy to get ahold of and worked even on weekends to help resolve my... issue!!! I would recommend them to anyone needing a server. !!read more
Kelly Vela
Kelly Vela
02:08 23 Oct 19
BrightStar Investigations was able to serve my ex husband even when he was eluding service in Colorado, staying in... different places and he doesn’t have a work place to show up to everyday that could have made it simple to serve him at. On top of all that he travels out of state for work! I also live out of state and was not able to be much help, overseas with a huge time difference! BrightStar didn’t shy away and trust me I had other Private Investigators refuse to help me...it was just too hard of a case.I’m so grateful! When others wanted an open and close service to be completed BrightStar took the challenge on and they were very professional, not curt at all and I truly feel their number one goal was to serve the papers in an absolute legal manner and yet be creative about it.They also didn’t have “were all about the money “ attitude. Service was genuine and prompt, saved me BIG TIME!!! After all you cannot finish up your legal issues if people pretend they don’t know they’re supposed to be in court and try and remain elusive!My divorce was underway because of BrightStar! Money well spent!read more
Travis Bickle
Travis Bickle
23:56 30 Sep 19
Real easy to work with . sympathetic and seemingly empathetic
Sara Gravestock
Sara Gravestock
20:37 23 Sep 19
They went the extra mile to get what we needed done! I will be a continued customer if the need arises. Thanks so much!
Laura Coolidge
Laura Coolidge
22:18 10 Sep 19
I tried to have my small claims papers served by the Sheriff's Dept with no luck.I hired Brightstar and the job was... done less than a week! Papers served in hand!I would highly recommend hiring Brightstar.Thanks again for your help, the process was very smooth.read more
Kristen Hansen
Kristen Hansen
21:53 19 Aug 19
I was having trouble serving my husband divorce papers because he wouldn’t give me his address or his work information.... After trying to serve him for a month, I hired Craig to serve him papers and he had it done the day after I hired him. I would highly recommend this company!read more
Amy Barr
Amy Barr
23:06 09 Aug 19
My husband called Craig yesterday, and by this afternoon we had received imperative information regarding our legal... proceedings. The information that Craig obtained had a direct and very favorable impact on our litigation, resulting in us prevailing. We are so grateful and glad we called Brightstar Investigations and would happily do so again should the need arise. Highly recommend!read more
Morgan Miller
Morgan Miller
16:21 04 Aug 19
Although I did not personally work with Craig, my mother recently did. He helped tremendously in helping my family find... and serve papers to someone that had been missing for six weeks. Craig did this difficult task in only 5 hours. I will always be grateful for Craig and his diligence! Thank you for helping my mom!read more
Linda
Linda
15:31 04 Aug 19
I am so grateful for Craig of Brightstar. He is a true professional who is focused, listens attentively, and goes above... and beyond to get the job done. It took him only 5 hours to find and serve papers to a person who had been missing for six weeks. I am absolutely amazed by Craig’s skill level. His honest and direct approach to his work is appreciated. Thank you, Craig!read more
Collin Sutz
Collin Sutz
01:28 02 Aug 19
It's been great working with Craig!
Wendy Wallace
Wendy Wallace
16:40 29 Jul 19
I’ve called on the help of BrightStar Investigations several times in recent months. I’ve no complaints to report; in... fact, I’ve found them to be most professional and reliable... and I’ve added their number to my contact list for future reference, if needed.read more
Jessica Rider
Jessica Rider
13:30 28 Jul 19
These people were quick to respond to my initial inquiry, and out the leg work in to serve papers to a difficult... individual. What i valued the most, was the frequent periodic updates. I never had to chase them down for a status. They did not waste my time, which is monumental and these days.read more
Cristina Cintron
Cristina Cintron
13:06 02 Jul 19
We received awesome customer service from Craig. Everything we asked for was done in a timely and professional matter.... Thanks for the great service.read more
Chandie Kent
Chandie Kent
17:07 25 Jun 19
BrightStar is amazing . They work fast and effectively to get you the information you need . I am beyond pleased with... their work . Very responsive to your needs and are right on top of things . The fees are reasonable and manageable . Communication was great from my investigator . Thank you so much !So google won’t let me add a separate review but 5 stars again ! I can’t recommend this company enough I have told a few people about them and I hope they’ve taken me up on it . This company is beyond professional . I used them again because they work so fast and get you exactly what you’re after . They work quickly and communicate with ty throughout the entire process so you know what’s happening when . I’m so pleased with the outcome and results . Thank you again !read more
gtdrumhead
gtdrumhead
01:35 25 Jun 19
I could not be happier with the service I received. I had a complicated, seemingly near impossible situation, and... Craig went above and beyond to help me. I recommend this business 100%. If I ever need this type of service again, this is who I will call. Five stars all the way!read more
tamara colvin
tamara colvin
00:20 09 May 19
I can't believe how quickly Craig professionally handled a difficult situation that all the other private Investigators... were unsuccessful at accomplishing!!!! AN HOUR!!!! ONE HOUR!!!! I spent over a year trying to get Carolyn served but Craig served her in less than an hour with video!!! Amazing 100%read more
Tamara Fischer
Tamara Fischer
07:46 22 Apr 19
Craig was great- not even 24 hours passed and he found an address for me. I had to learn about an affidavit from... someone else. I requested it from Brightstar and never received it. My situation is I'm sure unique but a bit pricey for just finding an address. Craig was very friendly on the phone.read more
Scott VanPelt
Scott VanPelt
02:40 05 Mar 19
Very very helpful and polite I never give five stars and this company deserves it
Scotty McLovin Ammon
Scotty McLovin Ammon
06:33 28 Feb 19
If you're on the fence on which Private Investigator to hire, go with Brightstar.
Emerald Studebaker
Emerald Studebaker
17:50 04 Feb 19
Craig and his team are excellent! I needed intuition validated and they were able to provide information that confirmed... everything.read more
Chris Manly
Chris Manly
22:14 23 Jan 19
Great service. I had a case in which I needed information about a person 3 years ago and now I need the information... updated. Craig dropped what he was doing to help me out and was friendly and remembered the investigation. I highly recommend their services.read more
Milliron Lodge
Milliron Lodge
20:36 21 Jan 19
Great service - quick. And help afterwards also!
Alice Vessel
Alice Vessel
20:48 31 Dec 18
Craig is VERY efficient and found the person I was looking for within 10 minutes. He was able easily to put the pieces... of the puzzle together from this convoluted database and see where the person I needed to serve now resided. The service then went off without a hitch. I'm sure I will be using his services again in the future!read more
Terry H
Terry H
00:15 06 Dec 18
The services I requested were completed quickly and professionally. Should I require these services again I would not... hesitate to hire Brightstar.read more
Prometheus Investigations
Prometheus Investigations
18:01 30 Nov 18
We had the chance to collaborate with BrightStar on the French part of an international investigation lead by them.... We've been impressed by their expertise in social media investigations. Investigator Craig SMITH is a hard worker, always aiming for efficiency. He advised us in a perfect way. We highly recommend this company, and we know now who to call for an investigation in the US. Thank youread more
Teresa Martin
Teresa Martin
14:32 30 Nov 18
So glad to have found Brightstar and my uncle! They are reasonably priced and provided excellent information, very... quick.read more
Lisa Bolan McDivitt
Lisa Bolan McDivitt
17:48 14 Nov 18
Brightstar is the ONLY private investigation company I would use- hands down THE BEST!!When you are panicking and... don’t know what to do, or need help investigating anything, you should DEFINITELY call Brightstar Investigations. (They REALLY will get the job done and give you relief and peace.)After I was robbed, Brightstar Investigations immediately responded to my call and promptly investigated my concerns that day! They were professional, understanding and VERY good at their job!!Craig and his team resolved the entire situation for me. I made a call to them and they took care of it!! Not only did they locate the criminals IMMEDIATELY- they personally recovered some of my stolen articles!!Brightstar went above and beyond for me and my family on a very scary, confusing and emotional day/night. Their fee was much more affordable than most of the private investigators we have worked with before- AND- months later there was a snafu with bank transfers- Craig called to let me know and sent me a check that day!!I couldn’t ask for anything better from a PI firm:1. Integrity!2. IMMEDIATE response to my inquiry3. QUICK and THOROUGH handling and investigating of the job4. GREAT COMMUNICATION5. A lot of patience for hysterical clients 🤣6. Empathic and easy to work with on my problem.7. The BEST at what they do, and that is helping YOU!read more
Louise Brett
Louise Brett
18:32 14 Aug 18
Brightstar Investigations really impressed me. We reached out to them explained the situation, and they immediately got... to work. I did not expect to have answers as quickly as we did, but within 24 hours of initially contacting them our questions were not only answered but our suspicions were validated. They are professional, honest and reliable. I would highly recommend them. Thank you again Brightstar for all you have done.read more
Thelma Amon
Thelma Amon
18:20 14 Aug 18
After being misled and lied to , I enlisted the help of Brightstar Investigations. Within 24 hour I had all the answers... I needed. The team at Brightstar are not only extremely professional, but also caring & incredibly discreet. My mind and life have been put at ease & I am finally on the right track. I wouldn't have been able to get the peace of mine, closure, or knowledge I needed to proceed with out this incredible group! I HIGHLY recommend Brightstar!!! Thank you for all you've done to help me!read more
Lynn Zhu
Lynn Zhu
19:42 11 Jul 18
Really helpful and knowledgeable about the cybercrime work and I really appreciate the consultation and advice during... crisis.read more
Jessica Taylor
Jessica Taylor
22:09 13 Jun 18
This is by far the best investigation company I have ever used! Very friendly and helpful and fast! I would definitely... use again!read more
Samantha Addington
Samantha Addington
07:07 05 May 18
Craig did a fantastic job in finding the info I needed and more! He had it all within 24 hrs of starting the job as... well! A+++++read more
Jen Knodle
Jen Knodle
00:11 03 May 18
Craig got the job done discreet and fast! Thank you for the fast, professional, and reasonably priced service.
Chicagoland Diesel
Chicagoland Diesel
14:38 06 Mar 18
After finding out I am a victim of wire fruad. Craig was eager to help and very reasonable. I would reccomend him to... anybody! I had results the same day! We have the cops the entire case and he sealed the deal with his detective work.read more
Graig K.
Graig K.
15:40 05 Feb 18
This company was by far the most professional company I dealt with to locate and serve legal documents. I contacted... Craig over the weekend and got an immediate response. From contacting them on Saturday and having the papers served Monday morning, I couldn’t be happier with the service.read more
stephanie scheinman
stephanie scheinman
03:24 14 Jan 18
Awesome. Very professional and was able to solve our problem in just a few hours. A real life saver who keeps in... contact with his clients.read more
Evie Willis
Evie Willis
21:41 18 Dec 17
Fast acting! Detailed! Results oriented! I cannot believe how fast the turnaround time was on our case.
meadorg
meadorg
22:34 17 Nov 17
My son was missing for over a month in Colorado I felt helpless here in California & it seemed I could get no... cooperation or help from anyone including the police. My last option was to turn to a private investigator, I found Brightstar through an internet search, Craig called me back within 2 minutes! He was the only one that offered any real solutions, he spoke with me in great length & replaced my feelings of despair with a sense of peace & confidence. if you find yourself in this place as I did I highly recommend Craig & his team at Brightstar you will be glad! they are worth every penny!read more
Pray Love
Pray Love
02:32 17 Nov 17
They were very understanding and helped me in every way possible. Did exactly what I asked. And I am very satisfied... with their services! Will definitely recommend them again! Thank you Craig for everything!read more
Aubrey Cole
Aubrey Cole
23:38 31 Oct 17
I was amazed by how quickly Craig had my divorce paperwork handled. It was done in a matter of hours, opposed to the... days it would have taken the Sheriff's department.read more
Deanna C
Deanna C
17:03 27 Oct 17
Quick, reliable and professional! Had an urgent situation and needed a court order to be served the same day to someone... who was difficult to locate. There was one chance to serve the documents at a possible location. He called me when he arrived there and called me again after he served the court order. I am so grateful for the great service.read more
Diana Diaz
Diana Diaz
23:01 26 Oct 17
I contacted BrightStar investigations because I needed a restraining order to be served. I will add that I live in... California, so I had no idea where the other person was living except that they were in Colorado. In less than 24 hours the person was located and my paperwork was served in an extremely quick manner. I am very satisfied with Craig Smith’s work, he was professional and kept me updated the entire way. Extremely thankful for all his help and the piece of mind I’ve been given. If you’re looking for any investigating services or need documents to be served, stop your search and give them a call.read more
Chip Landman
Chip Landman
05:27 19 Oct 17
Needed to have a background and criminal records check performed. Did the run-around with the "free" or "nearly free"... background check services advertising on the web. Got what I paid for -- very little. Then I contacted Brightstar Investigations. They are the real deal. They performed the real background and criminal records check I needed. They did it thoroughly and promptly. Cost a few more bucks than the "cheap" ones available on the internet, but Brightstar's work was very thorough. It was well worth the investment as their report provided very useful information. Spending a few extra bucks on a real background check probably saved me thousands of dollars in the long run! I'll use them again, and refer my friends to them. Money well spent.read more
Jerome Patterson
Jerome Patterson
22:49 13 Oct 17
I would say that Craig is the best by far. He had my situation handled in less than 24 hrs. I would recommend him to... anybody.read more
Ashley Dyke
Ashley Dyke
00:36 05 Oct 17
I couldn't be more pleased and thankful for the incredible service Craig and his team gave me. Unfortunately, I was put... in a very difficult situation and feel very fortunate to have found Brightstar Investigations. They were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and tactful serving an individual that was evading being served in a major time sensitive situation. If you or someone you know is in need of serving services of any kind or difficulty I wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you so very much for everything, Craig and team!read more
Sally
Sally
07:27 28 Sep 17
We used Brightstar Investigations to help us gather information that would enable us to handle a sensitive family... matter. We worked with Craig personally and he was extremely helpful in guiding us on what we needed to get the job done. He was also reliable, professional, creative, discreet, responsive and in the end we were successful in getting the information we needed. Would highly recommend him!read more
GantKids
GantKids
22:58 15 Sep 17
Craig and his team were amazing! I needed his assistance quickly and he got me the information that I was looking for... in the most professional manner. I highly recommend BrightStar Investigations!read more
Elizabeth Murten
Elizabeth Murten
20:01 12 Sep 17
Working with Brightstar is a pleasure! Craig is incredibly responsive and honest with his clients, and best of all, he... GETS RESULTS. I cannot recommend him highly enough!read more
Enrique L
Enrique L
15:44 05 Sep 17
Craig and the team at Brightstar are as good as they come. Their outstanding customer service and professionalism make... them the only option that I will choose for private investigation and related work.read more
R Cyr
R Cyr
01:27 31 Aug 17
Like all the reviews before me, I can say Craig Smith and Brightstar Investigations is the real deal. I retained him to... track down relatives of a friend who suddenly couldn't be reached. After months of unsuccessfully searching on my own, Craig was able to put me in touch with someone literally within a day. He's not cheap but you get what you pay for. Craig is professional, replies promptly and got the job done. Highly recommended.read more
Sara Austin
Sara Austin
18:26 28 Aug 17
I am very happy with the service I have received from Brightstar. Craig took my case immediately and helped me prove... that my husband had another woman staying with him for a weekend, that originally was suppose to be a weekend getaway for us. He was great with the follow up information during the investigation and made my decision to leave him even easier. I very please with the service, communication, price and piece of mind. Thank you again.read more
B Private
B Private
17:25 20 Aug 17
Brightstar Investigations was a life saver for me. The research they conducted was thorough and exactly what was needed... for my court case. Craig consulted with my attorney about the type of information needed which helped to save time and money. The follow through was great--I was regularly updated as new information was discovered. I highly recommend Brightstar.read more
Anna Jones
Anna Jones
21:08 18 Aug 17
Craig at Brightstar was wonderful. He conducted a professional and sensitive investigation which involved talking with... teenagers. He was able to talk with teenagers after gaining consent from their parents and get the needed information to prove my daughter's innocence. He got things done quickly and efficiently.read more
R Z
R Z
18:29 18 Aug 17
Craig is a results driven investigator who strives for excellence and solutions. He treats each case with a personal... touch and maintains great communication with his clients. With any obstacle Craig has displayed the resourcefulness necessary to complete the task at hand. Determination is key.read more
Kathy Decker
Kathy Decker
18:44 13 Aug 17
We recently hired Craig Smith of BrightStar to track down an estranged relative, for the purpose of settling an estate.... In no time, he had an address and phone number for us. We have since been in contact with the relative, and are able to move on with the estate settlement. Previous to contacting Craig, we'd spent months doing Google and Ancestry searches and had even traveled to the last address we could find. Definitely worth the fee! Thank you Craig and BrightStar.read more
Paula Jones
Paula Jones
16:12 09 Aug 17
I live in the State of Florida and recently needed the services of a private investigator in Colorado. I contacted... Craig at Bright Star and received immediate assistance. I can say without a doubt, he is one of the most respectful, conscientious young men I have ever met. His service was excellent; his professionalism was outstanding. On a personal level, he was candid and practical, offering sensible advice. The insight he had about my situation, was most appreciated. I would highly recommend Craig and his company for any investigative needs you may haveread more
R R
R R
01:33 17 Jul 17
Well done. Needed some help in Colorado from here in Arizona TODAY. Had all the answers we needed within a few hours. ... Again, Well Done.read more
Eric Tatum
Eric Tatum
15:24 11 Jul 17
Craig Smith was awesome, and so quick to jump on a service for a party "on the run." If we ever need someone in... Colorado Springs to get the job done, we will use Brightstar Investigations!!Thanks again!!!read more
A A
A A
17:25 10 Jul 17
Craig was extremely QUICK. I was going to go to a different place but I'm glad I searched around a bit more before... making my final decision on a service processor. After relaying the information to him, he had had my Ex-wife served within the same day! He was cunning, swift, and accurate. But most importantly persistent! He came up with the necessary dialogue to the get the packet served and took a huge load of stress off of my shoulders. I'm very grateful for this guy and his services. He WILL get the job done. Thank you again Craig, even if my ex-wife was furious with me, you did the job well done! Thank you for protecting my rights and my daughters rights.read more
Jacqueline Yeager
Jacqueline Yeager
23:23 23 Jun 17
Brightstar Investigations did a great job serving my defendant. I was able to have peace of mind knowing that the... Summons was served to the correct person. Craig was very professional and I would be happy to use them again.read more
Patricia Cassidy
Patricia Cassidy
23:09 25 May 17
Contacted Brightstar Investigations needing some help. At this time it was not something Craig ;s office could... assist me with. Yet he wanted me to get the help I needed and direct me towards people who worked in the area I needed. Thanks for the sincerity of wanting to help people .read more
Elizabeth Eagle
Elizabeth Eagle
14:23 11 May 17
I HIGHLY recommend Brightstar Investigations! I was most impressed with their skill and dedication to getting my job... done right and in a timely manner. Using all investigative skills available, including database searches and personal address verifications, they were able to serve court documents to a person who'd evaded 3 sheriff's attempts and another personal processor. Their creativity and ingenuity is off the charts. Rest assured, if you hire them, they will get your job done and you won't be disappointed. They insure justice will be served with ethics and high integrity. Two thumbs up and five gold stars!read more
Baxter's Automotive
Baxter's Automotive
15:27 09 May 17
It's not very often when you can find someone who you can trust and will be 110% honest with you. We contacted Craig... to discuss a situation where we needed guidance and expertise. After several conversations and much thought, we decided to follow Craig's suggestions and have been satisfied with the results. I have to say that we found these "consultative-like sessions" to be very enlightening and also felt that Craig had our best interest in mind above his. Thank You !read more
Roger Lucas
Roger Lucas
00:23 28 Apr 17
Brightstar has become my preferred choice for investigations. Craig is on the ball, and extremely quick to get the job... done. He charges extremely reasonable rates, and if you have any problems, you just need to talk to him and he'll take care of you. Highly recommend his services!read more
Brandi Bullard
Brandi Bullard
20:51 20 Apr 17
Working with Craig has been a wonderful experience! He is honest, diligent and courteous. I will always recommend him... in the future!read more
Joshua McDowell
Joshua McDowell
20:13 20 Apr 17
Brightstar is my "go to" investigator for jobs I need done the right way. Craig is always very responsive and quick to... get to work. As a criminal defense lawyer, I constantly have cases that require interviews or investigative work that can effect the outcome of a case. I know my clients expect me to retain the services of someone that we can trust when their future is on the line, and Brightstar has come through for me every time. Brightstar has handled my cases quickly, professionally and affordably. I highly recommend Brightstar Investigations.read more
Bryson Perkins
Bryson Perkins
19:24 07 Apr 17
I have used Brightstar Investigations in my law practice. They do exceptional work. It is thorough and timely. For all... future investigation needs, I will call Craig at Brightstar Investigations.read more
Maria Fire
Maria Fire
01:09 02 Apr 17
One of my three sons who is now 38 relapsed following the funeral of his older brother here in Asheville, NC (cancer). ... This formerly addicted son had been clean four years and had built a life for himself in San Diego. Some months after relapsing, he left his wife and according to her headed to Colorado Springs. He called us a month later and told us he had made a new home in the Springs, had a job and was happy there. For three months he stayed in contact with us, but then ceased all communication: no return messages to our emails, phone disconnected, and snail mail returned.My husband and I used every resource we could think of making calls and sending emails to a mobile home park, a place of employment, missing person agencies and the police. Then a high school acquaintance of my son who lives in the Springs did some searching as well. Nothing turned up.I prayed and looked up Colorado PI agencies online. I had no prior experience with this type of service, and was very anxious about making a random call and paying a lot of money. However, when I found Bright Star Investigations, I felt this was the one. Then I read the reviews and was even more convinced.Craig proved to deserve all the compliments and more. I was impressed with how compassionate, diligent and creative he was in his work. His retainer was very reasonable for the number of hours he must have spent discovering concrete leads and information from various individuals. He even obtained several photos we are cherishing.Craig apologized and was disappointed in not getting the outcome he and we would have preferred, but my husband and I have been very comforted by what he did accomplish. Our son is still using, but he has returned to San Diego, where we believe he is happier and safer with more resources, even if he is homeless and using. We feel better knowing he is still alive and in a city he knows how to navigate and loves. Bless Craig for not only providing this information, but for also giving us excellent advice on options at this point. I will always be grateful to him for his kindness and integrity--and would recommend his work to anybody.Maria, Asheville, NCread more
Dustin Karl
Dustin Karl
18:16 26 Mar 17
I had just bought a house with my fiance and there was always a vehicle parked outside at different times of the day... and night just sitting in his jeep. I called brightstar investigations about this issue I had concern about.They were able to help us find resolve to this stressful situation. My fiance and I sleep better at night and don't have to feel alarmed everytime we leave the house or go outside. Fantastic work and hats off to brightstar investigations.read more
Patrick merchant
Patrick merchant
19:18 23 Mar 17
Stop looking for anyone else! Craig and BrightStar are incredible! I was beyond impressed with how thorough they are... and the amount of information that they are able to get. If you need to hire a professional Craig and BrightStar are the best in the business.read more
Shannon Kelepolo
Shannon Kelepolo
23:20 10 Mar 17
Craig was really wonderful! He is smart, good at what he does & there was always good communication. I would recommend... him to anyone needing such services.read more
Joseph Timberlake
Joseph Timberlake
02:02 28 Feb 17
This guy can do anything! Gets the job done right. Thorough and trustworthy.
Billy Layman
Billy Layman
18:35 25 Feb 17
Craig is a outstanding P.I. He help me with a very sensitive case involving my granddaughter. I would highly... recommend his services for anyone who needs a professional private investigator.read more
Dave Cross
Dave Cross
00:33 11 Feb 17
Delivered a detailed report on time. This information gave me the factual data to make the changes I needed to change... Thank for all your help!read more
RICK MOHME
RICK MOHME
02:28 10 Feb 17
Brightstar Investigations provided me with the best information and services in the Colorado Springs area, They went... above and beyond to make sure everything was as i needed it.read more
Rebecca Bullion
Rebecca Bullion
17:29 06 Feb 17
I contacted Brightstar via email from out of state and within minutes I had a email from Craig. I must admit I was... hesitant at first because I lived 1,200 miles away and was going solely on just Google reviews. This group of guys were truly a God send for our situation. They worked tirelessly on our case, even when it was just reassurance that everything would be okay. Craig and Chad were both amazing. Craig even put us in touch with legal counsel while we were here. To say they went above and beyond just doesn't cover it. I can not recommend these guys enough. Craig and Chad thank you guys from the bottom of my heart.read more
Brently Bullion
Brently Bullion
02:47 06 Feb 17
The first time ever using a private investigator. All calls returned immediately, constant and steady communication. ... Extremely nice people. They got the job done.Highly recommend!read more
John Peters
John Peters
17:33 02 Feb 17
Having had the privilege to work with Craig on numerous cases I can say that his honesty and integrity is beyond... reproach. He gives each case his all out best effort every time and his results prove it.read more
Ruth Daniel
Ruth Daniel
17:48 01 Feb 17
I work for a law firm that specializes in criminal law. We have used the expertise of Brightstar Investigations... numerous times on cases and are always very pleased with the level of professionalism and results. The owner, Craig S****, is knowledgeable, friendly, hard-working and reliable. I'm sure in the future when our firm needs an investigator, we will call on him again.read more
Erhan Bedestani
Erhan Bedestani
20:37 29 Jan 17
Excellent company, highly professional. Would recommend them to anyone in need of help to determine the truth.
Natalie Cisco
Natalie Cisco
23:59 25 Jan 17
I approached Brightstar Investigations because my best friend who is serving a life sentence needed some assistance... with post-conviction relief. Craig has worked countless days and hours in this investigation that is ongoing until we can report at a future time that it was all worth the results we are anticipating. He is worth every penny of what he charges if not more. His prices are the most reasonable especially based on the quality of work he puts in. One thing I liked the most is that he is passionate and truly cares about what he does professionally and cares about his clients. I found the experience to be one of the best I have ever had. Craig is thorough, he communicates exceptionally so you are never left to wonder or worry. Craig thinks outside the box. I would strongly recommend Brightstar Investigations to people who need investigative work especially post-conviction relief due to the experience we have had. Craig is extremely knowledgeable and takes pride in his work. Brightstar Investigations is highly recommended.read more
Juliet Rizzo
Juliet Rizzo
21:17 22 Jan 17
The service was quick! My telephone calls were answered in a timely fashion. The phone was mostly answered by... Investigator Craig. He answered my questions & provided thorough descriptions of his procedures.When I responded in person to the office, the receptionist seemed a bit rude. I was not able to obtain a receipt for documents that I dropped off with that receptionist.read more
Lesley Wentker
Lesley Wentker
21:18 17 Jan 17
I was needing a person located and served court papers in the Colorado Springs area, since I live in California I was... in need of a service that could get this done for me. Craig received the information and within a few hours he was already updating me on the status. I would recommend Brightstar to anyone needing this type of service. I didn't think this would have ever been possible to get this done. I greatly appreciate the prompt service that was provided and I was kept up to date in every step.read more
Jahniqua Thomas
Jahniqua Thomas
17:27 07 Jan 17
BrightStar was able to find a family member that I have been searching for. It had been almost 5 years since I seen my... loved one. Craig was awesome. He was able to get the job done in a timely manner. I was also impressed with the prices. If I ever need anymore services I will definitely go back. Thank you BrightStar Investigations and Craig for all you help!read more
Madison Anderson
Madison Anderson
18:24 04 Jan 17
Craig was awesome. Really knew what he was doing and how to get the job done. Very focused. Good with keeping me... updated. Overall great experience. Would defiantly go back if I ever needed anything.read more
Bradley Bufkin
Bradley Bufkin
17:25 23 Dec 16
BrightStar Investigations has provided me with outstanding service on a number of occasions. I have always been very... satisfied with the quality and timeliness of their work.read more
Marcelle Licciardi
Marcelle Licciardi
03:19 23 Dec 16
Brightstar Investigations has done an amazing job on my cases . I am very pleased and thankful with the their hard... work. Thank you so much for helping me to get this matter done.read more
Jennifer Leyba
Jennifer Leyba
20:48 21 Dec 16
Craig is great, super responsive and goes above and beyond for his clients! We used him to research suspicious activity... and he did an amazing job!read more
Willie Fabila
Willie Fabila
18:50 16 Dec 16
Great service..I highly suggest anyone needing a private investigator in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Craig Smith and... his staff and the best..Thank you again Craig for your Awesome Service!read more
Matthew Schneider
Matthew Schneider
18:06 16 Dec 16
Brightstar Investigations has done an amazing job on multiple cases that I have used them for. They are my new go to... investigative services in Colorado Springs for all of my cases. Their investigators have uncovered the lies of other parties in cases and come into court to testify with supporting video and audio evidence to reveal the truth of what is actually taking place in the cases I have hired them to work on. I am very pleased with the in depth, timely, and appropriately priced services.read more
Tammy Akers
Tammy Akers
23:04 12 Dec 16
Bright Star was able to find a defendant we had been looking for with other companies for six months, and they found... the person within 24 hours of being hired. In another case, Bright Star performed a video inventory of two properties on short notice, with great quality and professionalism. Craig is always great to work with, and my clients love him. Great service and great results.read more
larry williams
larry williams
17:54 08 Dec 16
Craig was quick to find all assets and transfers and everything else we wanted to know...which amazed us. Great work,... great guy.read more
Trish McEwen
Trish McEwen
20:26 06 Dec 16
I didn't give Craig a whole lot of information to go off of, and he was able to locate and serve the individual we... needed served. He was easily accessible, professional, courteous and did a great job in a shorter amount of time than anticipated. Highly recommend and would definitely use his services again in the future.read more
Yolanda Rivera
Yolanda Rivera
22:09 02 Dec 16
Craig was amazing definitely knows what he's talking about and gets the job done and is very helpful and understanding... and definitely two thumbs up. customer service was on point and I would recommend him to anyone.read more
Somer M
Somer M
15:21 02 Dec 16
When I needed immediate help for getting papers served that day, Craig was the man for the job! His price for an... emergency service was extremely reasonable and he went above and beyond to get the job done! I will be using him in the future for any other matters that he provides services for and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to work with someone who does what they say and is professional!read more
Carolyn Leggitt
Carolyn Leggitt
15:25 30 Nov 16
I had some papers that I needed served. Craig and his team were incredibly helpful. Craig was quick to take care of me... and he met my needs. I will absolutely use them in the future and I recommend them to anyone looking for a private server.read more
Allabye Ranch
Allabye Ranch
03:40 21 Nov 16
Just wanted to say this is the first time we used a private investigator and he was very down to earth and listened to... what our needs were and we couldn't have been more happy with his work... anyone needs a reference we would gladly give one-he worked around our schedule and made it work -- very very happy with the out come.read more
Kyle
Kyle
00:36 19 Nov 16
I found brightstar investigations when I was searching for someone to serve some papers for me. After calling and... talking to craig and going over the process I sent my paperwork out to him and he had them served extremely fast for me. Craig is definitely good at what he does and my experience with him and brightstar investigations was awesome and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a process server or private investigator or any other services they have to offer. Communication, price, and service was great and they definitely exceeded my expectations. Again this company and craig are great at what they do and if your reading this review trust that you do not have to look any further and go with brightstar investigations and you will not regret the decision.read more
tammie Arellano
tammie Arellano
00:47 17 Nov 16
Craig and the rest of the office did due diligence to get the job done that another company could not take care of and... they were 2 blocks away. I am definitely having them do more work for me in the future. Keep up the great work we need more dedicated people like you and your family have a great and safe time doing your job.read more
Janna Colburn
Janna Colburn
00:21 04 Nov 16
The sheriff tried 3 times to serve paperwork with no luck. He had it done within an hour and a half with video and... everything! I definitely recommend him and will use him again if I ever need to.read more
Lucy Lou
Lucy Lou
21:36 30 Oct 16
I was VERY HAPPY with Brightstar investigations. The investigator was local and even tho my case was not easy to crack... he did not give up and thought outside the box. He kept me updated with everything and was easy to get a hold of if I needed to tell him something. You will not be disappointed.read more
Sandra Roach
Sandra Roach
18:30 20 Oct 16
Often times we find businesses that take customers for granted I can tell you this is NOT one of them! The... investigators that put their time and effort to assist you with your needs are some of the most professional in the industry that I have seen! Their abilities are of the utmost professional and confidential so you will have no doubt that they will do what is required to obtain the information you require. This team is outstanding and does absolutely the best job they can each and every time! You will definitely get 150% your moneys worth!!!!read more
Carolyn Hale
Carolyn Hale
20:57 15 Oct 16
Craig was a huge help in getting a court order served to return our granddaughter back to NE! He didn't mess around... and got the job done in a timely and professional manner!read more
Adrienne Hawthorne
Adrienne Hawthorne
03:21 14 Oct 16
Craig with Brightstar was very helpful. I needed someone served in the Northern Denver area and he was able to do so... the day after I got him the paperwork. He notified me when it was complete and got the paperwork back to me promptly.read more
Kurt Bunch
Kurt Bunch
22:33 22 Sep 16
Great customer service. I asked Brightstar to find someone for me. Craig found him with some out-of-box thinking since... I didn't even have the right name! I also didn't feel like a file at all and I felt personally taken care of without being another number in the system. I will return if I ever need the investigative services of Brightstar again!read more
Michael Sadger
Michael Sadger
17:41 26 Aug 16
Craig was great. He went the extra mile. Im thankful that i called Brightstar . Thank you for your fast and hard work
Kassie Portella
Kassie Portella
02:28 23 Aug 16
Fast and professional. The papers were served to my soon to be ex with in 24 hours of me hiring them. I am so happy... highly recommend.read more
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith
18:04 22 Aug 16
I had a difficult time locating someone in Colorado to have served with legal process. Craig not only located the... person within a couple days, but personally served them and videotaped it to boot! I will definitely be using his services the next time I am in need of a process server in Colorado.read more
K.R. Warner
K.R. Warner
17:36 17 Aug 16
I have done work with Craig and his BrightStar Investigations team a few times and each time has been a absolutely... positive experience. Craig, an Army veteran, has a wealth of knowledge regarding investigations and cutting-edge technology. His team includes investigators with a wide range of expertise so he can handle any type of situation. Additionally, Craig operates his business with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. I would trust him with anything. If you need experts for investigative work, Craig and BrightStar Investigations are an excellent choice.read more
Lauren Schoate
Lauren Schoate
03:32 12 Aug 16
We have searched for a means to an end to difficulties adopting our child for so long. We were able to achieve so many... steps forward in just a few short days that we were unable to achieve even after weeks and years of litigation. Craig was committed to championing our cause and was very committed and personable while utilizing his extensive expertise and resources to achieve an outcome that the state itself could not even achieve. He went the distance to grant us some extent of reconciliation to a very emotionally exhausting battle. We are a family of moderate income and great need, but that wasn't an obstacle to him. He is an empathetic individual with great intellect and resources. You should definitely pursue this avenue if you're looking up this information.read more
Paula Bunce
Paula Bunce
02:00 29 May 16
I would recommend Craig and Brightstar to everyone. Courteous and prompt service, and accurate. Thanks Craig.
Kimberly Hanratty
Kimberly Hanratty
04:09 07 May 16
Wow! Just wow! Words cannot describe how wonderful and amazing this company is! Craig, who is the owner is so... determined, personable and so good at what he does. I literally paid my invoice late on Wednesday night and by this evening everything I asked plus more was done in the most professional way possible!  My ex needed to be served a restraining order, petition and summons. He was hiding out and didn't want me to find him. With Craig and his colleague Rhonda, they worked diligently together to provide me with the fastest resolution possible! They had my ex found and served in less than 2 days!! They have just made my life so much easier! I highly recommend them to anyone who needs help. The flat fee was also amazing! No hidden fees or costs. Just the flat fee and their wonderful services! Craig and Rhonda, I'm indebted to you for all you have done to help my daughter and I. Thank you so much for making my problem your problem and getting to the resolution so quickly! Please hire them! You're life will be much easier, I promise you that!read more
Patsy Kroeckel - formerly Muir Ray
Patsy Kroeckel - formerly Muir Ray
16:22 28 Apr 16
Craig acted promptly to my need for his services. He was very professional as well as caring, and he diligently did a... thorough job for me which provided me with important answers to my questions and critical information. I highly recommend him.read more
teagen ross
teagen ross
23:20 03 Apr 16
I hired craig to investigate a child custody case with suspected abuse involved. Not only did he give us a set price... but he got the job done and did great. Our suspicions were confirmed and we are now getting custody. Thanks craig for doing such an amazing job.read more
Kelli Parker
Kelli Parker
02:17 19 Mar 16
Craig is one of the hardest working men I know. He is very professional and always willing to help anyone in need. If... you have a problem Craig knows how to fix it. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants the job done right!!read more
C Robinson
C Robinson
14:22 15 Mar 16
Craig brings dedication and professionalism to all his endeavors. He assisted us in the handling of an extremely... delicate family situation with great discretion, and for this we are forever grateful.read more
Trinah Mazurek
Trinah Mazurek
03:27 05 Mar 16
Called Brighstar Investigations to have papers served and they were quick and outstanding. Craig is a top notch... business man, he responded to all of my e-mails quicker then I could even get back to them. I had not a clue to an address to have the papers served and Craig found him the next day. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a PI. Amazing job I just can't thank you enough.read more
April Thomas
April Thomas
21:12 19 Feb 16
Craig with Brightstar investigations took my case on knowing it would be a challenge to locate my ex-husband and... missing daughter. There were many challenges along the way but he continues to look into the investigation relentlessly and even helps by giving tips and advice for things that I can do to help find them and hopefully bring her home soon. I appreciate everything that he has done to help us and I don’t know where I would be in the search if it was not for his help. Thank you.read more
Soundofthewavescollide
Soundofthewavescollide
22:49 27 Dec 15
I highly recommend this investigator, Craig went above and beyond for me, I appreciated all his efforts and it meant a... great deal. He stuck with my case until we found a resolve. Absolutely stellar job, if you ever in Chicago you've got a friend my man. Thank you for the awesome work.read more
Annette Skok
Annette Skok
21:55 13 Dec 15
My encounter with Craig at Brightstar Investigations surpassed my expectations. Craig put his experience and expertise... to work giving me the answers I needed. He even went above and beyond to show he cared by connecting me with other professionals that were needed to help me through my situation. Craig is easy to get a hold of and is available when further investigations are needed or additional inquiry is necessary.Craig is an exceptional private investigator who comes highly recommended. You will definitely be in good hands!read more
Mary Warbiany
Mary Warbiany
03:30 05 Dec 15
Craig and his Company BrightStar Investigations were absolutely AMAZING! I have NEVER been SO satisfied with such high... quality work & with what he is able to do. He was able to help my family & my attorney get the needed info we needed. Craigs hard work, long hours, determination, knowledge, experience, and quick/timely manner & professionalism in writing reports and getting videos solidified my case. I am beyond impressed with him and all he has brought to the table. Not only is he professional he is personable. He makes time to talk to his clients EVERY step of the way. He keeps clients informed on every move and it was nice to be included in every step as if I were there. He was courtious in emails, calls, texts ect., never not making the time to answer any and every question I had. He is encouraging, knows his territory well, knows the laws and is able to do SO many things it is impossible to list them all on here. I HIGHLY recommend Craig and his Company if ever you need a Private Investigator for ANY reason! BEST experience, you will NOT be disappointed. Thank you again for all you have done for my family, my attorney, and I. It's is a great feeling knowing you have someone on your side that is passionate about their job and sincerely WANTS to help. The whole experience was great, easy, simple, and had the BEST results! Thank you!!read more
Patricia Baxter
Patricia Baxter
15:24 18 Nov 15
We were having harassing telemarketing calls at our business and we called BrightStar Investigations to help. Craig... made one phone call and the calls stopped that day and that caller never called again. If you want fast long lasting RESULTS, you need to call BrightStar Investigations. BrightStar Investigations is PROFESSIONAL and operates with the utmost of INTEGRITY and CONFIDENTIALITY. We have since used BrightStar Investigations for other matters Craig is always there for us and incredibly RESPONSIVE. If I could leave another star, I would. TOP SHELF SERVICE. Thank You !!read more
Latisha Hardy
Latisha Hardy
04:17 22 Jul 15
Craig is one of the most qualified, passionate, intelligent investigators I have ever met! I would trust him to handle... any of my secure needs. He is thorough and complete! You're amazing Craig!read more
Crystal Spooner
Crystal Spooner
02:18 08 Jul 15
Craig was great! I have used his services many times and he has always come through for me in a timely manner.I will... continue to use Brightstar for any of my legal needs!read more
Crystal Karl
Crystal Karl
23:34 31 May 15
I would highly recommend this business for anyone in need of a private investigator. They were very professional and... courteous to my needs. Everything was done in a very timely manor or ahead of schedule. 5 stars across the boards indeed. I will certainly be using their services again. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.read more
Alex Berry
Alex Berry
19:41 07 Apr 15
Craig is a great investigator, thanks to his top quality work, I've won many cases.
Carmen Kuhns
Carmen Kuhns
23:32 17 Feb 15
I contacted Bright Star investigations regarding a plumber we had to find to serve court papers. this company went... beyond what I expected, Craig did a fantastic job searching for this guy, very profesional and extremely reasonable fees for all he did for us! not only he provided us with a sworn affidvit, it was with every single detail of what he encountered! and he also provided us with a fantastic video which we will use in court.I would highly recomend this company for any investigation work, they are honest and understand people needs, without an exuberant fee! they got My A plus!!! wonderful company, honest hard working companyread more
James Newby
James Newby
15:35 09 Feb 15
My firm has used Brightstar Investigations for numerous cases over the past few years. In each case, which I have hired... Brightstar, the investigation has led to additional facts which either helped get the case dismissed or assisted in trial and negotiations. Craig Smith in professional and efficient. He will get the job done. I recommend Brightstar Investigations.read more
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