Private Investigators & Detectives that Get You the Truth, Serving Denver & Colorado Springs.

BrightStar Investigations is Colorado Springs’ most trusted private investigator firm, with offices based in Denver and Colorado Springs. If you have questions and need answers, we can help. At BrightStar Investigations, our private detectives use the latest surveillance methods and technology to quickly and discreetly gather evidence. We are a licensed, bonded and insured private investigation firm offering a full range of detective services, including:

Surveillance Investigations

Surveillance is one of the most effective investigative tools that exists. At BrightStar Investigations, we get the difficult task of surveillance done. We have taken on cases that seemed impossible, and provided excellent results that exceeded our clients expectations. Whether your case involves a cheating spouse or cheating partner, violation of a restraining order, child custody case, checking up on someone, or any circumstance that you can think of, BrightStar Investigations is ready to get answers for you. Call us now to get the results that you need.

Missing Persons Investigation

When you need to find a missing person, you can trust BrightStar Investigations to find them. Our private detectives are skilled at locating people that do not want to be found, or can’t be found.. Whether you need to serve court papers, locate a missing witness or find a loved one, you can count BrightStar Investigations to get the answers you need.
Background Investigations

Don’t wait until it is too late to find out that your business partner is untrustworthy or your partner is already married. Don’t be fooled. If you suspect that someone may be hiding something important about their past from you, you can count BrightStar Investigations to uncover their secrets. Call us for a free consultation.

Social Media Investigations

Do you believe that there may be material on the internet that could damage your reputation or prove a threat to your business? Hire a private eye to find and capture key data that might prove a detriment to your livelihood. Our skilled detectives have years of experience in uncovering hidden information and navigating the darkest areas of the web. We have the tools and software to get the answers you need.

Attorneys and Legal Teams

Whether you need to hire a private investigator to conduct a witness interview or find a missing witnesses or look for we can help.

For more information about our services or to hire a private detective, please contact us at 719-578-3317 or 303-357-3262.

 

Our Private Investigators & Detectives

 

Craig Smith

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Position:

Owner and Executive Investigator

Bio:

Throughout his career, Investigator Smith has worked on projects for law firms, criminal defense attorneys, corporations, ethical hackers, private clients and intelligence consumers. Investigator Smith has successfully closed cases that have ranged from catching cheating spouses, finding lost relatives, undercover work against individuals lying to the courts, difficult subpoena serves, background investigations, and criminal defense investigations.

Areas of Specialization:

Investigator Smith specializes in Covert Surveillance, Undercover Surveillance, Witness Interviews, Background Investigations, Skip Tracing, Intelligence Collection, Social Media Investigations and Comprehensive Investigations.

Education:

Investigator Smith holds a Bachelor’s in Intelligence Studies from Mercyhurst Universities prestigious Institute for Intelligence Studies, and a Master of Education from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Investigator Smith is a graduate of the Private Investigator Academy of the Rockies.

Languages:

Arabic, Czech, basic Spanish.

Tony Gerardo

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G-Unit
Position:

Senior Associate Investigator

Bio:

Investigator Gerardo is an accomplished surveillance investigator with 25 years of experience investigating family issues, insurance matters, and corporate issues.

Areas of Specialization:

Investigator Gerardo specializes in covert surveillance, undercover surveillance and comprehensive investigations.

Kyle Strunk

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Position:

Associate Investigator

Bio:

Investigator Strunk is a retired Military Intelligence officer with over 20 years of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance experience and has conducted intelligence collection in the Middle East, Oceania and Asia. He continues to conduct surveillance and surveillance training for the Department of Defense in the western United States.

Areas of Specialization:

Covert Surveillance, Aerial Surveillance, Undercover Surveillance, Skip Tracing, Background Investigations and Comprehensive Investigations.

Education:

Investigator Strunk holds a Masters in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has several pilot ratings.

Languages:

Investigator Strunk speaks, reads and writes Arabic and German.

Chad Compton

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Avalanche
Position:

Associate Investigator

Bio:

Investigator Compton has been a private investigator for over 8 years. Investigator Compton conducts work for some of the nation’s largest insurance firms. Before becoming a private investigator Chad worked as a corrections officer in the state of Colorado.

Areas of Specialization:

Covert Surveillance, Arial Surveillance, Undercover Surveillance, Skip Tracing, Background Investigations and Comprehensive Investigations.

Education:

Investigator Compton obtained his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in social sciences from The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Rhonda Yohn

Position:

Associate Investigator

Bio:

Investigator Yohn served as a Colorado Springs Police Department for over 23 years where she retired as a Detective with the Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division; an assignment which she served in for over 16 years. Investigator Yohn has spent uncountable hours conducting mobile and stationary surveillance, completed hundreds of interviews, made countless arrests, and seized hundreds of pounds of illegal drugs

Areas of Specialization:

Investigator Yohn is an expert in conducting covert surveillance and undercover related operations. Her training includes over 55 official courses taught and presented by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabaco, and Firearms.