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Since 1994, we are the Missouri private investigator and Missouri private detective that many Missouri attorneys choose, as well as attorneys across the country when their needs bring them to the Kansas City metro area and Central Missouri.
Rugen Team Investigations, LLC, owned by Ron Rugen, has offices in Kansas City, Missouri, yet serves the entire states of Missouri and Kansas, including the Kansas City metro area, Columbia and Jefferson City. Ron Rugen has nine years experience in Federal government, seven years experience in Missouri state government (including the Missouri Department of Social Services), and is a former broadcast journalist, which enhances his ability to secure quality surveillance video. Mr. Rugen has trained hundreds of private investigators and debt collectors across the country to improve their skills through his founding of NetWebinars.com, before selling the business in Spring 2008. Mr. Rugen is a former board member of the Missouri Association of Private Investigators.
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"Ron Rugen is a very good investigator, writer, and communicator. If I wanted to delve into something, whether a private case or a public interest issue, Ron would be the guy I would call."
— Nationally-known Criminal Profiler and Author Pat Brown
"Ron's dedication to education and bettering his craft truly sets him apart from the everyday gumshoe."
— Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM | Aon Consulting, Managing Director, Corporate Strategic Intelligence Unit
Financial Advisory & Litigation Consulting Services Practice
"Through our many professional interactions, I can say with great confidence that Mr. Rugen has proven himself to be knowledgeable and professional in both the judgment recovery and private investigation fields. You'll be in good hands, when you rely on Mr. Rugen for assistance!"
— Christina Smiley, Sierra Judgment Recovery, National Speaker and Author, St. Marys, GA
"We have known Ron Rugen on a professional level and he is a very resourceful investigator."
— Ralph Thomas, Austin, Texas; Founder, National Association of Investigative Specialists
"Simply having a license to do investigations doesn't make a person a gooxd private investigator. Ron Rugen takes it to an entirely different level by constantly educating himself and attending valuable investigative conferences and seminars throughout the country. His experience and his constant willingness to learn new and innovative investigative techniques ultimately insures that each and every one of his clients will benefit from his proven skills and positive results."
— Jimmie Mesis, Editor-in-Chief, PI Magazine
"It takes a certain breed of person to do this work. You need to be aggressive and assertive and tenacious. He knows how to dig and get to the root of the papers to get the monies collected. If we've got a judgment and are looking to collect, he is a great next step."
— Nancy Galloway, President, Callahan & Galloway Property Mgmt
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Since 1994, we are the Missouri & Kansas private investigator and Missouri & Kansas private detective that many Kansas & Missouri attorneys choose, as well as attorneys across the country when their needs bring them to Central Missouri and the Kansas City metro area, as well as East Central Kansas.
Primarily, we provide skiptracing (people locates), process service, and surveillance (cheating spouse/lover, worker's comp and personal injury), as well as witness interviews and select child welfare surveillance cases. All investigations require a retainer. More information on our process serving services is at www.ProcessMissouri.com and www.ProcessKansas.com.
Rugen Team Investigations, LLC, serves the entire state of Missouri. Ron Rugen has nine years experience in Federal government, seven years experience in Missouri state government (including the Missouri Department of Social Services), and is a former broadcast journalist, which enhances his ability to secure quality surveillance video. Mr. Rugen has trained hundreds of private investigators and debt collectors across the country to improve their skills through his founding of NetWebinars.com; then, sold the business in Spring 2008. Mr. Rugen is a former member of the Board of the Missouri Association of Private Investigators.
We Asked Ron Rugen How and Why
He Became a Private Investigator?
Rugen: "When I get a call from someone in pain because they believe their spouse is cheating on them, I feel their pain. More often than not, the first words I hear is 'I never thought I would need to hire a private investigator'.
I totally understand what they're going through and how they are hurting. I've gone through this myself. I was cheated on myself. You feel like someone just hit you in the gut and you can't breathe. When I went through my divorce, I quickly realized two things: one, your attorney needs someone (a private investigator) to get them the information they need. Secondly, you can't do it yourself. If you try doing it yourself, you not only make mistakes but, subliminally, the spouse is aware of your look out of the corner of their eye. A private investigator can be non-emotional and be an unbiased observer of the facts while gathering evidence legally.
Prior to studying and training to be a PI, I was a news reporter. Being a private investigator is not much different. It's about fact gathering and being objective about what you see. Plus, with my television bac kground, my surveillance video is not shakey and questionable like you would get from an untrained amateur."
Are There So-Called PIs That Will Charge You Less?Rugen: "Absolutely. But, they know what they're worth.
We're not expensive. We bill at an average rate of most professionals in the industry.
If you find a PI that will bill less for their services, you have to ask, why? Is it because they do not go to annual conferences to keep honing their skills? Is it because they do not have the equipment to do the job effectively (such as night vision cameras, body cameras to use in restaurants and bars)? Is it because they don't have the experience to make the judgment calls necessary? Do they know what they're worth? If they are willing to bill you less, are you wasting the money you do pay them for inferior results?"
|Aren't Missouri & Kansas No-Fault States?
Ron Rugen: "Yes. But sometimes, like me, you just need to know the truth for peace of mind. Particularly, if you have children, you need to know this big decision you have to make is the right decision and you aren't just, as your spouse would have you believe, imagining it all.
In the courtroom, with all due respect, the judge can do whatever he/she thinks is right in terms of custody or disporportionate distribution of the marital assets."