No job too big or small – 80% repeat business
When our company principal Ron McQuilter started work as a PI in New Zealand in 1983, his very first client was a law firm, the first job was serving a document for $8.
30 plus years later, we are proud to boast that we still work for the same law firm (many former clients are now High Court Judges) and we still perform document serving, tracing and other smaller jobs. We know where our bread is buttered and we remain loyal to our clients who in turn stand loyal to us. Testament to this belief is the fact that 80% of our turnover is from repeat business. Our client’s value knowing who to contact and/or refer.
We enjoy each and every contact and are proud to claim that there is NO JOB TOO SMALL at Paragon and NO JOB TOO BIG. We will be happy to assist in any way we can, irrespective of the magnitude of work required, indeed even if it’s just to give a client free advice.
In the past year our smallest billing job was $15, our largest job was just over $200,000.
We have the team to assist no matter the degree of difficulty, the type of assignment or the location in Auckland, New Zealand or worldwide.
Private and domestic investigations
Private, domestic, missing persons and cold case investigations. Our services are often sought in a wide range of personal and family type investigations. It could be a suspected cheating partner or spouse, children getting caught up with bad company, drug use or in extreme cases missing loved ones. Our Managing Director Ron McQuilter has worked on all 4 seasons of ‘Missing Pieces’ appearing on TV as part of the team, and he is a recognised expert in solving Cold Cases of family members who have not been seen for years, including solving the Cold Case of Lee Sheppard who went missing in London in 2003. We have assisted family members being blackmailed, in one case recovering $100,000 in cash that had been paid to an offender. Often our assistance might simply be referring the family or client to the appropriate authority and/or providing the benefit of our experience and direction. No matter how well off or secure a family might be, private and domestic matters unfortunately occur and it’s good to know that the team at Paragon are here to assist.
A major percentage of our corporate work tends to involve the investigation of dishonesty offending against our client. Fortunately for our clients (sadly for the offenders) we have seen it all and have a wealth of experience and resources to help. We work within the law and can boast of never having lost a case or failed to solve offending for our clients. That said, a private investigator has an entirely different agenda from the Police and often we do need to be feral to catch these crooks, something we are not scared to admit. Our client is our first priority and recovering losses high on our list of objectives. We obtain factual information, physical, documentary and digital evidence as well as obtaining direct evidential statements from witnesses, suspects and offenders. Our attention to detail is well known to the authorities who have often complimented us on our case submission. Fraud investigations by their very nature require a high level of expertise. Both our Managing Director and General Manager are Certified Fraud Examiners, and our MD is a past president of the CFE Auckland Chapter.
Security reviews and services
We can provide references, having worked for most of New Zealand’s large corporations and some government agencies providing truly independent security advice or help, such as; Head of security for government conventions Security reviews and audits for government and commercial clients Security advice, risk mitigation and management Health and safety compliance CCTV systems – both overt and hidden camera Physical security reviews of any premise no matter how large or small Security penetration testing programs Plainclothes Cash in Transit for cash or valuables GPS tracking VIP and close protection staff If your query is security related then it would pay to contact us to ensure independent expert advice and assistance. Staff vetting and pre-employment screening Paragon is New Zealand’s premier agency to assist in the area of pre-employment checks, staff vetting, CV validation, background checks and screening. Put simply, you can rely on Paragon to get it right. This Paragon specialist service was established to provide commercial, retail, government and local body agencies, seeking cost-effective screening and vetting solutions. We have a dedicated former police vetting officer who will ensure your request is handled personally. This is not a simple electronic process, we actually scrutinise the replies against the information earlier provided by the applicants. Check out this comment; “Your team know how to ask the important questions” Owner, cafe in Albany Our mission is simple: When you instruct Paragon, you will receive current, valid and prompt service, you will be treated properly and you will want to tell your colleagues about the service.
Surveillance and CCTV
From 1974 until 2011 PI’s in New Zealand were prohibited by law to take or obtain video or photographs. Our Managing Director Ron McQuilter made submissions for change at the Parliamentary Select Committee hearings when the matter was being debated. Nowadays PI’s in New Zealand like the rest of the world can obtain best evidence for their clients by way of video and photographs. Paragon has a dedicated team of industry specialists who have been formally trained as surveillance experts and who can work in city or rural environments. We have purpose adapted surveillance vehicles including a motorcycle with full recording capabilities mobile or static. Our covert cameras are the latest technology as evidenced in our case studies. We can install, monitor and record. We also provide our clients with the latest overt camera systems utilising the best dealers and at no mark-up – because we are truly independent.
Drug testing services
Through our sister company Test Limited (www.nztesting.co.nz) Paragon is pleased to provide our clients with a complete and independent service; Presumptive testing for home purchases Decontamination of properties, vehicles and boats Our presumptive drug testing service is performed by certified agents and a comprehensive colour report is provided showing the test outcomes against the relevant charts. Note: Section 41, Health Act 1956 41 Owners or occupiers may be required to cleanse premises (1) If any local authority is of opinion that the cleansing of any premises is necessary for preventing danger to health or for rendering the premises fit for occupation, it may cause an order (in this section referred to as a cleansing order) to be served on the owner or occupier of the premises requiring him to cleanse the same in the manner and within the time specified in the order in that behalf. (2) If the person on whom the cleansing order is served does not comply therewith, the local authority may cause the premises to be cleansed in the manner specified in the order at the cost in all things of the owner or occupier. (3) Every person commits an offence against this Act who fails to comply with any cleansing order served on him under this section. Note: Our decontamination service is performed in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for the Remediation of Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory sites’.
With an agreement with New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice for priority Criminal history checks, Paragon is New Zealand’s premier agency to assist in the area of pre-employment checks, staff vetting, CV validation, background checks and screening.
Put simply, you can rely on Paragon to get it right and fast, enabling your hiring decision to be completed in a timely manner.
This Paragon specialist service was established to provide commercial, retail, government and local body agencies, seeking cost-effective screening and vetting solutions. We have a dedicated former police vetting officer who will ensure your request is handled personally. This is not a simple electronic process, we actually scrutinise the replies against the information earlier provided by the applicants.
We are transparent in our charges as detailed here; Note this is only a sample of our packages that can be customised to suit a client’s needs.
Check out this comment;
“Your team know how to ask the important questions” Owner, cafe in Albany.
Mentioned earlier, we are able to arrange service of documents throughout New Zealand and overseas using our vast network of contacts and associated organisations we belong to. Our team are very adept at tracking down those individuals who go out of their way to avoid service, indeed there is merit instructing us first due to our investigative experience, local knowledge and “having seen it all before” when it comes to evasive characters.