Rugen Team Investigations

 Hire the Private Investigator
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Serving the Kansas City Metro Area, Kansas & Missouri
  Call Toll Free 1-800-643-6674
  or from your cell, dial **Detective

 Cheating Spouses
People Locates
 Process Service Criminal & Civil Investigations
 Video Camera Detection
Personal Protection    Insurance Investigations  Audio Bug Sweeps
 Missing Persons Worker's Comp Investigations
 Garnishment Asset Locates
 Witness Interviews  Personal Injury Investigations  Child Welfare/Custody
Computer Forencis   Cell Phone Forencis 


Call Rugen Team Investigations, LLC

Toll Free 1-800-643-6674 or cell phones **Detective
Free Initial 15 Minute Consultation
Investigators Available Throughout Missouri & Kansas

Headquarters/Mailing Address
106 W. 11th St., Suite 1200
, Kansas City, Missouri 64105-1806

Kansas Address
6021 SW 29th St., Ste. A-172, Topeka, KS

Ozarks Office

1736 E. Sunshine, Ste. 8-A, Springfield, MO 65804

St. Louis Office

3002 S. Jefferson Ave., Ste. 2028, St. Louis, MO 63118

Mid-Missouri Office

601 Business Loop 70 W, Ste. 134-G, Columbia, MO 65203

Iowa Office

699 Walnut St., Ste. 400, Des Moines, IA 50309

Missouri Private Investigator License #2010007685

Kansas Private Detective License #D-5364

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Since 1994, we are the Kansas City private investigator and Kansas City private detective that many Kansas & Missouri attorneys choose, as well as attorneys across the country when their needs bring them to the Southwest Missouri, Springfield, Branson, Joplin, the Kansas City metro area, St. Louis, East Central Kansas, and Central Missouri.

Rugen Team Investigations, LLC, has offices in Kansas City, Missouri, yet serves the states of Kansas & Missouri, including the Kansas City metro area, Columbia, St. Louis, Branson, Overland Park, Olathe, Topeka, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Springfield, Joplin, 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, 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 Rugen is an intellectually gifted investigator with a strong background in communications which means he listens, he learns, and he reports facts. He digs like a hungry journalist and gets to the truth.”
  Peter Hyatt, Nationally-known Statement Analyst, Investigator, Blogger

"I personally have met with Mr. Rugen and feel confident that he will take care of his clients and their needs.  I have had dealing with PI's all over the world and feel that Mr. Rugen is a professional PI who can definitely assist his clients."

   — Kelly Riddle, International Private Investigator, Author/Columnist, President of Kelmar & Associates, San Antonio, TX

"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

Rugen Team Investigations is a full service Missouri & Kansas private investigation company headquartered in Kansas City, MO. We offer our Kansas & Missouri private detective and Kansas City investigation services in areas throughout the country and the Midwest especially in areas in or near Kansas City, St. Louis, Topeka, Lawrence, Columbia, Springfield, Leavenworth, Jefferson City, Branson, Joplin, Overland Park, Olathe, and St. Joseph. We can assist private individuals, corporations, and law firms by offering criminal defense investigations, insurance fraud investigations, motor vehicle investigations, workers’ comp investigations, surveillance investigations, property claims investigations, covert investigations, family medical leave and medical leave investigations, civil and criminal background investigations, attorney services, locates, cheating spouse investigations and more. We use the latest surveillance equipment and private investigation techniques to provide accurate, complete, and thorough investigations to each client.

To learn more about any of the Kansas City private detective services available from our Kansas City private investigators and
Kansas City private detectives, please feel free to contact a Kansas City private eye at Rugen Team Investigations.

Hire a Full-Time Professional Who
 Earns His Living as a PI

Don't wait for the part-time PIs to return your phone call after they get off work from their other job. Rely on a private investigator that makes the job his full time business.

Since 1994, we are the Kansas & Missouri private investigator and Missouri & Kansas private detective that many Missouri & Kansas attorneys choose, as well as attorneys across the country when their needs bring them to Central Missouri and the Kansas City metro area.

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 and

Rugen Team Investigations, LLC, originally from Columbia, Missouri, and now in Kansas City, Missouri, yet serves the entire states of Missouri & Kansas.  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; 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 and radio news director.  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 Kansas City Private Investigators 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 Kansas City private investigator 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) as other Kansas City private investigators?  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 by a Kansas City private investigator?"
    Aren't Kansas & Missouri No-Fault States?
Rugen:  "Yes.  But sometimes, like I was, 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."

We now provide residential bug sweeps for audio listening transmitting devices and hidden video cameras, as well as personal protection services.  If you are going to court and require someone at your side for your protection, call us.
The Kansas & Missouri leading private investigator providing private detective services throughout the Kansas & Missouri areas including Kansas City, St. Louis, Topeka, Lawrence, Joplin, Branson, Leavenworth, Columbia, Springfield, Jefferson City, Overland Park, Olathe, and St. Joseph, and all cities in between. Missouri's & Kansas' private investigator is the leader in surveillance and process service.

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