Private Investigators

Locate Masters

Our team of experienced and licensed investigators leverage state-of-the-art technology and specialized skills to uncover the truth and deliver results that empower you to make informed decisions with confidence.

Do you need to locate someone?

Do you need to locate someone? A lost family member, an old friend, a business associate, a witness on an important case, an insurance case plaintiff or defendant, a runaway child, high dollar collateral, or an ex-spouse who needs to be located?

We specialize in locating people, and we’re good at it. Skip tracing, or finding someone who may or may not want to be found, is both an art and a science. It is a specialized skill that takes years to hone, and success is achieved through a combination of modern, state-of-the-art technology and old-fashioned boots on the ground. Online searches, databases, and public records are all good resources, but they do not do anything magical in finding someone that doesn’t want to be found. Everything and every resource has to be used together for a successful locate.

Most of the background check and people finder web sites found online offer nothing more than automatic searches through free public record sources, or they buy outdated information and resell it to you at several times their cost. This is especially true for companies offering instant background checks. The services they provide may be timely, but almost always deliver meaningless results, compromised data, or information you already had. These companies are data brokers rather than licensed, professional private investigators. Not that the information can’t be helpful, but it’s almost never that easy.

At LocateMasters, we have access to vast information repositories, millions of records, proprietary tools, and unique methods. In addition, our years of experience set us apart from others in the industry. However, most of it boils down to being willing to do things others don’t want to do. Nothing illegal of course, but endless hours talking to a lot of people, knocking on a lot of doors, following a lot of dead-end leads until something pays off, etc.

Unraveling Mysteries.
Unveiling Truths

If we dont find the person you’re looking for, you dont pay!

About Us

Our internal team, along with our peripheral team of esteemed and dependable colleagues, is led by Jeff Penrod, one of Arizona’s leading private investigators. Moving into the investigation industry from a short stint in law enforcement, Jeff spent many years learning his craft from the best in the industry. Today, his expertise and persistence are unmatched in the world of private investigation and skip tracing. Jeff’s track record, his years in business, his prices, and his reviews attest to his stature as one of the most highly-rated and sought-after private investigators in the state.

It goes without saying that some people are harder to locate than others, and no investigation firm or individual can guarantee you a 100% success rate. Those wanted by law enforcement, hiding from creditors, drug users, and others require more work to locate than the average person.

However, LocateMasters stands out from our competitors with a 80% success rate and an unparalleled commitment to our clients:


We encourage you to tell us as much as possible about the person we are trying to locate ahead of time so we can give you an accurate assessment of the time and cost. Our only exception to our contingency pay model is missing /runaway juveniles. The reason for that is we marshal all of our resources for a missing/runaway child due to the priority of those cases and many times they return home shortly after leaving. Whether it’s a missing person, a runaway, a friend or family member, or an important legal case, chances are that if we can’t find them, no one can.

What We Do

Our Services

Our team of highly experienced investigators are committed to providing discreet, professional services to ensure your peace of mind. Let us be your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of your case, delivering results with integrity and diligence.

Former Business Associates

Collateral Locate

Legal "Skips"

Family Members


Find Out What Our Clients Have To Say!

“I received an immediate response and quote regarding my inquiry. He’s highly skilled and an experienced private investigator. He did amazing work, he didn’t just sit behind a desk, he is boots on the ground and verified the information. I believe in life you get what you willing to pay for, Jeff’s work was money well spent, professional, great quality work, in a timely manner.”

Carla Reagan

“They have very reasonable rates and their investigative staff are seasoned investigators with years of experience in all types of investigations from missing persons, due diligence, countersurveillance to difficult infidelity cases. I was very satisfied with their work and they were very easy to talk to and get in touch with when I needed them.”

Kevin N.

“What a breath of fresh air to know that there are others out there who genuinely have my best interest at heart. Thank you Jeff and team for your excellent communication and being persistent with following through with all of my directions. Highly recommend!”

Dale Keliikoa