Gradoni & AssociatesPrivate Eyes of Texas

2611 Cypress Creek Pkwy #C100 • Houston, TX 77068
PHONE: 281-440-0800 • FAX: 281-440-0208

CORPORATE INVESTIGATIONS

We Investigate Theft, Embezzlement, Competitors, And More

Houston Private Eyes, For Commercial Interests

We offer well trained investigators with diverse expertise to meet the specific requirements of each corporate investigation assignment. Our investigators are supported by systems which allow them to conduct research using over 400 different database resources.

We’re Seasoned, Professional Corporate Detectives

Our firm is hired frequently to assist businesses in investigating theft of materials, proprietary information, and monies by employees.

During the course of these investigations we utilize all evidence of the wrong-doing provided by the business owners and then conduct interviews with employees who are considered suspects in the thefts.

Our Experience

Gradoni & Associates have been called upon by corporate clients to:

  • Compile competitor intelligence.
  • Identify & prevent leaks of proprietary information.
  • Secure computer/hard drive data.
  • Performance background checks for new hires.
  • Sweep for electronic listening devices
  • Protect corporate assets.
  • Protect corporate officers.
  • Investigate internal theft.
  • Investigate fraudulent workmen compensation claims.
  • Trademark Infringement/Counterfeit Merchandise

Interviewing Potential Witnesses; Employees

Prior to interviewing the employees of any company that we’ve taken on as a client, Polly Korzekwa, our Research Analyst, conducts background investigations on each employee that’s on our radar. These investigations are focused on the financial status and criminal history of the suspected employee. Polly also finds evidence of Civil Lawsuits, Liens, Judgments and Bankruptcies involving the suspect employees which may contribute to their motives to steal. Also, we’ve found that a number of employees/suspects have a criminal history that isn’t known to their employers.

If you’re the CEO or owner of a Houston area business and need a fresh set of eyes to investigate potential or known corporate frauds and other internal company wrongdoings, call Gradoni & Associates at 281-440-0800.

Corporate Services

Background Investigations

There are thousands of websites, apps, and companies that offer to conduct background investigations for a fee. However, most of these services use antiquated databases and the quality they provide to their clients can be questionable. Gradoni & Associates is a licensed Texas private investigation agency that understands the needs of corporate clients and the need for credible data that can be acted upon.

To learn more about our background investigation services click here.

Competitive Intelligence

Competitive intelligence is the ethical art-form of gathering data relevant to the business interests of our client.

If a business or corporation needs to know more about competitor’s business practices, intellectual property, executive practices, information technology, accounting, finance, and human resources, Gradoni & Associates can help.

Due Diligence

Due Diligence in relation to corporate detective work should be taking to mean a full & complete background check on a company, business partner, or any commercial project. This is a defensive investigatory action which attempts to identity potential liabilities, satisfy a legal agreement, and the determine or validate prudence in business dealings.

The main objective of a due diligence investigation is to eliminate the potential for harm and damages. Due diligence reports from Gradoni & Associates are complete, detailed, and admissible in the court of law.

White Collar Crimes

Corporate Theft DetectivesLarge corporations, medium sized companies, and small businesses are ripe prospects for internal fraud, embezzlement, and accounting scams. We’ve even investigated cases where a sales manager was stealing equipment from his employer only to sell it to a competitor, and another case involving an employee stockpiling goods stolen from their employer, and massive acquisition scams.

If you believe your company is the victim of a white collar crime, contact Gradoni & Associates to learn more about how we can help you resolve the matter. We’re licensed Texas private investigators which means that our reports are court-ready and can be acted on by the state.

Insurance Fraud Defense

Whether fraudulent activities occurred within the insurance company or without, Gradoni & Associates will get to the truth of the matter. We’re prepared to investigate all forms of insurance fraud on auto policies, life insurances, workers compensation, homeowners insurance, healthcare frauds, and internal scams within the walls of the insurer.

If you have questions about how Gradoni & Associates can help defend your company’s bottom line against scams, review some of our successes in our newsletter or call our office directly at 281-440-0800.

Employment Screening

Everyone wears a mask, especially those looking to put on their best face and attitude for the purpose of securing a position with a prospective employer or continuing their career with a new corporation. It’s always best to know the people you’re bringing into the fold as opposed to making a gut decision that could create the potential for damages later on.

Executive background checks, pre-employment screenings, and character investigations should be seen as defensive measures which pay great dividends when radioactive personnel are caught in the screening process, and that prove their value when the right personnel are validated.

Corporate Investigation Results

Below are entries from our Investigator’s Newsletter which highlight a number of our commercial theft investigation successes.

Closed Corporate Cases

  • Licensed Houston Private InvestigatorsThe Case of the Phantom Employees
    Houston, TX based Attorney Jeffery “Jeff” Greco represented a defendant who supervised construction crews in the Valley. The State alleged that the defendant cashed a number of employee checks keeping the money for himself. Gradoni Detectives Investigate We learned that the real story was the company was hiring undocumented workers
  • Burglary CasesA Case of Corporate Burglary: An Inside Job
    One of our long time clients who owned an iron and metal fabricating business in Houston, who had utilized our firm to conduct pre-employment background investigations for years, was the victim of a burglary on a Sunday evening at their main office. The thieves were able to enter the business by drilling a hole in
  • The Case of the Concrete Thief
    Our firm was hired by a concrete company who had suspicions that one of their drivers was diverting loads dedicated to a client and dropping them at locations where the loads were sold for personal gain. One of the reasons that the perpetrator was able to divert a load was due to the fact that
  • The Case of the Invoice Groomer
    Thieves Amongst Us The Owner of a large Pet Grooming & Boarding Hotel for animals had become suspicious that one of the employees had been changing the deposit slips each morning and taking some of the cash collected. The Client provided us with the computer research that they had conducted, which indicated that a number
  • toner-cartridge-rebateThe Toner Investigation
    Gradoni & Associates was hired by a messenger company to investigate company theft. A number of the messenger company’s drivers were picking up used toner cartridges and selling them for their own personal gain rather than turning them back in to their client for rebates. Investigating the Corporate Theft Scheme Our investigation
  • The Case of the Stolen Coins
    Silver Theft Our client had secreted in a secured area a number of silver coins, valued at over $1,000,000. During the course of an inventory the business owner discovered that $200,000 worth of the coins were missing. J.J. Gradoni and Edna Velez initiated the investigation by interviewing the two individuals that had keys and access
  • Licensed Houston Private InvestigatorsThe Case of the Homemade Engine Fabricator
    HIGHEST VALUE PROPERTY RECOVERY IN HISTORY OF GRADONI & ASSOCIATES Our firm was contacted by a Texas City Detective who advised that his uncle worked for a company that built engines used in chemical plants to verify the content and amount of product being delivered to the facility. Our client built the specialized equipment, which
  • The Case of the Overpaid Office Manager
    Randy Schaffer referred a client who owned an Architecture firm. When the Officer Manager had taken some time off, the owner of the firm had an opportunity to review the bank statements, finding that the Office Manager, who had control of the checking account, had possibly issued herself more paychecks than she deserved. Gradoni Investigates
  • corporate-credit-embezzlementDon’t Leave Home Without It
    American Express Card Fraud Kevin Templeton conducted an investigation on behalf of our client, which identified over $30,000 worth of charges by an employee on our client’s Corporate American Express credit card, which he diverted to his own personal use. The charges included a washer and dryer, big screen television, electronics and computer
  • Mystery of the Moving Boxes, Unfoiled
    Attorney Travis Crowder represented a company that had hundreds of metal receptacles placed throughout the city for clothing donations. A number of the receptacles, valued at $1300 a piece, had been stolen from their placement sites. Gradoni Investigator’s Track & Surveil Operation Investigator Carey Wellmaker orchestrated an

Client References

Below are entries from our Investigator’s Newsletter which highlight a number of our commercial theft investigation successes.

  • New Process Steel
  • McGinnis Cadillac
  • Overnite Transportation
  • Ryland Homes
  • Weyerhauser
  • Mariner Energy
  • New Quest Properties
  • Cima Energy
  • Wilco
  • Smith Custom Home Builders
  • CBS
  • Wyman Gordon
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Spir Star
  • Texas Iron & Metal
  • Gullo Toyota

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GRADONI & ASSOCIATES

2611 Cypress Creek Parkway #C100
Houston, TX 77068
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