Founder Bill Butcher (b. 1939-d. 2019)

A former FBI agent, Bill Butcher was an entrepreneur, having started up and sold several businesses after leaving the Bureau. He was a licensed private investigator in North Dakota for many years operating W.T. Butcher & Associates, Ltd. as the bedrock of his business ventures. He performed as a consultant with a variety of corporations and organizations requiring investigative expertise and had valuable sources nationwide and throughout the world to facilitate investigations as required.

Bill died in April of 2019. His son-in-law Shadd Piehl, who Bill trained, mentored and worked closely with for more than 20 years took over the business in 2020. All associates hold to the rigor and insights that Bill instilled in them.

Bill was affiliated with several professional organizations including:

Career highlights included:

Bill, was a member of Bismarck's Farwest Rotary Club and sings with the Bismarck Mandan Elks Mens Chorus, currently served as vice-chair of the USS North Dakota and the USNS City of Bismarck Committees and the Bismarck Area Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter. He served as president or chair of various local, state and national music, civic and sailing organizations. He was cited by the US Navy Recruiting Command as the outstanding member in a 20-state region.Contact us for more information.