State-Licensed Investigative Agency

A VERY PRIVATE EYE is a state-licensed investigative agency, specializing in litigation support and due diligence inquiries. AVPE has, over the years, built a strong and trusted reputation throughout the local legal and business community.

As a total source firm, AVPE offers progressive solutions to meet clients’ needs. All of the company’s investigators are also individually licensed by the State of Florida and have been subjected to intensive screening prior to their

employment. The staff brings a diverse representation of experience to AVPE.

The quality to our work product is unmatched by the majority of the competitors in the markets that we serve. The AVPE staff is a proven commodity and is prepared to complete your assignment with professionalism, integrity, and the utmost consideration to your needs.

Contact us 24/7 for a free consultation

Office: 407.273.6646

Fax: 866.687.8880

3936 S. Semoran Blvd. #487
Orlando, FL 32822

Service Areas: All of Florida


FL Agency License: A 2900131

Chief Investigator

Oliver W. “Ollie” Phipps is a University of Central Florida graduate and former U.S. Air Force OSI Special Agent. He has been in the investigation industry for almost 30 years. During his four years with OSI, Ollie served with detachments in Austin, TX, Manila, PI a nd Cocoa Beach, FL. While the OSI was responsible for major investigations into crime and counter-intelligence, Ollie specialized in fraud inquiries. He worked cases with all the federal law enforcement agencies and many state and local ones as well.

As a Florida state-licensed Private Investigator, Ollie supervised and conducted a variety of investigations, specializing in surveillance. He has performed hundreds of disability cases, featuring both videotaped and digital still photographic evidence. Ollie has also completed many domestic surveillances, background and asset checks, discharged accident investigations, directed due diligence evaluations and carried out undercover work in a variety of matters.

Ollie is also a partner of American Security Systems International, Inc., an investigative firm based in Asia. They offer due diligence and intellectual property protection inquiries and enforcement services. Long-term clients include Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Omega, Cartier, and Adidas, among others.

Legal Solutions

AVPE’s investigative staff is prepared to provide competent and thorough investigative support to the legal community.

AVPE adheres to the strictest possible code of ethics in all investigations. Chapter 493 F.S. legislates confidentiality and professionalism in the conduct of licensed inquiries.

Investigators are trained and educated on traditional and current investigative methods and trends. AVPE is prepared to assist you in every step of your case preparation.

AVPE has experience supporting litigation involving commercial disputes, family matters, personal injury, insurance fraud, and general and premises liability investigations.

  • Litigation Support Services
  • Witness Location and Interviewing
  • Recorded and Written Statements
  • Scene Investigations
  • Asset Searches and Judgment Recovery
  • Liability/General Litigation Investigations
  • Records Research
Personal Solutions

Personal relationships are a sensitive area for many clients. Members of the investigative staff are compassionate and sensitive towards the needs of both the client and the case at hand. Professionalism allows AVPE to maintain objectivity and make calm assessments on behalf of all clients.

Why choose A Very Private Eye?

  • Because we only have a two hour minimum on field work
  • Because we customize our surveillance schedule according to our clients’ needs
  • The agency’s president is a former Federal Agent & has decades of experience as a PI


Before you commit, ensure you know to whom and what you are committing! AVPE will help you make an informed decision through a unique background check service. Discretion is maintained at all times for the protection and privacy of our clients.

Infidelity Investigations

AVPE clients are guaranteed discrete and professional investigations. No matter what the circumstances, clients can be assured of one thing: AVPE will find the truth! Staff members are available to help you find peace of mind, any time, any day.

Parenting Plan (Custody) Investigations

AVPE’s proven methods are designed to assist clients in establishing the facts necessary to gain or modify a parenting plan or custody. AVPE will work with your attorney to specifically manage your case in the way that will guarantee maximum effectiveness.

Business Solutions
AVPE is prepared to assist clients in gaining market share and insulating client businesses against potentially devastating liability. AVPE professional investigators can assist with these and other problems
with the following services:

Debtor location and Asset research

AVPE can assist in tracking down debtor individuals and firms. Asset research can reveal tangible assets, such as property and vehicles, and financial holdings, such as bank and portfolio accounts.

Fact-Finding and Due Diligence

The investigative staff is thoroughly experienced in the research and intelligence-gathering methods necessary to help insure you have the basis for sound decision making.

Competitive Intelligence

Does your success hinge upon staying one step ahead of the competition? AVPE has the proper sources and methods necessary to keep you informed of your rivals’ activities.

Employer Services

Employee Misconduct Investigations

AVPE is pleased to offer discrete and aggressive internal investigations for business clients. Avoid the pitfalls of privacy concerns. AVPE can provide undercover agents to assist in ferreting out ongoing fraud or embezzlement. AVPE has closely affiliated specialists, such as a forensic accountant, a polygrapher, and a computer forensics expert, that can be called in when necessary. AVPE will handle these matters for you, and leave you free to focus on the business at hand, your business.

Pre-Employment Screening

Shrinkage, loss, and workplace violence can be mitigated and often prevented through proper employee screening. Avoid the pitfalls of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). AVPE staff will prepare a screening package tailored to your needs. Packages may include criminal, civil, and credit searches, as well as a detailed verification of references, work history, financial status, and education.

Technical Specialties

Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) Sweeps

Are you being bugged? Insure the privacy of your communications by contracting AVPE to do an electronic sweep of your home, business, car, airplane, or yacht. The founder of AVPE is a former government wiretap expert and can find those bugs for you. A room or telephone can be bugged for as little as $50 from parts purchased at an electronics store.

Computer Forensics

Need to know what has been written on or what sites have been visited? Need to know who your employee/spouse/child is communicating with on the internet? AVPE has a closely affiliated computer forensic examiner who can recover deleted files, track internet and email usage, and uncover other potential items of interest or liabilities on your computers.


“Oliver and the team at AVPE are a benchmark for discretion & professionalism, and have supreme competency in the field of private investigation. The investigator that was assigned to our [my] case was experienced and attentive to our [my] needs, and we [I] always knew we [I] could pick up the phone and get a hold of them, or Oliver and his management team at all times. When EVERYTHING is on the line things need to be done right the first time, AVPE needs to be your first call.”

– Dennis L., President & C.E.O. of Night Auditors


“I wanted to share this note with you and your team regarding your recent operation.  You and your team’s persistence acquired evidence needed to reveal and defend against secret plans with another man to move my young kids away from their father.  Besides several other trips to visit him in remote parts of the nation, the subject returned to Orlando again and you ultimately caught the clear video evidence we needed.  These individuals had been engaged in adultery elsewhere every month for over 7 months.  Your professional help delivered.  Please give my thanks and gratitude to your team in really bringing this home in the last critical hours.”

– Father of 4 and 6 year old children

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