Most everyone likes a good origin story, right? So we’ve decided to share ours here on the blog.
Michele started out in investigations as an office manager for a private investigator in Montgomery County, PA. She applied for the position while attending business school and arranged to graduate two weeks early so she could assume her role at the PI agency. Starting out handling all the office work and inside investigations, she soon moved up to working out in the field. She became so competent at training, hiring and firing people as well as handling the day-to-day operations of a PI firm that the owner put a great amount of trust in her. Maybe too much trust – a couple of years into Michele’s tenure, he pretty much left her alone to run the firm.
Enter Charles Harris, who she met while she was active in investigations. They began dating and shortly thereafter, Charlie came on board to help Michele part-time. Fast forward to their honeymoon, and Michele returned to discover a lack of work at the agency, so she began working part-time for other Montgomery County investigators. After being bounced around and witnessing some questionable things occur at the agency, Michele and Charlie struck out on their own in December 2005. Thus, Harris Investigations, LLC was born!
Initially, they obtained only their PA Private Investigator licenses. At the urging of their clients, however, they went on to secure their Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland licenses. Additional office openings followed, resulting in three Pennsylvania locations – Lansdale (their headquarters), Harrisburg and Pittsburgh – as well as satellite locations in Wilmington, DE and Lawrenceville, NJ.
The firm has enjoyed a long history of recognition in the private investigations industry, which includes landing in the top 3 of Legal Intelligencer’s Best Investigative Agency category every year since 2010.