The Searchers Story actually started many years ago in the early 1980’s when I, Gary Ricker, was just a little kid. My parents Jim and Beverly Ricker and my uncle Stan started a private security business in the Little Rock, Arkansas area. They operated for many years and became the largest private security and investigative firm in the area.
After some unforeseen circumstances, the business was closed and my parents along with 5 of us children moved on. After settling in South Carolina for 18 months while my father worked as a Sheriffs Deputy, we relocated once more to Northern California where law enforcement was no longer a pursued career. The Ricker family started a new life and from the age of ten, that’s where I grew up.
There was always a burning desire to start another family business, this time the discussion and possibilities remained within our own close-knit unit. Unfortunately, that never happened and in 2013 My wife Rachel and our 3 children relocated to Fort Worth, Texas. After achieving my degree and having another child here in Texas, that burning desire to start a family business rose again. With much of my professional experience in construction and real estate for the past 20+ years, even becoming and working as a Texas realtor for a short period of time, the decision to become a home inspector was a natural one.
Completing my studies and achieving my TREC Inspectors License was just the start. I’m always learning and earning more certifications, becoming more valuable to future and repeat home owners, realtors, and investors buying and selling real estate. With years of learning and expertise in the construction and real estate industry, my wife and I started an inspection business here in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. When it came to what we would name our business, only one name seemed proper. Searchers Corporation private investigation and security would live again, but this time the Investigations would be on real estate property. Our clients will know the history and information of the property through my home inspections. Now our clients have the security of knowledge to their benefit through my inspection reports to make real estate buying and selling decisions.
The Searchers Inspections logo was inspired by the Searchers history in our family. The shield represents the law enforcement that Searchers once was and our love and support of law enforcement and first responders today.
Reach out to us. We’d love to hear from and work with you. And, as always, law enforcement and first responders will always receive 10% off their Home and Drone Roof Inspections.