You need cold hard facts. In acquiring L&W Investigations’ Charlotte, North Carolina office, he’s acting on both.
“This acquisition gives our office a real opportunity to expand our client roster and give them regional coverage and service over the breadth of both North Carolina and South Carolina,” said Fauser.
Fauser officially took over the Charlotte office from Curtis and Judy Carson on January 1, 2008. Fauser opened his Raleigh/Durham at the beginning of 2006 and acquired the South Carolina territory in May 2007.
“L&W has enjoyed exponential growth over the past few years because we don’t think like the typical mom & pop investigation firms. Part of that is having a network of offices nationwide to give clients the best possible service while, hopefully, reducing their expenses. This acquisition gives our clients who operate on a regional basis one clear point of contact for two states, which can be a tremendous asset in picking up new business,” said Fauser.
L&W works with a variety of organizations-- insurance companies, third-party administrators, self-insured companies, law firms and municipalities—on fraudulent workers compensation, disability, liability, auto and property claims. L&W’s offerings include:
• Activity/Disability Checks
• Asset/background investigations
• Medical audits/clinic inspections
With 35 locations nationwide in 23 states, the L&W typically employs three to eight investigators at each office. While many traditional “mom and pop” investigative firms are typically a haven for retired law enforcement officers who treat the job more like a hobby, L&W employs seasoned investigators who specialize in investigating insurance fraud cases. All L&W investigators go through extensive training and have access to the
most state-of-the-art surveillance equipment.
“Duane has been a model franchise owner and what we aspire to develop for our organization. We look forward to seeing him continue that good work in the Charlotte area,” said Neal Lyons, CEO and chairman of L&W Investigations, Inc.
For more information on L&W Investigations, Inc, you can call their corporate offices at (508) 616-9370 or visit the Website.
Not your everyday investigations firm
With 35 offices in 23 states, L&W Investigations, Inc. specializes in fraudulent insurance claims. In addition to nationwide coverage, L&W investigators are highly trained specialists equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance technologies and other advanced systems to provide second-to-none results and service. That includes online case status reports, video delivery by digital download or CD, DVD or VHS tape, rush services at no extra charge and much more.
Current offices are located in Arizona (Phoenix); California (Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura) Colorado (Boulder); Florida (Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa); Georgia (Atlanta); Hawaii (Honolulu); Idaho (Boise); Illinois (Chicago); Kentucky (Louisville); Maine (Portland); Massachusetts (Boston); Minnesota (Minneapolis); Missouri (St. Louis); Montana, (Missoula); New Hampshire (Nashua); New Jersey (New Brunswick); New Mexico (Albuquerque); New York, (Long Island); North Carolina (Charlotte, Raleigh); Oregon (Portland); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Rhode Island (Providence); South Carolina (Charleston); Tennessee (Nashville, Memphis); Texas (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas); Utah (St. Lake City); Vermont (Burlington); Virginia (Arlington); Washington (Seattle, Spokane); Wisconsin (Madison; as well as Puerto Rico (San Juan) and the Caribbean islands; and Canada (Toronto).
Franchise locations are still available and the company has set a manageable growth plan at 15 new units per year.