A Family Legacy of Quality, Excellent Service Over 40 Years' Experience Helping Our Clients

Investigators & Process Servers in St. Charles

Supporting Legal Professionals, Businesses & Individuals Across the United States

Need fast and reliable process service or investigation? At Markell & Associates, Inc., we accurately and effectively handle your situation from beginning to end. Our team has over 60 years of collective experience and we are perfectionists in the work we do. Markell & Associates, Inc. is committed to delivering timely and successful results to eliminate your stress. We are fully experienced in the following areas:

  • Process Serving: We are known for providing effective, prompt, and reliable process serving all across the nation. We have worked with countless law firms to efficiently serve their legal documents so they can move forward with their legal cases.
  • Document Retrieval: Our team is well-versed in retrieving a wide variety of documents, ranging from deeds and civil judgments to ownership records and criminal records. Whatever you need, we work towards meeting your goals.
  • Field Chase Services: We work regularly with insurance, mortgage, financial, and other companies to help connect them with individuals who are unresponsive to regular forms of contact. Our experienced team can help locate that individual and reopen the lines of communication between you.
  • Investigation: We offer thorough and professional private investigation services to help you identify and locate the information you need. Whether you are doing background checks of need to verify certain information, we've got you covered.
  • Skip Tracing: Our skip tracing services can help you locate individuals across the nation. Used by law firms and organizations across many industries, our clients trust us to find and verify information about an evasive individual.
  • Personal Information Retrieval: We have access to an extensive network of resources that can help us personal information on individuals involved in your case. We can also assist in in surveillance, custody investigations, financial investigations, and more.

Whether you want services related to a civil or criminal case, our St. Charles process servers can assist you. We have assisted clients who have filed cases all throughout the nation, in both state and federal courts. Our team has promptly and accurately served hundreds of thousands of documents, so you can be confident in our ability to handle your case as well.

We have personally delivered hundreds of thousands of summons.

What Sets Markell & Associates, Inc. Apart?

Our professional approach and unique qualifications allow us to provide high quality services. Here are some of the things that set founder, Mark Smith, apart from his competition:

  • He is a licensed investigator in Missouri and a licensed private detective in Illinois
  • He has over three decades of experience in investigation and process serving.
  • He holds membership of the National Association of Professional Process Servers
  • He is licensed by the St. Louis Sheriff's department

His extensive experience and legal expertise allows him to confidently provide assistance in a number of different areas.

Reliable & Effective Service to Reach Your Goals

Markell & Associates, Inc. has been providing prompt and professional services since 1978. We pay careful attention to all details of a case and use the latest technology to obtain outstanding results! If you need process serving or investigative services in St. Charles or the rest of Missouri, please don't wait. We use our e-serving technology to contact clients virtually or you can call us to speak with us in person.

Contact Markell & Associates, Inc. today to get started on your case.

A Proven History of Results

  • “Markell and Associates exceeded our expectations with professional and courteous service.”

    Elaine Dandaneau

  • “Efficient and dependable.”

    Chris Smith

  • “Mark at Markell found and served the guy within hours.”

    Mallory Merkel

  • “They are consistently professional, courteous and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.”

    Amber Hunsaker

  • “Lessening Signs of Unsettled Leg Syndrome”


  • “Prompt, timely service by courteous and capable server.”

    Cindy Elliott

  • “They are reliable, professional, prompt and fast.”

    Diane Edelen

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