Justin Choate

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a ''Reward Basis'' that means you pay what it's worth to you and what you can afford for me to come out and find your lost item.

I have a $20 call out fee to cover my fuel expense if the item is not found. (Maybe more or less depending on where you are located).

Search Types

Parks, beaches, yards, estates, underwater up to 10 ft

Search Locations

Austin Texas and surrounding areas.

Justin Choate's Bio

I fell in love with metal detecting in one of my best friend's back yard in 2011 and have had loads of fun searching for things since then. I would love to help reconnect you with an item you felt like you would never see again!

Justin Choate - Recent Blog Post

  • Missed Posting A Few Recoveries (2020)

    I’ve been out and about helping reunite folks with their rings. I’ve had some great finds and some unfortunate and disappointing missed recoveries, but for the most part things have been going well. I am going to try and start posting these again as I find them with the stories from the folks who I’ve […]

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  • Backyard find (2020)

    Gail contacted me this morning explaining that her husband had lost his ring over the weekend while mowing the back lawn. They searched on their own a bit and were unable to find the it themselves, which is typically normal asĀ rings are really hard to find unless you see it hit the ground. After an […]

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  • Grelle Park, Recovery (2020)

    This past week I received a call from Drew asking if I could help him to find his wife’s lost wedding band. After speaking a bit he said that it may be in a few feet of water as they had been swimming at the time, but it was several weeks ago and he believed […]

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  • Lost Wedding Band Found! (2020)

    I received a text message this morning from a wonderful lady named Cindy asking about my services to see if I could help to find her husbands lost wedding band. In the afternoon after speaking with her and going over the details I headed out, a quick 30 min drive to the north and I […]

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Justin Choate - Testimonials

  • He’s such a nice guy, good at what he does and really wants to help people... (2020)


    Justin! Sorry for the delay in sharing this but wanted to thank you again for what you did for us. To be perfectly honest with anyone reading this, my calling Justin to come help was really a last ditched attempt to do everything possible to find it but we didn’t hold out much hope. The area to search was fairly large and it had been several weeks. I wanted some closure one way or another but when Justin hoisted his hand in the air I knew he’d found it! Can’t express the feeling we had after the emotional rollercoaster we’d been on. This is my wife’s engagement ring that I proposed with 18 years ago so it held massive sentimental value. For anyone out there in a similar situation please contact Justin and tell him what’s going on. He’s such a nice guy, good at what he does and really wants to help people find their missing valuables. Cheers

  • I decided to try The Ring Finders and it was the best decision I could have made! (2020)


    I am super blessed to have come across your name on The Ring Finders! After much contemplation in regards to renting a metal detector… buying a metal detector, I decided to try The Ring Finders and it was the best decision I could have made! Thank you for coming out on such short notice after working all day! You have no idea how happy our hearts were last night! We appreciate your professionalism and prompt attention to our matter. We will definitely reach out to you in the future if we ever come across an issue like this again and will be sure to recommend you as well to other’s!