- Land/Shallow Water Search
Cost For My Service
I work on a voluntary reward basis. The amount is left entirely up to you, commensurate with having your lost sentimental item back in your possession. In the event I am unable to find your lost item, a $40 call-out fee helps cover equipment maintenance and travel costs to and from locations 1/2-hour drive each way.
Travel Costs for more distant searches, statewide and abroad, can be discussed and agreed upon in advance.
Land--- beaches, public parks, yards, fields, RV parks, campgrounds, school grounds, fairgrounds, toboggan hills, hiking, horse and RV trails, and riverbanks.
Water--- wading searches in rivers, ponds, lakes.
Snow---drifts, piles, parking lots, sledding hills, drive ways, trails.
'Other': Insurance salvage and claim recoveries - house & estate searches.
South-East Wisconsin and beyond.
Paul Humphreys's Bio
Just when you thought it was lost forever… kindness, technology and experience come along to give you hope! Metal detecting, in particular reuniting owners to their lost sentimental jewelry items, has brought me tremendous satisfaction. I've been honing my metal-detecting skills since 1976 when my late father introduced me to the hobby. It has been fun to pass the metal-detecting torch on to some of my own children and grandchildren. And as a cancer survivor, each day is another day to relish with those I love, especially my college bride and best friend, Kathleen.
Paul Humphreys - Recent Blog Post
Stevens Point residents, Allen and Debbie Baker, were camping at Wisconsin’s Kohler-Andrae State Park on the shores of Lake Michigan August 12. Allen set his heavy tungsten wedding ring on a towel for safe keeping on the beach while he was swimming. But as they left and the towel was gathered up with the rest […]
Andre Bilak, of Mequon, WI, was installing a vapor barrier in a crawl space when his wedding ring went missing. In his own words, “I was hand shoveling pea gravel… and after several hours of moving and replacing pea gravel I noticed I no longer had my wedding ring.” It didn’t take me long to […]
This is a ring find of a different sort. Let me explain. I’ve been a metal-detecting enthusiast since 1976. You could say I have developed a keen ‘eye’ for lost jewelry items, sometimes spotting missing rings in advance of my metal detector’s coil. When this happens it creates a conundrum. Does it count as a […]
Frisbee golf is a popular sporting activity here in Wisconsin. On Monday, July 16th, Waukesha resident, Paul Rottmann, and a friend were engaged in the game at the Wales Community Park when a cricket suddenly landed on Paul’s leg. He instinctively swatted at the intruder sending his tungsten wedding ring flying. After a lengthy search, […]
When it comes to rings, the North American Great Lakes rank high as ring-eating monsters. And Lake Michigan gulped down yet another precious love token the week of June 24th when Petersburg, Illinois, residents Joe and Alissa Bilyeu were vacationing at Amsterdam Park near Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. Somewhere during the construction of a sandcastle, Joe’s […]
Paul Humphreys - Testimonials
Paul was a life saver! (2017)
Paul was a life saver! When I felt the ring come off my hand in the lake, I thought for sure it was gone forever. After my friends and I searched for over an hour as best we could in the sand below and came up empty,
I had no hopes of ever finding my ring again. I count my lucky stars that I found Paul and within an hour after sending him an email, he had his plans in place to find my ring. In less than 24 hours, my ring was recovered and I breathed a huge sigh of relief!
I live in Chicago, so Paul even went the extra mile to carefully ship my ring back to me, after traveling to Lake Geneva and gearing up to go underwater to help locate my missing ring. I can’t say enough how great this whole experience was…well, I mean…losing the ring in the first place wasn’t great, but Paul sure was!
My husband and I are beyond thrilled with Paul Humphrey’s dedicated search to finding my husband’s wedding band (2017)
My husband and I are beyond thrilled with Paul Humphrey’s dedicated search to finding my husband’s wedding band in Lake Winnebago.
Paul went above and beyond our expectations, coming back a second time to scour the area that he wasn’t able to search the first time around. As far as customer service goes, Paul gets our highest accolades.
Thank you again Paul for generously donating your time to find my husband’s wedding band!
Brooke – Oshkosh, WI
“We thought the ring was gone forever (2017)
“We thought the ring was gone forever and that the website [theringfinders.com] was a scam, but Paul proved us wrong within a matter of hours. We will forever be grateful and keeping his number on file!”
I can recommend Paul without reservation to anyone who has lost a wedding ring. (2017)
I can recommend Paul without reservation to anyone who has lost a wedding ring. From our first communications, I could tell he had a sincere and honest approach to solving such a puzzle. It was a pleasure to work with him, and I could not be happier that he was able to find my long lost rings!” Peter – Cambridge, WI
Thank you so much for your quick response to my call (2017)
Thank you so much for your quick response to my call and for finding my wedding band immediately. I can’t express how much I appreciate your willingness to travel, on a holiday, to my home 45 minutes away, to help me find it. Thanks again” Valerie – Fontana, WI