- 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
Fond du Lac, WI., resident, Jared Kitzrow bent over to brush the grass from his jeans after tending to his garden. To his horror he noticed his wedding ring was missing. He was only married 4 weeks. But it wasn’t just any ring. When he became engaged, Jared’s grandmother had gifted him the wedding ring […]
A hot July day found Milwaukee resident, John Marszalkowski, enjoying the shade of a canopy in his yard. But when a rainstorm came up, its accompanying winds threatened to damage the structure. John wrestled the thrashing canopy in the deluge to keep it from lifting skyward. In the process, he felt his tungsten wedding ring […]
With winter approaching, Matt was spreading a protective layer of straw over his strawberry patch near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. That’s when his 14k white gold wedding ring slipped off his hand in the cold. Despite renting a metal detector and searching through the straw, the ring could not be found. It was like the […]
A visit to the family’s dairy farm near Rubicon, Wisconsin last May, resulted in the loss of an heirloom wedding ring. The ring was passed down to Dana Griesmer from her great grandmother. Dana and her husband, Andrew, along with their 5 children were spending time together with family and friends. During the visit Dana’s […]
Elkhart, Wisconsin resident, Darcy, was horrified to discover her grandmother’s wedding rings missing. It happened while mowing grass on her expansive 4-acre country estate. Darcy recalled seeing it on her hand that morning. She also recalled how the rings were fitting loosely, the result of having lost weight while grieving the deaths of multiple family […]
Paul Humphreys - Testimonials
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone else who has lost something of value... (2023)
Brendon was very kind and professional, helped us retrace our steps, and thought of places to look we hadn’t yet thought of. He had no qualms about getting dirty, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone else who has lost something of value. We hope not to need his services again in the immediate future, but his skills are an asset to the community, and I would reach right back out again if I did. Thank you for your help finding my grandfather’s ring!
Again, thankful for Paul and his testimony. It was certainly a Divine Appointment. (2021)
Thankful! Paul came on short notice. He was actually traveling home from another successful jewelry find for another one of his clients.
If you’re hesitant to reach out to Paul in the Milwaukee area, don’t be! He is friendly and diligent to provide peace of mind that you did all you could to locate your prized possession. In my instance, he found my ring!
Again, thankful for Paul and his testimony. It was certainly a Divine Appointment.
Prayers answered! (2020)
Thanks sooo much for helping my daughter find the ring. She was so sad and when we heard it was found we were so happy. My wife Cheryl had been praying for Gods hand in this search. Prayers answered! Also heard you are writing a book and would be happy to assist in any design needs.
God bless you! We will reccomend you to anyone who is in our situation. (2020)
Thank you so much!!! You came and completed in minutes, what I couldnt do in hours! My wife Michelle and I cant tell you how grateful we are. You are a true professional and dont even charge for your service. You gave us back something that meant the world to us. The smile on Michelle’s face said it all. God bless you! We will reccomend you to anyone who is in our situation.
Paul Humphreys- you are a hero of mending hearts! (2018)
Paul Humphreys- you are a hero of mending hearts! The feeling of loss for Stephanie and Brian and then the hope of connecting with Ring Finders organization and then uncertainty if it would take a few times to retrieve, not 90 minutes is purely astounding!!!
We have to let you know that losing rings in Wisconsin waters is sort of a family tradition (we are second cousins) as we have a lost wedding band at Kohler a few years back and after divers and being afraid of the lack of finding it again, you have given us the hope we needed up until now by finding The Barsotti’s precious jewel- we would hope to commission your help soon to Kohler if you can! You seem to have the lucky touch!! Thank you for helping Stephanie and family, she wouldn’t have been ok if it wasn’t for you!
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