Richard Archer

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis. If the item is found you pay what my services were worth to you for the lost and found item. If the Item is not found there will be a $25 Call Out Fee. Over the 50 mile radius could increase the Call out Fee. This is to cover my expenses of fuel, batteries, etc. All searches are different. There may be additional cost factors. Insurance and Estate Searches are negotiated.

Search Types

Beaches, Parks, fields, woods, lakes. You must secure permission if the object is on private property. Federal Land is off limits and Historic districts that are only on private land and with owner’s position.

Search Locations

Pinson, Alabama, Northeast of Birmingham...100 mile radius call if out of this range and can discuss further.

Richard Archer's Bio

I have been in metal detecting for the past 3 years. I am part of a group that participates in civil war relic recoveries with permission. Enjoy saving history that would usually go unfound for no one to see. Work as a professional firefighter paramedic for the last 20 years. Currently work for two fire departments as an Apparatus Operator for a city in central Alabama and as an administrative chief for the fire district where I started my career. If you have lost something that is valuable and personal to you, call me and let me help you find it.

Richard Archer - Recent Blog Post

  • Found lost wedding band in a pasture in Springville, Al. (2019)

    Got a call from David, about a lost wedding band that had found it’s way into a pasture. I was working at the fire station that day and could not make it out there but set up a time 2 days later to see what we could come up with. In Davids words…. “My wife […]

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  • Returned….Lost Wedding Ring found in Vestavia Hills,, Alabama. (2019)

    I was contacted March 8 2019 by Karen. She came in from out of town on family business and had the unfortunate event of losing her college ring and her late fathers wedding ring wile in town helping her brother. I asked her a few questions about the rings and she gave me a generalized […]

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  • Lost Gold Wedding Band Found in Riverchase area of Hoover, Alabama! (2018)

    I received a call from Taylor Schach over the weekend while at the beach for spring break. Spoke with him for about 15 minutes about his wedding band that he lost while doing some yard work to fix the excavations from a few chipmunks. He explained he was working in the yard and believed that […]

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  • Lost Tungsten wedding band in Trussville, Alabama found! (2018)

    I was contacted by Dorian Barrett about her husband Tarrence losing his Tungsten wedding band while working out in the yard. Mrs. Barrett called and advised that her husband had lost his wedding band while working out in the yard this past weekend. She said that they searched the area and could not find it, she knew […]

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Richard Archer - Testimonials

  • I highly recommend Mr Archer, (2019)


    Mr. Richard Archer came out to my horse Pasture in search for my wife’s wedding ring. I myself looked for 7 hours by myself but with no luck. I highly recommend Mr Archer, he is a great guy and very educated in what he does. He was able and willing to answer any and all my questions I had about what he was doing to find my wife’s ring. He is very friendly and a great guy to be around. I’m very pleased that he could find the missing ring. He found the ring in a little over an hour of searching. Thank you Richard!

  • I would HIGHLY recommend Richard to anyone! He is hands down the best! (2018)


    Richard is absolutely awesome! My husband Tarrence and I cannot be more thankful for his help in finding his wedding band. His service is quick and very professional. I reached out to him and the next day he was able to come out and locate the ring. He is such a kind hearted person and we are so blessed to have met him. We are so grateful that God lead us to this great man! I would HIGHLY recommend Richard to anyone! He is hands down the best!