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


    On January 18, 2021, I received a text from Hallie Anderson asking if I could assist in searching for her husband Kyle’s ring. Kyle lost his ring on January 18 while feeding the geese at the lake behind his house with his daughter. As they were throwing bread to the geese Kyle’s ring slung off […]

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  • Late Father’s Ring FOUND And Returned To Son In Wilsonville Alabama (2020)

    I was contacted on Friday afternoon by Mary Stevens. Her father had lost his late father’s wedding ring the prior night at the family farm, and she asked me if I could help find it?  On Saturday morning I met Tom Stevens at the family farm.  He explained to me the importance and sentimental value of […]

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  • Lost Ring in Meadowbrook, North Shelby County, Alabama…Found! (2020)

    I received a call Thursday, May 21, 2020 while I was working at the fire station from Tony. He called to ask if I would be willing to come out and search for a ring that was very sentimental to him. Years ago Tony’s mother had a ring made for her husband (Tony’s father). His […]

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  • Lost Wedding Ring Found In The Backyard After 3 Weeks in Hoover, Alabama. (2020)

    I received a call from Caleb Dick on May 11, 2020 to see if I could come out to search his backyard for his wife’s lost antique wedding ring. Caleb explained that his wife Ashten lost it about 3 weeks ago, he didn’t know who to turn to, so he rented a detector and tried […]

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  • 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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Richard Archer - Testimonials

  • It’s truly a miracle and a blessing from God. I can’t thank you enough... (2020)


    Thank you so much for finding the ring for my husband! I can’t even describe how devastated he was about losing it. He is very sentimental and this ring meant everything to him! I honestly feel as though you turned my husband’s depression into pure joy! It’s truly a miracle and a blessing from God. I can’t thank you enough.

    Sincerely, Stacy Stevens

  • Richard is polite, professional, and a really nice person... (2020)


    "The return of a father's gift is a precious event. Memories fade but the gift reminds. Richard is polite, professional, and a really nice person. An eight-month journey ended with a smile. I will be eternally grateful for his help in returning my memories to me."

  • 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!