Our History

Company Timeline

1975

 

  • NTI Trademark Audits, Inc./ National Sales Audits was founded by Bill Ellis and Kathy Braunstein
  • Roy & Doris Skrifvars founded Emard & Skrifvars

 

 

1980

 

  • Mike Santoni joins Emard & Skrifvars
  • National Trademark Investigations began conducting trademark and IP investigations

 

 

1986
  • Emard & Skrifvars changes company name to Santoni, Skrifvars & Damerell
  • Santoni, Skrifvars & Damerell open Workers’ Compensation Investigation office in Canoga Park and eventually another in Riverside.

 

 

2001

 

 

 

2005

 

  • Santoni Investigations & National Trademark Investigations centralize operations in Lake Forest, California while maintaining a Los Angeles office.

 

 

2010

 

  • IsItFake.org website is launched. Site allows consumers and businesses to report counterfeits including information and pictures.

 

 

2011

 

  • Tim Santoni took over as President/CEO of Santoni Investigations

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

2014

 

  • Obtained NAPBS FCRA Certification
  • San Diego office is opened in Mission Valley

 

 

 

2015

 

  • Mike Santoni celebrates 40th anniversary with the company

 

 

 

2016
  • The Ask a PI Show is launched on YouTube where Tim Santoni answers questions clients often ask, reviews technology used in the Private Investigation industry and provides tips and tricks.