BigGreen Investigations

Each investigator utilized at BigGreen Investigations is former law enforcement with years of experience in investigative tactics and techniques.

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About BigGreen Investigations

Tobby R. Hughes serves as the operations manager and lead investigator for BigGreen Investigations. He brings extensive experience in law enforcement and criminal investigation. He is a United States Army veteran and served 5 years active duty Military Police.

Following his service in the military, Mr. Hughes began his career with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in 2001. He was promoted to Detective in 2006 and later served in roles including Patrol Field Training Coordinator, SWAT Team Leader, SWAT Assistant Commander, Criminal Investigations Sergeant, and Captain over the jail.

Mr. Hughes retired as Patrol Lieutenant for the Smith County Sherriff’s Office in 2020. His many accomplishments during his service in law enforcement include receiving the Sherriff’s Meritorious Service Award, Sherriff’s Leadership Award, Supervisor of the Year, Sons of American Revolution Award for Heroism, Sherriff’s Commendation Bar, and two Life Saving Commendation Bars.

Mr. Hughes lives in Whitehouse, Texas with his wife, Niki, and their two children. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, metal working and wood working.

Understanding our legal system, procedure and evidence admissibility is key to success and readiness during any investigation and/or anticipated litigation. BigGreen Investigations was founded on those principals. We have acquired the skills and techniques to legally gather critical information and admissible evidence to ensure a successful outcome. Based in Tyler, Texas, BigGreen Investigations can provide services throughout East Texas.

Witness Service/Skip Tracing/Missing Persons

We can locate individuals who do not want to be found. Our experience, coupled with the latest technology and research tools, will yield fast results. We can locate and serve witnesses and debtors as well as find missing persons and bail fugitives. Let our staff handle your Skip Tracing needs while you focus on running your business.

Civil Process Service

BigGreen Investigations can provide Process Services for any legal notices assigned by you, your attorney, or the court. Our professional process servers deliver any type of document you request in a confidential, professional manner. We will complete service and file the return to you or the court clerk, whichever you prefer. All of our process servers are licensed by the Texas Supreme Court who will provide fast service and clear communication on their progress. Our first attempt is usually within 48 hours of receiving documents. Our affidavits document all attempts with dates, times and disposition.

Civil/Criminal Investigations

We can conduct task oriented or broad fact gathering investigations specifically tailored to your needs, including:

• Discovery reviews and summarization
• Witness Interviews/Statements
• Photographs and video
• Fraud detection
• Infidelity
• Asset searches
• Military searches/affidavits


Our covert surveillance operations are conducted by expert investigators to prove fraud, illegal activity, or spousal infidelity. We maintain top of the line equipment including body wires, body worn cameras, night vision lenses and bug detection equipment. Using the latest technology, our staff will acquire the legally admissible evidence for your case.

Our Agents

All of our agents are current or former law enforcement with years of experience in investigative tactics and techniques. Contact us for a free case review.

Toby Hughes
BigGreen Investigations
Serving All of East Texas
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