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Background Checking

Catapult clients trust our investigative team because of its high level of personal service and professional pre-employment screening experience.


Licensed private investigators.
55+ years of service.
135,000 background checks.

Solutions for every industry and need.

A thorough and comprehensive pre-employment screening process is critical to successful hiring. Bad hires cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars each year, not to mention lost time, decreased productivity, and morale problems.

Companies across the country choose our background checking service for its quality, speed, thoroughness, and dependability. No matter which industry you serve or what level of background check you need, the Catapult team delivers.  Learn more about our offerings by industry.

The best background checking service combines the skills of a private investigator with the personal HR touch.


What’s the #1 reason employers keep coming back to Catapult? Our investigative team.

Our licensed private investigators are hands-on; they get to know you, they answer the phone when you call. They build longstanding relationships based on trust and confidence. Our team takes its responsibility seriously—so you make the best hiring decision, no matter what position you need to fill. And because compliance is important to you, it’s a priority for us.

Our services include:

Annually, we complete nearly 120,000 background checks. Our online background checking service VEA!®, Verify Every Applicant, is both affordable and easy to use.


Most background checking firms just complete the requested check and send you on your way. At Catapult, we help you navigate through a negative check and answer any questions, promptly and at no extra cost to you.


Our background checking team is on site in our Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., offices, ready to serve you.


Background checking services include:

  • Criminal records
  • Basic and in-depth employment verification
  • Driving records
  • Education verification
  • Social security
  • Personal and professional references
  • Credit files and more...

We offer a variety of background checking options that allow you to customize your reports to suit your needs. Simply enter your applicant’s information online, and we'll immediately begin a thorough investigation. Once complete, you will be notified via email that your report is ready to be viewed.

There are a variety of reasons to test employees for illegal drug use. Many companies screen potential employees as part of their onboarding process. This preventative act, when coupled with on-going random testing, may help keep troublemakers out of the workplace. Of course, screening for illegal drugs is always a good follow-up for accidents or if there is some sort of cause for suspicion. Drug testing also can be an effective way to reduce workplace accidents and improve safety.

Some industries, such as banking and finance, require credit checks due to the sensitive nature of their business. We comply with all privacy and regulatory requirements and provide detailed documentation for all credit checks.

Save time and help avoid penalties and fines that can range between $216 to $2,156 per Form I-9! Catapult offers paperless Form I-9 management, verification, compliance, and storage.

Our full-compliance system is fast, easy, and cost-effective. If you’ve been looking for the easiest way to comply with Form I-9 employment eligibility verification and E-Verify® regulations, you’ve found it.

The Catapult solution enables the paperless preparation, signing, management, auditing, and virtual storage of all of your Form I-9 records. The software fully integrates with the DHS’s E-Verify system, to automatically submit employee data and receive real-time responses.


  • The Form I-9 Comply/E-Verify Program:
  • Digitally signs Form I-9’s and is 100% automated and paperless
  • Facilitates step-by-step resolution process and open-case tracking
  • Provides compliance alerts and simplifies workflow with one-click access to a vast array of system features
  • User-friendly dashboard interface
  • Enables easy conversion from paper (archived) I-9’s and supporting documents to a fully electronic solution
  • Automates audit trail history of all required actions
  • Reduces audit risk exposure by systematically purging Form I9’s that should be eliminated according to the three-year/one-year rule

If you think you don’t need pre-employment screening, keep in mind:


  • 53% of job applications contain false information
  • 21% of resumes reflect fraudulent degrees
  • 60% of inventory losses occur at the hands of employees
  • 70% of college students say they would lie on their resume to get the job they wanted

Screening potential employees before you make an offer is critical to both the success of your company and the safety of your employees. Running a single background check on a prospective employee potentially can save your company tens of thousands of dollars in damages each year.

*Catapult is a licensed investigative agency specializing in corporate pre-employment background screening. Our corporate agency license is BPN 001473P11. Catapult is a consumer reporting agency that supplies applicant screening services for employment, volunteer and student screening, to authorized organizations under the conditions of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Personal Information Disclosure: United States or Overseas
Personal information submitted to Capital Associated Industries Services Corporation for background screening is not transferred to third parties outside of the United States or its territories unless the completion of a background report about the person requires gathering information about that person from outside the United States (ex. international criminal check, verification of employment records outside the United States or verification of education records outside the United States.) All personal information will be transmitted and stored in a secure manner in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.