Private Investigator Brad Sparkman Also Advocates for the Homeless
About Brad Sparkman
The president of Progressive Research, Brad Sparkman has operated the company since 1994. As a full service investigation company, Progressive Research offers a variety of services including surveillance, missing person investigations, background checks, and polygraph examinations, among others. Prior to starting his own company, Brad Sparkman worked for several years as a senior investigator for the Progressive Corporation, which he joined shortly after studying criminology, human behavior, and social science at the University of South Florida.
In addition to his career as a private investigator, Brad Sparkman takes an interest in philanthropy and has embarked on an ambitious venture to start a shelter in the Tampa, Florida, area. Slated to open in 2014, Carpenter’s Home Ministry will focus on helping families who are homeless in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties while also raising awareness about homelessness in the community. In particular, Brad Sparkman hopes the shelter will act as a bridge between those who are homeless and those who want to help them, providing information to individuals, businesses, and local churches on the most effective ways to show their support and concern.