Frustrated with your current background check company? 

Well, you're not alone.  Many HR leaders express concerns to us about their previous vendor. The Top 3 frustrations we hear:

  1.   Loss of applicant or delays in on-boarding due to slow background checks
  2.   Cost per background is increasing and quality is dropping
  3.   Customer Service is out of this world - or rather, on another planet

If you're experiencing any of these issues, you should consider switching to Swailes Backgrounds.  We were founded
on the principles of speed, cost efficiency and customer service.

Hear it from a trusted leader

“For over 20 years, Children’s Museum of Houston has trusted Swailes to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff.  Their experience and quick response are invaluable.”

Tammie Kahn
Executive Director


Our founder, Kevin Swailes, established the background
check division over 25 years ago in response to his corporate
clients' HR leaders who wanted a partner that could deliver predictably fast, credible background checks along with
high-touch customer service.  The youngest-ever company
to hit the Fortune 500, Compaq Computer, was one of these

Since the creation of Swailes Backgrounds, Kevin has been an
influential leader in corporate HR, Legal and Security functions,
and actively engaged in historic changes to key FCRA
legislation which benefited all employers in the United States.

Kevin is a U.S. Navy veteran, a former Executive with General
Electric and the Chairman of Swailes Backgrounds' parent
company, Swailes & Company, Inc., a family-owned enterprise
headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Why leading organizations switch to Swailes Backgrounds

  • Faster Turnaround Times - Average 2.4 days
  • Cost Effective - Unnecessary searches not performed!
  • Main point of contact is a Texas-based Swailes Account Manager
  • Accurate results and easy to read reports
  • User friendly, secure 24/7 Website
  • Interface with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • No Minimum Background requirement and No Sign Up Fees
  • A unique understanding and alignment with HR professionals
Human Resource Background Check

Instant Background Check

This quickly gives you:

  • Instant check of an applicant's
    identity - background & associated
    costs are stopped if no match
  • Instant check of accurate data entry
  • Instant return to verify applicable jurisdictions to be searched

Criminal Check

We know what to search and report.

  • Fast turnaround on criminal check records at the county, state and
    federal levels
  • International background checks in all legal jurisdictions
  • Strict adherence to federal & state
    laws and regulations


Highly experienced team that delivers:

  • Employment & Education verifications
  • Drug testing
  • Federal Watch List Alerts
  • Customized Verification, such as Licensing & Professional Certifications, Business Affiliations, and References

What differentiates Swailes Backgrounds from the Big Guys?

As a customer-centered background check company, we treat each customer like they're our biggest
Human Resources account, regardless of size.  Swailes Backgrounds is a Houston based, family owned
enterprise, and as such we cherish relationships and true partnerships over margins.

Representative Swailes Backgrounds Partnerships

Swailes Backgrounds
Spark Energy Swailes Backgrounds Sparkenergy
Fairfield Baptist Church Swailes Backgrounds
Swailes Backgrounds Customer
HBU Swailes Backgrounds Houston Baptist University
Canidium Swailes Backgrounds
Goode Company Swailes Backgrounds
VeriTrust Swailes Backgrounds
Lupe Tortilla Swailes Backgrounds
Affirm Swailes Backgrounds
Smith Associates Swailes Backgrounds
Kickstart Kids Swailes Backgrounds
Utegration Swailes Backgrounds
ARES Corporation Swailes Backgrounds
Service Wire Co Swailes Backgrounds
BioUrja Swailes Backgrounds
Elite Well Services Swailes Backgrounds
TPC Group Swailes Backgrounds

Are you interested in learning more about partnering with us?

If so, drop us a line or give us a quick call.  We'd love to hear from you to discuss some ways that we can make your background check program better.