We believe only when we partner with you and protect your interests, can we exceed expectations and empower you to focus on the bigger picture.

For more than 40 years, we have been blazing the trail for the document filing and retrieval industry, both nationally and internationally.

Fairchild Record Search, Ltd. was founded in 1980. Our name came about when the State required a descriptor. “Fairchild” struck our founder as a solid, professional name. To this day, our UCC clients will often say, “I need a Fairchild” when referring to a UCC search.

Pre-internet, access of records and photocopies weren’t available online, ergo search and filing companies were established to provide a source for commercial transaction clientele, providing a faster response than direct mail to State and County offices. Fairchild filled this need by providing state and county filings and searches, corporate document filings and retrievals and a myriad of services relating to consumer and commercial transactions.

When the industry was first laying its foundation, we were on the ground floor. Over 30 years later, we’re proud to say that client retention through the years has been remarkable. We attribute our success to our proactive and personable staff, fair pricing, and our heartfelt desire to make you, the client, look good.

Today, many records are available online, but the searching metrics are variable from one jurisdiction to another, in spite of the “Uniform” implication in UCC. Clients rely on Fairchild to know the distinguishing search procedures. As a client, you know that expedited return on document filing and retrieval and searching throughout the nation and across the globe is the reason to turn to Fairchild.

We’re at your service.

About The Founder
Renee C. Ries


Renee C. Ries founded Fairchild Record Search in 1980. Ries hails from Freeman, South Dakota, and is an alumna of St. Martin’s University in Lacey, WA, where she studied English Literature.

An avid philanthropist and supporter of the Arts, Ries serves on numerous Boards of Directors in Thurston County, and volunteers her time for many local fundraising events. Ries is a Past President and a current Board Member of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Downtown Olympia Rotary Club. She is on the SMU President’s Council, and the University of Washington Advisory Committee for the School of Music. She also participates in the Arts Alliance of Downtown Olympia and is a trustee for the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. Ries was named “Woman of Influence” by the Business Examiner in 2010. Fairchild is the proud recipient of “Small Business of the Year 2012”, awarded by the Thurston Economic Development Council.

She is an active member of the National Public Records Retriever Network as well as the National Federation of Independent Business.