About Us

Founded in 1993 by President and CEO Michael Rizzolo, Interpretek established a service enterprise based on community interpreting in the greater Rochester, NY area. We quickly earned a reputation for outstanding quality, high ethics, leadership, and dedication to the Deaf and hearing professional community. This respectability led to Interpretek becoming the largest and most recognized referral agency in the region.

Our expertise goes beyond understanding American Sign Language, English sign systems, and the nuances between both languages. Our knowledge of Deaf Culture ensures that we make appropriate choices when working with our clients. Our interpreters adhere to a strict Code of Professional Conduct regarding each interpreting assignment.

Today, Interpretek serves eight metropolitan areas across the country in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Kansas, Missouri, and Georgia. We provide premier video remote interpreting services nationwide and produce Online Focus, a vital resource for collegiate interpreter education curricula, statewide mentoring programs and individual professionals seeking continuing education.

With an emphasis on sound customer relationships and the delivery of quality interpreting services, Interpretek remains committed to maintaining a hallmark reputation and earning the trust of our customers nationwide.