About Us

Our Story

We’re Intelligere™. We are very pleased to meet you.

Based near Minneapolis, Minnesota, Intelligere™ was founded in 1979 as Garden & Associates. Since we opened our doors, we have strived to offer exceptional interpreting and translation services. As a veteran of the industry, we understand the evolving and changing language needs and the unique cultures within the communities we serve. Turning knowledge to action, we help hundreds of clients bridge the communication gap for a better experience each day.

In 2016, we changed our name to Intelligere™. Intelligere is the Latin word for “understand,” which is the core of our brand promise to you. When we understand, we can provide exceptional service. Acknowledging and supporting the needs of our employees, interpreters, translators, clients and populations, equips us to transform the language solutions industry with high quality, easily accessible services you can count on – anywhere, anytime. And that’s exactly what we are doing.

Building on our strong roots in our local communities, we proudly support community events such as food drives and Operation Eyesight. We are also active members of theRegistry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC), Association of Language Companies (ALC) and The Interpreting Stakeholders Group (ISG).

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an extension of our clients' organization by seamlessly fulfilling their language service needs, providing exceptional people experiences.

The Intelligere Difference

Experts in Our Field

Our interpreters and translators are not simply people who speak the language. They are certified professionals with a high level of cultural training and awareness.

  • 100% of our ASL interpreters are nationally certified
  • Over 70% of our spoken language interpreters have 40+ hours of cross-cultural training with an emphasis in healthcare
  • Over 100 languages including 22 rare and exotic languages are available for in-person interpreter services

Service You Can Count On

Intelligere™ is truly a full-service solution. We have the experience and the agility to meet your ever-changing language needs.

  • 99% ASL interpreter fill rate in Twin Cities metropolitan area
  • Same day and emergency interpreting services available
  • Translation services delivered via a single point of contact through the entire process
  • Standard translations completed within 2-7 business days and rush services available with same day or next day turnaround

Focus on Healthcare

Our focus on healthcare provides a unique understanding of our clients and the impact interpreters have on the patient and provider experience.

  • Over 92% of our interpreting jobs are in the healthcare industry
  • Full spectrum of high-quality interpreting services, from single appointment to patient’s entire treatment plan

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Most Spoken Languages: Mandarin, Chinese, English, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic