Ms. Flower’s Interpreters & Translators is a family owned-business grown in the desert of Eastern Washington state. Flor Garza Gutierrez, also known as Ms. Flower, the owner, started her career as a Spanish interpreter who traveled throughout the Oregon and Washington area for more than 20 years. During her experience, Flower recognized the growing need for interpreters in the region that was rapidly growing more diverse by the year. She began planning for the day she’d own and manage a business to service this increasing demand.
Established in 2007, Flower started with just 10 private companies. Now, she works with over 115 companies offering service in 56 languages. The company has also won contracts with Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services, allowing the interpreting agency to bloom even more.
In July of 2017, Flower purchased Language, Passport & Travel Solutions from local owners. The already thriving company has been taken to the next level thanks to Flower’s experience in the industry. Between the two agencies, owner Ms. Flower now has approximately 300 interpreters servicing most of Washington and Eastern Oregon and is expanding nationwide. To give back to the community, Ms. Flower’s Interpreters & Translators also does volunteer work by volunteering herself with co-interpreters to service children with special needs in Costa Rica.
With now an impressive 3 decades of experience in the interpreting industry, Ms. Flower has brought on Chelsi and Michael Traeger, really making it a family owned business. She build her company on the belief that her client’s needs are of the utmost importance. That commitment extends to the entire team of interpreters, in and out of the office. As a result, a large percentage of the business are repeat clients, patients, and referrals.
The small agency is family owned and operated
Floridalia Garza GutierrezCompany President
Michael Gutierrez TraegerEvents Audio Technician / IT
Chelsi Antonia Gutierrez TraegerScheduling Manager & Language Recruiter
Ms. Flower’s Interpreters & Translators works with over 115 companies and offer services in 58 languages. One of our largest contracts is with the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
Other clients include: Allen Brecke Law Offices, Asby Law PLLC, D.A. Davidson & Co, Finley School District, Valley Physical Therapy, Gale Physical Therapy, Atina’s Healing Touch, M2 Counseling & Consulting, Blue Columbia Eye Care, Blue Mountain Orthopedics, Greenbrier Rail Service, Heather Holben MS, LMHC Counseling & Consulting, SARC Sexual Assault & Response Center, and more.