The Rize Story
Where we’ve been
Our story is one of resilience and progress. Through our own trials, optimistic forward vision, and entrepreneurial mindset, we were able to embrace the ups and downs and reorient ourselves on a path of innovation.
Through an alliance with Oregon State University, we have grown from just two employees into one of the highest throughput COVID testing laboratories in the Pacific Northwest. That was just the beginning, and we aren’t looking back.
Always with a focus on public health, we’ve embraced opportunities as they arise while building a foundation for continued evolution. We’ve added to our testing modalities and are constantly looking for new avenues to broaden our impact — by expanding competencies in the lab and our geographic reach. Our humble beginning laid a solid foundation for our continued evolution — from this point, we’re looking ahead.
Our Mission is community
To us, that means seeing ourselves in the context of collective goals and shared vitality. When we prioritize human relationships above all else, our business and the people we touch thrive together.
We aim for true partnership with our customers, tailoring our service to simplify their lives and better serve their patients. To our broader network of strategic collaborators, we show up as a resource and support system, just as they help extend our reach for greater impact.
With our teammates in the lab, we have the capacity to strengthen our connection with every interaction. We open opportunities for each other and our peers in the region knowing communities rise together.
It takes adaptability and nimble decision making to be at the leading edge. We look ahead for the next pivot and stay light on our feet to learn as we go. Knowing the course will change, we take calculated risks and continually push for progress.
Trust in collaboration
We communicate honestly and openly to weather storms and celebrate successes together. We are curious and approachable and always show up ready to find solutions alongside our colleagues and customers.
Walk the talk
We build reliability by clearly stating our intent and following through with every commitment. Out of respect for our teammates, partners, and community, we take pride in our work and hold ourselves accountable to exceed expectations.
Connect with the human
Every sample in our lab has a story behind it. Each customer we serve has challenges in their role. Our teammates have their own complex lives. We recognize the mutual benefit in our relationships and consider the nuances of each individual so we can better serve one another.
Our vision is to be a catalyst of innovation and opportunity.
We envision a future where Rize is known as an innovative leader in clinical laboratory testing. We will sustainably scale region by region on our way to national reach, while maintaining the personal connection and adaptability of our smaller company culture.
Our investment in research and development will carry us into diverse market segments until we’ve surpassed what other labs can offer. And our network of strategic partnerships will open doors to these new opportunities for impact.
As our organization grows, we’ll build the leadership structure and repeatable systems that empower our team to do their best work with autonomy and ease. With close ties to the community around our business, Rize will give back as a sponsor and be seen for our influence on the greater good.
Based in Corvallis, serving the nation
Corvallis, Oregon is the place we call home — it’s where we got our start and remains a strong foundation for us as we expand our services statewide and across the U.S. We already serve the I-5 corridor with our daily courier service, and we reach customers outside the Willamette Valley through our shipping partnerships. Despite our small-town roots, our team has cultivated the logistics expertise to serve partners nationwide.
Rize to the occasion
We’re always looking for energetic, collaborative folks interested in embracing opportunity alongside us. Check out our careers page to see how you might join the Rize team.