Our History

RufusTech Owner Jason Hazlett
RufusTech Owner Jason Hazlett with Rufus on the Yakima.

RufusTech was founded in early 2005 by a technology industry veteran with the goal of bringing a fresh approach to supporting the ever-increasing role that technology plays in our personal and professional lives. We realized we did not want to force our clients into predefined plans. Instead we wanted to listen to our clients, and tailor our plans to meet their needs. Like service in a good restaurant: There when you need us, standing by at the ready when you do not.

RufusTech has served hundreds of clients large and small across Washington State and beyond. Our client base has been built up almost exclusively by word-of-mouth referrals: the greatest compliment a client can give us!

RufusTech has served business clients in the following sectors and more:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Dental
  • Education
  • Equipment Rental
  • Financial Services
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Law Firms
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Municipalities
  • Non-Profit
  • Restaurants
  • Retail (On-Line and Brick & Mortar)
  • The Arts
Rufus enjoying a moment in favorite spot along the river.
Rufus enjoying a moment in a favorite spot along the river.

The Mascot

Rufus — 1999-2015.

Rufus the dog was adopted around the same time that the business was starting in 2005. He became the namesake and mascot of the business. Even though his technical skills were quite limited he embodied many attributes we aspire to in our work: Loyalty and integrity, flexibility, steadfastness.

He was a personality around the office for the employees and clients alike. He went on many service calls and waited patiently while computing issues were attended to.