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Celebrating Lighthouse Lab Services’ 20th Anniversary

This September marks a significant milestone for Lighthouse Lab Services as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Over the past two decades, we have grown from a small startup focused on recruiting to a leading provider of all medical laboratory consulting and management needs. Our journey has been marked by relentless dedication, adaptability, and a commitment to providing the highest quality services to our clients.

Mark Roth, CEO

Mark Roth, CEO, LLS

Founded in 2003, Lighthouse Lab Services (LLS) has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of the laboratory industry. From our humble beginnings in North Carolina to our merger with Elite Diagnostics in 2019 and expansion across multiple service areas, we have remained dedicated to innovation and helping laboratories and lab professionals achieve their goals. Over that time, our team of experts has grown significantly, enabling us to offer a wider range of services and serve a broader client base.

“We are excited to celebrate Lighthouse’s 20th anniversary this fall,” says Lighthouse CEO Mark Roth. “It is an amazing accomplishment to have this kind of relevance and longevity. We are grateful for all our team members, partners, and customers who helped support us over the years.”

Here are just a few of the achievements we’d like to highlight:

  • 2,000+ clients served
  • Team consisting of 150+ professionals and 11 PhDs
  • 300+ labs built from the ground up
  • 700+ labs served by Lighthouse Lab Directors
  • 200+ labs managed
  • 4 times appearing on the Inc Magazine Inc. 5,000 List of America’s fastest growing private companies

Lighthouse President Jon Harol also reminisced about the company’s humble beginnings as a recruiting and staffing agency founded to address the lab staffing shortage.

Jon Harol Headshot

Jon Harol, President, LLS

“It is a credit to the creative and determined minds on the LLS team that we have been able to continue to grow our portfolio to include other service offerings to labs,” Harol says. “Each time before we expand our services we ask, ‘Is this in line with our mission to make quality lab testing more accessible?’ That mission will continue to be our north star as we seek new ways to serve the industry for the next 20 years.”

As we celebrate this milestone, we’d like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the support of our clients, partners, and team members. We are proud of the clients and labs we’ve helped to serve their communities and are excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead as we continue to advocate for the medical lab industry.

Looking ahead, we remain committed to providing exceptional services, innovating, and continuing to make quality lab testing more accessible. Contact us today for a free consultation if you’re interested in learning more about how we can assist your lab or career.

Also, be sure to check out the video below for a quick overview of our growth over the years:


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