About sixty years ago John Weinard started doing income tax returns for clients in the back of a drug store in South Minneapolis. After acquiring some experience and a very loyal clientel, Mr. Weinard established an office on 4th Street. After the construction of 35W took out his 4th Street office, he relocated to 1922 Clinton Avenue South.
In his first year out of college Mark Deziel trained as a preparer and was working for a firm called Mr. Tax. While doing a co-worker’s return at the laundrymat next door, he learned that John Weinard was looking for help. Mark worked for John for the next 13 years.
In 1991 Mark opened Deziel’s Tax Service, renting space in a law office at 2620 Nicollet Avenue South. In 1998 John Weinard joined Mark Deziel at the Nicollet office along with current staff member Roberta Wilkinson.
After the Nicollet building was sold, we opened for three years in Calhoun Square. We moved furniture and equipment into storage and officed from home in the off season. This pattern worked well for us and helped hold down operating expense.
In 2002 we moved to Rosedale Center continuing the same pattern of officing from home in the off season. This is now our 10th tax season at Rosedale. We have come to appreciate the friendly and exciting atmosphere of Rosedale Center and hope to keep it our home for a long time.