Nearly seventy 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 clientele, 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 laundromat 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.
After the Nicollet building was sold, we opened for three years in Calhoun Square. We moved furniture and equipment into storage and worked from home in the off season. This pattern functioned 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. After 17 successful years at Rosedale, they could not find space for us, so we have had to move.
Now we have found a new office for the tax season at Maplewood Mall. We have come to appreciate the friendly and exciting family atmosphere of the mall and hope to keep it our home for a long time.