In an effort to build community and support each other in our endeavors, the PTO has compiled a list of businesses owned by ISLA parents.  The next time you have a need to hire someone, consider supporting a fellow ISLA family.

A - Accounting

Kenneth Fromm
Eriksen & Fromm, P.A.
1405 North Lilac Drive, Suite 112
Golden Valley, MN 55428
FAX 763-512-1392
Founded in 1978, Eriksen & Fromm P.A. provides a full range of tax, bookkeeping and accounting services for individuals and business clients.  Specialized services include expertise in estate tax, individual tax and small business needs. As a small, client-focused firm, Eriksen & Fromm, P.A. has the experience, flexibility and responsiveness needed to meet its clients' full range of tax and accounting needs.

A – Attorney

Jonathan W. Leaf
Jonathan W. Leaf, P. A.
17800 Old Excelsior Blvd., Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN   55345
(952) 938-5535

Jonathan Leaf has been practicing in the areas of real estate law, estate planning and probate in Hopkins and Minnetonka since 1980.  Jonathan is a certified real property law specialist (certified by the Real Property Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association) and works with buyers, sellers and investors in most areas of real estate law.  Contract for deed transactions are an area of special interest.  In the estate planning area, Jonathan works with Clients to prepare wills, trusts, health care directives and powers of attorney.  His goal is to provide quality legal services for fees that families can afford.  To receive my quarterly (more or less) newsletter, please send an e-mail request  to   

Jim Martin
Morrison Fenske & Sund, P.A.
125 County Road 101, Suite 202
Minnetonka, MN  55345
Morrison Fenske & Sund is comprised of experienced professionals working collaboratively to effectively and efficiently represent the interests of their clients.  Established in 1991, Morrison Fenske & Sund is a general practice firm emphasizing estate planning, employment law, real estate, general representation of small to medium sized business ventures, commercial litigation and intellectual property.  Morrison Fenske & Sund's Twin Cities offices are conveniently located in Minnetonka.

C - Carpentry

Jason Carr

Carpentry Services

301 Monroe Avenue South

Edina, MN  55343


Jason Carr has been a carpenter for 10 years.  He works in all areas of carpentry; decks, sheetrock, painting, demolition, additions, custom cabinetry, bathroom/kitchen remodels, finishing basements, music studios, framing, crown molding, built-ins, gazebos/arbors, mantels and staircases. 

C - Contractor

Paul Burgett
BPM Contracting, Inc.
3435 15th Avenue South
Suite 701
Minneapolis, MN 55407  
(612) 720-9928

Paul is ISLA student Aidan Burgett's dad, and one of the founders of BPM Contracting. BPM is a residential and commercial remodeler and builder, specializing in bathroom, kitchen, and basement remodels. We will help you complete any project - big or small! Our estimates are free, and our workmanship is second-to-none. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured Minnesota Builder/Remodeler.
Visit our website or call us today!

ISLA Families receive a 10% discount! - just mention this listing when calling

D – Dentist

Scott E. Shamblott, DDS
Shamblott Family Dentistry

Shamblott Family Dentistry offers no fear dentistry:  come in and experience the difference.  We offer a warm, open atmosphere where you will feel welcome – regardless of when you last visited a dentist, or if you want to see a dentist at all.  We’ll take care of all your dental needs and keep you comfortable throughout.  We even offer Sedation Dentistry for patients who want to sleep through their appointment and have little or no memory of their dental experience. 

We offer a FREE initial exam, consultation, and x-rays for new patients, because we believe that you shouldn’t have to pay to find out what’s wrong with your teeth.  We also offer SAME DAY emergency visits to help you get out of pain now.

Self-professed dental phobes Ian Punnett (FM107.1) and Brian Oake (Cities97) rave about the treatment they’ve received from our office.  Other patients fly in from around the country, and around the world, to experience the difference that a warm, caring atmosphere can make. 

F – Financial Advisor

Nathan Rooney
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
225 South 6th St.
Suite 4400
Minneapolis, MN 55402

 F – Flooring

Ray Brown 
Mosaic Tileworks LLC
5349 Pennsylvania Ave N
New Hope, MN  55428

More than 15 years of flooring experience specializing in all of your tiling needs, whether it be residential, commercial, interior (floors, walls, tub decks, showers, kitchen counter tops, back splash, fireplace) or exterior (decks, patio's pool side, garage floors).  Creative quality work and design along with customer satisfaction is our priority.  Insured.

H – Handyman

Todd Kirchner
Team Handyman, LLC

Serving both residential and commercial properties.  Specializing in carpentry, drywall repair, roof repair, siding repair, and deck repair.  Also offer electrical, plumbing, custom cabinetry, tile installation and repair, and wall & ceiling texturing. 

I – Insurance

Mark and Jill Koritz
Aardvark Insurance/Allstar Insurance of St. Paul/Seguros OK!
1100 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Office: 651-293-1345
Spanish: 612-237-4742
Bilingual Independent Insurance Agency “Se Habla Espanol!”  Insurance solutions for the Twin Cities and Statewide for over two decades.  We specialize in High Risk (Non Standard) Auto Insurance.  Preferred Auto/Home Owners/Renters/AAA Roadside Assistance Memberships, Life & Health Insurance.  DUI? Tickets? Accidents?  Suspended/Revoked License and need to get reinstated? No Problem!  Foreign or International Drivers Licenses? No Problem.

L – Labels

Allison Erickson
Office Manager
Adhesive Label
2916 Nevada Avenue North
New Hope, MN  55427
Adhesive Label Inc. manufactures and distributes custom retail scale labels and merchandising labels for all of your packaging needs. Labeling bakery, candy, deli, cheese, meat, fish and other seafood, poultry, produce,prepared foods, and other food packages. We print Antonson, Berkel, Bizerba, CAS, DIGI, Exact Equipment, Global, Hobart, Ishida, K-Tron, Kubota, TEC, Toledo, TOR-REY and Weldotron scale labels. Providing expert labeling solutions since 1965.

P - Photography

Amy Duffing
3 Peas Photography
13815 Ridgedale Drive Suite #2
Minnetonka, MN 55305
612-709- 6370
3 Peas Photography provides modern, contemporary portraiture of newborns, children and families throughout the Twin Cities area. Amy's approach to photography is relaxed, fun, and spontaneous.  She uses primarily natural light and prefers to work on-location - your home, a local park, an area landmark....all make wonderful settings.  Amy also has a unique natural light studio here in Minnetonka (near Ridgedale) for clients preferring a studio session or a session with a more clean and contemporary flair.

Lee Prohofsky
Lee Prohofsky Photography
420 Rhode Island Avenue South
Golden Valley, MN  55426
Lee Prohofsky has been providing fine commercial and personal images since 1986.  In studio or on location, Lee can create photos that highlight your message with creativity and impact. He specializes in illustrating people in their best moments and bringing a dramatic flair to product and locations.  Lee also provides school portrait services and family portraiture.

R - Real Estate

Danielle Carr, Realtor, NHSS, SSFS

Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist

Mobile/Text 612-817-3420

Edina Realty, Inc.

14451 Highway 7
Minnetonka, MN  55345

Danielle Carr has been an independent contractor with Edina Realty, Inc. for the past three years, helping clients buy, sell and invest in properties in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.    Visit for more information or call 612-817-3420.


S – Sewing

Angie Tix
310 6th Ave N
Hopkins, MN 55343
Angie has a creative sewing and knitting talent.  Available for sewing lessons. Or custom creative sewing needs, such as costumes or American Girl doll clothes. 

S – Spanish Language


Marcela Gratke

Spanish classes – Tutoring – Translations – Interpretations
2465 Beam Ave
Maplewood, MN 55109

Marcela is a native of Argentina with a degree in Spanish-English translation/interpretation. She has 17 years of experience in teaching ESL and Spanish to children as well as adults. She was an Amity Intern at PSI in St Louis Park for a year.  Her experience also includes 5 years as one of the head instructors at Executive Training, a private institute in Cordoba, Argentina that provides on-site, customized corporate language training to businesses at all levels. Classes focused on conversational or occupational business language instruction, or a bit of both, depending on their needs. Marcela is currently teaching classes for ISLA parents, grandparents and friends on Saturday mornings and will start another session on Tuesday evenings soon. Please call or e-mail ASAP to reserve your spot.

T –Tutor

Heather Copps, MEd
English Reading for Immersion Students
4460 Hunters Ridge Road
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Mrs. Copps is a MN State licensed Reading Specialist with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and also a mother of three, two of which are ISLA immersion students. She runs English reading groups designed for students who attend language immersion programs. ERIS classes are fun and convenient. Call to find out when the next series begins!

Angie Tix
310 6th Ave N
Hopkins, MN 55343
Angie has nine years of math teaching experience.  She is currently at home with her kids as well as teaching part time at Normandale College and tutoring high school students in mathematics and ACT prep.

W - Web Development and Hosting

Michael Koppelman
Clockwork Active Media Systems, LLC
1501 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414 USA
Clockwork is a high-end web strategy and development shop. Clients include Best Buy, Target, Cargill, Coke, General Mills, Forest Lake School District, Washington County and We provide end-to-end web project management including strategy, design, programming, testing, deployment and maintenance. 

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