JMS Family-Owned Businesses - Updated 2/12


In our continuing efforts to support our JMS families and local businesses, we wanted to share a list of businesses and services run by Jefferson families:

PDF of the complete list: Businesses Owned by Jefferson Families


Food businesses: 

Marsatta Chocolates                  (Owned by Jefferson parent, Jeffray Gardner)

Location:  4604 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, 90503 (near Pizza Hut)

Phone/Website:  310-318-0489

Service provided: Handmade chocolates, baked goods, and coffee

Special note: Jeffray Gardner is a chocolatier who is committed to serving the community by providing the highest quality of locally sourced ingredients and chocolates to his customers.  Orders can be picked up in store or placed online to be shipped.


Pinwheel Cafe and Bakery            (Owned by our para educator, Ms.Emilie Solandt’s family)

Location: 2553 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, 90505 (near Trader Joe’s)

Phone/Website: 310.325.5055

Service provided: Fresh French homemade breads and pastries made daily. A variety of French breakfast and lunch options including omelettes, soups, salads and sandwiches. 

Special note: Takeout orders only at this time, you can call or order through the website. Delivery is available through Grubhub 


Sub Club Italian Deli (Owned by our counselor, Ms. Balooch’s, family)

Location: 4338 Pacific Coast Hwy Torrance, 90505 (near Sprouts and Michaels)

Phone: 310-373-0993

Service provided: order hot and cold sub sandwiches, pasta, and macaroni salads.  Deli meats and cheeses by the pound (or ounces) are also being sold. 

Special note: Takeout orders only at this time, walk ins, call ahead or call from right outside; delivery available through Grubhub, Postmates, etc... 



Top-UPS Tent, Flags, Banners               (Owned by Jefferson parent, Kevin Falk)

Location: 1820 W. 220th St. Ste. 215, Torrance, 90501

Phone/Website:  Cell: 213-925-1905


FB @topupsstore

Hours:  Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm (Closed Sat-Sun)

Service provided:  Create personalized tents, flags, and banners for businesses

Special note: Have been making signs and flags for local restaurants/businesses that say “Open 7 Days” and other signs so the community knows they are still providing services at this time.


Graphic Design:

Dezign Lizard Graphic Design (Owned by Jefferson Parent, Becky Ward)

Phone/Website: 310-433-7864

Services Provided: Freelance graphic design in South Bay since 2003.  Creative and corporate print, web, logos, social, writing, advertising

Special note: great examples online of Dezign Lizard work and a fun blog when you have 5 minutes to take a peek at it.



Still Got It! Fitness (Owned by Jefferson Parent, Travis Graham)

Location: 2173 Lomita Blvd. Unite 101 Lomita, 90717

Phone/Website: 310-294-1104

Hours: 6:30am-7pm Monday-Friday

Services Provided: Personal and group training, as well as nutrition services, yoga, and Parkinsons wellness recovery. 

Special note: This club is currently offering a free book, The Big Book of Exercise Movement, to support client wellness.  $20 for a 1-week trial of club membership.  There are also some free workouts posted online.


Heating & Air Conditioning

Ely & Son Heating and A/C Inc. (Owned by Jefferson Parent, Matt Ely)

Phone/Website: 310-505-3235
Hours: 7am-4pm Monday-Friday
Services Provided: Heating and Air Conditioning
Special note: 31 years in business, accredited since 2007.



Fastest Labs of Torrance      (Owned by Jefferson parent, Bill Coffey)

Location: 18156 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, 90504

Phone/Website:  424-433-5553

Hours:  Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm (Closed Sat-Sun)

Service provided: Drug testing for Department of Transportation and any business requiring it for pre-employment testing. Onsite testing is available, not a medical clinic, so people get in and out quickly. 

Special note: Preferred clinic for Quest and does collection for them.



Fleur de Lis Photography (Owned by Jefferson parent, Cynthia Olkie)

Location: 805 Torrance Blvd.  Redondo Beach, 90277

Phone/Website: 424-246-6792

Service provided: Family portraits, headshots, branding and events

Special note: Fleur de Lis Photography was published in several What’s Up for Kids South Bay magazine covers.  Email is            


Riley Cooper Photography (Owned by Jefferson Parent, Kristy Black)

Phone/Website: 310-561-4852

Service provided: Family, Children, Pregnancy, Newborn

Special note: Digital packages starting at $250. She has been published in People Magazine and Easy Ryder Magazine. Member of Professional Photographers of America Association and Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International. Email is


Sally Yuguchi Photography (Owned by Jefferson Parent, Sally Yuguchi)

Phone/Website: 310-525-9836

Services Provided: Portrait and lifestyle photography  

Special note:  Email is



Hilton Auto Transport (Owned by Jefferson parent, Nichole Hilton)

Phone/Website: 888-318-0080
Service provided:  Car transportation: open carrier transport, enclosed carrier transport, and
rush auto shipping
Special note: Militay and Senior discounts, zero upfront payment, insurance coverage. This
business has earned an Angie’s list Super Service Award for 5 years in a row, and is an A+
rating on the Better Business Bureau


LA Confidential       (Owned by Jefferson parent, Gustavo Baptista)

Phone/Website: 888.610.7804

Service provided:  Executive ground transportation in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Special note: Transportation city to city, city to airport, long rides, and short rides.  We also do grocery shopping for anyone in need.



Are you a Jefferson family and own your own business?  Please reach out to get on this listing… 

Contact Cara McCallum at  Thank you!


Jefferson Middle School is not specifically affiliated with any of the above businesses and does not offer this list to recommend a business.  This listing is a Jefferson community service offered to support small business.  Jefferson Middle School accepts no liability for the quality of service or products listed above.