Enjoy a brief glimpse of our history. 

Our History

August 2016

John Lopez and Michelle Sainio Become Owners

John Lopez, CPA and Michelle Sainio, CPA join Chuck Fredrick, CPA and Sidny Zink, CPA as part of the ownership team of FZA.

May 2013

John M. Lopez, CPA

John M. Lopez, CPA joins the team as a tax senior. With over 16 years of public accounting experience he has expertise in non profit organizations, common interest realty associations, and small businesses.

November 2006

Michelle L. Sainio, CPA

A graduate of FLC, Michelle joined the firm out of college in our audit department.

November 1998

Jim Hugins Retires!

Jim tenderes his shares and starts his transition towards retirement.  We are thankful and lucky that Jim is still helping clients today!

March 1995

Sid Zink, Owner

Sidny K. Zink, becomes a shareholder in the P.C.

April 1991

Welcome Sid Zink

Sidny K. Zink, CPA joins the firm as a manager.

August 1987

Hugins & Fredrick, PC

Hugins & Fredrick, PC was formed to operate the Durango office in tandem with the Cortez office.  Hugins & Fredrick, PC, and Hutchison & Coleman, LLP became the members of Hutchison, Hugins & Fredrick, LLC.

January 1982

Chuck Fredrick, Owner

Chuck attains ownership status!

June 1975

Chuck Fredrick, Staff Accountant

Chuck Fredrick started as a staff accountant with Jim in 1975.

February 1973

Welcome Jim Hugins

Bill hired Jim Hugins in 1973, and Jim opened the Durango office the following year.

March 1957

Founded in Cortez in 1957

William Hutchison founded the firm in Cortez in 1957.  We continue to maintain informal ties with Hutchison & Coleman, LLP, who will always be a part of our history.