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.

July 2016

Devin Feeney & Shelley Join the Team!

FZA is pleased to to announce the recent additions of Devin Feeney & Shelley Mauch to the team! Devin and Shelley are both previous interns that we are thrilled to have back as full-time Staff Accountants. Welcome to the team, you two!


March 2014

FredrickZink & Associates, CPAs

FredrickZink & Associates, CPAs continues a tradition of service excellence in the Four Corners.

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.

February 2013

Welcome Steven P. Housley

A graduate of FLC, Steve returned to Durango in May 2013, joining our audit team.

November 2006

Michelle L. Sainio, CPA

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

May 2001

Coelene M. O’Kane, CPA

Coelene started out with FZA in the audit side and is now an integral part of our tax 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.

October 1990

Melanie G. McLean, CPA

Our tax manager Melanie has worked with Chuck her entire public accounting career.

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.