About Us



Cook and Company consists of eight to ten full-time and four seasonal employees. We provide accounting, tax, financial and technology services to the public (individuals and businesses). Our specialty is tax and has been since 1957.

We are located in Arab Alabama and although we serve clientele in all fifty states and nineteen foreign countries, our primary market is Huntsville to Birmingham Alabama.

We are a small firm in a small town, but we do a big job for a lot of people.

Our Success is the People we Employ

Our ability to provide timely and convenient service to the client is due to our major investment in computer hardware, software and the knowledge and training of our staff members.

Although our clients spend a short amount of time being interviewed, the various staff involved collectively devote on average 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours to complete the finalizing and filing of each tax return processed through this office.

Buddy Fricke, EA Buddy Fricke, EA

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Direct Phone: (256) 586-4141

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Buddy Fricke, EA is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Mary Penton, EA Mary Penton, EA

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Direct Phone: (256) 586-4135

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Mary L. Penton, EA is a graduate of the University of Alabama Huntsville with a BSBA Business Administration and Accounting.

Anthony Nash, CPA, CGMA Anthony Nash, CPA, CGMA

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Direct Phone: (256) 586-4153

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Anthony Nash, CPA, CGMA is a graduate of the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa with a Bachelor of Science Accounting.

Chris Toney, EA, CPA Chris Toney, EA, CPA

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Direct Phone: (256) 586-4111

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Chris Toney, EA, CPA is a graduate of the University of Alabama Huntsville with a BSBA Business Administration and Accounting.

Tracie Gilley, Notary Public

Tracie Gilley is a Notary Public and she manages our front office operations.

Brooke Pounders

Brooke Pounders graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's Degree, Communications/Public Relations 2010.

Dondie Glenn

Dondi Glenn is in charge of our Document Management System. She's the one who comes by and scans your documents.

Greg Cook, EA, CPA, CGMA, ATA

Greg Cook, EA, CPA, CGMA, ATA worked for the founder for 8 years before buying the practice in 1994.

We are a group of Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents, Accredited Tax Advisors, MBA's, Bookkeepers, Payroll Specialists, Business and Technology Consultants.

I get this question quite often. How did Arab Alabama get its name? "The town was to be named Arad in honor of it's founding citizen Arad Thompson. In 1886 when the letters for the Post Office arrived from Washington D.C., there was a "B" instead of "D". Realizing a correction might take a full year, the citizens put the letters on the Post Office building and changed the name to Arab."


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