Tinker Associates is owned and operated by Alex K Tinker, III. 

We are a locally operated company specializing in Accounting services; this includes payroll preparation, tax preparation, tax reporting, and business management. Alex Tinker III is the fourth generation family member providing Connellsville, and surrounding areas with financial consulting.


A family run business since 1895...

Alex's great-grandfather, John B Truxel, began selling insurance in the late 1800's out of the Bullskin home place, now Alex and Christine's home. He also began advising his Insureds on tax preperation following the passage of the Sixtenth Ammendment of the United States Constitution on February 3, 1913. 


Alex's grandfather, Paul E. Truxel, following his graduation from Penn State with his degree in Accounting in 1926, assisted his father in both insurance and taxes. In 1937, as the accountant for Schilling Dairy, Paul began Truxel Agency Accounting providing all kinds of business services to the Connellsville Community.


In 1951, Paul purchased the James R. Laughlin Insurance Agency creating Truxel-Laughlin Insurance Agency Inc. which Alex's uncle John B. Truxel operated until his dealth in 2014. 


In October of 1973, Paul 's daughter Patty, having met her husband at Pitt, moved home from Scottsdale Arizona, to join her father's accounting firm. Patty's husband, Alex K Tinker Jr., seeing the amount of calculation and record keeping required with payrolls, brought computerization to the agency in 1975. Thus creating Tinker Associates. 


Alex III joined the firm in 1988, and purchased Tinker Associates from his father in 1992. Alex a graduate from Waynesburg College with a degree in Accounting, and his wife Chris an Aluma of Penn State, continue the practices of Tinker Associates and Truxel Agency. Jeff DeMiere joined the firm in 1997 as an Accountant a graduate of Pitt. In 2004, with the large inflow of clientele, Alex's daughter another graduate of Pitt, Amanda, was brought in as a Payroll Specialist.


Tinker Associates now prepares checks & earning statements, payroll register and deduction registers, local wage deposit reports, federal and state unemployment deposit reports, quarterly reports, W-2s and all supporting documents. 

Tinker Associates is an Authorized E-File Provider and Alex Tinker III is Enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.


Tinker Associates/Truxel Agency has been a fixture of the community for over 100 years, and offers to its clients the combined efforts of Alex Tinker III, as well as Christine, his wife. Their daughter Amanda Hixson who is the Payroll Manager, and has been with the business for 15 years.

With Amanda's involvement, this makes Tinker Associates a fifth-generation family business. Together they bring to the table a combined 75+ years of Accounting Experience.

Tinker Associates remains loyal to the City of Connellsville and is proud to be a member of the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce being named Business of the Month for June 1999.

© 2014 by Tinker Associates

Connellsville, Pennsylvania Accounting, Taxes, and Payroll Services