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Kaizen CPAs + Advisors


We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2022, Kaizen CPAs + Advisors (formerly James Hamlin & Co., P.C.) has merged with SCL CPA PC. The combined firm will continue to operate under the Kaizen name.  This merger is the blending of two robust firms with complementary strengths and will allow for even greater, more diverse service to our clients. 

We conducted an extensive search within our region looking for an opportunity like this. SCL CPA PC exceeded our hopes for a firm we can combine with and continue the tradition we have for excellent service, deep expertise, and an environment our clients and associates want to be a part of. 

SCL CPA PC was founded in October of 2017, when Asija CPA PC and VBL & Associates SC merged. The team shares the same values as Kaizen and delivers additional tools such as Profit First and the CFO Project to its clients, focusing on delivering advice to help small businesses achieve and surpass profit goals. 

In October of 2021, James Hamlin & Co., P.C. rebranded to become “Kaizen CPAs + Advisors”. With nearly 60 years of history and sentiment, at James Hamlin & Co. we recognized how valuable a brand is to a company, its team, and its clients. The passage of time brings change organically, and as a progressive firm, we want to be proactive in building new directions for the firm, rather than sit by, passively waiting to see what might happen next. It’s critical as a company to maintain a modern image, to be fresh and current. We’re not only willing to change, we embrace it. And, we hope in doing so, we not only grow as a team but also inspire our clients to explore opportunities to keep their own businesses growing by embracing change. 

From a journey of self-discovery, our new name, Kaizen CPAs + Advisors, emerged.  We wanted a name that would clearly reflect who we are and what we do. Kaizen is derived from the root words for “change” and “better”, and is inspired by what our team and clients have told us is unique and special about our firm. At Kaizen, we are obsessed with life-long learning and we bring relentless energy to improve the lives of our team and our clients. 

 The Kaizen formula — Inform. Inspire. Improve. — expresses our passion to help you embrace a journey of continuous improvement to make your business and your personal life better every day


The Partners and Associates of Kaizen CPAs + Advisors


The partners at Kaizen, left to Right: John Chiappetta, Clay Hamlin, Sanjay Asija, Eric Joern