Industries We Serve

Automotive

We make it simple to measure your shop’s performance.

Did you know not measuring the KPIs in your shop could be costing you thousands of dollars every month?

Collecting the right information and measuring your shop’s critical areas of performance enables your business to reach its full potential. Our CPAs and business advisors provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions and maximize the health of your business. 

As an owner in the evolving automotive aftermarket, you are continually pulled in different directions. You regularly face critical issues, like: 

  • Where can I find a new technician?
  • How do I adapt to changing consumers?
  • How do I implement ADAS repairs in business?
  • Is my social media bringing in new business?

Then there are the daily challenges of running a business – comebacks, parts delays, disgruntled employees, compensation, and cash flow, to name just a few. 

All of this can be frustrating and overwhelming, leaving you little time to monitor the performance of your business.

As a shop owner, you need a quick reference, backed with solid advice, to help you optimize the potential for your shop.

We take your back-office accounting off your plate so you can focus on what you do best. We provide a monthly report card – a quick “snapshot” – so you can easily see what’s working well and identify the areas that need more attention. You’ll also receive complete financial statements for when you need to dive deeper. To ensure you’re on the pulse of your business, our managing accountants and staff are available to review and discuss your monthly report card and financial statements. 

We leverage real experience in the automotive repair industry. We have the same training and education as many leaders in the automotive aftermarket, and we work directly with some of those leaders to help shops make better decisions in their business. 

At James Hamlin & Co, we operate like a small, personable accounting firm, with the depth and abilities of a large firm.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Since 1951, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses that strive to deliver excellence in service and repairs to consumers.


The experts in automotive shop management! With Bill’s forty plus years of experience in the industry he is the perfect person to help coach and improve every aspect of your shop. Bill’s solution based focus, expertise, unique perspectives and in-depth knowledge of the industry provides clients with the tools they need to succeed. Sara brings over six years in the automotive industry plus fifteen years in retail management to the mix. She helps clients with social media management focused on increasing engagement therefore improving overall car count. With Bill being a baby boomer and Sara being a millennial this is a unique combination of a team that brings their clients many different perspectives on the industry. Bill and Sara take tremendous pride and joy in the work that they do within the automotive community and want nothing more than to help as many others succeed in their businesses as possible.


In 2010, Jeremy O’Neal created Advisor Fix. Jeremy grew up in a service station and began his career in the auto repair industry by washing headlights at 8 years old. He’s been recognized as one of the industry’s most talented and skilled service advisors. Having worked at independent repair facilities, as well as new car dealerships, Jeremy has developed the best real world sales training available to the auto repair industry. Drawing on personal experiences, his material is based in the real world and works for his clients.

Automotive Service Association

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