In 1992, I moved to Charlottesville from Atlanta to join forces with Bill Henderson to form Henderson & Everett. Wade Hampton joined the firm in 2004 as a shareholder as Bill transitioned into retirement. Soon thereafter, we changed our firm name to Hampton & Everett. Over the years, Wade and I built H&E into one of the premier (if not the premier) CPA firm in the Charlottesville area. We have grown from two CPAs to a current accounting staff of nine. John Scaglione became a shareholder in 2017 and Andrew Mills will become a shareholder on January 1, 2021. I am very proud of the quality of our team and what we have grown into. But it is now time for me to step aside (just like Bill before me). I will be fully retiring from the firm on December 31, 2020 after 28 years. While I will no longer be working with you, all of you have worked with other members of the firm, either directly or behind the scenes so the transition should be seamless. I am quite confident that your experience with H&E will be even better as we have brought on accountants smarter and sharper than me. Emma, Andrew, Sharolyn, Andy, Paige, Mike, John and Wade will be there for you to help with your tax, accounting and financial needs just as I have been.
I have treasured my time serving you and it has been one of the most enriching parts of my life. I have been truly blessed to love what I did for a living. Not many can say that. Thank you for making that happen.
Hampton & Everett is different from most CPA firms. In fact, we are much more than typical CPAs. We are business developers, financial consultants, personal advisors and trusted friends. In its most simple form, we assist our clients in order to maximize their personal and business financial well-being.
The H&E team is made up of personable individuals with ties to our community and wide interests outside the profession. Whether it be business, politics, sports, education or raising children, your interests are our interests.
H&E distinguishes itself from the competition by providing client service over and above accounting and tax service. H&E knows and understands its clients and is in communication with them frequently throughout the year, not just during income tax season or the reporting period. We return telephone calls and e-mails promptly and remain available to our clients even when we are outside the office. We understand the importance of timely service and pride ourselves on a very low extension rate.
Our objective is to provide business owners and individuals with personalized tax, accounting and advice to assist in reaching their financial goals. While some only look to their CPA to provide basic income tax compliance, our services go beyond that. Our services are designed for those clients who need to carefully prepare plans to anticipate their tax position as it affects their overall goals. These clients want advice on how best to structure their business and investments. They rely on and trust H&E’s personal advisory services. These are the clients best served by H&E.