Kaizen Speed, LLC began in a shag carpeted bedroom with our first product, the Balance Shaft Eliminator Kit for Honda H22 engines in 2003. By 2004 we were in a back yard shop where we specialized in custom turbo kits and performance modifications for 90’s imports. We quickly grew out of that space and in 2005 established our first commercial location with two employees and 1,000 square feet.
By 2007 we had moved into our existing 5,200 square foot building and purchased our first chassis dyno where we cut our teeth tuning every engine management system we could get our hands on. 2007 also brought us our first magazine article (back when print magazines were still big!), and we continued to focus on Honda performance. In 2010 we finished our flagship vehicle, the KS Tuned Outlaw Car which became the quickest and fastest class-legal H22 powered vehicle to date and stayed that way for nearly a decade. In 2011 we simplified KAIZENSPEED to include “KS Tuned” where we specialized in creating innovative, “never-done-before” Honda performance products and services.
2015 brought a change where Kaizen Speed and KS Tuned became separate brands, and we launched the Do It For A Living Podcast with the goal of helping talented up-and-comers make it in the performance industry!
KS Tuned remained our Honda Performance brand, and Kaizen Speed became our brand focused on domestic performance tuning and further product development. We split our social media accounts (@kstuned and @kaizenspeed). By the end of 2016 we had partnered with a local GM dealership to sell brand new Corvettes and Camaros with performance upgrades, complete with a written warranty! This turned out to be non-sustainable and by 2017 we began to focus heavily on product development.
2019 saw the beginning of a new era for Kaizen Speed, LLC as we introduced the Kaizen Relay concept at SEMA and won the SEMA Launch Pad competition! 2020 was the year of COVID-19 which slowed down our manufacturing plans. Early 2021 had manufacturing underway for the Kaizen Relay ecosystem of products as well as new products underway for KS Tuned as well!
The future is what we make of it, and we will continue working towards our goals for years and decades to come!