THE ARTISTRY OF VAN CONVERSIONS

El Kapitan artisans create van conversions the way some artists work in paint or marble. Each project results in hand-crafted perfection fashioned in metal, hardwood, fine leathers, fabrics and electronics that stands as the ultimate expression of automotive artistry.

BORN IN THE LAND OF VAN CONVERSIONS

For more than 30 years, the El Kapitan company have been creating handcrafted perfection in conversion vans for discerning clients across the United States and in Russia, China, Japan, Europe and the Middle East. Our company opened in 1984 in Southern California, and was at the forefront of the evolution of conversion vans into luxury transportation.

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WE DELIVER BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

El Kapitan is a certified Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Master Upfitter. We take pride in that and use the same high standards and precision when turning Mercedes Sprinters into the conversion vans people dream of owning. At El Kapitan, every van conversion project is designed for you to make your own story.

PEOPLE START WITH US AND STAY WITH US

Many of our staff and partners have been with us for most of those years, helping to define and shape contemporary van conversion trends in business, recreational and family transportation. Through the decades, we have delivered more than 15,000 luxury and executive conversion vans.

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WHY EL KAPITAN

A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

We have created an inviting atmosphere that welcomes ideas and rewards great work. With a low staff turnover, our skilled van specialists have been with us from the beginning, some more than 20 years.

TOP TALENT

We have developed organically on the strengths of our specialists in structural and ornamental metal fabrication, finish carpentry, upholstery, electronics, mechanical systems, customer service and business operations.

INGENIOUS DESIGN, FLAWLESS EXECUTION

Our design inspiration begins with you. Everything from our craftsmenship to our interior elements are designed to fit your life style.

OBSESSIVE ABOUT QUALITY

Here at the El Kapitan company, we have a reputation for incredible quality from the in-house fabrication work to our pristine materials. Quality is everyone's business. We take our work seriously so we will always deliver conversion vans with fit, finish, and performance beyond your expectations.

CONTINUOUS LEARNING

We constantly upgrade our skills and knowledge to stay on the landing edge of technology. When better materials become available, we use them. We are constantly on the look out for the latest and greatest to improve our process.

TOP NOTCH FACILITY

Our facility, conveniently located in Huntington Beach, California, is large enough to accommodate almost any size order and house our full range of in-house fabrication expectations.

SERVICE LOCATIONS

EL KAPITAN

5831 Research Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

INNOVATIVE VEHICLE SOLUTIONS

3241 Benchmark Drive
Ladson, SC 29456

MERCEDES BENZ OF STOCKTON

10777 Trinity Pkwy
Stockton, CA 95219