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.


For more than 30 years we 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 known for comfort and sophisticated styling.


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 have been with us for most of those years, helping to define and shape contemporary van conversion trends in business, recreational and family transportation. We have delivered more than 15,000 luxury and executive conversion vans, performing all design, fabrication and assembly in-house to assure the highest quality.

Service Locations

El Kapitan
15602 Container Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 896-8267

Innovative Vehicle Solutions
3241 Benchmark Drive
Ladson, SC 29456
(843) 376-3822

Southern Emergency & Rescue Vehicle Sales (S.E.R.V.S)
9180 LA-67
Clinton, LA 70722
(225) 683-3999

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