"The proof is in the pudding"
Here at Cardiff Campervan the bottom line is our customer experience. We are not the biggest, fanciest, or flashiest builder. In fact, we often recommend other avenues when we feel we are not the right fit or you are looking to do something that isn't in our wheelhouse. Does the builder you are considering give you that type of advice even if it means that they might not get your business? Likely not. We treat every customer like we are giving advice to a family member or best friend. In the long run we feel its smart business.
What we do however, we do really well, and maintain our motto and philosophy of keeping it simple. Quality, customer satisfaction, value, and doing things right are super important to us. Helping potential customers make smart choices, explaining exactly what we do, how we do it, and why we do it the way we do give our customers confidence in that they are getting the very best value and quality they can expect when evaluating whom to use with their build. It is all about getting the most out of your investment.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
We took the next step into converting our van to a camper van. @cacampervan hooked up our batteries and we finally got electrical. The attention to detail and great customer service we definitely recommend them and we look forward to being a return customer. Doug V 2020
“I highly recommend CACampervans. If you want knowledge, experience, honesty, fair pricing, and quality craftsmanship, go see Korey at CACapmervans! I shopped around for over 12 months, and I could not be happier with the build-out he did for me.”
Jason S 2019
I'm writing this review from the top of a mountain, snuggled cozy in bed of our amazing van. We 110% recommend Korey. The quality of his work and his professionalism are exceptional. We appreciated all the care and personal service he demonstrated. Korey worked with us to refine our van build so that it is perfect for us. We live in Santa Cruz and it was well worth the time to drive to Encinitas to have Korey do our build. We have dreamed of having a van like this for so many years and couldn't be happier.
Beyond words, thank you, Korey.
Juliet B 2019
I highly recommend Korey at Cardiff Camper Van. He not only knows what he is doing, he also holds his quality to the highest standard. Korey always has time to answer questions and, even when you are not spending a ton of money with him, he is helpful with great advice and information. I hired Korey to do all the “hard stuff”. He installed my solar panels, fan, heater and all my electrical. He also installed my Moab Bed and Mule Bags. His pricing is very reasonable and he finished everything on schedule. 5 Star Rating!
Dan B 2019
I want to thank you for all of your guidance, honesty, thoroughness and keeping us so well informed on schedule & progress. Karen & I could not be happier with your input and completed work. I plan to tell any people that are doing a Sprinter conversion about you.
Steve M 2019
I really want to thank you for all your help in regards to my Sprinter. I first contacted you almost a year ago and you were extremely helpful in providing information and guidance on both the purchase and the build out of the Van. I am very pleased with the build out you installed. I am thinking it will be perfect for my needs. The craftsmanship is excellent, your price was very reasonable and it took you less than two weeks to complete. Amazing!
Eric M 2019
I have a 2016 170 WB Sprinter. Decided I wanted to add a Espar Diesel heater. I contacted Korey and after a couple conversations and a trip to see him I knew he was the only person in the area I wanted to do the installation. He is up front about everything he does and follows through with his word, timing and price. He does good work and backs it up. I highly recommend him if you need some help building a outdoor camper van. Thanks Korey!
Rich F 2019
I Am 110% happy with the installation of a solar system in my E250 Sportmobile. Korey went above and beyond in the quality of his work. I am super stoked to find Ca Camper Vans because they are in North County and small enough to have direct communication with who is doing the work. They do things the right way, as if it were their own van. This is who you want working on your rig. Thanks Korey.
Scott M 2019
Korey’s work is top notch. I needed a few things done to get my van build going and he was able to get them done in between his bigger jobs often finishing the project in a faster timeline than estimated. He is also a wealth of build information recommending top notch products and tips for DIY builders.
Ryan J 2019
Your workmanship is excellent, communication has been constant and clear, and suggestions for work to be done has been right on. Much appreciated and thrilled we found you to work on our van!!I I do want to thank you so much for the advice you gave us - the detail cleaning was exceptional and well worth the cost. I love that you reviewed with us everything before and after - your communication is excellent. Love the photos along the way, knew the costs all upfront and some of the challenges you met. You always responded quickly with any questions we had, and freely gave your opinion as well as respected our opinions.
Nancy L 2019
We’re very pleased with the quality of Cardiff Campervan’s bed installation for our Ford Transit. Transit passenger vans can be challenging to work with. Korey took the time to understand how we use the van and designed a custom solution we didn’t even think was possible, its awesome.
Gavin D 2019
Korey's work is meticulous and detail oriented... done the right way with the best materials for your van build. He is very knowledgeable, he listens to what you will be using your van for and makes recommendations based on those needs for your build (no up selling or recommending extra items that you won't end up using for your van). I had a very simple/functional build out done on my 2015 sprinter crew van (full sound deadening, full insulation, maxx air fan, rear upper wall panels, 12v outlets, and auxiliary battery installed) to make it a perfect "weekender" for beach days and short camping trips. Night and day difference with the sound deadening, insulation, and maxx air fan (all must haves for any van conversion). Just as important is that the build was done on time! Korey will thoroughly walk you through all items installed on your van so you know everything you need to in order to enjoy the van as it should be! I recommend Korey's work for any level of a van conversion and I look forward to working with him again in the future for any other conversion items that will be added to my sprinter. Thanks Korey and Cardiff Camper Van, stoked!"
Blair D 2019
Am 110% happy with the installation of a solar system in my E250 Sportmobile. Korey went above and beyond in the quality of his work. I am super stoked to find Ca Camper Vans because they are in North County and small enough to have direct communication with who is doing the work. They do things the right way, as if it were their own van. This is who you want working on your rig. Thanks Korey.
Scott M 2019
We are so thankful to Korey at Cardiff Camper van for helping us create our dream camper. Korey is so knowledgeable, and patient, that he helped us understand the pros, cons, and compromise to each of our considerations. The end product was perfect for us. We have a super versatile camper that tackles commuting, weekend house projects, juggling kids sporting events, conquering the mountains, road tripping, and camping. We have everything we need and nothing we don’t. We can’t praise Korey enough for his creativity, competence, precision, and attention to detail.
-Lee and Kiyomi 2019
Believe the hype. Korey is unlike any other van upfitter I’ve met. From the moment I read the ABOUT US section on his website, I knew I had to meet the man behind California Campervan. He keeps it simple and straightforward. He’s not going to try to upsell you on all the crazy, expensive features you could add to your van (and rarely use), but instead focuses on that brilliant basic functionality you will use and appreciate when you’re out exploring.
We already had a pop top installed in our Mercedes Metris passenger van, but we wanted to build a simple, elevated bed behind our passenger seats that could accommodate our 7 year old son and give us a place underneath to store our camping gear. Being a small, passenger van, it definitely presented some challenges, but Korey brought the initial vision to life and then some. Our son loves hanging out in his custom bed. It looks so pro, friends and family think the van just came like that. Do yourself a favor and call Korey first before moving forward with your van conversion.
David B. 2019
I was referred to Korey by a true van / Baja enthusiast a few days before I was going to drop my van off with a larger van upfitting company, and I am so glad I went with Korey. Working with Korey was instantly an entirely different experience then dealing with a salesmen. He has so much first hand knowledge that it only took one conversation for us to figure out what I wanted. He was very budget conscious, and helped me get my van dialed in for my intended use while maximizing the money I had to spend. You can tell Korey takes great pride in his work and really enjoys what he does, and this came across in both his craftsmanship and customer service. It's a pleasure working with someone who truly treats your project as their own, and that is the easiest way to sum up my experience with Cardiff campervans.
Dave G 2019
Working Great! Love the heater.
Josh J 2019
Korey was able to take my new 2018 sprinter 144 crew van and build it exactly exactly how I had envisioned it. Prior to the build he took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns, of which I had many! He added an elevated bed, solar, interior lights, swivel seats, 12 volt outlets and a separated battery charging system. His work was clean, detailed and fairly priced. I would recommend him to any of my friends who need a van build.
Bill G 2018
Korey was amazing to work with - he was super detail oriented, organized, and prompt. He made a number of key suggestions that saved us thousands of dollars, relative to other quotes we received. And, we got a van in record time that we are super happy with. Absolutely no complaints and only positive things to say.
Reed W. 2018
Korey of Cardiff Camper Vans installed a solar panel system on our Transit van. It was done in a day and we are very happy with the work. We highly recommend him for anyone thinking of doing the same thing. Again, thank you for a job well done.
Steve and Audrey 2018
“It was great having you do the upgrades on the van! I loved that you were very particular where it counted and flexible to make it the way I envisioned. I also liked your guidance on the things that were ‘easy’ to do later and the things that were worth doing right away. I’ll have a round two of upgrades hopefully this winter”
Korey at Cardiff vans was very professional and very helpful with questions and ideas. Takes pride in doing it right and goes the extra mile after the work is done. Fast, economical, knowledgeable and straight forward honesty. Will be using him again for future builds on my van. Thanks Korey!!
Arsenio O. 2018
Van is great! Really appreciate your attention to detail and for tweaking everything for me. Stoked!
Michael M. 2018
The van looks and works great. I am very pleased with your work.
Lee C. 2018
“From the first call, it was so evident that Korey, the owner, loves what he does and wants even the van curious prospect to be well informed. He patiently answered all my questions and gave me some of the best advice yet on my van journey — a testament to his knowledge and experience. Pick up the phone and call him! You won’t regret it.”
Nichole J. 2018
"Korey's passion and in-depth knowledge of the vans was readily apparent from the first conversation we had. He helped me understand the myriad of available options and what made sense for me. I would recommend Cardiff Campervan to anyone interested in affordable, timely and high-quality camper van customization."
Grant E. 2018
Korey — thank you for the work you did on my Sprinter. I’ve been giving people your contact info and have posted favorable comments on Sprinter-Source. The van is great; the bed installation, bench mount table, roof vents, solar panels, second battery, lighting, ladder and insulation make a huge difference. The van is quieter and much more utilitarian for a multitude of uses.
Your craftsmanship, knowledge of the van, systems and components you installed is excellent. And you worked quickly, efficiently, on time and on budget. It was worth my drive to and from San Diego from northern California (along with airfare) for you to do the work.
OM D. 2018
Korey was unbelievably professional and did a fantastic job with the solar. He worked with me and my wants/needs to get me the perfect solar setup. Personally, I know very little about electricity and Korey explained the entire process so well that I feel like I have a good grasp now. He also gave me tips on what to avoid and ways to continue my build. I will be back for more work when I get stuck along the build process.
Evan P. 2018
Overall, I would say Korey is the best I have seen with quality of work and professionalism for my Sprinter build. I only had a few things done by other people and Korey was the only one who finished on time and did quality work that I would not be able to do myself. As an example, I paid to have my stereo put in by an expensive audio specialist shop and it took three return trips to have them finish hooking up my front speakers, connecting the backup camera and then the USB charger. I added all the new speakers and all they had to do was install the headset but I am still not pleased with the work. Korey uses quality parts that he has extensive experience working with and if you have talked with him at all you will see he has a passion to build the best. I received much more in the advice and experience Korey shared than anything I got done on my sprinter. He is a great guy and even gave me a new mat when he had a little rip in my floor mat after removing it. He did not have to do that but it is one example of him taking care of all the little details.
Slater F 2017
First I must say that my situation is a little different than most conversion vans, as I converted my wife’s work van, so whatever Korey did, it had to be taken apart on short notices she could use it.
1. was the van delivered on time? Yes, it was. we had a few delays but they were of my making, as I changed some things as we were going. korey changed my van from an old rattle trap, to a quality camper van, with all of the amenities and I am stoked about the result. I am extremely happy about Korey’s communication and because it was a special order we had to communicate all the time, and he never left me hanging, and told me up front,what the costs would be. Would you recommend Cardiff campervan to a friend? Absolutely! I have already, and plan to in the future. This guy is no joke and will treat you right. I have done three trips since I got the van done and I am thrilled with the van and the effort from Korey to make it right.
Larry P. 2017
Korey and I spoke over a few months period and he appeared very knowledgeable! I brought my van down to have him install two six volt batteries and wire them up so I can finish the electrical. He did an amazing job in less time than expected! The battery's he normally purchases were unavailable so he footed the bill on batteries that cost $100 more. The workmanship was amazing. He's very detailed. Plus Korey doesn't push for you to have him work on your vehicle. He will motivate and show you how to do stuff on your own!
John H. 2017
You can absolutely use me as a reference. Feel free to give my email or phone out. On a one to five scale – delivery, communication, recommendation, and overall enjoyment “”5”.
Korey is a pleasure to work with, pricing is very fair and usually a little below market, and he takes pride in his work. He is a wealth of knowledge regarding van conversions and communicates well.
Jim W. 2017
"I bought a Ford Transit Connect Wagon and had Korey build a bed the full width. Apparently he had never been asked to do a build on such a small vehicle before. Also, I had some special requests like wanting the front seats to still be able to recline. Korey had to be creative to figure it all out, but he always remained optimistic and approached it as a challenge. I really appreciate that Korey is so willing to please and so patient. He's a perfectionist, and his attention to detail shows in the final result. Thank you, Korey!"
Sue J 2016
Working with Korey at Cardiff Campervan to produce our dream adventure vehicle was a pleasure. We owned several class B vans in the past and wanted to outfit an empty van to meet our specific needs. We came to Korey with a list of options to include, and he quickly replied with a detailed quote and timeline. Upon visiting him to scrutinize the quality of his work, we were confident that he could build out our van on par with the biggest names in the van-customizing industry - he's a perfectionist with a high level of mechanical skill. Korey took his time to explain the process and made suggestions of how to maximize our budget. Our van was completed in the time frame he estimated, and we were thrilled at how perfectly crafted the final product came out. It's been a bit over a year and 18,000 miles since our build, and every part of it has held up perfect. We never hesitate to tell admirers of our van who did the work.
Thanks again for helping us out. We're having lots of fun with the van.
Al and Lisa 2016
"The bed you built for me turned out exactly as I expected. Fine craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Your design allows me to store a lot of equipment under the bed. And best of all, the bed is surprisingly comfortable".
David S. 2016