"The proof is in the pudding"
Here at Cardiff Campervan the bottom line is our customer experience. Weekender style builds might be "simpler" but there is nothing simple about delivering a quality product on time, on budget, and done right. What our customers experience before, during, and after the build process is what separates us from the competition. Don't get fooled by builders prices, as they say you generally get what you pay for, there are no shortcuts to good quality work, done with the right materials, the right way. Don't believe us read what our customers say. We always believe do it once and do it right and try our hardest to meet and exceed expectations. Even a simple build can be complex in the details and that's what we feel separates the average builders and really good ones. Our job is to explain why we are better than our competition, before, during, and after the build.
Here is a sampling of what our customers say about their experience
I took my van to my mechanic for routing maintenance as we're planning a few summer road trips. Just wanted to share that my mechanic, who only works on Mercedes vehicles, had very high praise for your craftsmanship and cleanliness. He says he sees a lot of vans with messy work.
Keep up the great work!
Jimmy C 2021
We have a 2020 Sprinter Crew 144 4x4 & thanks to social media for introducing us to Korey and CACamper Van! From our early conversations with Korey it was very apparent that he was super passionate about his craftsmanship in delivering a high quality, practical Van conversion. He set expectations very early on with schedule and budget and there was no scope creep. We checked with many outfitters and none came close to Korey’s vision for a “Weekender” camper van. He was involved at every aspect of conception to completion. His phone/text check-ins keeping us in loop through the entire process was exceptional. We live in Seattle, WA and made the 1200 mile trek to San Diego without hesitation - We highly recommend Korey’s Weekender conversion for those looking for a long wkd getaway and still live in a house(there is no toilet) 😎 Thanks Korey for everything in making our dream a reality!
Jeff & Mel 2021
Korey's patience, knowledge and skills are the trifecta of a great van builder. Whether in person or over the phone, Korey has been able to help us get our van outfitted and ready for the summer. Cacmpervans is the place to go to get your van good to go.
Michael S 2021
After nearly two years of research, I decided that I didn’t want a van with built-ins or permanent furniture. I wanted something modular. I wanted my van to go from Cargo to Camper in under 10 minutes.
I discovered Korey and CA Camper Vans and was immediately drawn into his Weekender build philosophy. After one phone call, I knew I had found the right craftsman for the job. I lived with my DIY setup for over a year until I finally got to the point where I knew exactly what I wanted. I stayed in contact with Korey along the way and he helped guide my decisions to build the perfect work, live, and play vehicle.
I have since sold my BMW sedan and now use the Sprinter as my main vehicle. It is the perfect family wagon and man cave. My van is always prepared to carry work equipment, a spontaneous adventure, or just a family picnic in the park. Our CA Camper Van is by far the most practical and coolest vehicle I’ve ever owned.
Kevin J 2021
You are the best of all customer service ever!
Nancy L 2021
I went back for phase 2 of my Sprinter camper van build with Korey since I was extremely pleased at his previous work. This time around I had an Espar heater, Aluminess step tread, driver swivel seat, overhead l-tracks for AW mule bags and fog light wiring installed. As before he was very knowledgeable, up front and professional. He notified me of delays with product shipment with vendors and worked with me to get the heater installed first since I needed it for a trip. In two separate weekend days all of the above work was done. I highly recommend Korey!
Raf G 2021
I had Korey install some Zamp solar panels on top of my Ram Promaster. He was a pleasure to work with and fast. Would absolutely hire him again for all my camper van needs.
Randy T 2021
I could not be happier with my van build from Korey and CA CamperVan. Korey couldn't be more professional, patient and realistic to a customers needs. He does not try to sell you stuff you don't need and his installation is second to none. Not many people execute on leadtimes and more importantly budget, but Korey delivered everything he said he would. On time, on budget, fantastic quality, and good people. I can't recommend Korey highly enough.
Matt H 2021
Just shouting out, the recent bed conversion you completed is awesome. I wanted to keep my passenger Ford Transit 350 a touring campervan and you made it happen. Thanks Korey
Driving down the coast to visit Korey at @cacampervan is never a drab. 😎 ☀️ 🌊.
Good people. Picked up this cool modular plug and play sink. These things are tiny, but they serve a purpose. With a family of six you run out of room quick. When your customer or “wife” says I want a sink, but you know you don’t have the room, think again. What I love is that it’s so light. I can travel with it in one spot in the van and then when you’re at the campsite, you can literally pick the thing up and move it to your location of choice. It’s all self-contained.
Pump, 12v plug, two jugs of water and some storage, and no swing door clearance needed. Especially right now with COVID, who want to wash their hands at a truck rest stop😳.
@Project Sprinter 2021
I scoured the van build world looking for the right outfit to help me with my van. I chose @cacampervan because I was drawn to Korey’s method, technique, and philosophy of doing things correctly, thoughtfully, and practically. Korey @cacampervan built us the sweetest rig every. Perfect for our family of four. He worked with us through every single detail and helped us navigate all scenarios we could possibly imagine. He’s super responsive, thoughtful, and engaging throughout the build process. You can tell he’s passionate and cares a lot about his work and the experiences his product will create. If yore thinking about a build, reach out ASAP (there’s a line!) He’s a one man show and just so great to work with as he helps with the design but also the builder. Much like finding the right general contractor for building a house, Korey became the perfect contractor for our van. I couldn’t be happier. My objective was unique as I wanted a van that would remain a full-on passenger van but have the ability to be convertible. Now I have the ability to have a fully functional passenger van, a cargo van, a cargo/passenger combo, or a functional family camper back country adventure rig! I was more than happy to drive across the country to make sure our rig was in the right hands. Huge thanks to Korey. He’s the man!
Joe S. 2021
This was our first experience buying a stock Promaster cargo van and having it converted to a basic weekender campervan. We are 100% pleased with the work Korey at Cardiff CamperVan did for us. Korey finished the project ahead of schedule and charged us less than quoted. We wanted a fully upholstered and insulated van, with a platform bed and simple sink cabinet, but with only minimal electrical and no lighting. Korey is very good at listening to what you want and then figuring out the best way to make it happen, even if it ends up slightly different than what you originally thought. If we had to do it again, or if we ever upgrade in the future to a more elaborate campervan, we would go back to Korey at Cardiff Campervan.”
Korey Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the seats and your service. Seats are beautiful, more than expected!
Shipping was fast. Delivery was excellent, driver was super respectful and was very careful with my package (huge box) and surrounding area. Seats were perfectly protected and wrapped. Thank you so much for everything, can’t wait to have them installed!
Dulce R. 2020
Korey takes top notch care of his clients. Excellent communication, detailed and provides a ton of knowledge in how to customize a van to fit your lifestyle. I highly recommend CA Camper Vans and will only use Korey for future work.
Dane S 2020
My van replaced a 2005 truck with a Cab over camper shell. That I bought brand new. So what was most important to me was that I was able to talk to Korey and get the things that I needed. I had been considering the upgrade for three years. It wasn’t until I ran across one of his used vans and began talking and I was able to solidify my decision. I ended up buying a brand new van driving it to Korey’s shop and leaving it with him. Most likely I will be using this vehicle for the next 15 to 20 years. I’ve only had it six months and I feel like I got a tremendous value. As I run into some people that tackle things themselves I feel like they may devalue their vehicle. I am grateful to Korey for taking the time and doing everything properly.
Mike P 2020
Once I had to end my cross country trip, I have done a couple short trips.....Heading to go camping in Arizona next month with it....I am loving the van life.....Can’t wait to get out more.....Korey, definitely takes the mystery out of having a travel van built...He is very detailed in what works and what doesn’t based upon the needs of the van owner....Great job!! Definitely a great company to work with...I had zero experience with travel vans...Korey answered all of my questions.
Pat M 2020
I had Korey from Cardiff Campervan do the house battery, solar, electrical wirings/outlet and seat railings for my 2019 Sprinter crew and very pleased with the quality of his work. He is very knowledgeable about Sprinter conversion builds, explains the whole process and works with you to determine what you really need based on your needs. I definitely recommend Korey and will go to him for any future upgrades I decide to add on to my Sprinter
Raf G 2020
After researching and speaking with multiple van outfitters, I reached out to CaCampervan after seeing some of the builds on social media. I left a message for Korey and was promptly called back. Initial contact with Korey was awesome, he really took the time to go over all options and was very helpful with getting all our needs handled within our budget.We drove over from Arizona and dropped the van off with Korey. He installed our bed, insulated and sound deadened the complete van, installed roof fan, installed and wired dual battery set up, made custom panels for rear area, installed LED lighting, and much more for a very competitive price. He also completed the van ahead of schedule! The quality of work is top notch and Korey is just an all around good guy.
So glad we decided to let Korey handle the build on our dream van.
Bobby F 2020
I worked with Korey on a relatively small but complex build and am very pleased that I chose Cardiff Campervan. Korey is very upfront and honest and delivered the van on time and within our original budget. The work on the van is first class and we highly recommend Korey for both large and small projects. Thank you Korey for all your work and we look forward to opportunities to work together again in the future. Thank you we love our van so much!!!
Shannon S 2020
I recently had Korey install a MaxxFan in my 2018 Dodge Pro Master high top van. Korey is a great listener and a craftman! His professional and personable approach to his work is very impressive. I would highly recommend Korey and will be using him again as I continue my van build!
Johnny C 2020
I worked with Korey at Cardiff Campervan after speaking with a number of other van-build companies. Korey had an interesting approach to the interior walls and ceiling being material such as felt that is often found in the trunk of cars. It looks great. Korey finished his work exactly on time and at the price we agreed. We were able to keep the interior van height and width to the maximum using his approach. Korey’s approach was also the only van-build company with removable interior panels on the walls and ceiling which allowed me to later add insulation, sound proofing, and electrical wiring. Korey was very informative and consulted with me about the work I was going to do on my van. I would definitely suggest you talk to Korey about your van project.
Phillip D 2020
Thanks to Korey at CaCampervan for the amazing work done on my new camper van......He made it easy to understand the process and worked specifically with my needs as far as my vision for the project......Korey is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of van conversion......I would definitely use his expertise on another project and recommend him to anyone wanting to create an awesome campervan.
Pat M 2020
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