Lacey and Breanne
Lacey and Bre bought their first cargo van and built it out in 2016. They fell in love with the vanlife community and started businesses to help make vanlife more accessible to people by allowing customers to live their own dreams and follow their hearts. They strive to redefine freedom and the American Dream to mean what people really want it to mean for them personally, instead of falling prey to the overwhelming responsibility to do what media tells us all to. Their passion fuels SDCV to run at it’s fullest potential. (Fun fact: Lacey and Bre’s first business together was in 2009 building hula hoops. They sold them in Venice Beach, California as well as other festivals.)
Alan (Bre’s stepdad) helped Lacey and Bre build out their first Ford Transit campervan in 2017! It turned out so well and was so much fun that, from there, they joined forces to build SD Campervans into a small family-run business in the beginning of 2018. Alan has been a licensed Mercedes technician, ASE certified auto electrician, computer systems engineer, Cisco certified technician, and project manager since 1997. His knowledge runs deep on all things electric and is always excited to meet someone that wants to hit the road and live in their van as comfortably as possible. This, of course, means helping our customers put the right amount of electrical capacity into their build to bring everything they’ll need for their adventure on the road. He has so much love for people that he always strives to do his absolute best and never lets you down.
Tom jumped on our team with abandon when he saw potential in the small business back in July of 2018. He has since helped it to grow significantly by bringing years of experience in design, welding, and carpentry to the team. He started his trade in 1996 doing carpentry, metalwork, mechanical effects, project coordination, etc… and has since worked in all aspects of construction including product design, development, engineering, and got his license in equipment operation. Every morning he is excited to get the team together to start designing and building. He thrives on designing quality products for clients that have an extreme sense of adventure to help get them on the road in a home-on-wheels that will last a lifetime.
Andrew joined our team in 2018 with a strong desire to learn, build, and grow with our SDCV family. He has been a crucial part of our builds since we expanded to Los Angeles, bringing knowledge, passion, and a wonderful sense of humor to the space each day. We admire him for his impressive and expanding skill set while growing as a journeyman carpenter, his delightful attitude, and his willingness to always lend a helping hand.
Marianne joined our SDCV family in 2018 and has since helped make our team even more impressive. She has helped improve our build processes by incorporating welding for added support to increase the lifespan of our builds. Each day she comes in ready and excited to get started on the building process, never stopping until satisfied with the accomplishments for the day. We admire her extreme sense of dedication, teamwork, and hard work. She has many admirable skills that we at SDCV keep learning about, and she will no doubt grow with our team for years to come.
Tyler joined our SDCV family in 2018 bringing with him qualities we admire extremely: teamwork, dedication to the evolution of the craft, attention to precision, and background knowledge of electrical systems. We very much appreciate the positive energy he brings with him each day. Since joining our team, he has surpassed expectations, becoming a crucial part of our build team. He continues to grow as a journeyman electrician and impressing us and our customers each day.
Ramez joined the SDCV family in 2018 enthusiastic to help people get into vanlife. Each day, he brings a sense of calmness and collectiveness to the team, communicating clearly to everyone the day-to-day mechanics and necessities of the company. Our clients feel a sense of clarity and assuredness after talking with him and he strives to make sure every single person involved is in line with the newest updates. Ramez brings a breath of fresh air to the company and we’re grateful for his constant desire to always do his best.
Laurie (Bre’s mom) is sometimes called the muffin lady, but is always called out on her amazing heart. She has a sense of fun, lightness, and delight that she brings with her into every room she walks in. Therefore, we can dub her none other than our fabulous Chief of Excitement. Don’t let your excitement diminish during the build process and wait time. Laurie will be there to send you photos of your build as it comes along, minimizing errors and keeping up your excitement. She thrives on hearing all about people’s future travel plans, life desires, and reasons why they want to hit the road and bring their home with them. Laurie keeps the enthusiasm going throughout the SDCV experience. Stay stoked, friends; your home on wheels will be ready soon!