Meet Jason Connor, Julian Brooks and Mark Semrau the founders of Vantage Campervans.
Julian has been woodworking since childhood, and for the last 12 years, he has mostly been doing high-end kitchens (design, production, and install) and architectural millwork. Julian loves designing multifunctional spaces and has always embraced exciting and unusual projects. His experience and passion makes high quality campervan conversions the perfect way for Julian to bring creativity and craftsmanship to the industry.
Jason has always had love for woodworking. He started as a residential builder eight years ago. After gaining more finishing experience, he decided to bring his expertise to ship building. That's where Jason and Julian met. Originally, he fell in love with campervan conversions after traveling and living in a van in New Zealand. With the hunger for adventure and the passion for building, the allure of van conversions appealed to his past.
Mark joined the crew a couple of months after the company began design work, but has been a close friend of Julian for many years prior. Other than his love of technology and design, he brings 12 years of experience in commercial construction sales to the table. His time spent dealing with manufacturers, suppliers and clients is a major asset when it comes to choosing and sourcing the latest innovative products and materials.
In the years leading up to starting Vantage, Julian and Jason spent the last few years doing many, many cruise ship refits with Greggs Marine. Through this, they learned how they complemented each other’s working style and gained valuable knowledge and experience. This experience is especially relevant to the demanding nature of building functional campervans (building spaces that endure such things as temperature extremes, vibration, and heavy abuse, the necessity for fire retardant materials that are lightweight and durable, etc).
The three of us know that we can take your vision and turn it into a high-quality, reliable, functional, and fun van that you can be proud to call your home on the road!
We look forward to working with you.
Jason Connor, Julian Brooks & Mark Semrau