10 Mar The Van Master at Chalmers Automotive Part 1
My name is Jack…
…and I’m the Founder and Owner of Chalmers Automotive. You may have also heard of us as the Van Masters. I’ve been in Custom Van and Truck Up-Fitting (conversions) for over 40 years. I’ve been in every department and worked every job in the industry including: salesmen, installer, quality control, designer, manufacturer, upholstery, metal fabrication, electronics, woodworking as well as research & development. To say I’m an expert in the industry would be an understatement.
I’ve been fortunate enough because of the industry I’m in, to have clients and products all over the World. I’ve sent vans to: England, China, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Vietnam, UAE, Brazil, Dubai, Canada, Mexico, Philippines and of course America the beautiful.
My clients have been from all walks of life from: royalty, politicians, celebrities, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, business owners, the Maharajah to the Family down the street. I’ve worked with a lot of really cool people, and some not so cool people.
I’ve been involved with the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van since it was first introduced by Freightliner in 2001 and Dodge in 2003. I know the vehicle from front to back and inside and out. The Sprinter is one of the most efficient vehicles for its size in the world. With its powerful turbo diesel engines, 3.0 V-6 and in-line 4 cylinder they offer plenty of torque.
So now that you know more about me and my credentials, let’s talk about why you are here. More specifically let’s talk about your Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van, Ford Transit Van or Dodge ProMaster Van and why Chalmers Automotive.
Close your eyes and picture the perfect finish and Interior!
“Why should I choose Chalmers Automotive to design and build my dream van?”
That’s a good question and one I have heard before. Where should I start, let’s talk value. Chalmers Automotive is the #1 best value in the industry for several reasons but let’s look at cost of ownership versus or competitors. Our average cost of ownership is about $6000 per year. Let me repeat that to own one of our Chalmers Automotive Luxury Custom Vans will cost you about $500 per month.
Ask our competition what their resale value is. Bespoke, Becker or other custom upfitter? When you pay $250K to $450K for a Custom Mercedes Sprinter Van and try to resell it in a few years, what do you think you can get for it? At the end of the day we all have the same chassis. Do you really believe the interior of their products are $300 thousand dollars better than ours? Our internet pictures are not photo shopped to hide imperfections and inferior quality. We take our own pictures and what you see on our site is what you get. No surprises!
Higher Resale Value!
Our products are better and hold a higher resale because we build them at a fair price. We can sell our pre-owned products for the same price or more than we sold them for originally, 2 – 3 years ago. Ask our competition if they can do that…. We build custom designed works of art, with the latest in technology, high quality materials, skilled craftsmanship with meticulous fit and finish. Why pay more for the same or better? With Chalmers Automotive you get what you pay for. We provide our clients with expert advice and we don’t build ugly vans. What do you want? For more watch our videos https://youtu.be/n1quzmu4JqE
And check next week’s blog