Our Advantage

A Customer-Centric Vision

Our Company

Advantage Outfitters, LLC is a fast-growing vehicle upfitter, specializing in commercial equipment and accessories for cargo vans. Our customers include trade fleets, utilities, municipalities, vehicle dealers, and leasing companies. With locations in both New York and New Jersey, we are bringing innovation and change to the way van upfitting is done in the NYC metro area and beyond.

Advantage is defined by our strong team spirit and our passion for making our customers happy. Our entire team is committed to making your work vehicles work better. This customer-centered vision has led the company to 16+ years of consecutive growth, constantly developing to bring the greatest value to our customers. We maintain a culture of continuous improvement, which enables our organization to bring you the capabilities and resource of a large-scale upfitter while maintaining the speed, adaptiveness, and attention to detail of a local company.

van upfit installation process

Training and teamwork are built into our culture

Our Story

Our founder, Kevin Parker, spent much of his early career working out of the back of cargo vans himself – first in the construction industry, then in food delivery, then uniform delivery, and finally in first aid equipment service and install. These many years of firsthand experience in cargo vans drove him to look for a better solution – there must be a way that van interiors could be made safer, quieter, lighter, more ergonomic, and better organized. A review of the local upfitting options and discussions with other van operators left him convinced that the market in the region was underserved and ready for change.

And so, in 2004, Advantage Outfitters was born in Valley Stream, NY. The company started its journey as one of Ranger Design’s first partners in the United States – pairing tough, innovative products with our commitment to quality installations on time, every time. As the years have gone by, we have continually added to our product range while ensuring that we only partner with world-class manufacturers who offer innovative and proven products.

history of advantage outfitters

In 2012, Kevin’s two sons, Brent and Rick, came into ownership of the business. Under their leadership and passion, the business continued its exponential growth, first adding additional installation and warehouse capabilities in New York. Advantage then added a New Jersey location, where in just three years the company outgrew facilities four times and tripled our mobile installation fleet – rapidly expanding to fill demand. 

Today Advantage Outfitters is positioned as a market leader throughout the New York City metro region.  We maintain the area’s largest mobile installation fleet, as well as one of the deepest local inventories of van equipment across two regional warehouses, covering every aspect of commercial van upfitting.

Our Values

These values are practiced daily and are at the core of our actions, our team, and our partnerships.

Always be Accountable – We are all accountable to each other, and everyone to the customer. Promises made are promises kept.

Operate with Integrity – Honesty and ethical principles guide our actions. Integrity creates trust, and trust creates speed.

Respect for Time – Time is money, for us and for our customers. Our processes reduce waste and enable us to be nimble.

Passion for Quality – Streamlined procedures result in ongoing excellence. Continuous improvement is built into the fabric of everything we do.

Grow with Teamwork – A team committed to progress compounds success. Every employee, every idea is heard and valued.

6,000+

Vans Upfitted Per Year

99.5%

Order Accuracy

95%

Stock Orders Completed in 48 Hours Or Less

Our Certifications

ARI Fleet Management Vendor

RAM Commercial logo, Business Link logo

RAM BusinessLink Upfitter

Ford Authorized Drop-Ship Upfitter

Drop-Ship Code: 88FMQ

Mercedes-Benz Master Upfitter

Mercedes-Benz Master Upfitter

Enterprise Fleet Management Vendor Partner

Our Team

Meet The Talented Upfitters That Always Bring Their Best

Kevin Parker, Founder

Kevin Parker
Founder

Brent Parker, President

Brent Parker
President

Rick Parker, Vice President

Rick Parker
Vice President

Brendan Ruck, Branch Manager – Valley Stream

Brendan Ruck
Branch Manager – Valley Stream

Gersinio Thelismond, Production Manager – South Hackensack

Gersinio Thelismond
Production Manager – South Hackensack

John Quiner, Sales Consultant

John Quiner
Sales Consultant

Vanessa Pelletier, Inside Sales & Customer Support

Vanessa Estevez
Inside Sales & Customer Support

Fran Bosecker, Customer Service

Fran Bosecker
Customer Service

Alba Castellanos, Customer Service

Alba Castellanos
Customer Service

Leanne Lyons, Finance & Accounting

Leanne Lyons
Finance & Accounting

Our Fleet

van upfitting dealership partners

Our Facilities

Advantage Outfitters South Hackensack location overhead view

South Hackensack, NJ

255 West St., South Hackensack, NJ 07606

a van being upfit in a warehouse

Valley Stream, NY

107 W. Hawthorne Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580