Advantage Outfitters, LLC

We are a commercial vehicle upfitter that works primarily with cargo vans in various industries. You want to find an upfitter with the capabilities and materials for professionally outfitting your commercial fleet — find out how your business can benefit from New York or New Jersey commercial van outfitters with the information below.

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 resources of a large-scale upfitter while maintaining the speed, adaptiveness and attention to detail of a local company. If you’re looking for a van upfitter in New Jersey or New York, Advantage is here to serve your 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 installation. 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.

Advantage Outfitters first install in New York

The 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.

1. Always be Accountable

We are all accountable to each other and our customers. A promise made is a promise kept.

2. Operate with Integrity

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

3. Respect for Time

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

4. Passion for Quality

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

5. Grow with Teamwork

Our team is committed to progress and 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 Advantage

When you choose to work with us, we provide:

  • Fast, efficient service: We are a full-service upfitter with local inventory readily available to ship. Our inventory is ready to order and delivered quickly.
  • High-quality products: We sell products made from durable materials with warranties to protect your investment.
  • A lifetime warranty: We provide a separate warranty just for the installation, which you get in addition to the product’s warranty.
  • Mobile installations: We simplify the upfitting process by professionally installing the products you order.
  • A full showroom: Check out our demo van or showroom to see how your installation will look before you buy.
  • Shelving packages: You can order a package deal from our catalog.

Our Products

Whether you’re looking for the best way to organize your work van or need your accessories and equipment to be more accessible, we have a variety of options for commercial use:

  • Interior shelving and storage: Make your tools and equipment easy to locate and more accessible with commercial-grade shelving options and storage racks.
  • Van roof racks: Mount heavy items on top of your van with durable roof racks, including ladder stops, rear roller bars and other equipment.
  • Customized van upfits: Fit your commercial van with customized accessories for the style and functionality your work requires.
  • Interior van liners: Protect the interior of your vehicle with interior liners designed for the transportation of your commercial equipment.
  • Commercial van accessories: Find a variety of additional van accessories for your business needs, and maximize your productivity on the job with convenient features.

Our Certifications

We are certified in the following areas to ensure your installation is professional:

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

Our team is dedicated to optimizing the functionality and comfort of your commercial vans. Meet the talented upfitters who 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
Operations Manager

Gersinio Thelismond, Production Manager – South Hackensack

Gersinio Thelismond
Production Manager

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

As a van outfitter in New Jersey and New York, we have our own mobile service fleet and showrooms where you can see our work in action.

van upfitting dealership partners

Our Facilities

We have two major locations:

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 E. Hawthorne Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580

Van Outfitters Near Me

Are you looking for vehicle outfitters near you who can reorganize and upfit your company’s fleet? We offer numerous benefits, including a 10-year warranty on Ranger Shelving and a lifetime warranty on your installation separate from the product’s warranty. Contact us to ask about our services.