The Last 9 Months
I will be the first to admit it: We have been horrible about blogging and sending newsletters to our subscribers.
By last summer we were inundated with van builds, and since that time we have been hard at work building vans and developing our product line. With up to 4 active builds in our shop at a time, we had little time for much else throughout 2019 and early 2020.
It is funny how a crisis can sometimes help us focus. We love building vans in our shop, but our vision involves much more than that! Our goal is to develop a comprehensive, versatile, and affordable line of products, that are shippable to DIY customers and local installers throughout North America.
When the shutdowns began in early March, we decided to take the opportunity to reassess. At the time we had 4 active builds in the shop. We immediately stopped taking on new builds, and first focused on completing them. We were lucky that the conditions of our shop, and the orders of our Governor allowed our installers to continue to work.
The Last Few Weeks
As we have completed each active build, we were increasingly able to shift our focus toward development. We have released several new products on the shopping cart, with many more coming soon. We have made major improvements to the web site including more content, better images, CAD illustrations, and much more detailed information about our products. Recently we have been taking a lot of video footage, many of which can be seen on our Instagram page and will soon be added to our Youtube channel (please subscribe for updates as content is added). We have a lot more work to do, but there has been a vast recent improvement in each area.
Portland Shop Accepting New Builds: Effective immediately we are ready to take on 1 or 2 new van builds. For the coming months we are going to limit ourselves to two active bays, which means that soon our lead times are probably going to be a little longer for shop builds. However, as of right now we are ready to start our next new project within the next couple weeks. If you are interested in a new or updated quote, I encourage you to check out our new Shop Installation section of the web site, and fill out a shop build quote request.
Balance & Focus: Though we will keep 2 active builds in the shop, we are going to continue to put more energy into bringing more products to the shopping cart, standardizing shop build elements, and communication.
New Normal: For the foreseeable future we will be maintaining the same workplace standards we have followed for the last several weeks. For van pick up and drop off, we will be conducting a thorough disinfecting wipe down of all surfaces, and additionally we will be adding a 72 hours quarantine for each new van in and out.
With a new focus, and a much stronger line of products, we look forward to the coming months. We invite you to check out the recent changes and videos, for much, much more!