Who We Are / Meet Our Team

Our Company

about-page-1.pngAdvantage 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.

Our Story

about-page-2.jpgOur 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.

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 Team

Meet the talented upfitters that always bring their best

Kevin Parker

Founder

Brent Parker

President

Rick Parker

Vice President

Brendan Ruck

Branch Manager - Valley Stream

Gersinio Thelismond

Production Manager - South Hackensack

John Quiner

Sales Consultant

Vanessa Estevez

Inside Sales & Customer Support

Fran Bosecker

Customer Service

Alba Castellanos

Customer Service

Leanne Lyons

Finance & Accounting

 

Our Facilities

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South Hackensack, NJ

255 West St. South Hackensack, NJ 07606

Valley Stream, NY Location

Valley Stream, NY

107 W. Hawthorne Ave. Valley Stream NY 11580