We had the good fortune of connecting with Camplife Customs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Camplife, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Relentlessness. We don’t give up in what we had set out to build from day one. Through thick and thin we never stop believing in our team or our builds. We are relentless in helping our clientele achieve their dreams of a customized van, we are relentless in pushing ourselves and our team to produce high quality builds, we are relentless in showing up day in and day out to accomplish what we want to offer the public. A common saying we have around the shop is, “Don’t be afraid to commit because with that small hint of desperation you’re bound to pull it off.” As long as we think in that manner we have always managed to have everything work out.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are mostly proud of the quality of our craftsmanship. Hands down. We are one of the only builders in our industry that starts with steel frame work and finishes with nothing but the top quality products. It really sets us apart. We got to where we are today by taking each problem as they came and handling it together as a team. And to be honest, also, luck. We started this business during a pandemic and it was one of the only industries to survive and continue to grow. We are extremely fortunate for that. Mix that with persistence and we built a truly sustainable business model.
A major lesson we have learned is value your time. When you sit down to do the math keep in mind that you’re customer is not only paying for you time but more so for your experience and the time it took to obtain it.
Camplife Customs is a San Diego based van conversion company where we engineer and manufacture vehicles that are as capable as they come. Rugged luxury vans built to a standard that is second to none in the industry.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
A typical week with a friend would generally include a few brunches at Little Lion Cafe in Ocean Beach where you CANNOT beat their potatoes or egg Benedict. Coffee trips to Better Buzz where we usually get the Best Drink Ever or to Java Earth in Pacific Beach. Other places to eat and drink would be OB Noodle House for the pho and the peanut butter Jameson shots, Woody’s in PB on the boardwalk for some burgers and people watching, Codys in La Jolla for lobster rolls followed by seal spotting at the cove, or Little Italy for ANY of the Italian places and wine.
We have some awesome breweries so Stone Brewing in Liberty Station would be a must too.
Activities would basically be paddle boarding at Mission Bay, bike riding the boardwalks of Pacific Beach, surfing any of the breaks but especially the cliffs, maybe a hike up Torrey Pines.
Getting on a boat would be ideal too. Riding waves at The Point, dock & dining in Coronado or the Pier, or checking out the USS Midway from underneath.
And then sunsets at Sunset Cliffs is always the best way to end a visit too.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Our partners, family, and close friends for sure. They gave and continue to give us endless amounts of love! They believed in the CLC dream and support the CLC reality. It’s been incredible. Our partners were there from day 1 helping us paint and create SOPs, running the social media, helping with the website, taking photos for content, etc….Just non stop help that truly helped us get off the ground.