The FVG Crew
We have the best team around! Our goal is to make epic vans and happy customers, but we can’t do any of that without our crew. Our team is filled with innovators, dreamers, creatives, hard workers, and just all around amazing people.
“I pride the company on our willingness to help people in our unique way. Communication, transparency, and wanting the best for the customer are our top priorities. We make dreams come true!”
A true rennaissance man. Grant spent time in the US Air Force where his main job was maintaining aircraft and learned valuable skills in mechanics which gave him the bug for suping up awesome vehicles. His love for tinkering and building led to many cars and rigs suited for drifting, racing, and off roading from Japan to Saudi Arabia. Once back state side, he spent his time overlanding, taking the leap from an off road Subaru, built out Tacoma, tear drop camper, then finally adventure van. In 2016 Grant founded VanGo Outdoors in St. Augustine Florida where he built epic vans from scratch. He’s learned all the tricks of the trade which has made him an expert in not just van life, but the overland community as a whole. This well rounded knowledge makes him essential to the business where he helps not only our customers, but the rest of us understand the ins and outs of this life style.
Partner & Operations
“Our culture here is a meaningful part of our company because we do meaningful work! Everyone has each others back and that extends to every client. Real relationships make working here a blast!”
Business man extraordinaire! Chad comes from the health care IT world where he started his first busniess “iMethods” in 2004 with his business partner, Clint Drawdy. In 2013, Clints wife went through multiple life saving surgeries, taking out most of her large intestine, that unfortunately left her with symptoms similar to those with Chrones and Colitis. With limited freedom, Chad and Clint were in search of a solution that would allow her to take on day to day tasks without worry of a restroom. After months of searching, they decided to take matters into their own hands and build a van that was comfortable as a daily driver but had a bathroom in the back! This van allowed her to normally move about the world with new found freedom and less worry. They built a new company “Freedom Conversions” that specialized in bathroom builds to help others with similar problems. Chad’s business savvy mind and care for others is a driving force in our company.
As Freedom Conversions grew, more people came to them asking about adventure vans! Knowing very little about that industry, Chad met Grant through a mutual vendor. Chad would send customers Grant’s way and would rely on him for advice in the building process and camper van know-how. In 2019, Grant’s desire to expand his work and Chad’s business mindset collided and the two became one! They merged the companies into who we are now, FreedomVanGo. They started taking the van life by storm, building camper vans, installing parts, and helping people find new freedom with bathroom vans. Over the years we have grown from two men with a dream to a team of 17 awesome people who share the same dream of elevating the van life experience and upgrading customers’ adventures!
the FVG Crew
The FVG Petting Zoo
Kiah & Walker
Where the Magic Happens
Our shop fits up to 5 vans at a time! The inside bays are reserved for our long term projects while the others rotate vans weekly and sometimes daily! We accommodate all types of work from simple rack mounting, intense interior work, cutting holes, and suspension work! Our shop is safe and stocked with the best equipment that ensures your van and our techs are safe and happy.
One Stop Shop
Electrical – Exterior Modifications – Interior Fabrication – Suspension Upgrades – Lights and Switches – Technology – Fans and AC – Windows – and More!
We specialize in Mercedes Sprinters, Ford Transits, Ram Promasters, RV Style Vans (Revel, Storytellers, Thors, Etc) and Winnebago Ekkos! We personally have a 170″ Mercedes Sprinter and Winnebago Ekko both of which are suited up to the max. We’re not just installing your parts, we’re living the life! This means we will never come at you guys with poor quality products or unreliable info. We work to understand the van life ourselves so that we can offer you the best advice, gear, and service possible.