Assembled from all over the world, each member of the ARV team provides valuable skills and life experiences. As unique as each of us are, we are commonly guided by the principles of respectful listening, honesty, and the joy of creating excellence together.
34 total number of tattoos (that we know of!)
Over 200 years of combined craftspeople experience.
Cumulative beard length steadily approaching 4 feet.
Meet the Team
Web Developer and E-commerce
Chris comes from an e-commerce, photography, and web development background. He is ARV's in-house web developer and manages our e-commerce presence. Outside of work, Chris is a filmmaking enthusiast and enjoys watching movies, tv shows, and sports.
Ben is a member of the finishing team, where he contributes his decades of experience working with wood, leather, and fabrics in the pipe organ industry. He has been playing guitar for over 30 years, and restores vintage motorcycles in his free time.
Exterior Finish and Hydrographics
Rick is a skilled, hardworking exterior finishing specialist. An excellent painter, his attention to detail in all aspects of our motorhome production is evident in is work. Rick lives with his wife and son. They enjoy hunting and fishing as a family.
Jody leads ARV’s financial functions. She also plays a key role in human resources and the RV rental business. In her spare time, Jody loves spending time with her two teenage daughters and two dogs.
Mariela Del Castillo
As head of the Advanced RV Rental program, Mariela trains clients on the use of their rental unit and ensures everything goes smoothly during their travels. She is originally from Peru, and in her free time, Mariela enjoys spending time with her son and two daughters.
B-Box Craftsman & Sustainability Coordinator
Matt is one of our B Box craftsman and our facility sustainability coordinator. In Matt's free time, he enjoys backpacking and rock climbing. Once, Matt worked as a carpenter in Antarctica!
Don works with the cabinet team to build, laminate and install cabinets. His love for this work started at a young age—Don has been a carpenter since the age of 14. As a Seabee for the United States Naval Construction Forces, Don was a mason and builder.
Steve is part of our cabinet team. He brings 14 years of aircraft cabinetry skills to his role, as he helps ARV provide innovative, functional and elegant solutions. In his free time, he fishes and coaches softball.
Trevor brings hands-on furniture experience with his industrial design background. He supports both the design team and the production team as a van build comes to life.. Trevor enjoys making music, looking through vinyl record bins, and rescuing vintage furniture.
Mitchell coordinates ARV’s Marketing and Social Media efforts. An Ohio State graduate that specializes in media technologies, he is always behind a camera or editing a video. In his free time, Mitchell makes music, explores nature, and pets dogs.
Tricia is ARV’s client communications leader. Her primary role is to keep in contact with current and potential clients. Tricia works with the team to make sure projects are organized and completed on time. In the summer, Tricia can be found near Lake Erie, enjoying family gatherings.
Jon is ARV’s lead engineer with 25 years of factory automation and design experience. He’s an entrepreneur and an inventor at heart, having developed a variety of Class 1 medical devices. In his spare time, Jon works with tractors, boats, and off-road vehicles.
Operations & Production
Mike is our production leader. As an expert, he applies his high standards to everything he touches. Mike grew up working on all things mechanical & creating architectural designs.
Stan is a machinist and mechanic who builds custom metal structures for our vans. He has been working on cars and operating machinery his whole life, and before ARV, worked on jet engine repairs.
Myron is the lead mechanical designer with 30 plus years of experience and knowledge in 3D design and document control. In his spare time, he likes to fish, garden and spend time with his wife Barb and grandson, Justin
Mary provides ARV’s upholstery team with 20 years of sewing experience. Her passion & creativity are undeniable as she fabricates elegant interiors for our coaches. Mary learned her trade as a young girl, knitting and sewing with her mom.
Elizabeth is an Alabama native with a Master's in Industrial Design from Auburn University. At ARV, Elizabeth works with clients to understand their objectives and ensures those objectives are met. In her free time, she enjoys making art to display in local galleries.
IT & Service
Frank is tasked with a wide range of activities at ARV. He previously owned an Internet service provider and has worked in tech, construction, and custom fabrication. Frank enjoys boating, home brewing beers, and playing the drums (check out Pawn Band on Facebook!).
Patrick’s 12 years of mechanical, electrical, & plumbing experience are essential in his role at ARV. His key responsibilities are troubleshooting, repairing, & servicing ARV coaches. His passion for building car stereos in his spare time is an asset to ARV’s electrical department.
Bill works in our finishing department here at ARV. He previously worked in residential and industrial construction and maintenance prior to arriving at ARV. In his free time, Bill is a guitarist and vocalist in a local band.
Josh is logistics manager. He is also the main detailer of the vans who makes sure the vans look all shiny and clean for our customers. He really enjoys anything outdoors, but his favorite is mountain biking and frisbee.
Jenise brings many years of experience in the window coverings and soft furnishings industry as a seamstress and then workroom owner. In her spare time she participates in the local quilt guild.
Alex is a master upholsterer who designs and creates custom beds, seats, and other textile components in our vans. Originally from Peru, Alex moved to Rome, Italy, where he spent over 15 years at the five-star Hassler + Ritz Carlton hotels.
Steve completes electrical & mechanical research and development for ARV & assists with production. His talent lies in integrating components & systems into a cohesive, easy-to-use interface. Steve also serves as a fireman and EMT.
David’s experience with custom designing transporters for Nascar and Motocross are pivotal to his role in ARV’s fabrication department. His attention to detail and willingness to learn are essential. In his leisure time, David can be found working on hot rods, gunsmithing and hunting.
Rob builds and finishes cabinets as part of ARV’s cabinet team. He brings extensive carpentry experience to the team. In his youth, he spent his summers working as a landscaper. He enjoys camping and attending his children’s sporting events.
Design & Marketing
Janice is ARV’s website and marketing coordinator. She’s also involved with our clients’ configuration process, bringing their custom built motor home into reality. She enjoys roller-skating and travellng with her husband and three young children.
Steve assists with the design and installation of ARV’s cabinetry. His attention to detail and hard work enable him to deliver first-class results on a tight deadline. When not at work, Steve enjoys spending time with his children and participating in church activities.
Brian is an expert craftsman & a resource for every part of our builds. His commitment to quality and productivity are the result of 22 years of experience. Brian enjoys competitive cycling, long distance running, and touring on his motorcycle.
Carolyn works in ARV’s upholstery shop. She has expertise both as a seamstress and a draftsman. She takes an active interest in ARV’s clients & enjoys conversations about camping. Carolyn spends her free time cooking and baking. Her homemade bread is exquisite, trust us.
Mike is the president of ARV. He supplies ideas & motivation, enabling team members to take ownership of their roles. Mike and his wife Marcia toured the U.S. and Canada in four different Class B Sprinter motorhomes, inspiring the creation of ARV in 2012.
Ian is ARV’s CNC operator, responsible for creating tool path programs from engineered drawings. Using his mechanical skills, he once helped build a motorized couch. Outside of work, he is a handyman to his friends and family.
Chris ensures each ARV motorhome meets client objectives and expectations. He ensures each system is functioning properly, and each aspect of the motorhome is crafted to the highest standard. Chris enjoys hiking, playing hockey, and going on motorcycle trips.
As a member of ARV's finishing team, Zach is one of the last people to touch a van before delivery. When he's not at work, you can find Zach in the gym, playing football, or working on his pride and joy: a modified Mustang named Selena.
Ron is a member of ARV’s pre-cab station. He prepares coaches for wiring, plumbing and finishing, and he also installs wheels prior to shipment. Outside of work, Ron enjoys fishing and spending quality time with his wife and daughter.
Jacob is a craftsman with a variety of skills in carpentry and machining. His love for mechanical work started at a young age as he worked on cars alongside his grandfather. In his free time, Jacob enjoys being a Cleveland sports fan and spending time in the Metroparks.
Justin is Advanced RV’s lead service technician, installing suspension and leveling systems alongside client service work. He has spent decades in service positions at Toyota, Lexus, and Tesla. “I love helping our clients and connecting with everyone who passes through here.”
Adam designs and builds cabinets and components for ARV. He has more than 25 years of experience in the building field. Adam ensures our motor home’s have fine furniture quality that are integrated with other RV systems.
Rick leads ARV’s plumbing station. His experience includes decades of maintenance and carpentry work. His main job is installing hot and cold water lines for the faucets in our motor homes. He enjoys camping and canoeing with his wife, especially in The Alleghany State Park.
Carpentry & Design
Rob is the team leader for the cabinet station. He has more than 20 years of experience in high-end finish carpentry and cabinet building. Rob is excellent at listening to client ideas and transforming them into workable, innovative and beautiful designs.
Emily is a versatile member of the production team. She has a Master’s degree in sculpture from Boston University, and has professionally made theater sets, museum-grade globes, and other custom fabrications. “I've spent my career building beautiful, interesting, weird things.”