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 300 years of combined craftspeople experience.
Cumulative beard length steadily approaching 4 feet.
Meet the Team
Lisa is Advanced RV’s purchaser, ensuring the team has what they need to get the job done. She is warm, inviting, and a hard worker. A self-described “Dog Person”, Lisa makes sure every canine at the facility is enjoying their visit.
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.
Dave is part of our finish team and is an artist with wood and other materials. Dave learned his skills and love of the outdoors from his father and grandfather. He lives with his wife and two children.
Finance & Rentals
In addition to accounting responsibilities, Viki coordinates ARV Rentals. She acquired her excellent customer service and multi-tasking skills from working in a variety of industries. Viki enjoys her free time with her two young children, playing sports and traveling with them.
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.
Alex is a member of ARV’s finishing team. Before ARV, he worked as a diesel technician for Ford Motors. He is an avid woodworker, with experience in custom furniture and finish carpentry. Aside from being handy, he’s also a dedicated golfer.
Elix is ARV’s shipping and inbound specialist, tasked with organizing the team’s logistic needs. Elix has a passion for music. In his free time, he practices learning new instruments and creating music in his home studio. Need a beat? You know where to find him.
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.
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.
Jose is a member of the finish team. Before joining Advanced RV, Jose worked at a desk manufacturing company. He learned his craft skills from his father, a handyman and family car mechanic. Jose and his wife are marriage consultants at their church, where Jose also serves as a pastor.
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.
Brittany is ARV’s communication & configuration resource. She represents clients throughout the build process, helping them configure their motorhomes and document their designs. Outside of work, she helps the homeless community and is also a professional clown.
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.
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.
Charlie is on ARV’s pre-cab team. According to Charlie, his main role is telling Patrick what to do. His background is in mechanics & metal working, skills he developed while working in his Dad’s shop. He enjoys going to the zoo with his wife & two daughters, as well as night rides on his motorcycle.
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.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Jamsel moved to the US when he was 13 years old. Driven by opportunities to learn, Jamsel has become an integral member of our finishing team. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, baseball, and spending time with his wife and children.
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.
Patricia is a valued member of our upholstery team. Although she’s from the Cleveland area, she’s worked all over the US, from Portland, Maine to Los Angeles. As she says, “I’ve been everywhere, done everything, but I’m not done yet.”
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.
Todd is ARV’s electrical technician, responsible for building & installing battery systems. His experience as an electrical technician has provided him with experiences to develop new products and improve existing designs. Todd enjoys creating travel adventures with his family.
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.
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.
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 is part of 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.
Cliff assists all production stations, including electrical and plumbing. Cliff has over 20 years of experience. His passions include his hot rod, fishing and gardening in the summer. He enjoys family time with his wife, son and daughter.
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.
Dillion has been working at ARV since he was 17 years old. He’s a member of the electrical team, where he helps wire crucial motorhome systems. An avid learner, Dillion enjoys tinkering with his project truck, the “Dang ol’ Chevy”.