Mission and Purpose

We are here to help make your dreams a reality. Are you a weekend warrior looking for rugged coastlines or mountain forest roads? Planning a sabbatical or retirement road trip across Europe or the Americas? Want to do more frequent low-prep camping with the family? Giving up the rat race for the #vanlife? We build your escape.

At Benchmark we strive to provide you with the ultimate escape vessel. Our passion for exploring the world outside drives us to push the limits of design and capability, allowing you to expand the confines of your everyday routine in comfort and style.

Our experience includes decades in the building trades, including custom cabinetry and high-end, green design-build construction.

Off the clock, we are passionate restorers of vintage vehicles and overland afficionados. After adventuring for several years in a VW Eurovan (and experiencing several off-grid break-downs), we decided to up-fit our own cargo van.

That was the start of Benchmark Vehicles. One van became two, three, ten and so on, with a portfolio including Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter conversions. WE now build out exclusively on Sprinter chassis. Our business has grown considerably and we are grateful for the opportunity to do what we love while encouraging others to embrace the restorative benefits of adventuring and the outdoors.

Our Team

Leland Gilmore

Founder/Owner

chris denson

Shop Foreman

erin Gilmore

Director of Operations

Dune Donnelly

Cabinetry & Interior Finish Master

Nick Crocker

Systems Engineer

Efren Ulloa

Electrical Technician

Adam wilson

JASON THACKERAY

Matt Miller

Interior Finishes & Paneling

Design Engineer

Electrical Technician

brin levinson

Cabinetry & Interior Finishes

Aaron Tuckerman

Purchasing Manager

makenna cook

CNC Technician

alvaro silva

Install Center Technician

Richard Young

Install Center Technician

ANTONIO ULLOA

Install Center Technician

Shanna Egland

Accounting

Gerrid Ball

Interior Technician

JARRED BORNHORST

Cabinetry Specialist

Dylan Powell

Interior Fabricator

Ashley Wilmes

Electrical Technician

TOPO 2.0

Otis

Clean Up Crew

Head of Security

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