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Acorn Vans offers a 3-Year/36,000 Mile Warranty for all of our Sprinter van upfits.

Mercedes Certified Expert Upfitter

Every build is certified and approved by Mercedes, so that every Sprinter we upfit at Acorn Vans is held to the highest quality standards.

  • Following Mercedes Quality Standards
  • Your Sprinter upfit can be serviced at any Expert Upfitter
  • Acorn Vans offers a 3-Year/36,000 Mile Warranty

Quality You Can Trust

On top of following the Mercedes quality standards, Acorn Vans is dedicated to meeting ISO 9001 quality standards. We hold each and every Sprinter upfit to the highest standards, and strive for constant improvement, so that your work van can survive any job site.

Lightning-Fast Installs

Acorn Vans is dedicated upfitting your Sprinter work van with the shelving package of your choice on our scheduled installation date. We know that every day your work vehicle is in the shop, it’s costing you money, so we want to help you get you back to work as fast as we can.

Our mission is to deliver trusted upfits that help our customers excel by providing certified, vehicle manufacturer-approved upfit designs and maintaining the highest Quality Management, Safety, and Environmental Programs.

Acorn Vans began as a dream to deliver the highest quality products with unmatched service. As a Mercedes Certified Expert Upfitter, Acorn Vans can achieve that dream. Acorn Vans designs, builds and upfits Mercedes Sprinters and Metris vans, and Ford Transit and Connect Vans, into commercial work vehicles. As a Mercedes Expert Upfitter, Acorn Vans delivers upfits that follow Mercedes and ISO 9001 standards, making them the top of their class.

Becoming a Mercedes Expert Upfitter is not an easy process. It requires dedication to your craft on a level unseen across the industry. Meeting Expert Upfitter and ISO 9001 Quality standards allows Acorn Vans to create designs that are unmatched in quality and safety. Acorn Vans has strived to meet these high standards, building a brand that can be trusted to last.

At Acorn Vans we stand by our work, boasting a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty that starts alongside your vehicle manufacturer warranty. With the ability to have warrantable work completed at any certified Mercedes Benz Expert Upfitter across the country, our customers can rest assured that no matter where they go, we are looking out for them.

Our Core Values


Our goal is to build relationships with our customers and we know that starts with trust. Trust that our products and services will last for any of their needs or adventures, and trust that we can help their vision come to life.


We put a lot of planning and prep into our upfits before starting work. We do it right the first time, maintaining the integrity of the space in all that we do.


We hold ourselves, our processes, and all of our employees to the highest standards. Our internal training process is very thorough and all technicians pass our training requirements, skills, and certifications before beginning independent work.


Acorn Vans is part of a van-center that provides vans and upfits in a single stop. Time is valuable and we make the upfitting experience as quick and convenient as possible, handling everything from start to finish.


We pride ourselves on our communication. We listen to our customers, their needs, and their vision and make sure we understand what they want before we get started.


We understand that economies, pandemics, technology, and even the values among workforces are constantly changing. We are committed to recognizing, adapting, moving forward, and improving with the opportunity these changes bring.


These values are ingrained in our culture. We are united in expanding our capabilities and value-added services to our customers.


We are committed to the safety and a positive environment for all of our employees, customers and facilities. We protect our employees and don’t want anyone going home hurt or putting themselves at risk.

David, Utah Van Upfitter at Acorn Vans


General Manager

David Elggren is the General Manager of Acorn Vans and comes to this industry from managing custom engineering and manufacturing companies in the US and Canada.
He co-founded an automated design company, has been an importer and distributor of exclusive products from Europe and Canada, has been certified twice as an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, certified by Tyco Engineered Products and Services and Suez Water Technology Group N.A., as a Safety Manager and is a Mechanical Engineer. David ties his own flies to fish for trout in the Wasatch mountain rivers. He thinks camping is great, but camp chef is better.
Dayton, Utah Van Upfitter at Acorn Vans



As the Designer for Acorn Vans, Dayton combines his creativity with his education as a mechanical engineer. As an avid outdoor adventurer from Montana, he uses his experiences and engineering background to create out-of-the-box van conversions.
Channing - Sales Lead


Sales Lead

Friendly and knowledgeable, Channing combines his decade worth of experience in sales with his love of vans to help our customers find solutions that work best for them. Channing uses his passion and industry expertise to excite our customers about each step in the van build process.
Brandon, Utah Van Upfitter at Acorn Vans


Parts and Purchasing Manager

As the Parts & Purchasing Manager at Acorn Vans, Brandon is always on the move, making sure our staff has everything they need to make each build come to life. As the liaison between vendors and the shop, Brandon opens clear lines of communication between every stakeholder.
Cody, Utah Van Upfitter at Acorn Vans


Digital Media Specialist

With the whole world going online, Cody manages everything from digital marketing to social media. Using his experience as a writer and photographer, and his passion for the great outdoors, he spearheads many of the creative endeavors that go on behind the scenes.
Kasey, Utah Van Upfitter at Acorn Vans


Project Coordinator

In the van upfit business, timing is everything, and as the Project Coordinator, it is Kasey’s job to make sure that every project fits into the schedule. Between coordinating information with the project team and clients, and managing the shop schedule, there is never a dull moment.
Acorn Vans: Expert Van Upfitter in Utah


Shop Manager

Tyler is the Shop Manager at VanBuilders, and is one of the longest running employees at the company.

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