In your work time wonderings, have you ever dreamed about traveling across the country in a slicked out mobile home van?
If you have, these are the vans for you! My friend Mat from grad school, spent some time, as I did, wondering and wandering what he was going to do; for him nothing seemed to completely fit his ambitions. Corporate jobs, sales, jobs and office work were just not cutting it, so Mat started making these travel vans on the side. Low and behold, as with so many other things he tackles, they are really cool!
A bit about Mat, he's just one of those guys. Mat is super easy going, dangerously smart, and just an all around good guy. I first met him while he and I were in grad school meandering through the Marine Affairs program at the University of Rhode Island; we both came from different programs, me law and him political science, and were complimenting our other graduate work with yet another degree. He and I may have been the only two not completely crunchy people in the program at that time. A few years later, for some forgotten reason we got back in touch, it turns out that Mat had moved to Florida with his girlfriend and I had done the same with mine. At the time I had stared a freight brokerage with another law school friend and Mat was looking for something to get into; we met at a bar, talked about what I was up too and Mat decided to give the freight thing a shot; simultaneously, he was starting his own van business. The rest as they say, is history.
As to the vans, these things are super sharp and Mat makes them with the care and thoughtfulness any good parent would provide their children. If you ever meet Mat, you'll immediately get the sense of who and what he is all about, straight forward, pragmatic, and conscientious; his vans reflect all that, and are custom built to the buyer's specific needs.
About the Author
Mat Rosa is owner and full-time van builder at Mango Vans. Other specialties include renewable energy, logistics for emerging economies, coastal conservation, and adventure tourism.