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NorCal Vans

Our Team


At Nor Cal Van Conversions we are a team of people committed to meeting the needs of our customers. From our engineers and innovators in the warehouse, to our sales team and customer service group, the focus is on making sure that we listen well, communicate well, and deliver what you expected on time and with the quality that has set Nor Cal apart in our industry. We welcome your input along the way so we can continue to improve not only our products, but your experience with us as a company.

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Todd LaPant

Owner and COO/Engineering

Todd's passion is inventing practical solutions to the problems people face. He spent 24 years as the Director of Engineering at an after market fuel tank solutions manufacturer and had the opportunity to patent several key designs during those years. Todd loved working with customers through conceptual design, production of a prototype and initial installation of their project. Bringing to life products that truly meet needs and solve problems is what keeps him going every day. In his new role as the Co-Owner of Nor Cal Vans, that passion is now focused on transportation solutions. He enjoys being part of a team of people who bring their skills to the table every day to serve our customers. Todd values continuous innovation and improving efficiency along the way. He currently holds 2 system patents and 2 design patents, with 2 more pending.

When he's not inventing you might find Todd farming almonds, walnuts and winter wheat, or helping his dad with his cattle ranch. In addition he loves spending time with his family, shooting rifles & pistols, riding quads at the ranch and on the dunes, and working on his 51 Ford Pickup or his 72 Ford F250 4x4.


Laurie LaPant

Owner and CFO

Laurie is the CFO and Owner of Nor Cal Vans, Inc. along with her husband Todd. After 24 years at another local manufacturing company, Laurie brought to Nor Cal her extensive experience in cost accounting and manufacturing. Laurie's strengths are in project management and she applies  those skills to new market research, advertising plans, purchasing of new equipment, budgeting, and implementing new software to improve efficiencies. Developing relationships with the employees, vendors, and customers is very important to Laurie. Her passion is establishing a work culture that is supportive, encouraging, and a comfortable environment where people enjoy coming to work.

Laurie and Todd have two kids that they are very proud of who are currently attending Chico State (Laurie and Todd’s alma mater) . Their daughter is graduating in May 2019 with an Animal Science degree and was accepted into the U.C. Davis Veterinary School of Medicine. Their son is a sophomore at CSUC and is working on a Criminal Justice degree and planning on joining the Sheriffs Academy after graduation. They enjoy spending time with their family, going to Oregon Quad riding, and spending time on Todd’s family’s ranch.


Greg Hollis

Sales Representative

Greg joined the NorCal Group in 1996 as purchasing manager, but soon found himself in retail sales for NorCal Mobility.  He assisted many clients in finding the right mobility products for their needs; from platform scooter carriers to hi-tech adaptive driving equipment. In 2011 Greg moved over to Nor Cal Vans, where he transferred his years of retail sales experience and product knowledge into dealer support and sales for Nor Cal Vans lowered-floor Econoline vans through a nationwide retail dealer network.

In 2015 Nor Cal Vans built their last lowered floor Econoline and turned their attentions to the new Ford Transit. The Nor Cal Vans lowered floor product could not be offered on the Transit, so Nor Cal Vans moved away from a retail product, towards a commercial product and commercial market. Greg was the sole salesperson in the beginning, but the product quickly took off and now Greg is part of a growing team of salespersons.

In his spare time, Greg loves woodworking, cycling, and DIY projects around home.


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