World Class Ground Transportation
Becker Automotive Design has been producing specialized VIP luxury transports since 1996.
Daimler approved and in cooperation with General Motors and Lincoln, Becker leads the industry in transforming Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and full sized SUVs into some of the most productive, comfortable, safe and exclusive vehicles in the world today. Our reputation for excellence is unmatched, receiving Best of the Best awards from top tier international media, year after year.
Becker Automotive Designs, Inc.
1711 Ives Ave. Oxnard CA 93033
PHONE: +805.487.5227 | FAX: +805.487.5615
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Founder and CEO.
MBA University of Southern California.
Washington DC Business Development Office.
Brigadier General, US Air Force, retired. Served in senior leader positions in the Departments of Defense and State and the U.S. Air Force.
Worked as Program Engineer / Manager Specialty Vehicle Activity as a liaison between GM and Government agencies and armoring companies. Also a member of the GM team that was responsible for a GM badged armored sedan.
THE BECKER ADVANTAGE
Becker Automotive Design has been producing specialized VIP luxury transports since 1996. Daimler approved and in cooperation with General Motors and Lincoln, Becker leads the industry in transforming Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and full sized SUVs into some of the most productive, comfortable, safe and exclusive vehicles in the world today. Our reputation for excellence is unmatched, receiving Best of the Best awards from top tier international media, year after year.
OVER 25 YEARS SERVICING THE WORLD’S ELITE
Becker has produced vehicles for heads of state, top business executives, celebrities and VIPs around the world. We have shipped our vehicles to over 25 countries on 5 continents. After delivery, follow up service becomes our number 1 priority.
THE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE
Expertise and experience in combining hand tailored interior craftsmanship with chassis modifications and leading edge electronics is a combination which sets Becker apart from all the rest. Becker provides unparalleled customer service with robust training provided to each client’s operator and technicians, along with 24/7 standby live support. All Becker vehicles include an international 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty.
Becker’s first priority is the safety of their customers. All Becker SUV chassis modifications are accomplished using proprietary stamped steel body parts, reinforced with steel support ribbings. All modifications have been engineered to meet or exceed US Federal vehicle safety standards and maintain unobstructed full length OEM side curtain air bags.
DISCREET SECURITY SOLUTIONS
Protection is a serious matter. Designed with the latest 3D engineering software, Becker provides solutions which integrate armoring with various surveillance and security measures while taking on-demand vehicle performance and handling to the next level.
Becker Executive SUV
Becker’s family of GM SUVs include Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL & Cadillac Escalade ESV. Available in standard sized, raised roof & lengthened versions.
THE FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP
In house design, manufacturing and assembly combined with the only premium materials and world class workmanship ensure that Becker’s custom hand tailored fit and finish will exceed your highest expectations.
WORLD CLASS COMFORT
Becker designs and manufactures all seating from the ground up. From frame to cushions and from the finest upholstery materials to custom electric leg extensions, these unique features integrate environmental control, acoustic dampening and advanced suspension systems to create an unequaled passenger comfort experience.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Becker JetVanTM
STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY
Becker’s expertise with integrating advanced electronics provides unmatched productivity, information and entertainment while on the go. Our customers’ need for productivity drives their decisions to purchase our vehicles. The beauty, reliability and safety which we provide allows them to do so in style and comfort, and with peace of mind.
Robb Report Best of the Best 2021
Robb Report Best of the Best 2020
Robb Report Best of the Best 2019
Robb Report Best of the Best 2018
Robb Report Best of the Best 2017
Robb Report Best of the Best 2016
Robb Report Best of the Best 2015
Robb Report Best of the Best 2014
Robb Report Best of the Best 2013
Best of the Best 2013: Speciality Vehicles: Executive Transport: Becker Armored Cadillac Escalade ESV by Paul Meyers Becker Automotive Design’s version of the Cadillac Escalade ESV luxury SUV offers riders incomparable comfort and enables them to remain as productive as they would be at their office, thanks to the cabin’s fine materials and high-tech equipment.
Robb Report Best of the Best 2012
Cruising in the Corner Office
HOWARD BECKER’S VAN CONVERSIONS MAKE ONE SUITE RIDE. By Larry Armstrong Reprinted from Business Week, January 16, 2006 From the outside it looks like an airport van, the kind that whisks you from baggage claim to a hotel. Inside, though, it’s more like a Gulfstream G150 or Dassault Falcon executive jet. There’s a curved ceiling
A Luxury Corner Office On Wheels
WHEN TIME IS MONEY – LOTS AND LOTS OF IT – A QUARTER-MILLION-DOLLAR SUV CONVERSION FROM BECKER CAN BE WORTH EVERY PENNY. By Todd Lappin, Business 2.0 Magazine senior editor Reprinted from Business 2.0, April, 2006 Some executives soar with eagles. They’re the power brokers who fly in peerless comfort, efficiency, and style on wings
At Our Beck and Call
AT OUR BECK AND CALL by Christian Gullikse Reprinted from Robb Report Worth, October 2004 Behind the nondescript facade of an obscure Oxnard, Calif., shop, Howard Becker transforms mundane SUVs and vans into ultraluxe transport for the likes of Edgar Bronfman Jr., Tiger Woods and King Abdullah of Jordan. His clients want the accoutrements of
Excursion Executive Limousine
BECKER AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN: EXCURSION EXECUTIVE LIMOUSINE Edited by John Kiewicz Reprinted from Motor Trend Magazine, March 2001 The market’s strong and you’re finally doing well. You travel a lot and need to conduct business while you go about the town. You need a large, classy rig in which to pick up and entertain clients. Whatever
Getting in Tune
Reprinted from The Robb Report Collection, April 2003 Howard Becker of Becker Automotive Design can be considered the forerunner of the urban SUV scene with the stunning sound systems and luminescent interiors he built into customized SUVs for Will Smith and other music industry heavyweights in the mid-1990s. Becker still has his star-studded clientele, but
Moving the Corner Office Into Your SUV
FANCY CONVERSIONS HAVE CAUGHT ON WITH MOBILE VIPS Reprinted from the April 22nd, 2002 issue of Business Week On the outside, it looks just like any other hulking $40,000 Ford Excursion or Chevy Suburban. But peek inside, and this is what you see: a personal limo that seats four or five with wet bar, deep
Golf World Norge
New York Auto Show
Simply Off The Map
IF A MORE LUXURIOUSLY CONCEIVED SUBURBAN EXISTS, WE’VE NEVER SEEN IT. Edited by Matt Stone Reprinted from Motor Trend Magazine, June 1999 Actor/rapper Will Smith is on a roll: His recent movies are hits, his CDs bag sales and Grammy Honors, and he’s got a fabulous wife (actress Jada Pinkett). It probably goes without saying
JetVan for the Jet Set
JETVAN FOR THE JET SET by GARY WITZENBURG Howard Becker of Becker Automotive Design espouses a new form of transportation based on chauffeur-driven utility. “Not only does it give you the ability to rest, relax, and enjoy,” he asserts, “but, given the mobile office, the amount of concentrated work you can do in an hour’s
One Suite Ride
REPRINTED FROM CALGARY LIVING, JULY/AUGUST, 2006 By Toby Welch Mix together the luxuriousness of an executive jet, the convenience of a portable office, and the sexiness of a sports car, and you have the Becker Jet Van. The innovation of Howard Becker, owner of Becker Automotive Design Inc. in Oxnard, California, and a forerunner in
Reprinted from Valuerich, September, 2004 A convoy of shiny black vehicles smoothly snakes its way along Pennsylvania Avenue and glides into the grounds of the White House, barely attracting a second glance from the ever present tourists and curious bystanders. Unless you are close enough to notice the small state pennants fluttering discreetly on each
A Very Special Delivery Truck
THIS SPRINTER CONVERSION WRAPS LUXURY AROUND UTILITY TO DELIVER A FAMILY-SIZED TRAVEL CRUISER. Credit Howard Becker for thinking inside the box to meet the challenge from a client for a sumptuous yet functional long-distance family hauler. The foundation of Becker’s nine-passenger travel wagon was the Dodge Sprinter, as XXL-size commercial van only recently imported into this country
Suit of Armor
FROM THE OCTOBER, 2003 ISSUE OF THE ROBB REPORT COLLECTION Although he frequently customized the interiors of armored cars, Howard Becker never intended to get into the armoring business himself. Defending a passenger from bullets is, after all, a far different exercise from crafting a luxurious interior. But clients kept asking Becker for the service,
The Ultimate in Understated Luxury
AN INTERVIEW WITH HOWARD BECKER, PRESIDENT, BECKER AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN, INC., LOS ANGELES Reprinted from Leaders Magazine, April, May, June 2001 “When we first started designing these vehicles,” explains Howard Becker, referring to his specially equipped SUVs, “my initial intent was for the owner to enjoy his commute.” And in recent years, even as sport-utilities have
Music to Their Wheels
AUTOMOTIVE AUDIO SPECIALIST HOWARD BECKER PROVIDES MORE THAN JUST SOUND ADVICE. HE BUILDS ROLLING PLEASURE PALACES FOR HOLLYWOOD’S ELITE. By Jack Smith Reprinted from The Robb Report, November 1998 Howard Becker was in his office when Michael Jackson called from Buckingham Palace. “Michael was doing the Dangerous tour through England, and he’d been invited to
Flipped-Out Range Rover
FLIPPED-OUT RANGE ROVER by Matt Stone Reprinted from Motor Trend Magazine, August 2000 Movie stars and world-class athletes can afford to drive any vehicle(s) they want. So it’s interesting to see what they choose, given that price isn’t usually one of their criteria. Tennis star Mark Philippoussis can afford as many Ferraris and Bentleys as