east coast launch padManufacturer: East Coast Launch Pad

Description: East Coast Launch Pad (ECLP) builds made to order, custom food trucks in Manassas, VA, outside of Washington D.C. Not only does ECLP develop custom trailers and trucks to your exact specifications, but they go out of their way to help new business owner get off on the right foot. In many cases that means helping to develop the list of kitchen equipment to install on the truck based on your menu. They even help you on the business side by optimizing throughput of the vehicle so you can get serve meals faster and increase the profitability of your business during peak hours.

Eduardo Bocock, owner of ECLP, has a long family history working in the restaurant business. In 2005, Eduardo purchased a food truck to operate for his own restaurant. After purchasing the truck he soon discovered it was poorly manufactured, broke down frequently, and was barely able to drive the vehicle home. It was through this experience that Bocock realized their was a need for a manufacturer that produced high-quality vehicles that were built to handle the demands of food truck entrepreneurs.

Fast forward two years later in 2007, Eduardo launched East Coast Launch Pad to manufacture dependable, long-lasting mobile food units. All trucks come with a 10-year warranty on the build so you can buy with confidence. Listen to the interview with Eduardo and General Manager Jason Tipton located below to learn more about their commitment to serving mobile food vendors.

Verified Builder: Yes



Past Customers: Mama’s Donut Bites, Something Stuffed 

Customer Reviews: 

I love the inside of my truck. I’m very happy with all the equipment and where every thing is located. – Gauri Sarin of Something Stuffed Food Truck

I worked in restaurants my whole life. I knew what I wanted but didn’t know how it would translate into a truck. We decided to go with East Coast because they know food trucks. Every time we meet people who ask where we got our truck I tell them to go to East Coast. – Jacob Hunter, Dirty South Deli – 2016 DMFTA Food Truck of the Year

We really didn’t know too much about the food truck business before we went to East Coast. After talking with Eduardo and Jason we saw that these guys really knew what they were doing — not only how to build out a food truck, but they had a lot of good perspectives and knew the best practices of the industry.They took our idea and helped us turn it into an operating business. We can’t say enough good things about them. Jack Zimmermann, Swizzler Foods – 2015 DMVFTA Best New Food Truck*

Eduardo does everything on a personal level, which I like. He gets emotionally invested and works on the build out like he’s on your team. I wouldn’t get my trucks built anywhere else. Victor Villarreal, DC Pollo and Taco’s Matadors

I would definitely recommend East Coast. Working with them was very simple and straight forward. They know what they’re doing. Good service, good people. – David Nammour, Muncheez

Contact us to leave a review for ECLP.


11900 Livingston Rd #119
Manassas, VA 20109
United States

Phone: (571) 292-1583

Website: http://eastcoastlaunchpad.com


Dwell Direct



rent a chef

Contact This Builder

Build a Food Truck

  • Do you need a food truck or food trailer?
  • What Approximate Budget Is Available For This Build? (Helps determine equipment that will be installed.)
  • Give us some details on the type of truck / trailer you want to build. Also include the city / state you plan to operate the business.

Want to start your own food business?

Hey! 👋I’m Brett Lindenberg, the founder of Food Truck Empire.

We interview successful founders and share the stories behind their food trucks, restaurants, food and beverage brands. By sharing these stories, I want to help others get started.

If you liked this story, sign up for our newsletter that includes our food business startup kit and most popular interviews sent straight to your inbox.

Know someone interesting that should be interviewed on the website? Tell us about them here.