Custom Comfort Mattress focuses on craftsmanship

Custom Comfort Mattress focuses on craftsmanship

BY GARY JAMES Brothers build garage-based manufacturing startup into a multifaceted factory direct in the West, Custom Comfort Mattress Mel Trudell’s passion for making quality mattresses started early in life. In 1987, at age 24, he and his brother Marty, one year older, began making mattresses in their garage. Two years later, the brothers sublet […]

E-commerce Pioneer BedInABox Evolving

E-commerce Pioneer BedInABox Evolving

BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Producer/retailer meeting challenges new competitors bring BedInABox LLC, a pioneer in the rapidly growing online market for mattresses, is restructuring its management team, refining its product line, expanding its brick-and-mortar dealer base and reaching into international markets to maintain strength in the face of ever-increasing competition. The Johnson City, Tennessee-based company also […]

Family feud: How a buy-sell agreement can save your family business

Family feud: How a buy-sell agreement can save your family business

How many ways can a family business get into trouble? Maybe an infinite number, if the stories told by family business consultants are any guide. “In a non-family business you have rational problems and rational solutions,” says Don Schwerzler, an Atlanta-based family business counselor. “But in a family business you have rational problems and emotional […]