I never would have thought I would end up in beautiful Harbor Springs
from where I grew up in Detroit. After the army, I wanted to continue college and my VA told me about a night job in a factory for a bedding company. I ended up spending twenty-five years managing several national brand mattress factories all over the county. I traveled to different cities for a few months up to a year to set up new or improve existing factory production. I loved it. I loved being on the floor with workers, trouble-shooting production, machines and making improvements. Then everything changed.
I watched investment groups buy out mattress companies, consolidate and begin competing to churn out chemical laden, poorly made foam based products. Mattresses that used to last for decades — now intentionally fell apart after a few years. Cutting corners, gimmicks and crazy mark ups followed suite.
I had to walk away.
In 2004, I started Beds by Design so I could stand behind my word. And now today, we have two locations in Michigan. We make the most comfortable mattress you will find and it honestly will be the last mattress you will have to buy.