We spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of great sleep, and how the best mattress materials make the best sleep possible. But we don’t spend as much time talking about how our mattresses are actually made — or who makes them. So, we wanted to share a quick Q&A session we had with mattress maker Bill Beuerle, the person who runs our manufacturing facility. He’s in charge of the making, packaging, and shipping of our mattresses — so, yeah, he’s a pretty invaluable part of the Sleep365 team.
One of the reasons we love Bill is he really cares about the work he does. For him, it’s a family business — and that’s an attitude we want to foster in spades here at Sleep365. So enjoy the conversation below, and enjoy getting to know the man who makes your new, natural luxury mattress.
Sleep365: The Buerle family has been doing this since 1946 — what was it like starting out, and how has your manufacturing changed?
Bill: My father started out renovating mattresses and porch cushions. He really started from very little. As the business grew, a little machinery was added to assist with production. In the early 50s we were located in a small warehouse in north Lansing. He then moved near downtown Lansing into a 4-story building, at the time a very typical mattress factory. In 1974 “urban renewal” took place in downtown and we had to move. We built a 30,000 square-foot factory that was designed to manufacture mattresses and box springs.
After a number of years we added a 10,000 square-foot building that was also used to make mattresses, mostly form mattresses.
In 2016 we built a new factory about 15 miles west in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Approximately 25% larger than our old factory.