Back in 1927, my grandfather, C.J. Pierson started Pierson Mattress Company. After he married my grandmother, Harriett, they decided to buy a larger building and manufacture new innerspring mattresses. That building is our current location on Western Ave. My dad, Skip Sr., and his brothers Don and Dave eventually joined the business. In 1977, I joined the business at age 13 to help with deliveries. I soon learned how to make our box springs. Any free time I had, I would watch my dad and uncles perform their jobs. I was eventually allowed to create my first mattress. My brother Steven joined us in 1986 learning the business as I did. My mom Jean came to work at the store in 1996 after her retirement from her life long job. All of us worked together creating mattresses and box springs of all sizes and types of firmness. Today, my mom, brother, and myself operate the business. We manufacture our "SLEEPKIST" brand of innerspring mattresses and genuine coil box springs. Unlike most of the bedding on the market today, we use only natural cotton cushioning. Layer upon layer of cotton is applied to both sides of our mattresses. We make a two-sided mattress. This increases the durability of the mattress. Most of the bedding made today is a "no flip" design we believe is inferior since only one side of the mattress can be slept on. Cotton padding is a superior product to the foams used today. It is a natural fiber, giving it long life while providing comfort.