OUR STORY &
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About The Shovlin Family

Ron Shovlin and Kara Shovlin are a husband and wife duo who own and run the business. Formerly known as “The Mattress Factory,” the business was founded by Brian Strell in 1972. Marlene and Richard Shovlin, Ron’s mother and father, eventually bought the business as their own in 1987. 
 
The Shovlins had been a part of The Mattress Factory long before taking ownership—prior to becoming CEO, Marlene had been running the office. Meanwhile, a teenage Ron worked there part-time while attending high school starting at age 13. The business was originally based in Garwood, New Jersey, but moved to Fanwood in 2007. Not long after, its name was changed from The Mattress Factory to the eponymous Shovlin Mattress Factory and Ron became the sole owner of the flagship store. 
 
Swing by, and you'll likely meet Ron. Standing 6'7" he's hard to miss!

Meet Our Team

Ron

Ron

Boss
Kara-New

Kara

Boss' Boss
amy

Amy

Mattress Administrator
steve

Steve

Mattress Advisor
mike

Mike

Mattress Advisor
James-Campbell

James

Mattress Advisor
david

David

Mattress Craftsman
mauricio

Mauricio

Mattress Craftsman
javier

Javier

Mattress Craftsman
lilia

Lilia

Mattress Craftsman
cesar

Cesar

Mattress Craftsman
Dog-Shovlin

Leia

Security

Employee Spotlight: Dave

david

What's your role? 

Mattress Builder and Driver.

How many years have you been part of the mattress making magic?  
37 years.

What do you find most rewarding about being part of the Shovlin team? 
Being around people that you work with.

What do you enjoy doing with your free time outside of work? 
Going to plays, museums, & aquariums.

What's something most people don't know about you? 
I like to laugh, go to the movies, go to plays & museums.

Do you jump on the beds at the store, at home, neither, or both? 
Neither

Do you have a favorite Shovlin memory? 
Seeing Ron on the parkway coming back from the shore with his legs out the car window while we were going to a customer’s house

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