OUR STORY &
BUSINESS ROOTS

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 our store that’s now been operating for over 50 years! You'll likely meet Ron. Standing 6'7" he's hard to miss.

Meet Our Team

Ron

Ron

Boss
Since 1994
Kara-New

Kara

Boss' Boss
Since 2008
amy

Amy

Mattress Administrator
Since 2017
Grayson

Grayson

Since 2020
Colby

Colby

Since 2020
James Campbell

James

Mattress Advisor
Since 2019
david

David

Mattress Craftsman
Since 1983
mauricio

Mauricio A.

Mattress Craftsman
Since 2017
javier

Javier

Mattress Craftsman
Since 2000
Mauricio F

Mauricio F.

Since 2020
Dani

Dani

Since 2022
lilia

Lilia

Mattress Craftsman
Since 2015
cesar

Cesar

Mattress Craftsman
Since 2011
Dog-Shovlin

Leia

Security
Since 2020

Employee Spotlight: Javier

javier

What’s your role?
A machine operator in the factory. Ask to see what I do!

How many years have you been part of the mattress-making magic?
20 years!

What do you find most rewarding about being part of the Shovlin team?
I really enjoy my time here. I enjoy who I work with and what I do.

What do you enjoy doing with your free time outside of work?
I love playing sports.

Do you jump on the beds at the store, at home, neither, or both?
I'm certainly tempted but believe it or not I don’t jump on the beds :)

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