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.
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?
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 :)