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Mr. Mattress Is Five-Decade Bedding Fixture in Ocean County

Sep 08, 2017

You would have to look far and wide to find someone who has been in the mattress business longer than Edward Frailey III.

For nearly 45 years, Frailey has owned Mr. Mattress Bedding and Dinettes, on 120 Route 37 in Toms River. In 1995, he added a second location in Manahawkin at 655 Route 72, in what was the former site of Oceanside Bedding.

“That one is strictly with mattresses,” said Frailey. “The dinettes are handled out of Toms River.”

He said the Toms River facility covers approximately 6,000 square feet, while the Manahawkin store has 3,100 feet of space. Helping run the Manahawkin business is his son, Edward IV.

“It’s mostly a showroom,” he said. “Besides mattresses, we also carry futons, daybeds, brass beds and more.”

For bedding, Mr. Mattress offers products from Sealy, Stearns & Foster, Gold Bond, Ultra Comfort America, Wesley Allen and Wallbeds.

On its website, Mr. Mattress said Sealy is the world’s largest bedding provider.

“The company develops, manufactures and markets mattresses, adjustable bases, pillows and other sleep and relaxation products. Combining a proud history and groundbreaking innovation, the company holds some of the most highly recognized brands in the industry.”

The site said Wallbeds Company started in 1990 with the concept of building a quality product that is easy to assemble.

“When most furniture companies took their manufacturing overseas, we kept our business here in the U.S,” the site said. “For over twenty-five years now, we have built a team and a full function, family-held corporation. We take pride in the way we make our wallbeds and the service we deliver to our dealers and their customers. When you choose a Wallbed Company wallbed, you get a beautiful piece of furniture made from real wood that is truly built to last.”

According to the site, “Gold Bond has been exceeding expectations in comfort, quality and service for more than a century. Every Gold Bond mattress combines old-world, handcrafted attention to detail with the latest sleep technologies.”

For dinettes, Mr. Mattress suppliers include ACME, Amisco, Atlantic Furniture, Callee Inc., Chromcraft Revington Douglas, Coaster Fine Furniture, Cramco Dinettes, Furniture of America, Hillsdale Furniture, Lacrosse Furniture, My Liberty Furniture and Night and Day Furniture.

“Ninety percent of our customers are from referrals or repeat customers,” said Frailey. “That’s the old school way of doing business. When people buy our products, we always hope they come back.”

For more information, call the Toms River office at 732-244-1215 or Manahawkin at 609-978-1800, or log on to mrmattressusa.com.

—E.E.

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