Fresno-based Pleasant Mattress acquired San Francisco-based McRoskey Mattress Co. in October 2018. Photo contributed by Pleasant Mattress
Written by The Business Journal Staff
After several months of training and planning, Pleasant Mattress has shipped the first McRoskey mattresses from its factory here since acquiring the brand late last year.
The McRoskey line, which is now built by a team of six specially trained craftsmen in a stand-alone 25,000-square-foot factory on Pleasant’s Fresno campus, has a 119-year history in San Francisco.
“It was critical for our team to understand every nuance involved in the making of the McRoskey line, so we intentionally took our time as we shifted production from San Francisco to our campus in Fresno,” said Rion Morgenstern, president and CEO of Pleasant Mattress. “McRoskey has a rich, 120-year heritage in the luxury market that we have to build upon as we broaden the brand’s geographic reach.”
McRoskey mattresses differ from Pleasant’s as they employ a large amount of layered materials like wool, polyester, cotton and Talalay latex that are stacked together without gluing. The result is a mattress that is up to 20 inches in thickness. The cushioning layers are then gently compressed in a process called hand-tufting. Customers have eight comfort choices from three collections of the McRoskey mattresses.
McRoskey Mattress Co. first opened in San Francisco in 1899 when brothers Edward and Leonard McRoskey set up shop. Robin Azevedo, Edward’s granddaughter and a longtime friend of Rion Morgenstern’s father Herb, transitioned ownership of McRoskey over to Pleasant last year.
“The transition couldn’t have gone more smoothly, and our team is now well versed in the exacting details necessary to build the McRoskey line,” Morgenstern said. “We’re excited to add this unique luxury product to our portfolio.”
Pleasant Mattress has been in business since 1959. The company also produces traditional mattresses and special sleep products in their 150,000-square-foot campus in Fresno