History of the Mattress King
Becoming a True Family
The Mattress King of Nashville has been in existence since 1994. The City of Nashville and its surrounding areas were home to the four original Mattress King Stores. From 1994 to 2011 we have opened 11 locations across the greater Nashville area to create the Mattress King Family.
In 1998 the new owners, Jerry and Desireé Appleby, took over business. From the beginning they decided to become actively involved in the day-to-day operations using a "hands on" approach. The new owners and employees made a pledge that the business and the employees would become stronger and more successful. With this pledge Jerry and Desireé decided that they were not in it for great fortune, but a successful way of life for themselves, their children and the employees and their families.
Due to this basic philosophy, the Mattress King Family is proud of the fact that they are the largest family owned Mattress specialty shop in Nashville. The future of Mattress King is certain. The owners’ growth plan includes expanding store openings as the Nashville area becomes larger.
Starting as a Store manager for another Mattress specialty shop in Texas, and then moving to Alabama to work for Serta as a Sales Representative, Jerry Appleby has come to know the "ins ands outs" of the industry. Equipped with the knowledge from both sides of the industry, it only made sense to become an owner and apply his own talents to his own business. Desireé Appleby has a Consumer Science and Retail background from the University of Houston. She has also worked retail stores since she was 16 years of age. The combined knowledge and the administrative techniques Jerry acquired from Purdue University have greatly contributed to the daily operations and success of Mattress King.