If you have called FloBeds you have probably spoken to Dewey Turner. Dewey started at FloBeds 12 years ago! His fondest memory is when he went to Utah in 2009 to get a new Edge Sweets Latex-Foam Horizontal Saw. That saw made it possible for FloBeds to control the quality and precision of all Latex cuts.
As you know, here at FloBeds we are a family run business. I had the pleasure of telling my customers last year, that my son Packie and his fiancé Bianca started a mattress topper company called Bed Bandits.
After one year of business, they are now the preferred bedding and linen provider for nine universities. Their toppers are perfect for those uncomfortable dorm beds or for any mattress that is too hard to bare. If you have a college student heading off to school and leaving behind a FloBed, consider sending them off with the comfort of home.
Together Packie and Bianca developed a business model that is equal parts great product and great cause. For every three mattress toppers sold, they donate one to someone in need. Below is a video featuring their most recent topper donation:
We consider a good night’s sleep the most important way to stay healthy and be effective through the day. The Bed Bandits toppers are great for students, camping, RV’s and any hard mattress. When you buy your Bed Bandit, you are not only making your own dreams a little sweeter, but you’re also softening someone else’s hard nights.
Follow the Bed Bandits on Facebook to watch as these two entrepreneurs continue to grow their businesses.
Dave and Anne Turner brought their business, FloBeds, up to Fort Bragg in 1992. First they ran their business out of their home on Highway 20. FACT: Anne even recalls that their shipping department was based out of a horse barn on the property! In 1998 they opened up shop on Redwood Ave. in downtown Fort Bragg, and they have been there ever since. If you ever stop by our shop to try a mattress make sure you check out Anne Turner’s award-winning quilts.
Thank you to all of our amazing customers who have written reviews for FloBeds. Your reviews help other people understand just how important a great mattress is for a better night’s sleep.
4-Star–I purchased two organic FloBeds last October. Every night I get into bed and say “I love my bed”. I am so thankful for the team of experts at FloBed. They customized our beds perfectly. I also purchased the cotton sheets, wool mattress covers and the contoured neck pillow. All are wonderful. The neck pillow is perfect. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that you are doing everything possible to protect your health from chemicals and EMF’s while you are sleeping. Organic latex and no metal in the mattresses or the bed frame keep me confident and peaceful. My teenage son would probably sleep all day in his FloBed if he could. Thank you so very much. A great nights sleep is priceless. Vicki Leesburg, FL
If you have not reviewed your FloBeds purchase yet please take a minute to let us know what you think. You can review your purchase on FloBeds.com, Yelp, or Google+.
Do you ever feel fatigued and like you can’t fix it? No matter how busy you are you can have more energy. Take a look at your daily routine and find the hidden things that are taking up too much energy. In the video below Dr. Holly Phillips explains how her book can guide you through an energy-boosting plan. Some of her tips to get your life back on track:
-Complete and hourly body check to see how you are sitting, are your teeth clenched, is there tension in a specific part of your body, etc.
-Keep a fatigue diary to understand how your body changes throughout the day
Many people who work in offices sit at desks for 8 hours! This can cause back pain. The yoga instructor featured in the video below is named Jake and he says, “Back pain is an epidemic in America. And the pain is accentuated by our desk culture and the use of mobile devices.” (Yoga With Jake: 10-Minute Yoga Routine to Ease Back Pain) So if Jake was describing you, or if you are looking for a good stretch take a look at the video below.
The owner of FloBeds, Dave Turner (on the left), barbecuing salmon for the Worlds’ Largest Salmon BBQ last year.
No matter how you are celebrating the 4th of July, we hope you have a great day!
We will be enjoying the World’s Largest Salmon BBQ up here in Fort Bragg again. “Join the fun at this annual event, sponsored by the Salmon Restoration Association to raise money to take positive action to restore salmon to our rivers and streams. Great food, live music and a love of the outdoors are all part of the atmosphere at the barbeque.”(Celebrate July 4th in Mendocino) Have a great weekend!
Have you ever stoped to think what your ideal day would look like? People are different, so do not force yourself to adhear to the typical daily routine. If you work a 9-5 job you will have to work around those times but you can still figure out what works best for you.
We tell customers every day- one size does not fit all. Make sure you get a mattress that fits your body. Here is what one customer had to say about his ability to have options:
“I ordered a queen all latex mattress and fir-slat foundation from Flobeds, and received it this week. Customer service was outstanding. After having some questions answered on the phone, the packages showed up on time and well-packed. Assembly was not difficult, and I was pleased with the quality of workmanship in the foundation, latex, and cover. The latex has a very unique feel, very different from our past spring mattresses. The feel of the bed is difficult to describe; if you haven’t slept on a good latex bed before, you’ll have to experience it for yourself. The latex is very supportive, yet soft enough to feel VERY comfortable. “Pressure points” and poor support are clearly NOT problems with this mattress. I was tired of feuding with my wife over whether to have a firm or soft mattress. Flobeds bypassed that whole issue with its ability to custom make each side of the bed to our preferences (this was the biggest factor in our choosing Flobeds). The transition from side to side is very subtle, so you don’t abruptly “drop off” from the firm to soft side. It is also good to have the option of switching the firmness at any point. Thank you for making a quality product. It is nice to get a good night’s rest! By the way, your website was nicely designed and informative (I liked the sheep!).”
Sincerely, Keith and Tammy of Virginia