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Why Gardner’s Carries Mattresses Made in Lancaster, PA

Did you ever stop to think where your money goes when you make a purchase? Who are you supporting when you make a purchase from a big box store? How about a purchase online? Consider this information from the folks at the 3/50 project: For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home. (More @ the350project.net)

 

 
Why are we so quick to give our money to people we don’t know? Shouldn’t we at least consider allowing a local store to earn our business? Perhaps we’d pay a tick more locally than the online outlet (although not always the case), but the level of service you will receive from the local small business more than outweighs the potential few dollars cost difference. I think nearly all of us know someone who operates a small business and more than likely you’ve given them your business because you trust them and want to see their business succeed. It is time to rebuild the foundation of what makes our country great, and knowing who you are buying from and how that supports your local economy is a big step in the right direction. That is why I urge you to sleep local with Gardner’s Mattress & More.

 

 

 
Gardner’s Mattress & More is a family owned business founded by Jim Gardner 22 years ago with the core philosophy of treating customers as if they were his friends and family. Last March, Jim retired and offered his business to me, an 11 year employee of his. I was honored, but nervous at the same time. Obtaining a loan and relocating the store seemed like pretty challenging tasks in a somewhat unstable economy. However, my experience and knowledge of the industry, and most importantly what the bank saw in me – my character and commitment to my customers, made the transition to ownership a smooth one.

 

 
In our new location at 830 Plaza Blvd. (behind the Park City Mall), Gardner’s is thriving with the same philosophy of helping Lancaster County wake up happy and pain free every morning. We strive to provide our customers with great mattress values for their investment in sleep. Not only are we a local small business, but over half of the mattresses we sell are made locally as well. Currently, Gardner’s carries 28 mattresses made right here in Lancaster County! Our two local manufacturers, Serta and Aireloom by ES Kluft, employ 132 people so your mattress purchase from Gardner’s supports those jobs. And remember that $68 number from above? When you buy from Gardner’s, that $ figure is higher because the product originates within the Lancaster community.

 

 

The local Serta factory makes our popular iComfort mattresses and value oriented Five Star mattresses. iComfort mattresses are comprised of a gel based memory foam, designed to help a warmer sleeper sleep cooler. Gardner’s carries all 7 iComfort models, which no other store in the county can claim. Also, due to the popularity and success of the iComfort line, Serta has introduced a more traditional line of mattresses called iSeries, which Gardner’s proudly carries. With iSeries, Serta is taking the cool gel memory foam and placing it on top of a contouring pocketed coil system for a more traditional feel at a more affordable price. Five Star makes great traditional mattresses at value price points ($499 to $999) that compare favorably to any big brand like Sealy or Simmons (which by the way are not made in Lancaster County). These beds are great values for guest bedrooms, college students, teenagers, and more.

 
Aireloom by ES Kluft makes the last handmade mattresses in America so how cool is it that they are made in Lancaster? Long known for its quality, Aireloom is the favorite choice of those seeking the absolute best in a mattress, from Presidents to movie stars. Aireloom mattresses are crafted by trained artisans utilizing tried and true methods of old world craftsmanship. Combining their patented adapt and react technology with the finest materials, an Aireloom bed is carefully crafted for your proper support and comfort while providing superior durability.

 
We love when our customers agree with our Sleep Local approach. Read what Tim and Jen said about their Gardner’s experience. They also bought an Aireloom!
After reading the blog, and agreeing with their “buy local” philosophy, we paid a visit to Gardner’s! We rolled in at about 6:40 pm (they close at 7:00pm). This was going to be a true test of customer service. We were very impressed! As the hour hand arrived at 7 and the minute hand kept on turning, there was never an indication that they “wanted us to leave”! We tested mattresses from the best to average. Pete was very helpful and there was absolutely no pressure! We would recommend Gardner’s to anyone!
-Tim & Jen, Lititz

 


I fully support local businesses and I encourage you to do the same with your next mattress purchase. For more about how we can help you in your quest for improved health through better sleep, download our free book “What’s Keeping You Up at Night, A Guide to Overcoming Common Mattress Buying Mistakes” at LancasterSleepExperts.com.

Also, did you ever wish you could “test drive” a mattress before you bought it? Now you can! “Try Before You Buy” in the Dream Room at Gardner’s. Let us know how we can help you get the sleep you dream about!
When you’re ready to truly sleep better and invest in your health, come see Gardner’s. However, if it’s just a mattress you seek, there are plenty of chain stores ready to take your money.

 

 

To your better health through better sleep,

Ben McClure

Gardner’s Gives Back – Mattress Raffle for Charity

Whew. What a year. This month, we celebrate our first full year in business as Gardner’s Mattress & More in our new location on Plaza Blvd near the Park City Mall.  It’s been an awesome year.  A huge thanks to our great customers who have helped make our first year a success.  For those of you who knew us when we were Gardner’s Bedrooms on Rohrerstown Rd, I encourage you to visit our new showroom.  We don’t display as much bedroom furniture anymore, but we’ve significantly expanded our mattress selection to have more choices to meet your unique sleep needs.  We brought in a luxury line of beds from Sweden called Carpe Diem, hand made mattresses made right here in Lancaster County from Airloom by E.S. Kluft, incredible latex beds by Pure LatexBLISS, the popular Serta iComfort and iSeries line (also made in Lancaster County), and the newest addition – The Dr. Breus Collection of beds by Comfort Solutions.  These are beds designed for you by a sleep doctor!  (Arriving 5/24!)

Now, after 1 full year in business, Gardner’s Mattress & More would like to give back.  From now until June 17th, Gardner’s will be raffling off 4 premium mattress sets for charity.  We’ve selected the National MS society as our charity because a member of the Gardner’s extended family suffers from MS.  Additionally, $.83 of every dollar donated to the MS Society goes to projects, patient aid, and research.  Gardner’s has donated money to the MS society in the past, but we’d like your help in raising a ton of money for them.  4 lucky customers will win a Tempur-Pedic, an Aireloom, a Pure Latex BLISS, or an iComfort mattress.

     

 

There are two ways to win…

1.  Print and bring this blog post to Gardner’s by Memorial Day and receive 5 FREE raffle tickets for 5 chances to win!

2.  Increase your chances to win by purchasing additional raffle tickets for $1 each.  No limit.  ALL proceeds go to the National MS Society.

 

On Memorial Day, we will select on lucky entry to win a Tempur-Pedic mattress.  The next three Sundays after Memorial Day, we will choose the next three winners.

 

This is so exciting.  We love helping our customers sleep better and hope to make an impact for those that suffer from MS.  Would you help us too?  Don’t miss this opportunity to win a new premium mattress and help out a great cause!  For all of our Anniversary details click here.

 

To your better health through better sleep,

Ben McClure

 

P.S.  Be sure to print and bring this post to Gardner’s for your 5 FREE tickets!

 

What is the best mattress?

Imagine how you feel after a good night’s sleep. What does that look like? Refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to start the day? Sure. How about less grumpy and more peppy? Your family might like that. Does a good night’s sleep keep you awake at the wheel and more productive at work? You betcha! Now imagine a whole week of good sleep. Better yet, imagine getting a good night’s sleep for the rest of your life. But better sleep can be elusive, unless you ask the right question.
People ask me all the time, “What is the best mattress?” Oh boy, what a loaded question. Over the years, I’ve found myself struggling to understand just what my customer is asking me. Do they want to see the most expensive mattress or the one they recognize from advertising? I’ve got a store full of mattresses to fit sleep needs from occasional guest bed to top of the line luxury, support and comfort. But which one is best?

What I’ve come to realize is that my customer has come to me for advice but is only asking part of the question that needs to be asked. They’ve forgotten about the most important part – themselves! The question they need to ask is, “Which mattress best suits MY sleep needs?” See the difference? With better information about you and your individual sleep needs I can help you find a sleep solution.
I like to learn about your sleep. Why are you replacing your mattress? Is it simply old and worn out or does it sag leading to back discomfort? Do your hands and feet get that “pins and needles” sensation from a pinch in circulation? Do you and your partner roll towards the center of the bed? With knowledge of you current sleep environment I can more accurately guide you to a product that will provide a superior experience to what you’re sleeping on now.
The next step is to find out what sleep issues you suffer from. Do your shoulders and hips hurt throughout the night? Do you snore and toss and turn? How about restless leg, fibromyalgia, acid reflux, poor circulation or breathing issues? Wow, that’s a lot of stuff that can affect sleep. Let me guess – an issue on this list caught your attention? Usually does. No one ever shops for a mattress just for the sake of buying a mattress. Mattress shoppers are intent on sleeping better through to the relief of a sleep issue through the purchase of a proper mattress. Think about that statement…a new mattress = better sleep = improved health. So why does everyone hate mattress shopping if the end result is better health like we visualized in the first paragraph?
At Gardner’s, we strive to custom fit the mattress to you. I’ve got a mattress to help or reduce each of the aforementioned sleep issues. For example, if you tell me you have lower back discomfort, I may recommend a Carpe Diem (Beds of Sweden) or a Tempur-Pedic for its ability to shape and mold to the arch of your back to keep your body in proper spinal alignment. If you tell me you suffer from snoring, breathing or circulation issues, a power adjustable base to elevate your head and legs may be necessary. A latex mattress from Pure LatexBLISS may be beneficial for someone with allergy issues as latex is naturally hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. A warmer than average sleeper may prefer a Serta iComfort bed with its gel infused memory foam to sleep cooler.
The mattress buying process is not automated. If it were easier, I’d install vending machines so you could slide your credit card, hit C-5 and have a mattress pop out. That’d be one BIG machine! In fact, some stores even use a computer diagnostic program to match you with a mattress. Let me tell you, a computer cannot choose a mattress for you better than your own body can. A computer only knows numbers and formulas…it doesn’t feel pain and doesn’t need to sleep. You owe it to your body and your health and well-being to spend the right amount of time choosing the right mattress. And it’s not always going to be a quick and easy process – better sleep should not be rushed.
One last question I get from customers is “well, it feels good here in the store, but how do I know it will be comfortable when I get it home?” Now this is one we totally understand and have developed a unique solution. The Dream Room at Gardner’s Mattress & More is a private mattress testing room designed to allow you a unique opportunity to “try before you buy” any mattress in our showroom, in a no-pressure, quiet environment. No more guessing. Additionally, any purchase made through the use of the Dream Room comes with a 1 year comfort exchange. We encourage you to learn more at GardnersMattressAndMore.com/DreamRoom
Gardner’s Mattress & More is established in Lancaster as the purveyors of premium sleep products, proudly displaying 28 premium foam based and handmade sleep systems in a relaxed setting. We’ve written a book to help you through the mattress process called “What’s Keeping You Up at Night, A Guide to Overcoming Common Mattress Buying Mistakes”. There have been many changes in the bedding industry in the last ten years and we want to arm you with the right information about mattresses to make the best decision possible. Download our free guide at LancasterSleepExperts.com or pick up a hard copy at the store – and take a nap there too!
To your better health through better sleep,
Ben

Carpe Diem Beds of Sweden now in Lancaster, PA

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Gardner’s Mattress & More is proud to be the first Carpe Diem Beds of Sweden retailer in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving the areas of Central PA, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and beyond.

 

Carpe Diem Beds of Sweden is the premier mattress and bed builder in Scandinavia. The company was founded by chiropractor Börje Thuleskär, whose goal was to create a sleep system that relieved pressure points, provided customized support and reduced motion transfer better than any other available mattress could. For over two years, many unique configurations of materials were pressure mapped and comfort tested.  Out of that research and development, new mattress building techniques were developed and patented.

The popularity of Carpe Diem beds has grown to nearly every European country and are now available in the US. In fact, Carpe Diem beds are considered so effective at relieving pressure points that the company’s technology is even being used in Sweden’s Sahlgrenska hospital spinal unit and burn unit. From it’s inception, Carpe Diem has retained its core focus of providing the correct level of spinal support while relieving pressure points.  Today, Carpe Diem has quickly become the highest rated bed in all of Sweden. In fact, Carpe Diem Beds has been rated the best bed company in Sweden for seven years in a row.

The beds are carefully crafted with natural materials like New Zealand wool and breathable organic cotton to create a cool sleeping environment. Carpe Diem places a high priority on your health and the health of our planet so it is no surprise that all Carpe Diem beds are certified by both SWAN and Oeko Tex, Scandinavian and European environmental certifications that insure that the beds contain no harmful materials and that the environment is not harmed from the manufacturing through to the eventual disposal of the products.

Carpe Diem beds are covered with upholstery grade fabrics by Pelle Vävare and they have been eagerly adopted by the design and decorator trade due to their beauty. A Carpe Diem Bed is not just a mattress set, rather a piece of fine upholstered furniture that you can truly get a better night’s sleep on.

Solving Sleep Issues, One Customer at a Time

       

At Gardner’s Mattress & More, we strive to custom fit each sleeper with the mattress that best suits their individual and unique sleep needs.  The goal is better health through better sleep.  However, we know how challenging this process can be for some people who suffer nightly with debilitating issues that affect sleep.  We know we cannot help with the day to day treatment of these issues, but we sure can help you eliminate sleep disturbances by finding the best mattress for you.  Below are some common issues that affect sleep and our “best bed for you” mattress recommendations.*

*Please keep in mind that we are not doctors and are not prescribing a mattress based on a particular condition.  We are merely offering suggestions based on our customer (and personal) experiences.


Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to pressure.  If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, you already know this.  Many people with Fibromyalgia also have a great deal of difficulty sleeping.  We understand how crippling this can be for some people and while we can’t help you during waking hours, I’m pretty certain that we can help you find a better night’s sleep.  In my experience, a person with Fibromyalgia is looking for joint pressure point relief.  Especially one who sleeps on their side.  My best recommendation is to sleep on something that is slightly softer on the surface, but offers proper support and spinal alignment throughout the body.  Perfect beds at Gardner’s Mattress & More for sufferers of Fibromyalgia are the Tempur-Pedic Cloud beds (Cloud, Supreme, and Luxe), iComfort Revolution and Prodigy, Pure LatexBLISS Beautiful and World’s Best Bed, and Aireloom Gable and Sage Luxe.  Add a power adjustable bed underneath the mattress that elevates your head and feet to customize your comfort and you’ll find even more pressure point relief!


Lower Back, Hip & Shoulder Pain

Back, hip, and shoulder pain are the most common issues we hear about from our customers affecting their sleep.  It seems like nearly everyone we talk to has experienced some kind of discomfort during sleep in these areas of the body.  While we realize that these pains have many sources (injuries, surgeries, general work and stress fatigues), but the mattress you sleep on should help reduce these pains, not add to them.

Out of all the pains in the body, back pain can be the most detrimental to sleep.  And a worn out coil mattress that is sagging provides next-to-no support for a back that sorely needs it.  To reduce back pain, a mattress needs to contour into the arch of your back, supporting you where you need it to, allowing the muscles of the lower back to relax.  I firmly believe that any foam based mattress is typically better than any coil spring bed in its ability to properly cradle and contour to your back.  A Tempur-Pedic, iComfort or Pure LatexBLISS mattress all have the ability to reduce back pain during sleep.  However, simply replacing one flat mattress with another flat mattress may not completely solve the back pain issue.  Sometimes, when people sleep flat on their back, there is a great deal of tension and stress on the lower part of the spine.  If you ask a doctor about back pain and sleep, he or she may suggest putting a pillow under your legs.  Why?  To take the weight of your legs off the small of your back.  If you’ve ever tried this, you know that it doesn’t work to well because pillows can shift through the night.  The solution is a power adjustable bed base under your foam based mattress.  A power adjustable base allows you total positional customization during the night to reduce pain and discomfort in the body.  You are in control of your comfort as opposed to your pain being in control of your sleep.  A slight elevation under the knees and head of the bed make a huge difference in how you sleep.  I strongly recommend a power adjustable bed for any back pain sufferers and most premium mattresses work beautifully on them.

Often hip and shoulder pain are a result of a worn out mattress with coil springs pushing back against the body, creating harmful pressure points.  A pressure point not only causes discomfort, but forces the body to change positions many times throughout the night.  Tossing and turning in bed robs your body of the REM sleep it requires for proper joint and muscle rejuvenation.  There are a wide range of mattresses that will reduce hip and shoulder pains, most of them containing layers of memory foam or latex in the top surface layers to reduce those pressure points.  Any Tempur-Pedic, iComfort, Pure LatexBLISS or Aireloom will do the trick; the key is to find the one the best cradles and comforts your hips and shoulders.


I’ve grouped all of the below sleep issues into one conversation as the solution is often the same for each.  As we discussed with back pain, sometimes switching from your current worn out mattress to another flat set doesn’t solve the sleep issue.  The below issues are no exception.  I don’t know a mattress in the world that will reduce snoring on its own.  Most of these issues can be treated successfully by a doctor or health professional, but there’s not a mattress available that helps with reducing reflux or GERD issues.  These following conditions occur, for the majority of people that suffer from them, when the body is in a flat position.  The solution is a Power Adjustable Bed base.

 

Snoring / Breathing Difficulty

Elevating the head of an adjustable base to a 30 degree angle greatly reduces snoring as it relieves pressure on the diaphragm and keeps the airway open.  It may also help keep your tongue from collapsing against the uvula.  It is also recommended to elevate the legs slightly to reduce the stress on the base of the spine.  This has less to do with snoring and more with getting the most out of your adjustable base!

 

Sleep Apnea

Treatment of sleep apnea should be sought from a sleep disorder specialist or doctor.  Many people who suffer from sleep apnea with a CPAP mask or similar device.  Adjustable beds don’t reduce the effects of sleep apnea.  However, I have had customers who also use a CPAP mask find that it is much easier to find a comfortable, elevated sleep position with an adjustable bed as opposed to lying in a flat position.

 

Acid Reflux / GERD / Hiatal Hernia

Like snoring, elevating the head of the mattress with a power adjustable base will likely reduce the effects of reflux, GERD, and Hiatal Hernia.  The idea is to elevate the head of the bed, keeping the stomach below the esophagus.  Sometimes a slight elevation is all that is necessary, but severe reflux or GERD may require a much steeper angle, perhaps 6 to 8 inches of elevation.  Often, these issues can be reduced by changing your diet and not eating so close to bedtime and medication, but an adjustment in position will help greatly.

 

Restless Legs Syndrome / Sciatica / Circulation Trouble

Using a power adjustable bed base to elevate the knees to take the weight of the legs off of your hips and lower back will reduce the effects of both Restless Legs and Sciatica issues.  Sometimes a steeper angle may be necessary, but any leg elevation should be enough to stop the “Jimmy Legs” (fellow Seinfeld fans may be smiling).  Similarly, circulation will improve by elevating your legs above the level of your heart.


My sleep issues and how I solved them:

At the time of this writing, I am 33 years old.  Based on my age, you wouldn’t suspect that I am a candidate for a power adjustable bed base.  After all, I don’t fit the “elderly” or “infirmed” adjustable bed stereotypes.  But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that I am a sleeper that suffers when I lie flat.  I don’t snore, but due to allergy issues, I tend to get congested and have difficulty breathing.  I used to use the Breathe Right strips to help breathe.  Now I simply elevate the head of the bed.  It makes a huge difference.  I also suffer a bit with reflux.  It’s not chronic, but I’ll admit, I work late some nights, eat a late dinner and crawl into bed soon after.  By the middle of the night, if the bed isn’t elevated, I’m reaching for the TUMS.  Fortunately, my adjustable base is my reflux salvation.  I am also your classic Restless Legs sufferer.  I used to drive my wife crazy when I shook the bed with my legs moving.  Now, I can elevate my legs where the urge to shake just isn’t there.  I guess what I’m trying to say is that there is no limitation on who an adjustable bed is for.  We understand that for some people, an adjustable bed is a luxury, but for most, it’s a downright necessity.  Stop in to Gardner’s to see how a power adjustable bed base can help solve your unique sleep issues too.

Ben McClure

Mattresses Made in Lancaster County; Sold By a Local Small Business

Did you ever stop to think where your money goes when you make a purchase?  Who are you supporting when you make a purchase from a big box store?  How about a purchase online?  Consider this information from the folks at the 3/50 project:  For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.  If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.  Spend it online and nothing comes home.  (More @ http://www.the350project.net/home.html)  Wow.  I never really thought about it that way, but it makes sense.  Why are we so quick to give our money to people we don’t know half a world away?  Shouldn’t we at least consider allowing a neighbor, friend or local store to earn our business?  Perhaps we’d pay a tick more locally than the online outlet (although not always the case), but the level of service you will receive from the local small business more than outweighs the few dollars cost difference.

How does this relate to Gardner’s Mattress & More?  Well for one, we are a locally owned family business that started in 1990.  We’ve been helping Lancaster County wake up happy and pain free for over 20 years.  We strive to provide our customers with great mattress values for their investment in sleep.  Not only are we a local small business, the products we sell are made locally as well.  Currently, Gardner’s carries 22 mattresses made right here in Lancaster County!  And that number is growing.  Our iComfort mattresses by Serta and our Five Star Mattress lines are made in the Serta facility on Centerville Rd. and our premium and luxury Aireloom mattresses are made in Denver, PA.  Remember that $68 number from above?  When you buy at Gardner’s, that $ figure is likely higher.  You mattress investment not only helps put food on the table for the 5 employees at Gardner’s, but it supports 132 jobs in those two Lancaster County mattress manufacturing facilities.

Being a small business owner in tough economic times, I fully support local businesses and I would encourage you to do the same with your next mattress purchase.  For more about how we can help you in your quest for improved health through better sleep, download our free book “What’s Keeping You Up at Night, A Guide to Overcoming Common Mattress Buying Mistakes”.  Also, did you ever wish you could “test drive” a mattress before you bought it?  Now you can!  Try Before You Buy in the Dream Room at Gardner’s.  Let us know how we can help you get the sleep you dream about!

To your better sleep,

Ben McClure

First Annual Gift Drive Success!!

During the 2011 holiday season, we held our first annual Gift Drive at Gardner’s benefiting children of clients using the Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster.  On December 20th, the toys were given to DVS along with a $500 check from Gardner’s to DVS.  I talked to Bonnie at DVS the other day and she said the children really enjoyed the toys.  Also, the donation given from Gardner’s will go toward meeting the DVS fundraising goal.  Below is a photo of Ben giving the donation check to DVS.  Thanks Bonnie and thanks to all who helped make the Gift Drive a success!

Ben DVS

Gardner’s Gift Drive

Gardner's Gift Drive

Hello Everyone!

Looking to support a good cause this Christmas?  Gardner’s has partnered with Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster for our first annual “Gardner’s Gift Drive”.  We need your help!  From now through Saturday 12/17, Gardner’s is collecting new, unwrapped toys to be donated to children of clients using the DVS Service.  Gardner’s Mattress & More will contribute $5 per donated toy to DVS.  Additionally, for those interested in making a purchase from Gardner’s during the Gift Drive, Gardner’s will apply up to a 10% discount to your order based on the amount of toys you donate!*  Let’s help these local families provide a fun Christmas for their children!  We’d love to write a big check to DVS and with your help we can make a big difference in our community.  How cool would it be to donate 200 toys and write a $1,000 check to DVS??

Who is Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster?

Founded in 1976 as a component of the Community Action Program of Lancaster County, Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County (DVS) provides assistance each year to approximately 1,700 victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.

DVS is the only agency in Lancaster County providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence. Services include: 24-hour Hotline, Emergency Shelter, Group and Individual Domestic Violence Education/Peer Counseling, Legal Advocacy, and Transitional Housing. All services are free* and confidential.

DVS is a partner agency of the United Way of Lancaster County, and a member of the Pennsylvania and National Coalitions Against Domestic Violence. DVS also serves as an advocate to educate the local community about the issue of domestic violence.

 

*Cannot be used on Tempur-Pedic or iComfort, or with other offers or on prior purchases.

 

 

 

Get to Know Gardner’s Mattress & More!

Gardner's Mattress & More

Hey!  I’m Ben McClure, owner of Gardner’s Mattress & More.  If you’re reading this, you probably know a little bit about Gardner’s, but I’d love to take a few minutes of your time and share a bit more of our story.  You see to us, selling a mattress or a piece of furniture is not just a job or something we take lightly.  You are our Lancaster neighbors.  Our friends and even our family.  Your sleep, and ultimately your health and well-being are important to us.  If I expect you to trust your sleep to us, you need to know who we are, and I’m happy to share.We have been locally, family owned and operated since 1990.  I’ve personally been with Gardner’s for 11 years and purchased the business from its founder Jim Gardner in early 2011.  Being a small business owner in tough economic times, I fully endorse supporting locally owned businesses and I strongly encourage you to do the same with your next mattress purchase.  My staff and I strive to do our very best for you, unlike the big-box chain store down the road just trying to get your money.  Our prices are competitive, our selection is unparalleled, and our service is superior.  You have my word.

Gardner’s Mattress & More is not your average mattress store.  We like to think of Gardner’s as a destination.  An experience.  A smarter way to shop for a better night’s sleep.  In fact, we’ve written a book guiding you through the mattress buying process called “What’s Keeping You Up at Night? A Guide to Overcoming Common Mattress Buying Mistakes”.  Ask for a FREE copy during your store visit or download a PDF here:  LancasterSleepExperts.com.  We are certain that the information in this book will ensure that your next mattress purchase goes smoothly and that the mattress you choose will better suit your individual sleep needs.

Have you ever been mattress shopping and said this: “if only I could try it before I buy it…”?  Well, now you can!  We’ve developed an innovative mattress shopping experience unique to Lancaster County (and perhaps the East Coast) with our “Dream Room”.  The Gardner’s Dream Room is a private mattress testing room where you can “test rest” any mattress in our showroom for as little as 15 minutes to as long as 4 hours.  No more guessing, no pushy salespeople, no gawking customers.  Just you and the mattress, ensuring that your future together will result in unbelievable sleep.  And because we feel so strongly about you using our Dream Room, every Dream Room mattress purchase comes with a 1 year exchange guarantee.  How’s that for a guarantee?

Who else is Gardner’s?  We’re the oldest authorized Tempur-Pedic dealer in Lancaster County (since 2001), displaying the 9 most popular Tempur-Pedic models on Power Adjustable Bed Bases.  We carry hypoallergenic, supportive and durable natural latex mattresses from pure LatexBLISS.  We are proud to offer Lancaster County manufactured products like Serta iComfort – gel based memory foam, and Five Star – a line of traditional coil products that provide a much better value than big brand names like Sealy Posturpedic.   Want luxury?  Check out our exclusive, hand-tailored and tufted Aireloom mattresses by Kluft.  Earl Kluft, creator of the personal luxury mattress,  and his world-class artisans use tried and tested methods of combining old world craftsmanship and unique advanced technology to provide the ultimate sleep experience and unparalled luxury for those dedicated to having the best of everything.  Oh yeah, Aireloom by Kluft is made in Lancaster County too!  Our mattress showroom truly covers from high to low and everything in between and we have a sleep solution for every sleeper and room in your home.

People always ask me, what does the “& More” mean?  Well, we specialize in products beyond the mattress that contribute to your good sleep and help make your bedroom experience enjoyable.  We have the very best selection of solid hardwood platform and storage beds in Lancaster as well as hardwood and pine kid’s bunk beds and bedroom furniture.  How about pillows, mattress protectors and sheets?  Yep, we got ‘em.  These items are just as important as your mattress selection.  That’s why every pillow we sell is available to test in our showroom before you buy…no guessing.  Our mattress protectors and allergy encasements keep your mattress clean and dust-mite free.  And we are the exclusive Lancaster headquarters for Dream Fit sheets – patented sheets that are guaranteed to fit and guaranteed to stay on your mattress.  Why waste time and money on overpriced, inferior sleep accessories at a department store?

One last note about our service, if I may.  If you choose to do business with Gardner’s, and I’m honored if you do, I want you to be assured that our goal is to provide you with the best possible customer service, no matter what you purchase from us.  We are proud to have our own, uniformed delivery crew who will professionally care for your merchandise from the time it leaves our store until they place it in your home, in the room of your choice.  They will inspect the product to be sure it is free of defects and will not leave until you are satisfied with our service.  Our delivery service even comes with a free 30 day in-home service guarantee if an issue were to arise during the first month of ownership.

No question about it, we want to be your local mattress and bedroom furniture store.  Please let us know what we can do to earn your business today.  If you would like to learn more about Gardner’s or learn how we can address your sleep needs, please do not hesitate to call us at(717) 299-6228 or click here to contact us.

To better sleep and better health,

Ben McClure, Owner – Gardner’s Mattress & More

Support Local Small Business…Everyday!

Today is Small Business Saturday, a day designated for supporting local retailers during the “big box” holiday shopping season.  Kudos to American Express for starting this awesome campaign to support small business.  It is absolutely the right message for all of us to support to get our economy back on track.  When we buy local, we support or friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and everyone we come in contact with on a daily basis.  When we buy from a big box chain, do we know where our money is going?  As a small business owner, I firmly believe in keeping my money local by buying from someone I know and trust.  That’s what it’s all about, right?

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