Introducing Aireloom at Gardner’s Mattress & More

By Susan Beam

Timeless, classic, handcrafted luxury. Prized by Presidents and the Hollywood elite. The Aireloom mattress line, which has long been acknowledged as the premier sleep surface for those looking for a traditional feel, is now available at Gardner’s Mattress & More, located at 830 Plaza Blvd., behind Park City Mall.

“We’re very excited to be offering this amazing line, which was once only available in high-end department stores like Bloomingdales,” said Gardner’s owner Ben McClure. “This is the perfect mattress for someone seeking luxurious quality and durability in a traditional feel. These mattresses are built the way things used to be.”

First made by King Karpen, a third generation mattress maker, Aireloom mattresses were known in the 1940s as the mattress of choice by movie stars, socialites and politicians, including President Ronald Regan, who requested them for the White House.

Since then, the company has been taken over by Earl Kluft, who remains dedicated to maintaining the same level of fine quality and craftsmanship. Otherwise known as “The Wizard of Ahh’s,” Kluft has been known to make personal visits to customers to make sure they are 100 percent satisfied with their purchase.

Constructed by artisans using time-tested methods, each Aireloom collection has its own very unique attributes that make each one truly a delight. The Monogram collection is the absolute best of the best. Featuring a boxspring (yes, boxspring!) of individually pocketed coils that are foam encased and hand tufted, this boxspring adds a level of comfort no longer found in today’s typical mattresses. Then, top this exceptional boxspring with an even greater mattress that has enough latex and memory foam to average three traditional mattresses. This is setup is supported by a Holland-made, nested, pocketed coil to provide the best support.

Within the Preferred collection lies a true throw back to days gone by, with an eight-way Italian twine hand-tied boxspring. It takes two artisans all day to make just twelve boxsprings. The mattresses are cotton encased and side-stitched with 642 stitches to ensure that all the components stay in place. The Preferred Sinclair has had the same specifications since 1942; it is that good there has been no need to change it.

Lastly, the Hybrid collection features organic cotton covers, wool and a patented adapt-and-react filling system that allows the mattress to vertically conform to your body, instead of your body being made to conform to the mattress.

“At one time, Aireloom mattresses were only produced on the West Coast,” continued McClure. “Recently, they’ve opened a production plant here in Lancaster County. Customers receive the best of both worlds – enduring quality with local, home-grown care and accessibility.”

Anxious to feel the quality of an Aireloom mattress? Don’t delay – make an appointment in Gardner’s unique Dream Room. The Dream Room is the only way to truly get the full experience of a new mattress before taking it home. A private mattress testing room that is finely appointed and allows you to try before you buy so you are able to make sure your mattress is the right fit. Book an appointment and read a book, watch TV or simply take a nap. Appointments are taken in time blocks of up to four hours and each mattress purchased through a Dream Room appointment also comes with a One Year Comfort Guarantee and exchange program. To make an appointment, or for more information, call 717 (299) 6228. Call today, and indulge in the experience of an Aireloom mattress.

Gardner’s Mattresses & More: Consumer Advocates and Educators

By Susan Beam

In today’s shifting economy, many consumers are learning to shop frugally – hunting for bargains, watching for sales and clipping coupons. But frugal shopping ceases to be smart shopping when the product in question proves unsatisfying, unreliable or even worse, hazardous.

“Mom always said, ‘You get what you pay for,’ and this adage rings especially true for your mattress,” said Ben McClure, owner of Gardner’s Mattress & More. “More than just a piece of furniture, your mattress is the place where each night, you go to rest, rejuvenate and recharge. Having the right sleep surface can make a significant different in achieving a deep, refreshing night’s rest.”

It’s easy to be seduced by slick advertising gimmicks. But there are other important questions to consider. For example, does this mattress meet my needs now and in the future? Will this mattress help me sleep better, so I can be more productive? Will this sleep system be an advantage in addressing health problems and procuring better health?

“We like to think of ourselves as consumer advocates in the mattress business. In the medical field, you’re advised to always get a second opinion. In the mattress business, we’re here to offer that second opinion, particularly on mattress selection and fair pricing,” said McClure.

Gardner’s is also ready, willing and able to provide sound sleep advice and mattress education, and recently published an informational guide, What’s Keeping You Up at Night: A Guide to Overcoming 11 Common Mattress Buying Mistakes. Copies are available at the store, located at 830 Plaza Blvd., behind Park City Mall, or on the web at

“There are values in every price range. We strive to determine your needs, and then find the best mattress to meet that need. In other words, we match the mattress to the customer, and we’re always happy to help,” explained McClure, adding that even after purchasing from other retailers, some customers have stopped by Gardner’s, uncertain that the prior purchase was in their best interest.

Far from a faceless corporation, Gardner’s emphasizes customer relationships and interactions. “We’re a local business, and we’re active in our own community,” said McClure. “Our customers are our family, friends and neighbors, and their comfort is our major concern.” An added advantage to buying locally? Delivery costs are kept low, and Gardner’s has their own team for a safe and efficient delivery.

For more information, or to sample a sleep system in Gardner’s exclusive and unique Dream Room, stop by the store, or call (717) 299 – 6228.

Invest in Your Sleep at Gardner’s Mattresses & More

By Susan Beam

Imagine a night of deep, restful sleep, followed by a day of being totally alert and engaged for every moment – no morning fog, no afternoon fatigue. With the right mattress ensuring a good night’s sleep, this fantasy can become a reality. At Gardner’s Mattresses & More, Owner Ben McClure and his experienced staff can offer suggestions and guidance to help you improve your nights, which in turn, will benefit your days.

“What many people may not realize is finding the proper sleep surface is part of making the conscious decision to invest in yourself as part of a healthy lifestyle,” explained McClure. “The proper sleep surface and position not only ensures a refreshing night’s sleep, but also directly contributes to the management of serious health concerns.”

With their recent move to 830 Plaza Boulevard, located across the street from Park City Mall, Gardner’s expanded showroom is sure to have a mattress to satisfy everyone’s needs. “I like to think of us as educators and consumer advocates in the bedding industry,” said McClure. “Our goal is to educate our customers so that each one ultimately finds the mattress that will suit their individual sleep needs.”
Since 2001, Gardner’s has been Lancaster County’s headquarters for Tempur-Pedic mattresses, which are widely recognized for their therapeutic support, unmatched durability and maximum comfort. Gardner’s proudly displays 9 different Tempur-Pedic models including the very popular new Cloud Collection, which offers a softer, more luxurious feel than previous Tempur-Pedic models.
“With a 90 percent customer satisfaction rate, Tempur-Pedic is distinctive for combining their proprietary Tempur Material with varying degrees of firmness to create the perfect fit for each individual sleeper,” McClure explained.

For a value alternative, Gardner’s also offers the new and exciting Serta iComfort line of mattresses. “Serta has infused gel into their memory foam, so the iComfort mattress not only provides buyout support for pressure points, but also dissipates body heat, retaining a cool and comfortable temperature throughout the night,” said McClure, adding that the iComfort, with its modern construction, is also aesthetically pleasing.

The perfect complement to any mattress is a power adjustable bed base. Finding the right sleep position is a science, and it’s important to note that many people cannot lay flat to sleep. “Minor adjustments to your sleep position (elevating your head and legs) can make huge differences in relieving issues such as lower back, muscle and joint pain, sleep apnea, snoring, acid reflux, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, and poor circulation,” said McClure.

Want to see for yourself? Set up an appointment for Gardner’s revolutionary Dream Room, a private area where customers can test any mattress from the showroom in a bedroom-like environment. “Our Dream Room even features a power adjustable bed, so customers can experience the benefits of adjusting their sleep position,” said McClure.

With their Grand Opening Event going on, now is the perfect time to stop by Gardner’s and improve your sleep. Weekly contests are being held, with prizes of FREE Tempur-Pedic pillows and FREE 6 piece sheet sets, and through September 5th, enter to win $2,000 towards the Mattress of Your Dreams, or a FREE Zero Gravity Massage Chair!

Gardner’s Mattress & More: New Location, Same Great Service

By Susan Beam

The average person spends roughly 20,440 hours a year sleeping. For the past 20 years, Jim Gardner of Gardner’s Bedrooms has been helping his customers choose their personal sleep surface, ensuring each one of those 20,400 hours are spent in maximum comfort and support. Despite Jim’s passion for improving others’ sleep, he made the difficult decision to retire this past March and close his store on Rohrerstown Rd. But don’t worry; Jim’s Gardner’s legacy will be carried on in a brand new location by his General Manager and 11 year employee, Ben McClure.

Voted the region’s “Favorite Place Buy Mattresses” in the Lancaster Newspaper’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards, Gardner’s has long upheld high standards for customer service. Now, with a new name, “Gardner’s Mattress & More” and a new, larger location at 830 Plaza Boulevard, Lancaster, Ben and his knowledgeable staff are continuing that tradition as Lancaster’s best resource for mattress buying advice.

“We consider ourselves consumer advocates in the mattress business,” said McClure. “Buying a mattress is making an investment in yourself, your sleep, and your health. The proper sleep surface can make a huge difference in relieving sleep issues such as lower back, muscle and joint pain, sleep apnea, acid reflux, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, and poor circulation.” Gardner’s Mattress & More will continue to match the right sleep surface to each customer based on their unique sleep needs.

Mattress buying can be an intimidating process, and Gardner’s understands that. In order to help their customers become better informed, they’ve published a book, “What’s Keeping You Up at Night?” A Guide to Overcoming 11 Common Mattress Buying Mistakes. For a free copy, stop by the new store, or visit

The expanded showroom at 830 Plaza Blvd will feature new products, but the centerpiece remains Tempur-Pedic. Gardner’s has been Lancaster’s headquarters for Tempur-Pedic mattresses since 2001. Each Tempur-Pedic model is prominently on display and offers therapeutic support, unmatched durability and maximum comfort, including the best-selling Cloud Supreme and wonderfully comfortable Cloud Luxe.

Or, if you’re interested in the next generation of natural mattresses, Gardner’s proudly carries industry leader Natura. Covered in organic wool, cotton and bamboo, the Natura natural and sustainable, hypoallergenic latex mattresses are designed to provide buoyant comfort and support while regulating body temperature and reducing pressure points.

In addition to mattresses, Gardner’s also has a wide selection of power adjustable beds to customize your sleep positions, beautiful bedroom furniture (specializing in platform beds), and an expanded section of youth furniture. Or, try their brand-new, zero-gravity massage chairs. “We invite everyone to stop by for a free demonstration with our massage chairs,” McClure said. “Not only are they great for achy muscles, but also help with spinal decompression and improved circulation.”

With their new store, located behind Park City Mall, near Pier One Imports, Gardner’s is sure to have the right product to meet your sleep and comfort needs. “We have a great new location, and the same dedication to exceeding our customer’s exceptions,” said McClure. “Stop by and let us help you achieve your best sleep.”

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