The Sleep Center began in 1978, by Joan and Marvin Ackland. At the time the only place a person could buy a mattress set was in a furniture store. Both Joan and Marvin had worked in the furniture business for a long time when Marvin came up with the great idea to focus exclusively on the mattress business. The idea of "Selling mattresses only" grew and they opened two locations, one in Albany, Oregon and one in Corvallis, Oregon.
In 2001, Joan and Marvin decided that they would like to retire and do some traveling. That's where we come in, Doug and Debbie Ackland. The Albany store is located in our commercial building on Pacific Blvd. Doug was raised in the mattress business, helping out in the stores when needed as he grew up, but Doug decided to get into the commercial printing industry. In 1983, we opened our commercial print shop, Whirlwind Press. We operated the print shop until July of 2005 when we were able to sell the business to Lazer Quick. But in the mean time we decided to buy The Sleep Center from Doug's parents in April of 2001. So, for several years we ran both businesses and raised three daughters.
Over the last 10 years the mattress industry has gone through a lot of changes, Doug and Debbie have kept pace with technology by carrying the largest selection of Name Brand Mattresses that have all types of innerspring and pocketed coils. All types of specialty sleep products like memory foam, latex foam and TempurPedics. Including Adjustable beds, mattress protectors, latex pillows, and memory foam pillows.
Our stores cater to the College Students by having the mattresses available for same day, free delivery, with 15 different models $599 and Below to choose from. We are the only Alumni Approved Mattress Store for Oregon State University.
What makes us unique is that we have over 9,000 sq ft of warehouse, where we stock every mattress model on our showroom floors, all 55 models in Queen, 90% in Kings and Fulls, and a large stock of Twins are in stock and ready for delivery. Our Showrooms have one of the largest selection of TempurPedics available, in stock and ready for delivery. Our Sales Staff are highly trained to help each and every customer find the Mattress that fits their comfort and price with Non-pressure selling. We have a full time delivery crew, running deliveries 5 days a week and holidays. Doug's brother, David, is the warehouse manager and head delivery man. David has been delivering mattresses for over 20 years.
We are proud to be Family Owned and Operated, living and working within our community. We are proudly competitive and stand behind what we sell! So come on in and see Doug in the Corvallis store or Debbie in the Albany store, and periodically you will see our daughters working in the stores and remember: