About Linebacker Mattress:
Linebacker Mattress company is committed to your support. I’m Carlos Roland, and I started this company to focus on providing sleep products that are designed, built, and offered based on quality and performance. The 2 main reasons this company exists are my size, 6′ 4″ 300+ pounds, and my history in the mattress industry. I’m a big guy so I need a quality mattress. I remember the first time I ever slept on a comfortable mattress; it was my freshman year in college. Since I was an athlete, we had extra long beds that accommodated my height – I only weighed around 230 ponds back then. But the length wasn’t the biggest factor in providing comfort, it was the quality of the mattress.
We didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up, and people didn’t put a great deal of time and thought into mattresses back then. What was immediately evident to me was how much better I slept on my mattress in college than I had ever slept before. I had battled with insomnia for years, but that was no longer the case. Since I was an athlete, sleep was incredibly important. Another major difference was injury recovery. The only real injury I ever had in high school was a nagging case of tendinitis in my right knee. It had plagued me for more than 3 years. After going to college, where I had the most intense physical training I’d ever had before, my tendinitis went away and has never come back. I attribute that to finally having a mattress that was comfortable and supportive. It aided in my body’s ability to recover from intense workouts and minor injuries.
The other major factor that has led to the creation of Linebacker Mattress Company is my experience in the mattress business. I began working at Sleep County USA more than 25 years ago. It was a small company when I began, but it was headed toward tremendous growth. I’ve spent the last 23 years working in different capacities in the mattress business; from consulting to running a chain of retail mattress stores. I’ve had the opportunity to experience every aspect of the retail mattress industry; everything from the creation of mattresses, to production, merchandising, wholesale and retail sales, advertising, even operations. What I came to realize is that, at every step of the process, profit and prestige tends to come first. Back support, comfort, and providing customers real value comes last. It’s not that the industry is/was filled with bad people, it’s just the nature of the business.
Most important to Linebacker Mattress is people who are active and need something more than some piece of fluff designed to look good in a mattress store. That’s why we use the very best quality materials and state of the art manufacturing to make every Linebacker Mattress. The mattresses are designed to perform; provide back support, keep you comfortable, and last a long time – not to sit out on a retail floor next to a mattress that looks like a wedding cake. Every element that goes into the Linebacker Mattress is designed for performance. If you expect the best from your other equipment then, a Linebacker Mattress is right for you. This company is built for that purpose, and I’m proud of what we’re doing.
About Our Founder:
Carlos Roland was raised in a community where only a lucky few used their minds for a living. Most people used their backs or hands. His skill on the basketball court paid for college, but his fascination with economics and business led him to more slam dunks off the court than on. His stats now include decades of retail, advertising, and marketing success.