Supporting NZ-made products is a priority for new Beds R Us owner, Nick Ferguson.
Nick and his wife Paula took over ownership of the store in the Silverdale Centre on April 1, after former owners Richard and Virginia Endean retired.
Nick and Paula also own Beds R Us stores in Te Rapa and Glen Innes and Nick says they were originally attracted to the franchise because it sells 100 percent Sleepyhead – a brand that has been made in New Zealand for 85 years.
“Beds are such a personal product, and we like to know exactly what goes into them,” Nick says.
He also supports New Zealand-made when it comes to suppliers of bedroom furniture and other accessories.
There’s a lot to consider in finding the right bed and mattress – from the size of the bedroom and style of furniture you like to to how much you move around when you sleep and the temperature.
Nick says because of this, his sales staff make finding that perfect match from the more than 40 beds in the showroom their number one priority.
“Beds range in price from $199 to $12,000 plus, but our staff do not operate on commission, ensuring that they focus on finding the right fit for each customer, whatever the price,” he says.
He says that Sleepyhead invest heavily in the latest technology – all designed to help you enjoy a comfortable sleep. The latest innovations include phase change and graphene memory foam that help balance the temperature of the bed.
Nick, who has a top of the line Sleepyhead Sanctuary bed, says there is no doubt that those innovations make a difference to the quality of sleep that people experience.
He says bigger beds are becoming the norm – recently he brought the massive, 2.03m wide Californian King into the store for the first time.
Nick says that Beds R Us is also known for the expertise of its staff, and great customer service. The store has its own delivery service, and can take away your old bed at the same time.
Nick’s brother Brett, who has more than 15 years of customer service experience behind him, is managing the Silverdale store and former owner of Beds R Us Whangaparaoa, Irene Luiten, is also on the team.