3. Dilworth Mattress Factory
Dilworth Mattress Factory, located in the city’s historic South End, has served the community for almost a century. In 1931 founder T.F. Philbeck established the factory, where he handmade and renovated mattresses.
Upon his retirement, his son-in-law Eddie Hirsch took over and expanded the business to service hotels and hospitals. When he died in 1972, Hirsch’s wife and son took the reins, expanding Dilworth Mattress once more to the factory and direct-to-consumer enterprise it is today.
True to its name, Dilworth is still a mattress factory. You won’t find big brands in the showroom, but instead, products made on-site.
The Eastover, which Dilworth started producing in 1975, is the company’s best-selling innerspring mattress line, consisting of four different models.
The Lennox is their second line of innerspring mattresses and comes in plush or firm. There are also four latex mattresses to choose from, including Blue Heaven, Blue Heaven Plus, Performance, and Natural Sleep.
According to the website, Dilworth gets all of its materials from the same sources as major brands like Simmons, Serta, Seely, Sterns & Foster, and Kingsdown. They also utilize natural Talalay latex, organic cotton and wool, and made-in-the-U.S. memory foam.
The site also proudly proclaims 90 percent of its business comes from repeat customers and word-of-mouth referrals.