Family Owned & Forward Thinking

Estee Bedding started as a family owned company, operating out of a garage in the early 1920s. We quickly grew to fill a factory and, at one time, 13 retail stores. Although the company has changed hands over the years, two things haven’t changed: we’re still family owned, and we still make high quality mattresses in Chicago.

We have built a strong reputation for supplying quality mattresses to Fortune 500 companies, including some of the leading heavy truck manufacturers and hospitality companies in North America. We’re proud of our history as a small American manufacturer, but we don’t rest on that heritage. We constantly look for ways to improve our products and processes, so that we can make the very best mattress for you.

1924

Open for business

Estee Bedding Co. hangs a shingle outside a garage on the North side of Chicago. By 1938, they are selling mattresses to the prestigious Marshall Field’s department store.

Making better sleeper sofa mattresses since 1940

1939

The War Years

Estee booms, selling hundreds of thousands of cotton ticking-striped mattresses to the U.S. military during World War II and opening 13 retail stores in the Chicago area.

1940

A bedding pioneer

Estee debuts the first latex sleeper sofa mattress at Chicago’s Summer Furniture Market show.

Estee is the Largest Manufacturer of Truck Mattresses in North America.

1970

A change of markets

Estee Bedding Company makes the strategic decision to focus solely on the contract bedding industry.

1989

A modern version

With his father, Tim Enright purchases Estee Bedding and begins to adopt lean manufacturing practices, investing heavily in equipment and software to streamline production and improve efficiency. Enright’s efforts are rewarded when he becomes the only bedding company in America to meet the rigorous International Organization for Standardization (ISO) quality management standards for manufacturing. The Swiss-based ISO promotes world trade by developing nearly 20,000 common standards in a variety of fields, including manufactured goods. Crain’s Chicago Business magazine recognizes Estee’s achievements in a 2001 article. Read it here.

1990

Finding a niche

Estee becomes the leading manufacturer of made-to-order mattresses, offering custom sizes in bulk quantities. Estee President Tim Enright realizes his goal of being a tier 1 supplier to the trucking industry.

1996

A new home

Estee Bedding moves its facilities to accommodate their expanding business.

Estee adopts modern production processes to improve quality & reduce waste

2016

A company & its products evolve

Tim Enright, together with his sons Davoren and Sean, partner to move Estee forward. They develop two high-tech mattresses lines: Made to Ride for truck cabs, and Hotel Sleeperzzz for hospitality mattresses.