Jordan Bedding & Furniture Gallery is celebrating 63 years of business this year despite the unprecedented challenges of life in a pandemic.
Buddy and Naomi Jordan started Jordan Bedding, a handcrafted mattress business, in 1958 in their garage to support them and their three children. The Jordan family is continuing to follow the model they started from humble beginnings.
"March 2020 is a month that won't soon be forgotten," says owner Shanna Jordan. "Business just suddenly came to a halt because everyone was rightfully scared, and we worried about how we were going to care for our employees who also have become like family. We reevaluated everything so that we could figure out how to safely continue business during a pandemic."
After reviewing how to safely care for customers and employees, Jordan Bedding was able to keep its doors open. "Some of the measures we took were concentrating extra effort on providing a clean sanitized showroom. We also purchased PPP equipment including masks, gloves, and foot protectors so that we could safely resume deliveries. We even went to the extra effort to cover every mattress a customer tried with clean sanitized sheets so that no two customers touched the same surface," said Shanna.
After the initial decline in business, Shanna says there a remarkable thing happened. "I think because people were spending more time at home, they began to realize that personal comfort was where they needed to start. People began investing more in quality and comfort. And I think because we have developed a reputation of trust, customers sought out our products. We are just so grateful for our loyal customers. And thankfully we were able to keep all of our employees."
One of the things that sets Jordan mattresses apart is that each mattress is handcrafted right on the premises. Innerspring mattresses are still made two-sided so that they can be flipped over for durability. "We don't cut corners on our mattresses to make more money," Shanna explains. "We want to be known for a product that lasts and provides the best sleep."
Jordan Bedding & Furniture Gallery is also proud to represent Arkansas in Google's 2020 Economic Income Report which features small businesses and how they use digital marketing. The article featuring the Jordan's can be found at https://economicimpact.google.com/ under Arkansas.
Along with 14 comfort level of mattresses available, including innerspring, memory foam, latex and adjustable bases, Jordan Bedding & Furniture offers a line of sofas, recliners and chairs from Best Home Furnishing and solid wood bedroom furniture from Vaughan-Bassett, two well known USA manufacturers.
Jordan Bedding is located close to the fairgrounds out Malvern Road. Visit http://www.jordanbedding.com, call 501-262-1581 or Facebook message us @jordanbedding for more details.