☎️ 908-322-4178
📍 35 South Ave, Fanwood, NJ 07023


About the Shovlin Family

Ron Shovlin and Kara Shovlin are a husband and wife duo who own and run the business. Formerly known as “The Mattress Factory,” the business was founded by Brian Strell in 1972. Marlene and Richard Shovlin, Ron’s mother and father, eventually bought the business as their own in 1987.

The Shovlins had been a part of The Mattress Factory long before taking ownership—prior to becoming CEO, Marlene had been running the office. Meanwhile, a teenage Ron worked there part-time while attending high school, starting at age 13. The business was originally based in Garwood, New Jersey, but moved to Fanwood in 2007. Not long after, its name was changed from The Mattress Factory to the eponymous Shovlin Mattress Factory and Ron became the sole owner of the flagship store. Swing by our store that’s now been operating for over 50 years! You'll likely meet Ron. Standing 6'7" he's hard to miss.

Meet Our Team


Since 1994


Boss' Boss
Since 2008


Mattress Administrator
Since 2017


Future Boss
Since 2020


Future Boss
Since 2020


Vice President of Sales
Since 2019


Mattress Advisor
Since 2022


Factory Manager
Since 2000

Mauricio A.

Mattress Craftsman
Since 2017


Mattress Craftsman
Since 1983

Mauricio F.

Mattress Craftsman
Since 2020


Mattress Craftsman
Since 2015


Mattress Craftsman
Since 2011


Since 2020

Employee Spotlight: Dani

What is your role at Shovlin?

I like to refer to myself as a “Mattress Match-Maker” AKA Mattress Advisor.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

I love the culture at Shovlin. There really is a spirit of kindness, teamwork, and having a common goal. It’s amazing to wake up excited to go to work and feel like you’re a part of something.

Do you have a favorite Shovlin memory?

One time our team went axe throwing and I got two bullseyes. That was definitely a highlight.

Do you jump on the beds at the store, at home, neither, or both?

Just one time at the store…it brought me back to my childhood!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to hang out with my family, my girlfriend, and her daughter. If it’s outdoors, I’m all about it – hiking, kayaking, or anything like that. I’m also a huge foodie and I enjoy all kinds of cuisine.

What’s a fun fact people might not expect about you?

I have a motorcycle!

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Showroom Hours
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
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(908) 322-4178
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