Our History

The first SleepZone Mattress Center store was opened in Johnson City in July of 1994 by Mark and Emilee Matteau. Their desire was to offer the people of the Tri-Cities a place where they could get honest and knowledgeable advice on purchasing a mattress, be able to buy their mattress for a better price than what was being offered by the local furniture stores, and get the best customer service in the area.

After just one year in business, the second SleepZone Mattress Centers was opened on Stone Drive in Kingsport, and after one more year, a third location was opened in Bristol. Over the course of the past 20 years, the readers of the three major newspapers have voted The SleepZone Mattress Centers “The Best Mattress Dealer” in their respective cities.

In 2003, Mark and Emilee purchased the 6000 square foot Chuck-E-Cheeses location in the Food Lion Shopping Center on the Bristol Highway, completely renovating the space for the new Johnson City SleepZone showroom and corporate offices.

In 2005, land was purchased on East Stone Drive in Kingsport next to the newly constructed Lowe’s, for the new Kingsport showroom that offered better parking and a better shopping experience for their customers.

Since the beginning, The SleepZone Mattress Centers has been very involved in the community, giving back as much as possible. From donating a tractor trailer load of mattresses to be used for the refugees from Hurricane Katrina, to working with area agencies that have mattress needs, to supporting local charities, The SleepZone’s commitment to the local community is extensive.

As they enter their 21st year, Mark and Emilee continue to find better ways to serve their customers, including providing the newest sleep technologies on the market, improving the delivery experience for their customers, making a mattress purchase more convenient with special financing options, and keeping their prices as low as possible.

When you want honest advice, great products, low prices and excellent customer service, come see us at The SleepZone Mattress Centers.