Our Story

The Shifman story started in 1893 when brothers, Abraham and Samuel Shifman, crafted the idea that not all sleep is created equal. Together, they built a lifestyle business that was committed to manufacturing superior bedding, while providing ultimate comfort and quality for their customers. Founded in Newark, New Jersey, A. Shifman & Bro. Mattress Company revolutionized the mattress industry by defining the tradition of excellence in bedding.

Shifman crafts high-quality, luxury mattresses.

Pride of Craftsmanship

Shifman Mattress has been built on a solid foundation of integrity, true craftsmanship and dedication. Shifman Mattress Company’s hardworking craftspeople dedicate their working hours and professional lives to something larger than themselves – building the world’s finest handmade mattresses and box springs. For generations, our people have built a life around the mattress industry, discovering new elements of comfort for our lifelong customers. Our artisans truly take pride in their work because on the other end of their commitment is a mother who can wake up without the constant back pain or a child that can finally fall soundly asleep. Each one of our 50 artisans has a personal hand in making each one of our mattress sets something truly special – a Shifman.

Shifman Mattress Company crafts each and every mattress in the USA, employing over 60 local artisans in our factory and facility.

Pride in Location

Shifman Mattress Company has held true to its heritage and tradition by continuing to craft each and every mattress in the USA, employing over 60 local artisans in our factory and facility. Located in Newark, New Jersey, we take pride in our roots as we have created long lasting comfort within the same four walls since our company’s founding in 1893. As a family-run business, we believe that inspirational work thrives in a family ethos – understanding, partnership, accountability and hard work are at the heart of what we do, striving to serve more satisfied customers.

Mike and Billy Hammer

Pride as a Tradition

The Hammer family has owned the Shifman Mattress Company for over 30 years. In 1985, Shifman Mattress was purchased by Mike Hammer, a bedding professional with more than 22 years of experience in sales and manufacturing. From that day forward, Hammer pledged to continue the legacy of Abraham and Samuel Shifman by maintaining the superior standards of quality, excellence and integrity. Shifman Mattress has experienced tremendous success and has significantly increased its retail presence in fine furniture and department stores throughout the country. Although the company has made great progress in the industry, they have remained true to operating as a family-run business, handcrafting luxury mattresses and box springs with the same attention to detail and quality that the company was built upon over 120 years ago.

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