McRoskey Named to “America’s Best Small Companies” List

Forbes Magazine Honors San Francisco Mattress Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – February 23, 2016) – McRoskey Mattress Company today announced Forbes Magazine has named it to its 2016 “America’s Best Small Companies” list. The 117-year-old San Francisco firm was selected for its products’ excellence, and the company’s management and contributions to its community and to

Forbes refers to the companies on its list as “25 Small Giants that have chosen to be great instead of big”. Founded in San Francisco in 1899,McRoskey continues to use proprietary construction techniques and materials to make its mattresses and box springs, and is truly a “maker” — a manufacturer that crafts a premium product. McRoskey advises and sells directly to loyal customers at its retail showrooms in Palo Alto and San Francisco, ensuring their purchase pays for quality craftsmanship and materials — not a middleman. Not only are customers loyal; employees are, too. Of the current 30 employees, 15 have been there for 15 years, 2 for 20 years and one for 36 years.

“I value all our customers, but among my favorites are those who choose our mattress because they value quality and trust McRoskey — even though the price is an investment,” said Robin McRoskey Azevedo, CEO.

McRoskey is a third generation family-owned business led by CEO Robin McRoskey Azevedo, the granddaughter of one of the founders. She has worked at the firm since 1980, learning the company values from her father and uncle, as well as how to build the business and manufacture a premium product. Emblematic of McRoskey’s company values, Ms.
Azevedo is a founding board member of SF Made, an organization that supports companies that manufacture locally-made products. McRoskey CEOs have also been members of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club for over 50 years.

Forbes selected companies for its list based on several criteria, including that the company is/has: acknowledged as outstanding by industry experts; recognized for its contributions to society; maintained its financial health for at least ten years; and frontline employees that have real interaction with top leaders.

About McRoskey Mattress Company

McRoskey Mattress Company has handcrafted premium mattresses and box springs in San Francisco since its founding in 1899. For more information, visit or call the San Francisco (415-861-4532) and Palo Alto (650-327-1966), California showrooms. Factory tours available upon request.

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Why Should I Buy Quality Bed Linen

Your Mattress Matters … and so does your bed linen.

Quality bed linen pleases the eye and pleases the body!

A nicely made bed is comforting. Imagine looking forward to getting into bed at the end of your very busy day.

quality bed linen

For the best of sheet sensations we recommend linens made from Egyptian cotton woven and finished in Italy. Our favorite weave is a percale weave: it’s crisp and it’s cool. You’ll be investing in divine comfort that is heavenly!

About Egyptian cotton:

Impacted by perfect conditions of humidity and rich soil along the Nile River, Egyptian cotton grows into long fibers that result in properties of softness, strength, durability and breathability.

About Italian linen:

Quality bed linen making has been part of the Italian culture for centuries. These artisans sew, cut and finish sheets better than anyone else in the world. The resulting product is of the highest quality, best value and a most luxurious feel.

Linen Care Instructions:

  • Wash separately in warm water on a gentle cycle with a cool rinse.
  • Use a non chlorine bleach detergent and use only half the recommended amount.
  • Do not use chlorine bleach; when necessary use an oxygen based bleach.
  • If possible, line dry. Otherwise shake out damp linens before placing in dryer; tumble dry on low heat until slightly damp.
  • Remove promptly, smooth, fold and press if desired.

A tip: Iron your pillow cases and iron the top 18″ of the flat sheet.  Your made bed will look fit for royalty. That would be you!

Where to Buy:

As a service to our customers, McRoskey Mattress provides the highest quality bed linen. We source only the best and have chosen linen products from Malouf and Anichini. In addition to Italian linens we sell other premium bedding including down pillows, duvets and featherbeds from Northern Feather Canada and The Pillow Bar; blankets and toppers made in France by Brun de Vian-Tiran. All are available at our Palo Alto and San Francisco showroom and online as noted on our website.

BESPOKE in RED – A Red Cross Event 10-1-2015

Block off your calendar!

Join us on October 1, 2015 for BESPOKE in RED, an event benefitting the Northern California chapter of American Red Cross.

McRoskey is one of the sponsors of this stylish event taking place at the Bespoke Event Center in the Westfield Shopping Mall in downtown San Francisco, and hosted by JAKE, our second floor tenant formerly known as the Artful Gentleman.

Bedroom Dream

Don’t miss this opportunity to win your very own McRoskey mattress—we’ll be raffling off a Natural California King mattress, one of our most popular styles.

You can purchase raffle tickets and view the mattress displayed on a Designer Series Leggett & Platt adjustable bed base, during the event.

BESPOKE_In_RED-300x153Details and advance tickets for the Red Cross Event are available here.  RED attire encouraged.

The event will feature the debut of JAKE’s Fall/Winter 2015 BESPOKE Collection, libations from ORO San Francisco, music from DJ Carol C, and the world premiere of JAKE’s original fashion film. Finally, look for Jake Wall of JAKE on this season’s Project Runway!

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