Our Story

It All Began With a Dream

The year was 2005. Ryan Farris, a young and eager entrepreneur, decided to leave his job working for Mathis Brothers Furniture to open up his own mattress store called MattressKing - a place where every customer could feel like the king or queen of their domain.

From Day 1 Ryan has been uncompromising about his goal of creating a superior customer experience, which means giving his fellow Oklahoman’s great prices on high quality mattresses.

As his Kingdom has grown over the years, so has the support for his customers. People walk into a MattressKing because they’re in need of a good night’s sleep - which is why everyone can receive same-day or next-day shipping, free exchanges, and a 100 night guarantee on mattresses that receive a 98% customer satisfaction rate year after year.

Mission accomplished? Well, MattressKing customers might say so. But if you ask Ryan, he would probably tell you that the best is still yet to come.

Johnny & Ryan
The locally famous duo first got started when Ryan wanted to find a way to make his TV ads more interesting. He remembered watching Johnny Ross doing commercials when he was a kid, and he knew right away that this was the guy to hire if he wanted to catch some attention. The pairing has been a huge hit and they’ve been doing commercials together for 12 years and counting. People often think that Johnny is Ryan’s grandfather, but in reality, they are just longtime friends and business associates who have enjoyed putting a smile on the faces of people who see their commercials.
Meet Our Founder
Hey there! Ryan here - I just wanted to share my journey and brief history of building this company.
Letter from Ryan Farris
A Rocky Start
In May of 2005, I started Mattress King. My first store was in a less-than-ideal location in Yukon, but seeing as that was all I could afford at the time, I had to find a way to make it work. But I knew in order to grow the company, I would need to expand.

In 2007 I opened up my second store in Lawton, which ended up being the boost we needed to continue our growth. I closed the original Yukon store in 2008 and over the next couple of years I decided to take a risk and expand further, opening the Mattress King Stillwater store in 2009 and our Mattress King South Lawton store in 2010. Shortly after, I found Johnny Ross and we started making our locally famous commercials - which created an excitement and connection with our local communities that has only grown since.
Our Big Break
In 2016, I brokered a deal for a build to suit property on Reno and Portland - also known as Furniture Row, the holy grail location for a mattress store in Oklahoma. We went on to open our Mattress King Norman store in 2020, which helped us perfect our concept and ensure that all of our locations have that same great atmosphere. These stores have been a huge success and have put us into position to be an even better local brand.

To be honest, being a small local business competing with large national chains is always a challenge - but through our dedication to a truly royal customer experience and the continued support of our fellow Oklahomans, we’ve been able to continue our growth year after year and help more people sleep like kings.
Present Day - And Beyond
We’ve been able to create a great company culture, where we have very little turnover and 21 total employees who enjoy coming to work everyday and helping their community get a better night’s sleep.

As we continue to grow, our customers - past, present, and future can all expect more great deals, the same premium level of customer experience, and who knows - maybe Johnny and I have a few more commercials up our sleeves.

From myself and every member of the Mattress King team, I am sincerely thankful for your support.

Ryan Farris
Core Values
  • Customer First Mindset
  • Passion
  • Hard Work
  • Honesty
  • On-site, Engaged Owner
Our Team
Larry W.
Terry M.
Blayne M.
Matthew P.
Dave R.
Alan S.
Chandler S.
Michael J.
Kaitapu P.
Austin Y.
Rhonda T
Ryan F.
Justin S.
Matt M.
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