Our Story

"We're Under You All The Way!™"

Helping Ohio Sleep Better for Over 40 Years

Mack Mattress Outlet has been committed to bringing you the greatest sleep at the greatest price since 1974. Started by Alfred Mack and now led by his daughter and son-in-law David & Sherrie Bower, Mack Mattress has grown to offer you the best in nationally-known brands at a fraction of the price across multiple locations. 

“Mack Bedding” was started in 1974 by Alfred Mack out of his garage just outside of downtown Columbus. Alfred Mack had a desire to bring Central Ohioans   quality bedding at a fraction of the price so they could sleep soundly, knowing they didn’t pay too much. The business grew from there and when his daughter Sherrie suggested they change the name from “Mack Bedding” to “Mack Mattress Outlet” the name stuck. Under Alfred Mack’s leadership, Mack Mattress Outlet would grow from a garage, to a trailer, to a storefront serving hundreds of customers every year. 


Thirty years. That’s how long David and Sherrie Bower have been a part of Mack Mattress Outlet. Technically, Sherrie’s been around the business longer than that. Her dad started the company in 1974, with the opening of the original store on Cleveland Avenue.

That original store is still on Cleveland Avenue (though it moved a couple of blocks away), and two other stores have been added; one that opened in 1988 on Sawmill Road, and the other on Polaris Parkway, launched in 2001.

One thing is very clear. The Bowers recognize that God has been faithful to them, and they know that they are in business to help meet people’s needs. Sherrie summed it up succinctly: “We look at this as God’s business, so we work to be ethical, moral, up front and treat our customers well.”


Both David and Sherrie have a desire to serve their community through providing the best sleep possible. Thier motto “We’re Under You All The Way”™ is more than just a motto, it’s a committment. Mack Mattress Outlet employees are non-commissioned, so there’s no pressure when you walk in. As David pointed out, “We’re not going to upsell just to upsell. We want the customer to get what they need instead of what we can make the most money on. We’re in the business of sleep. We want you to sleep well and we want to sleep well.”


According to Sherrie, Mack has a niche.  “We specialize in name-brand factory direct seconds and they are priced at least half what you would pay retail.  Many other retailers double or triple the price then offer a 50% off sale.

Not only do we carry all of the big name, nationally known brands, but we also carry our own house brand. Our house brand has the same committment to quality, but saves you on cost by not having to go through the national brand companies.