With the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has caused to the city of Houston and surrounding areas, Houston-owned Mattresses for Less and Landmark Furniture is now offering brand-named, locally-owned, Serta mattresses at cost with no mark-up prices. “We couldn’t do anything to stop the flooding, but we can absolutely help aid in the recovery. We’ve all got an obligation to our city and the wonderful people in it and we’ll be here to help get our city and state back on its feet” said Brad Taylor, owner.
Altogether, the ten Houston area stores have approximately 50 employees who all are safe. However, 20 percent of the staff, approximately ten employees, their families and homes were heavily affected by the flooding. Among the ten locations within the Houston area, Mattresses for Less and Landmark Furniture only experienced major flooding their Webster / Clearlake locations (20610 Gulf Freeway #A, Webster TX 77598) as well as minimal flooding at the North Houston locations (5900 North Freeway, Houston TX 77076). All locations are now open. As employee safety is the primary concern, Mattresses for Less will continue to monitor the flooding and evaluate the next steps to take as the water continues to recede and family’s homes are rebuilt.
Like most Houstonians, Brad Taylor, was at home on Saturday with his family preparing for the storm to come. As the night went on and the flood waters rose, he sat nervously as the water reached a level that left him and his family no safe way to exit the neighborhood. Beginning to feel helpless, he reached out to his employees to check on their well-being and luckily everyone was safe, although many had experienced severe flooding in their homes. He didn’t know the fate of his 10 Houston-area furniture and mattress stores and had no way to check on them. With inventory at an all-time high in preparation for the company’s upcoming “Labor Day Sale”, Taylor was worried about the stores that his family has worked so diligently to build over the last 20 years. As soon as they were able, Taylor along with several employees, spent their time involved in rescue efforts throughout their respective local communities, while others spent their time salvaging what possessions they could and assisted their neighbors as well.
“Because of the devastating and long-lasting effects that Hurricane Harvey will have on Houstonians and Texans throughout the Gulf Coast, Mattresses for Less and Landmark Furniture are offering our Houston-based, Serta-brand mattresses at cost,” explains Taylor. “We understand that beds, mattresses and in many cases entire homes are ruined because of Hurricane Harvey, and we want to help.”
In addition to providing mattresses at cost, both Mattresses for Less and Landmark Furniture are also providing free same-day delivery and free haul-away of damaged mattresses. The stores have also worked with credit partners to secure 0% down payment with no credit check financing to aid in the recovery process. “We understand that when you experience a catastrophic event, it can take time to recover. Many Texans have needs today that cannot wait for insurance claims or disaster relief funds. We’re all tired and we’ve all got to sleep” says Taylor.
Both stores have developed a rapid response system online to aid those whom have been flooded and who need quick replacement and haul away of damaged goods.
For the month of September, all Mattresses for Less and Landmark Furniture locations will donate 10% of all mattresses replacement sales to local recovery efforts and will accept recovery donations at all Houston area locations.
Founded in 1997, Mattresses for Less has been a part of the Houston community for two decades now; It’s grown from one man’s dream to one of the fastest-growing furniture retailers in Houston. As a family-run business, we believe in always helping our fellow Texans when we can, especially during such a historic natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey, and we’re doing the best we can to all our locations up and running so that we can serve everyone in their time of need; Everyone deserves an affordable, comfortable mattress and a better night’s sleep.