Celebrating 25 Years
In 1985, shortly after graduating from California State University at Sacramento, Dale Carlsen opened the first Sleep Train store on Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento, California. “When I started this venture, I had no expectations that we would grow to be such a successful company,” reflects Carlsen, “but that is what happens when you work with great people who want to accomplish extraordinary things.”
Sleep Train, an employee owned company, is now one of the top four mattress retailers in the United States and the largest on the West Coast. Today, Sleep Train has more than 100 stores throughout California and Nevada employing nearly 1,000 people in the Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego markets.
“The family culture that runs through our company was built on our mutual expectation of integrity, respect and a belief in having fun, no matter what we are doing,” says Carlsen of his staff. "My dad’s advice, that if I wanted to be successful, I should surround myself with great people, treat them with respect and make everyone successful was clearly the best business advice I have ever been given.”
Sleep Train also believes in giving back to the communities in which they do business. Sleep Train helps foster kids by holding many events throughout the year to collect donations and raise awareness of this important cause.
Sleep Train’s size gives it tremendous purchasing power, enabling it to offer better products, better service and most importantly, better prices. Carlsen’s philosophy has always been to offer quality products at the lowest possible price, while providing superior customer service.
The dedication of Sleep Train employees over the last 25 years has laid the foundation for it’s continued success. Sleep Train looks forward to providing better sleep through quality products for many years to come.