The founder of Royal-Pedic, Abe Kaplan learned and mastered high end mattress making during the 1930’s to mid, 1940’s. In 1946, Kaplan wanted to open his own mattress company utilizing his extensive skills in handcrafting world class quality mattresses using natural materials. Shortly after establishing Royal-Pedic Mattress in Los Angeles, Kaplan’s mattress business began to blossom. Royal-Pedic mattresses soon became the premier choice for many Los Angeles based interior design firms. Most notably, the team of architect Paul Williams and interior designer, Marti Brent, whose clients included many of Hollywood’s most recognizable film actors and actresses.
For the nearly four decades that Abe and his partner Steve owned Royal-Pedic they manufactured mattresses for innumerable clients, including an endless list of film celebrities, and six U.S. presidents, including John F. Kennedy, who insisted on Royal-Pedic mattresses wherever he traveled. Ronald Reagan’s favorite was a custom (84” x 84”) size that has since been requested by many. Although, one of the largest mattress we ever made was for the legendary basketball star, Wilt Chamberlain. It was our Royal-Pedic All Cotton Mattress in a 10’ long x 10’ long! It took 8 men to deliver the mattress. Wilt said that if it didn’t fit through the doorway to take it away. Fortunately it fit through his custom-sized front double door.
In 1984, Royal-Pedic was purchased by the Kelemen family, who to this day, diligently continue the tradition of high standards of hand crafted quality and use of the finest natural materials in mattress making. In addition, Royal-Pedic has expanded it’s offering of mattresses to include natural latex mattresses, pillowtop mattresses, pillowtop pads, and more, so customers have a variety of comfort levels and preferences to choose from.
Royal-Pedic’s ongoing commitment to its customers assures them of absolutely of the finest mattresses they can own.