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How We Source - A Visit with Jim McShane from Mattress Factory Inc.

Updated: Mar 31, 2021

As part of the Pin Drop Travel Trailers original article series, How We Source, we continue to share the creative ways that we include and use Arizona-based businesses in our production practices and in business operations. Through How We Source, we highlight the exceptional local talent and small businesses that contribute to Arizona's economy and to our own product, service and livelihood at Pin Drop Travel Trailers.

Cozy 6 inch thick mattress with pillows and Hudson's Bay wool blanket in a Road Runner Model.
A true queen size mattress in the Pin Drop Road Runner Model

Style, function, and comfort are at the root of the Pin Drop design. Built by a licensed general contractor and avid camper, the integrity of our product is paramount and we work to provide exceptional comfort and accessibility for all Pin Drop users. Pin Drop Travel Trailers turns to local talent to help us provide unmatched quality of our fully self contained, solar powered teardrop style camper trailers, and to help tell our unique story of sourcing locally when ever possible.

The Pin Drop interior, with a true queen mattress, baltic birch interior, monitor, and Bluetooth compatibility, among other available amenities.

Mattress Factory Inc.

Established in 1991, Jim McShane produces mattresses in his Phoenix, Arizona based factory, Mattress Factory Inc., to provide top quality and custom sizes at the most affordable prices. Making their own mattresses for 30 years, they can customize any bed to fit specific needs. This includes adventure seekers like all of us, those with campers and camp trailers, tear drop trailers, off road travelers, and vanlife enthusiasts. Jim and his team at Mattress Factory Inc. produce innerspring, memory foam, latex, medical grade beds, rv mattresses, adjustable beds, and much more.

A Visit with Jim McShane, CEO Mattress Factory Inc.

What brings you the greatest joy in being a business owner?

The greatest joy [of being a business owner] is the amount of time I am able to spend with my family that I would not have if I was not a business owner.

What has been your greatest challenge as an independent business?

The greatest challenge [I face} is continuing to be a good manager. The real work is to continue to learn the best ways to motivate and care for our employees.

What makes your product or service unique?

Being a factory allows us to make custom size mattresses and special RV mattresses. That helps make us unique.

What motivates or drives you and your team?

What has driven or motivated us over the years is seeing our business grow and also seeing the families of our employees grow and succeed.

What do you love about Arizona?

In Arizona I love the desert in the winter and the mountains in the summer.

What is your favorite Arizona business?

The favorite Arizona business is St. Mary's Food Bank. It was started when I was in high school in 1967 and over the years, though a non profit business, the growth and community involvement is unprecedented.


Mattress Factory, Inc. is located at 2920 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona. To place an order or speak with Owner and CEO, Jim McShane, call 602-272-9871, email, or visit their user friendly website.


Rent a Pin Drop

Pin Drop Travel Trailers offers adventure seekers isolation and fun through a new rental program. You can have a boondock with a view of a remote landscape or pull into your favorite campground by renting a tear drop in Arizona. Experience Pin Drop's unique teardrop design and decide if this style is right for you and your travel companions.

The Pin Drop Travel Trailer Road Runner Model, the camper trailer for rent, includes amenities unlike other tear drop designs on the market. This fully self-contained, solar powered teardrop camper trailer includes overhead and undermount lighting, a full kitchen with two-burner stove, a one-gallon propane tank, a Canyon Cooler, a two-directional fan in the cabin, gear, food and cooking storage, R-13 insulation to keep you comfortable in most climates, an ARB shade awning, a comfortable true queen sized mattress, and a 12-gallon fresh water storage tank. We also offer both a kitchen utensil kit and a linen kit as upgrades with your camper rental reservation.

Stay comfortable and have access to all you need on your next isolated adventure. In these changing times, isolation is often the destination. Pin Drop Travel Trailers has you covered.


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