By Dawn Bormann
A business that advertises its toxin-free mattresses and furniture has opened in downtown Mission.
Gercke said the decision to move to the Kansas City market was easy because about 60 percent of her customer base in Lawrence was coming from Kansas City. Downtown Mission immediately appealed to her because of its central location and the recent infrastructure investment to the area.
“A lot of our customers historically have come from Prairie Village, Mission, Fairway and Roeland Park,” she said.
Gercke is proud to say that her products are made with environmentally-friendly products.
“We don’t like to have any petroleum or fire-retardant in our mattresses,” she said.
Gercke said customers can expect to hear, in detail, what their mattress and furniture is made out of and where it’s made. Almost all of their products are made in America.
Their most popular mattress brand, Savvy Rest, is an organic, custom-ordered product that comes with a 20-year warranty. Employees help customers choose from more than 50 different comfort combinations of mattresses. The choices include allowing customers to configure each side of the mattress differently.
“So you don’t have to agree,” Gercke said.
It takes about two weeks to have the product delivered to customers. The mattress prices, she said, are comparable to other retailers. A basic queen mattress is about $2,599, she said.
The store also carries couches, chairs, rugs and a variety of furniture.
“Our style is transitional to contemporary and we also really, really love mid-century modern,” she said.
The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Customers can expect to see a new sign on the building that most likely ties in the chrome that adorns the exterior architecture.
“It’s a historic building,” she said. “We are all about the history of that area.”