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Harry Roberts, co-owner of the national store Mattress Firm and a Mitchell native, stands in the company’s new store Tuesday in Mitchell. The store is located at the Highland Mall. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

Mitchell's mattress man returns home

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When Harry Roberts, of Mitchell, saw a business opportunity, he took it.

Harry moved to Houston, Texas, where his two best friends were, Paul Stork and Steve Fendrich, and began a company called Mattress Firm. On July 4, 1986, Mattress Firm opened its first store in Houston. Mattress Firm celebrated its 28th anniversary over the Fourth of July this year.

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