Our Story

Best Mattress was built on a longstanding tradition of creating exceptional yet affordable products to help customers rest easy. For nearly 100 years, our family-owned and operated business has grown to be one of the most well-respected and sought-after custom mattress companies in South Carolina. From our humble beginnings during the Great Depression, we’ve become a lasting household name, creating handcrafted mattresses that keep our customers comfortable for the long-term. Explore our shop or schedule a free consultation with Best Mattress’ sleep experts today!

Meet the Best Mattress Family

Mabel Beecham | Our Matriarch

Best Mattress was founded right here in West Columbia, South Carolina in 1928 during the Great Depression. Our great grandmother, Mabel Beecham, established our business on the belief that a successful company means building a quality product at a price people can afford. That simple, effective mantra is what has kept us going for nearly 100 years. Today, we carry on her legacy by making custom mattresses right here in Columbia using only the finest, U.S.-sourced materials we can find. Nearly everything we use is sourced from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Raymond Delaney, Sr. | Founder

Sales and entrepreneurship were at the heart at everything Raymond did. He joined his mother in running the family business after returning to South Carolina from the European Front in World War II. He expanded Best Mattress’ offerings to include handcrafted, custom-made mattresses after the film actress, Jane Mansfield, commissioned him to design and build a special heart-shaped bed.


Buddy Delaney | President

Buddy started working in the Best Mattress delivery department while still in high school. After graduating with a business management degree from the University of South Carolina, Buddy came back home and took over as the general manager of Best Mattress. Throughout his years as our leader, Buddy has evolved the company to be one of the most well-respected custom mattress manufacturers in South Carolina. A founding board member of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Buddy and Best Mattress continue to participate in community events and support the city of Columbia.

Linda Martin | Vice President

The granddaughter of our matriarch and sister to Buddy, Linda’s passion and expertise lie in design. She oversees our custom upholstery section and has been known to go onsite to a client’s home to ensure the perfect fabric selection. She also has created a program here at Best Mattress to support our local animal rescue through creating pet beds out of recycled materials!

Logan Delaney | Sales & Finance

Brother to RH, Logan is in charge of Best Mattress’ sales department and financing functions. Logan grew up originally working in the factory and delivery department, but his attention to detail makes him the perfect person to ensure our sales numbers and financing options are always on track.


Handcrafted Mattresses for Nearly 100 Years

customers hand touching a mattress from best mattress

After being commissioned to create a special heart-shaped bed for actress Jane Mansfield, our founder expanded our service offerings to include custom, handcrafted mattresses. Nearly 100 years later, we’re still creating custom mattresses right here in West Columbia. When you select a sleeping solution from Best Mattress, you’ll always receive:

  • A free sleep consultation
  • Mattresses created from U.S.-sourced materials
  • CertiPUR-US Certified foam materials
  • Handcrafted mattresses built to your specifications

Our mission is to help you rest easy knowing that you are buying a quality mattress that’s been selected especially for you and your sleeping needs. Schedule a consultation with one of our sleep experts and start resting easier today!