About the Habitat Furnishings Team
The people at Habitat Furnishings have been involved in specialty bedding since 1994. Marc Anderson, the company president, started out in retail bedding, as the original founder of Ellen’s Futons, a Washington, D.C. based chain of futon (convertible couches) stores. He also created and founded Habitat Futons and Furnishings, a New Orleans, Louisiana based chain of futon stores, which also featured Tempur-Pedic® memory foam products, and he eventually became one of the largest web based dealers of Tempur-Pedic® products, being ranked as the 35th largest volume dealer, out of 6,500 during 2005-2006.
The business ultimately became Habitat Furnishings, and his experience with other kinds of bedding expanded, as he frequented trade shows, visited manufacturers, and developed a reputation in the bedding industry for finding and developing unique products as customers asked for them. As time went on, Marc sensed that the bedding industry’s climate was changing, as customers became more interested in green, natural products, such as Latex, and he began aggressively researching the subject, since many of his customers were beginning to ask if he carried natural Latex mattresses in his line. Already hugely popular in Europe, the all natural Latex mattress tidal wave was sweeping into the U.S., so Marc intensified his research, and established a relationship with a Boston based specialty bedding manufacturer who was willing to work with him to create a line of all natural Latex mattresses that had absolutely no synthetic ingredients.
After the Natural Latex line took off, Marc responded to many other customer’s requests for a high quality Air Bed system, much like the leading brand’s so called Number bed. What intrigued him the most was why people would pay so much money for the leading brand’s bed, when after doing some simple research and designing what he believed was a superior air bed, he found that the cost to the consumer should be astronomically less. Soon, Marc worked with another manufacturer, designed the Habitat Air Bed system, and consumers were saving literally thousands of dollars, and getting a much better, more thought out product.
Who We Are And How We Work- Behind The Scenes
Habitat Furnishings is an experienced, seasoned company, with knowledgeable sales staff, and a product line that is backed up with dependable warranties, great customer service, and connectivity. If you need to speak to the owner, all you have to do is call! Some of our sales team members have been with us for ten years, with the average being about 7 years. This insures that you get seasoned support when you call us for help.
Our team also includes a group of women who not only use the products we sell, they are seasoned experts on all facets of our product line and business. Whether you call, email, or chat, our ladies are eager to help in any way possible. Our sales team includes from left, company president Marc Anderson, comptroller and accounting manager Lori, operations manager Courtney, and sales team leader,Yvette. Our team and our business structure follows the flat management style of Google, where all team members have an equal level of responsibility and work together in a pod style method of management. This insures that anyone you speak to can assist with any problem or question because of our equitable distribution of knowledge. In April of 2014, our company underwent a paradigm shift in how our business operates, and creativity and imagination took front and center in our operation. We hope it shows, and our mission is to grow and thrive well into the future. If you want to feel the energy and joy, all you need to do is call and we’ll treat you like we’d treat anyone in our family.
Our IT team is headed by Madhav Saxena, a New Orleans area web development and technology expert who actually started out with a history degree, and is our go to guru for all things IT. His team has played an important part in developing and enhancing how our web site functions, how efficiently and fast our site works, and the behind the scenes stuff that makes our machine work smoothly.