Utah caricature artist – Sleep Number is a repeat customer who I love to draw for. Every year they through a big employee appreciation party. They are fantastic. Hope to see them next year!

Sleep Number Company Party - Utah Hogle Zoo
Sleep Number Company Party – Utah Hogle Zoo

Doug Stout is an experienced Utah caricature artist. View more of his gallery here.

Learn more about Sleep Number:

Sleep Number is a U.S.-based manufacturer that manufactures the Sleep Number and Comfortaire beds as well as foundations and bedding accessories. The company is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2] In addition to its Minnesota headquarters, Sleep Number has manufacturing and distribution facilities in South Carolina and Utah. As of 2018, the company employed 4,220 people across the United States.

In 1980, the category of adjustable air-supported sleep systems was invented by a private company, Comfortaire Corporation, of South Carolina Bob Walker left Comfortaire and formed a new company in 1987 called Select Comfort. Select Comfort acquired the Comfortaire Corporation, a major competitor, in January 2013. In March 2017, Select Comfort announced that they would no longer offer, the Comfortaire lineup of Air Beds, to their third party retailers/dealers. Select Comfort Corporation, in November 2017, changed their corporate name to Sleep Number Corporation.

The company’s TV commercials used to feature actress Lindsay Wagner. Other endorsers include conservative radio talk show hosts Glenn BeckPaul Harvey, and Laura IngrahamRush Limbaugh also previously advertised the product, but the company pulled its advertising in the wake of the Rush Limbaugh–Sandra Fluke controversy.

Sleep Number was founded in 1987 as Select Comfort by Robert “Bob” Walker and his wife JoAnn Walker. In 2014, Bob Walker was convicted by a jury of fraud, tax evasion, witness tampering and conspiracy for repeatedly misleading investors about the prospects for success of an alternative energy company he founded, Bixby Energy. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

As of December 2011, Sleep Number holds 23 issued or pending U.S. patents and 40 issued or pending foreign patents for its products. Sleep Number products are sold through 579 company-owned stores located across the United States; direct marketing operations; and online at sleepnumber.com. The current CEO is Shelly Ibach. In September 2017, According to the Global Mattress Toppers market research report Sleep Number was one among the major key players of Mattress Toppers market.

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