Lisa Stansbury is the President of Fred’s Beds, a Wilmington, N.C.-based specialty sleep and bedding retailer. She is also co-owner of Scotts Hill Market.
Fred’s Beds was started in 1985 by Lisa’s father, Frank Stansbury. Lisa has been full time with Fred’s Beds since 2001. She, along with Fred’s Beds, has learned it is more profitable to own one anchor store instead of a store on every corner. She has designed two mattress lines — the most recent in 2014.
Stansbury attended East Carolina University and studied marketing with a minor in business. While at ECU, she frequently tended to franchises in the area and introduced new manufacturers to franchisees. Not one to stand on the sidelines, she can often be found loading or unloading vendors and customers alike at Fred’s Beds or Scotts Hill Market. Her favorite products are her DreamFit sheets, her latex mattress, and her latex pillow. She lives in Scotts Hill, N.C. with Joel, and two boxers, DD & Buster.