Mattress Direct owner, Ty Hingle, has spent the last 15 years helping grow his company into one of the largest regional independent brands in the United States. Named one of Furniture Today’s Retail Giants of Bedding in 2017, Mattress Direct started out as a single store and has grown into a 28 store chain that focuses more on people than products. Hingle and his business partner, Lee Burns, continually focus on the ever-changing landscape of sleep by adapting their methods to coincide with today’s shopper. Hingle and Burns have transformed their Dr. Greene Mattress Brand—conceptualized with Hingle’s college friend and orthopedic surgeon, Craig Greene— from a traditional mattress manufactured by Serta into a nationally distributed Nationwide MEGA exclusive bed in a box.
Hingle resides in Baton Rouge with his wife, Allyson, and two boys— Baron (14) and Hayden (12). He is very involved with his family, his community and his church. Hingle currently serves as Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council at LSU and on the executive committee of Capital Area United Way.