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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 11, 2018 Leading lifestyle and product design manufacturer, Big Joe®, a Comfort Research brand, has launched a heavy-duty pool float called Big Joe Island with a firmer structural design to enable it to serve as floating table, docking station or heavy duty personal float. Summer’s must-have float for the ultimate water […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                COMFORT RESEARCH LAUNCHES NEW FACILITY Creators of Big Joe chairs to open a facility in Box Elder County   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – October 19, 2017 – Big Joe is coming to Utah. Comfort Research, a Michigan-based lifestyle company and creators of the renowned bean bag chair, Big Joe, recently […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “FIND A BETTER WAY” IS NOW “MOLD YOUR OWN” Thought Leadership Blog Rebranded for Better Fit GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Sept. 25, 2017— The Comfort Research thought leadership blog published by Co-Founder/FABulator Matt Jung “Find a Better Way” has been rebranded “Mold Your Own.” The new name signifies an evolution in the […]
COMFORT RESEARCH BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST BEAN BAG  Our 2017 ArtPrize entry has officially broken the Guinness World Record for world’s largest bean bag chair! The new world record was declared at a ceremonial measuring on Wednesday, Sept. 20, by Guinness World Record adjudicator Philip Robertson. The official volume of the chair is 5,224 cubic […]
Relaxing is easy, but the cause is serious. Everyone loves to sleep, but what if there was a chance to take a nap while raising money for a good cause? Comfort Research did just that at our first-ever Napportunity event. For every napper, Comfort Research donated $10 to the nonprofit organization I Understand which supports those […]
For Immediate Release May 8th 2017 Comfort Research was honored to be a 2017 West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® recipient. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations were assessed based on categories such as […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comfort Research Named ACG Western Michigan’s 2017 Outstanding Growth Award Winner GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 13, 2017 – The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Western Michigan has named Comfort Research as its 2017 Outstanding Growth Award (OGA) winner. OGA honors a West Michigan company that demonstrates sustained growth in sales, profitability, employment […]
Comfort Research, a global leader of alternative seating solutions, has been named among the 2016 National and Michigan’s Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies®. Awarded by the National Association of Business Resources, the honor recognizes Comfort Research for its leadership and innovation in green and sustainable practices. West Mich.-based Comfort Research, a global leader of alternative seating […]
Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® Announced For Immediate Release Event to Honor Winners Slated for October 20, 2016 August 31, 2016 – Warren, MI — Companies that are making their workplaces, their employees and the community a healthier place to live and work will be celebrated at the annual Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® event. […]
10 Million and Counting!Comfort Research is excited and proud to announce we’ve now sold over 10 million bean bag chairs. We can’t say thank you enough to our awesome family of employee’s, board members and everyone who’s Joined the Comfort Revolution and bought a Big Joe to make this milestone a reality.    
Comfort Research partnered with Pam Thomason and Pratt Industries to donate 50 bean bags and Bean Bagimals to the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. “Comfort for All” extends beyond just comfortable furniture. It’s also about supporting the wellbeing of those around us and in need however we can. Ronald McDonald house provides supportive services and a home-away-from-home […]
  Comfort Research is honored to be a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® recipient in 2015. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations were assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee […]
For the third year in a row, Comfort Research brings “Comfort for All” and smiles to children’s faces though it’s support of the Tennessee Cops for Kids and Salvation Army Angel Tree programs. Through it’s donation of $5,000, Comfort Research helped over 135 children to have a more comfortable Christmas this season through the Cops for Kids program. Each year local […]
This past April, the Cut Off Youth Center put the finishing touches on it’s new 3 room renovation and gym area that provide health and wellness programming for local youth. The two-month renovation was revealed on Thursday, May 28 with Comfort Research donating FUF chairs for the children to relax in. “We’re proud to partner with the Cut […]
Dogs and people are finding life a little more comfortable at Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary with the generous donation of 25 pet beds donated by area manufacturer, Comfort Research. The donation of various sizes, styles and filling of pet beds were given by the company to provide a homelike experience for the 90 abandoned dogs that […]
Comfort Research is proud to participate as a gold sponsor in the 6th Annual Advocates in Action Luncheon with keynote speaker Matthew Sandusky. Their mission is to protect children by providing prevention and multi-disciplinary intervention in investigation, assessment, and treatment of child sexual abuse in an environment that is child sensitive, supportive and safe. To learn […]
Sustainability and fitness are a top priority everyday at Comfort Research. National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide — but the biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day on May 15th.  This week (and beyond), we’ve encouraged our Comfort Ambassadors to ride their bikes to work to get healthy and live greener […]
Comfort Research is honored to be one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2015. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations were assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, […]
Marshall County Memorial Library’s new Friends of the Library group’s first event: a free showing of the movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” 7pm May 2nd at the Pocket Park on the square was a great success. The group formed two months ago, is planning community events and projects to benefit Marshall County residents and […]
Attention Comfort Ambassadors! We’re excited to release the brand spanking new Comfort Research “Comfort Manifesto”! What is a Comfort Manifesto you ask and why would you want one? It’s a fun-loaded book that pronounces our company culture to the world. It’s a book we are all a part of and proud to be in. It […]
For Immediate Release: Comfort Research among The National Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies® Winners December 18, 2014 – Warren, MI — The National Association of Business Resources selects Comfort Research as one of the 2014 National Best and Brightest Sustainable Winners; focusing on inspiring sustainability and taking the lead on Green initiatives. The Best and Brightest […]
From the Marshall County Tribune | Editor Karen Hall For the second year, Comfort Research is donating bean bag chairs to the Cops for Kids organization. This year it’s 170 chairs, one for each child. That’s a lot of merchandise,” exlaimed Police Chief Chuck Forbis. “Last year the children were almost more excited about the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comfort Research becomes Zero Landfill in an effort to become Zero Waste Certified by 2015 Comfort Research, a Grand Rapids Michigan based manufacturer of furniture and soft seating has achieved their sustainability goal for 2014 to be Zero Landfill. This accomplishment is a direct effect of diligent recycling efforts, lunchroom and bathroom […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comfort Research becomes Zero Landfill in an effort to become Zero Waste Certified by 2015 Comfort Research, a Grand Rapids Michigan based manufacturer announced today that its facility in Lewisburg, TN has reached its goal of Landfill Free. This effort has been achieved by utilizing advanced recycling efforts and diversion of waste […]
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Comfort Research, a manufacturer of innovative and affordable furniture made primarily of bead and foam fill, has made an all asset purchase of T2 Marketplace’s line of inventive pool float products. T2 Marketplace, based just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been manufacturing a successful and extensive line of pool floats […]
Comfort Research Announces Orahh™ with ComfortLite Core™ Comfort Research will launch Orahh with exclusive ComfortLite Core at IFHC 2014 Highpoint, NC. Orahh builds on Comfort Research’s strategy for designing and manufacturing innovative, fun, comfortable and affordable products while bringing new design opportunities to the furniture market. Orahh is a new, cutting-edge brand that’s pushing the […]
Comfort Research donates chairs to the GR Current Urban Oasis event on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Check it out Urban Oasis here, and check out pictures of the event here
The FedEx Denny Hamlin race car comes to Comfort Research! Open to the community, Comfort Research provided refreshments, photos and free Big Joe Lumins to all visitors. Check out the Action
Good News and Success is NPR’s monthly conversation with those in the community doing good things yet not making the headlines. Comfort Research had the honor of being featured on the program on May 28th, 2014. Listen to the interview with Comfort Research’s President Matt Jung and Numbers Guy Mike Zeilstra
Authored by Jessica Moore, Marshall County Tribune | Original Article Comfort Research officially opened their Lewisburg facility Wednesday with a large crowd in attendance. From its humble beginnings in a dorm room at Hope College in western Michigan, to the state-of-the-art facility in Lewisburg, Comfort Research continues to “Find a Better Way,” to provide comfort […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Getting the kids ready to head back to school means a big move if you have a student heading off to college, one that often includes decking out a dorm and their next living space.  Cramped rooms don’t have to mean sacrificing style and comfort.  Art Van Furniture has a whole lines […]
Meijer Has Everything You Need for Back to School Get Your Whole List at a Small Price GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Your child’s back-to-school list can look a little intimidating. Meijer carries everything for back-to-school, with all the items your kids will love and prices you’ll like even better. Starting college can be a […]
Authored by WZZM13 | Original Article GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Two Hope College fraternity brothers found a unique solution to repair their beanbag chair: Use foam from an old couch. That was 1997. Since then, their inventiveness has thrived. Chip George and partner Matt Jung have won numerous awards for small business success and entrepreneurship, […]
Comfort Research and Marvel Entertainment introduce the Avengers-licensed Vybe Haptic Gaming Pad–the “Vybe,” a gaming pad that immerses the user in games, movies and music like never before by featuring an innovative technology that is content-driven to deliver a rich, dynamically-changing variety of tactile vibrating sensations. The Vybe maps any source of sound into Hi-Fidelity […]
Authored by | Original Article On October 23rd, the New Orleans Saints participated in the 14th Annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle, a league-wide community day of service. Saints Owner/Vice Chairman of the Board Rita Benson LeBlanc and Team Ambassador Michael Lewis joined Wide Receivers Lance Moore and Joe Morgan, Linebacker Curtis Lofton, and Long […]
Authored by Kids Today Online | Original Article Grand Rapids, Mich. — Just call it the BOTUS – the Bean bag of the United States. Comfort Research created several chairs for the British prime minister’s family, including this one for son Elwen. Seating producer Comfort Research held that distinction when President Barack Obama and first […]
ABC World News compiled coast-to-coast list of products being made in the U.S. See how Comfort Research is keeping jobs in America while creating great bean bags at a great value! More ABC US news | ABC World News

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