About Us

Here's our story

History of Comfort Sleep Systems

Comfort Sleep Systems was founded by Leon Bombalicki, a Polish immigrant who came to this country at the age of fourteen with little more than hope and ambition of building the American dream. He landed a job in one of New Haven's mattress factories where he learned the fine points of mattress making. In 1939, Leon opened the Comfort Bedding Company on Poplar Street in Fair Haven, where he and his wife, Lucy, started off making hand tufted mattresses from horsehair, cotton ticking and 8-way tied bedsprings.

Joan and David Bombalicki took over the family business in 1984 to become the third generation to run New Haven Connecticut's last mattress factory. As kids, Joan and David would make custom made feather and down pillows. Over the years we have witnessed several changes and trends in the industry from waterbeds, individually wrapped coils to latex foam and adjustable electric beds. And, we were among one of the first manufacturers to introduce futons into the marketplace.

In 1995, we moved from our Fair Haven location to a more modern facility in Branford, Connecticut, where we continue the tradition of fine mattress making with the skills we learned from our grandfather.  Since then, Sara Vallario, our forth generation has entered into the family business.

At Comfort Sleep Systems, we follow the simple idea of building mattresses to fit the needs of the individual customer. We can accommodate couples with different firmness preferences by making one side harder and one side softer. And, we can even build mattresses to fit any bed frame - including antique four-poster beds and special shapes for boats and campers.