GREEN FROG SLEEP CENTER
DEBRA AND TRACY GIBSON
7501 ABERCORN STREET
SAVANNAH, GA 31406
Green Frog Sleep Center has been selling mattresses and futons to the Savannah community since 1981. Under the ownership and guidance of Debra Gibson, Green Frog Sleep Center has grown in leaps and bounds. Originally located in a small unit in a strip center on the Southside of Savannah, Green Frog Sleep Center was jam packed with beds, mattresses, futons, furniture and waterbeds. In order to “walk the maze” of inventory, customers had to pretty much test each mattress to get to the one they wanted. Not a bad sales tool, but a bit cumbersome for customers.
In early 2003, it became evident that the business had literally outgrown the facility. Debra, with her daughter and “right hand woman” Tracy, began the search for a larger facility. After spending 20 years in a building that is not visible from the main thoroughfare, not easily accessible, and had very limited parking, Debra and Tracy knew what they wanted for their new building.
It didn’t take long to find it: on the major thoroughfare of Savannah – Abercorn Street – with frontage on the street, therefore, visibility and accessibility, and ample parking. Having found the building, Debra and Tracy needed to get their financing. They contacted a local bank, First Chatham Bank, who suggested an SBA 504 loan for the building acquisition. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Green Frog Sleep Center moved into the new facility in the Spring/Summer of 2003. The showroom is much easier to navigate and holds more displays than Debra and Tracy ever had in the old facility. The building’s location on the major road through town has helped to sustain the growth the business had attained over the years – definitive support for the decision to move and purchase a new building.
If your back is bothering you, or you just want to try a new bed (or waterbed!), come by and talk with Debra and Tracy. They know their stuff and will be happy to help you find what you need, or want. Try them out, your sore back will thank you!