Hi, I'm Travis, the creator of the Bed Block. I am a husband, father, businessman, inventor, Iraq war veteran, and mediocre athlete. I developed the Bed Block after rolling my ankle in a rec league softball game. My swollen ankle, coupled with a frostbite injury from my Army days in Germany, required a unique product to help me heal. I needed to protect my feet from the pressure of the sheets, while also keeping my feet warm when I slept. This scenario had me cutting up random things in the garage to try and create something that a few prototypes later, is now the Bed Block. My ankle is long since healed, but I still sleep with my Bed Block every night. Now I offer my better sleep to you.
Read more below if you want to learn about me.
My wife and kids are my world. Those two boys keep me on my toes and ensure that we don't have anything breakable around! Jackie is also a nightly Bed Block user and the boys love driving their trucks on them for now. We thank you for your interest in Bed Block.
- Travis, Jackie, Nolan and Oliver
During my six years of service in the Army, I matured and grew greatly while learning from some fantastic leaders. I deployed from Germany for the invasion of Iraq in 2003, spending a year around Balad Air Base north of Baghdad, and again in 2005-2006, splitting time in between Camp Ramadi and Baghdad. I left service in 2007 to return to civilian life. A BS in business management and an MBA later, I'm now a proud entrepreneur. Go Sun Devils!
As a Veteran Owned company and big proponent of community engagement. We pledge to target the hiring of combat veterans to aid their transition back home and will donate 3% of profits to local and national Veteran non-profits for PTSD and mental health support.
Veteran (and any) suicide is not only tragic and avoidable, but something we must discuss and not try to pretend like it doesn’t exist. Krampers, you are gone too soon and the world laughs a little less with you in it. Please reach out to your friends, family, and acquaintances to just let them know you care.
We are here to engage underserved communities to lift up everyone. We all have the ability to be entrepreneurs, a little bit of belief, support, and engagement can go an incredibly length in creating a better world through responsible business practices.
The Bed Block is proudly manufactured and assembled in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.
As a alum of Arizona State and fan of what The Grand Canyon State has to offer the world, I am proud to be a positive influence on growth and excitement for what the future holds. Creating and sustaining jobs locally is a founding principle; to give back and to support those who have directly and indirectly supported my growth and development as a proud member of the community.