SSM Enterprises combines luxury sleep products and local product manufacturing. Our commitment to quality and fearless innovation sets SSM apart in the competitive sleep industry. This distinction allows us to meet the needs of our customers, follow our dreams, and make a positive impact in the local community.
Was there an “ah-ha” moment that led you to the company?
It all started with a dream, or lack there of. When my children were born, I truly realized the crucial role that good sleep plays on an individual’s ability to perform at their best. It was in those moments of tossing and turning, day dreaming of a good nights sleep, that SSM Enterprises was born.
What’s your company culture like?
Resiliency has always been core value in our culture. My team is encouraged to persevere in the face of challenges, to learn from setbacks rather than be discouraged by them. There is a belief at SSM Enterprises that obstacles are opportunities for growth. By embracing adaptability, we, and the company can continue to thrive and succeed.
Our competitive edge lies in our commitment to continuous innovation and research in the sleep industry. We truly geek out over great sleep. This obsession allows us to stay ahead of trends and provide our customers with incredible products.
We overcome hurdles by leveraging our intellectual curiosity, building relationships among a network of industry experts, and strategic partners who provide invaluable insight and support.
In the next five years, our goal is to expand our product line, increase our market presence, see our local community flourish, and continue to make impactful contributions to the field of sleep technology.
Do you have a proudest moment?
Developing my team, encouraging to take on new responsibilities that may push them out of their comfort zone and providing them the encouragement, praise, or a realistic perspective when they need it. I like to think that they can count on me to be their biggest advocate and supporter.
What does it mean to be selected as an Honoree?
I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be selected as a Grow Florida Honoree, as it means that my hard work and dedication to the community have not gone unnoticed. Being recognized for my contributions to the area where I have chosen to put down roots is incredibly validating and motivating. This honor serves as a reminder that the work I do truly makes a difference and has a positive impact on those around me. I am eager to continue making a difference in my community and am grateful for this recognition of my efforts.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank for getting you to where you are now?
I would like to thank my wife Jenny for being an incredible supporter of my dreams. I would like to thank my team for their dedication, adaptability, patience, and eagerness to help turn my dreams and the future of this company into reality.
What is your advice for aspiring or fellow business owners?
My advice for aspiring business owners is to believe in your vision, surround yourself with a strong team, and never stop learning and evolving in order to stay ahead in a competitive market.