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, as their company, Comfort Research, has grown to 100 employees. It ships seating products all over North America.
Comfort Research may be best known for beanbag chairs, but the company makes all kinds of comfy, collapsible chairs that are found in dorm rooms, rec rooms, and basements nationwide. Some of the best sellers are the "Big Joe" and "Fuf" chairs.
"Keeping it growing, that's our goal," George said in a recent interview at the company's Westside headquarters.