Words by: Brittany Lopez
Photography by: Yuli Gonzalez Premium Goods hosted a meet-and-greet with Jim McIngvale, also known as Mattress Mack. To the world, Mack is known as the largest recorded winner in legal sports betting by turning $10 million to $75 million, but to Houston, he's known as the greatest giver. Mattress Mack is originally from Starkville, Mississippi but made Houston his home in 1981 with $5,000 and a dream! Starting up his business, Gallery Furniture, in an abandoned model home park located at 6006 I-45 North Freeway. Mack grew his company with unmatched marketing strategies such as sports betting. "If Astros Win, You Win!" or "The Astros WIN IT ALL, GET IT ALL!" ensuring customers that if the Houston Astros win, they'll receive a free mattress or money back.
"I bleed orange and blue," Mack says. "We already live in a divided country on many different issues, but when I go down to Minute Maid Park, there's diversity, but we manage to unite on one thing, the Houston Astros. It brings the entire community together." Mack celebrates the wins by giving back to the community and continuously valuing charitable work by assisting when the city is in need. Mack offers many opportunities with his charity, WorkTexas. WorkTexas provides many programs to local Houstonians, such as diplomas and certifications for career advancement. Mack uses his platform to implement the importance of helping individuals without accessible resources.
Premium Goods captures Mack's "larger than life" personality on the t-shirt collaboration with Houston's very own artist, Jermal Taylor. 100% of the proceeds from the shirt will go towards WorkTexas. Mack is always the safe bet!
Mike D & Princess IVY kilinEM wit da Travis FRAGS ON FEET!!!! HTOWN HISTORY S/o and big salute to Mattress MACCCCCC