Dollamur has been featured in a piece by the Dallas Morning News. Take a look at an interview with our CEO Don Ochsenreiter, about Dollamur's history and where we are going.
Fort Worth company taking the competition to the mat
FORT WORTH — Don Ochsenreiter is in the business of providing soft landings in a rough-and-tumble world.
As CEO of Dollamur Sports Surfaces LP, Ochsenreiter oversees North America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance specialty mats that keep wrestlers, gymnasts, cheerleaders, martial artists, fitness enthusiasts, and military combatants from letting the hard floor defeat them.
Dollamur’s headquarters and plant in what used to be the Ranch Style Beans factory will churn out more than 6.3 million square feet of foam mats this year — enough to cover AT&T Stadium’s football field 60 times.
These specialty mats will be used everywhere from spare bedrooms to some of the most prestigious sporting events around the globe, including the Wrestling World Championship in Las Vegas next September.
Even the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have Dollamur underfoot.
“We apply foam to vinyl or carpet — that’s all we do,” says Ochsenreiter. “And we’re very, very good at it. If you buy a mat for your son or your grandson to wrestle on in the garage, you’re getting the exact same quality as the U.S. Junior Olympic Trials.”
Dollamur was formed in 1996 by Jeff Anderson, who set up shop in Fort Worth as an extension of the family business in Canada. The name is a mashing of his parents’ first names, Dolly and Murray.
Nine years ago, Frist Capital LLC, a private investment firm in Nashville, bought Dollamur. Since 2005, the company has gone from $10 million in sales — primarily wrestling mats — to $25 million this year by adding sports such as martial arts and new-wave venues.
See the full article here.