About Us

Our Mission Statement

We strive to offer the best prices, best selection, and best service in the sunglass business. When you think of sunglasses, we want you to think of "Sunglass Warehouse."

A Note from our CEO

For more than 25 years, I have had the good fortune to oversee Doty & Associates Inc., a nationwide retail construction company. I have traveled the country many times over, working with construction, design, and operations departments for the nation’s top retail companies.

Back in 2003, I decided to open a small retail store of my own. This 500 square-foot retail location was located in Beaufort, SC. We named the store “Sunglass Warehouse.” Realizing we would be dealing with customers spending their “Fun Money," we knew we wanted the buying experience at our store to be ENJOYABLE! To this day and every day going forward, that is our goal! All of our stores have quality sunglasses starting as low as $15. In addition, we carry all the brands a demanding consumer might want, including Oakley, Maui Jim, RayBan, Costa, Gucci, Prada, Kaenon, Tag Heuer, Coach, and many, many more! We carry far more styles and colors than any of our competitors!

We currently have stores located in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. Please view our store locator and visit one of our stores when you have the opportunity. We plan to continue opening new retail locations throughout the entire USA! Stop by, say hello, and let’s talk Sunglasses! Thank you for your patronage. - Rick Doty

Executive Leadership

Rick Doty – Owner/Founder/CEO

I started Sunglass Warehouse in 2003 for two simple reasons: I love sunglasses, and I look better when I wear them! Check out my picture and you will probably agree! Regardless of price, all of our sunglasses offer 100% UV protection. We offer great styles and name brands from $15 and up. All of our store locations offer the largest selection of name brand sunglasses you will find anywhere. We are a family-owned-and-operated business, and we are passionate about sunglasses. All of us at Sunglass Warehouse look forward to the opportunity to educate our customers about sunglasses, and we have a blast while doing it!

 

 

Paul Schrafft – COO

I grew up in the Atlanta area and attended the University of Georgia.  In January 2009, I was lucky enough to take over operations at Sunglass Warehouse.  The growth we have experienced in the last few years has been truly remarkable and inspiring.  Looking forward to more positive changes in the future!!!

 

 

 


Erica Brodnax
- CFO

In February of 2009, I joined our team as the VP of Finance & Administration. Working behind the scenes, I oversee all of the financial and administrative aspects of our company. I have been blessed by working with a great bunch of people who have truly become a second family to me. During my time here, I have been fortunate to be a part of the growth and success of our company and am excited to see what else the future will bring!

 

 

 

Jason Pittenger – Vice President of Operations

I grew up in the beautiful city of Charleston, SC. I recently relocated to Atlanta, GA to help facilitate the expansion of Sunglass Warehouse. I have been with Sunglass Warehouse since 2007. I have moved up through the ranks from “Sales Associate” to “VP of Operations”. I am very excited about the rapid growth our company is experiencing and I look forward to our even brighter future.

 

  

Jordan Smith – Director of Logistics

I was born in Virginia but grew up in Charleston, S.C. I joined the Sunglass Warehouse team in July of 2010 as a part-time sales associate while still in college. In February of 2011 I came on board in a full-time management role and haven't looked back. My time with Sunglass Warehouse has been an amazing ride and I'm now thrilled to hold down the position of Director of Logistics and enjoy navigating all the supply chain and inventory related challenges of such a quickly growing company. What I love most about my job is that I get to enjoy a rewarding work day with awesome people that still feels like I'm just hanging out and having fun everyday!!

 

  

Kasey Ham – District Manager: North Charleston SGW, North Charleston FFS, Savannah FFS, Savannah SGW, Charleston SGW, Myrtle Beach SGW

I was born and raised in sunny Charleston, South Carolina. I graduated from Trident Technical College with an AS in International Business. I have been working for Sunglass Warehouse since August 2006, and it's been the best career path I could have chosen for myself (or rather chose me). I love working with a great team, in a great atmosphere, and enjoy meeting every customer I can along the way!.

 

 

Lane Weldon – District Manager: Leeds, AL, Commerce, GA, Calhoun, GA, and Woodstock, GA

I was born in Athens Ga.  I attended University of Georgia in my home town (which happens to be the best town in the world) and received my BS in Health Promotion and Education in 2006.  Teaching was my profession until the economy went sour.  Amongst this recession I was saved financially by the awesome institution that is Sunglass Warehouse.  Working for Sunglass Warehouse has been one of the best jobs I have ever had.  Helping people protect their vision and allowing them to see the world unhindered ties in with my personal goal of making our society a healthier place. 

 

 

Hunter Finklea – District Manager: Louisville, KY, Chesterfield, MO, Lebanon, TN, Opry, TN

I am just a good ol’ Alabama boy with a passion for the outdoors, currently studying Structural Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. My passion for sharing information with others to help fit their needs has grown out of my four years of previous experience in outdoor retail. Working at Sunglass Warehouse for the past two years has opened up my knowledge of the new and innovative technology in the sunglass world. Utilizing this technology has helped me learn the advantages of a good pair of shades which has come in handy with my hobbies of hunting, fishing, golfing, kayaking, biking, and hiking, and I am ready to help you find the perfect pair as well. :)

 

 

Mark Paun – District Manager: Charlotte, NC, Mebane, NC, Gaffney, SC

After playing 4 years of college football and graduating from Miami University (OH) I had decided to take on coaching as a full time profession. After three years I was ready for a career change and in February of 2013 I joined the Sunglass Warehouse team in Gaffney, SC. I started off as part-time but soon worked my way to becoming a store manager. I am blessed to say that I have an awesome group of people I get to work with every day. Our team is the best at what they do. I love being challenged everyday and helping people of varying head sizes and eye ware needs find a great pair of sunglasses that will both look and feel great for whatever activity they use them for. My Personal Motto: Great Day to be Alive!

 

 

Whitney Russell – District Manager: Foley, AL, New Orleans, LA, Pearl, MS

I was born and raised on Alabama's beautiful gulf coast. There's a little bit of sand and salt air in my soul. I'm a crazy animal lover and have eight kids, all of which are four-legged or feathered. I came to Sunglass Warehouse in October of 2012 with more than six years of sunglass slangin experience. I was drawn in by the passion and enthusiasm of its team members, but fell in love with the warm family atmosphere. At Sunglass Warehouse we try to extend that warm welcome to everyone that walks through our doors. Whether you are looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses or just want to come by and see what we are all about, we will be here, happy to share our abundance of sunglass knowledge with you!