Life is full of interesting conundrums. Drive this car, wear this tie, eat this not that. But eventually talking to your own mirror image day after day makes you wonder why you climbed out of bed at all. Fortunuately for you, Sunglass Warehouse is teaming up with Oakley to give you custom color options. Choose your style, your frame & lens color, icon, and if you feel like it: etch your name into the lens. After all, choice is what separates us from the animals.
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
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 – VP of Operations
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 - VP of Finance & Administration
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 – Director 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 “Director 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 – Logistics Manager
I was born in Virginia but grew up in the Carolinas and am now happy to call Charleston, S.C. my home. I joined the Sunglass Warehouse team in July of 2010 while working as a server in fine dining and attending classes for Business Management part-time. In February of 2011 I came on board in a full-time management role and haven't looked back. What I love most about my job is that I get to enjoy a rewarding work day with awesome people that still feels just like I'm just hanging out and having fun everyday!
Stephen Gaulden – Store Manager/Social Media Nashville, TN
Originally from Houston, Texas, I have worked in the sunglass industry since 2004 in numerous locations, over a wide variety of different trends and clientele. I have currently been with the Sunglass Warehouse since March of 2010, and I am proud of the company's ability to adapt to a constantly changing market. I am especially talented at fitting sunglasses to an individual's personality and particular face structure. I love talking to new people and helping customers find exactly what they are looking for--even if they don't know it yet!
Danielle Jones – Store Manager Foley, AL
I was born in New Jersey and I grew up in ohio. I have spent the last 19 years on the Gulf Coast in Alabama. I have been with the Sunglass Warehouse team since 2010, where I have learned the importance of great sunglasses! I am a graduate of Troy State University. Looking forward to growing onward and upward in the world of sunglasses.
Kasey Ham – District Manager: North Charleston SGW, North Charleston FFS, Savannah FFS, Savannah SGW
I was born and raised in sunny Charleston, South Carolina. I have been working for Sunglass Warehouse since August 2006, and I'm also a full time student in the Trident Tech Business Program. My longevity with this company has been the result of many different positions and responsibilities, and it has been a wonderful experience watching Sunglass Warehouse grow into what it is today.
James Gillis – Store Manager Savannah, GA
I grew up in beautiful Vicenza, Italy. I have had many jobs in various different industries but my current role as manager of the Savannah Sunglass Warehouse store is one of the most fun and challenging job I've ever had! Since I started in early 2011 I have developed a genuine love for sunglasses (also a large collection), while helping people from all over the world find the perfect pair of shades. I can't wait to see how this company develops in the coming years!
Sandy Dwyer – Store Manager Dawsonville , GA
Born and raised in Minnesota, I'm a converted southern gal. Living in Cumming, Georgia with my husband, son, and two dogs. Fashion is my passion and sunglasses are my favorite accessories. I have been with Sunglass Warehouse for one and a half years. We have an awesome team, so if you want an honest opinion, mixed with a little fun, come see us in Dawsonville!
Lane Weldon – Store Manager Commerce, 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.
Jonathan Koch – Store Manager Chesterfield, Missouri
Just a Colorado guy with a wondering spirit that has taken me around the world with all of my working travels. I have lived in 10 states, the Caribbean, Hawaii, South Africa, and even Scotland. I have worked on the water and on mountains. Both extremes taught me about the need for a quality pair of sunglasses, but I never encountered anyone with the knowledge to sell me the correct ones. It is great to be that knowledgable sunglass salesman, that I never met. I enjoy being the customer's "tour guide" through the world of sunglasses. I am excited to be with a young, adventurous company!!
Tabatha Bennett – Store Manager Calhoun, GA
I am a resident of Dawsonville, GA. I am a newlywed and have a beautiful daughter. I first joined the Sunglass Warehouse team at the Commerce, GA store. I currently manage the newly opened Calhoun, GA location and I love it! I have an awesome team. We all have fun while creating a positive shopping experience for the consumer. I couldn’t ask for a more enjoyable job!
Ken Bryant - Store Manager Downtown Charleston, SC
Although Michigan will always be home (Go Detroit!), I’ve been enjoying the palm trees and sunny beaches of Charleston since 2007 and am happy to call this area home with my wife and 3 awesome dog-children. In February of 2011, I was lucky enough to come across the Sunglass Warehouse. Finding a company that encouraged my competitive spirit and also gave me an outlet to have fun with interesting customers was serendipitous. The best part about what I do: getting to spend the day with an extraordinary team of people that help make this the best job I’ve ever had.
Kevin Ford - Store Manager Myrtle Beach, SC
I was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina but grew up in Northern Virginia. I settled down in Myrtle Beach in 2005 when I started at Coastal Carolina University. I joined Sunglass Warehouse in December of 2011 as a part-time sales associate and have since then moved up to a full-time employee, and now store manager. What I like most about working with Sunglass Warehouse is that every day is unique. People come in from all over the country and I love meeting and interacting with new people. The best part is it feels like we’re all just having a great time together while trying to find customers the perfect pair of shades!
Chelsie Jones - Store Manager Gaffney, SC
I was born and raised in Myrtle Beach and recently moved to Gaffney, SC. I am an animal lover--especially horses and dogs. I spend my free time either riding, or with my nose buried in a good book. I am proud to say that I left the dark side (SGH) to come work for Sunglass Warehouse in October 2012, and it was the best decision I've made. The Gaffney team is full of energy and ready to sell some shades. Can't wait to see what the future holds :)
Hunter Finklea - Store Manager Leeds, AL
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. :)