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 – 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!

 

  

Danielle Jones – District Manager: Foley, AL, Pearl, MS, and New Orleans, LA

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.

 

 

Lane Weldon – District Manager: 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.