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Meet the Team

It’s our hope that this is just the beginning of a lifelong relationship. Let’s get the ball rolling by introducing you to the family who’s always going to be there for you with expertise, experience and reliable advice.

Richard Eichholz

President (Atlanta)

The only job Richard has ever had is working for Buy-Rite, and 49 years later, it’s still the one thing in his life he could never give up. Working with his father Harry Eichholz for decades (back when Buy-Rite was based in Savannah) taught him the importance of hard work, dedication and helping others. Above anything else, Richard wants Buy-Rite’s partners to be happy and successful. Over the years, he’s won many awards for manufacturers and salons alike and remains dedicated to philanthropy, staying very active with the United Way. When he’s not helping customers bring their dreams to fruition, you can find Richard playing golf, eating sushi or enjoying a nice glass of wine.

Adam Eichholz

Vice President (Savannah)

Adam worked in investment banking for five years at UBS, witnessing the worst of the financial crisis in 2007–2009. In 2010, he decided that he’d had enough and wanted to be with his family. He called his dad, Richard, and that day had a job with Buy-Rite. These days, he’s known as the serious one in the office (as well as for having great homemade lunches from his wife Katy), but he still gets a chill when he sees a client’s dream salon come together. He lives for music, the beach, playing golf and his beautiful daughter Aly, son Jack and awesome wife Katy.

Jason Eichholz

Vice President (Savannah)

Before joining the family business, Jason was a CPA in New York City. He came back home in 2014, but his experience in the fast-paced NYC financial sector taught him how to handle anything. Always quick with a joke, Jason loves easing his clients’ anxiety about trying to start a business. Above anything else, he wants them to know that he and his family are there for them through every step. His passions include live music, traveling, playing golf (just like his brother) and taking up the fight against breast cancer by supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation. Jason married his best friend on Halloween of 2015, the sixth anniversary of their first date. And they welcomed their first child, Tempe, in January 2018.

Lyle Mackenzie

Director of Sales (Savannah)

Lyle is the trustworthy friend you can always turn to for advice. He joined Buy-Rite after working in customs brokerage, importing jet engines from Gulfstream Aerospace in Europe. As a sales lead, his favorite part of the job is really getting to know clients, ultimately finding what they really need to make their dreams unfold. He serves as CCA of Jaycees and Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy and loves the outdoors, especially playing soccer, fishing and laying on the beach. When not outdoors, he loves cooking and spending time with his family.

Walter Triche

Sales (Atlanta)

Walter has been in the beauty industry since the early 1980s, and he loves imparting his vast wisdom to clients, some of whom include visionaries like DeShawn Bullard, Charles Gregory and Rick Walker. However, he considers his greatest highlight to be working with Richard since joining Buy-Rite in 2000. He remains passionate about the ever-changing beauty industry and always lets his clients know that education is the key to growing their businesses. He’s known for bringing personality to his work on all ends of the process, from the front office to the showroom to the warehouse. On his free time, Walter loves spending time with his grandkids and is an award-winning volunteer youth basketball coach.

Morris Palefsky

Sales (Texas)

In his 10+ years at Buy-Rite, Morris has stood out for his ability to provide mechanical and technical support as well as “outside the box” solutions for customers. Morris volunteers for Meals on Wheels, the American Cancer Society, the local food bank and many other organizations, but he considers his greatest distinction to be his “Father of the Year” award. He brings his penchant for education with him every week when he teaches Sunday school, but he would love nothing more than to impart some of the things he’s learned about the beauty industry to you when you visit the Dallas showroom.

Marilyn Britton

Sales (Savannah)

Marilyn is known around the office as the "glitter" and the "glue"! She has a personality that sparkles and the glue because she is good at filling in the cracks and holding the team together! Marilyn joined Buy-Rite in 2016 as part of the new Buy-Rite Team in Savannah, GA. She is a quick learner and has already become someone who everyone goes to in the office with a question. Marilyn is a proud mother of a teenage boy who is the light of her life. When she is not drinking red wine with her friends she can be found supporting her son in his many extracurricular actives, boy scouts, chess tournaments, art exhibits, math groups, coast pet rescue events, just to name a few!

Sonja Johnson

Sales Assistant (Savannah)

Sonja joined the Buy-Rite Team in May 2018. Around the office Sonja is known for her determination and hard work ethic. She prides herself on her communication, organization and problem solving skills. On the weekends Sonja can be found watching football (Go Packers!) and grilling out with her husband and dogs!

Emily Swiatek

Sales Assistant (Savannah)

Emily became part of the Buy-Rite Team in February 2019 after she moved from Atlanta with her Husband and adorable little girl. Emily started out as the Receptionist and has moved into a Sales Assistant Role after realizing her strengths in that area. Emily's professional background has focused on Accounts Receivables and Executive Administrative work, now adding Receptionist and Sales to her resume. When Emily is not in the office you can find her playing video games and Dungeons & Dragons, listening to True Crime Podcasts or binge-watching shows on Netflix.

Lisa Teter

Sales Assistant (Savannah)

As Buy- Rite Beauty keeps growing, so does our team! We are so excited to welcome Lisa Teeter as our newest Sales Assistant. Lisa comes to Buy-Rite with heaps of experience in administrative duties, sales, logistics, inventory control and the list goes on. When Lisa is not in the office you can find her, her husband and puppy exploring the outdoors, or talking about and doing all things Disney!

Doris Jackson

Customer Service (Savannah)

Georgia born and raised, Doris is Buy-Rite through and through, having served clients with them for over three decades. After working in newspapers, she entered the beauty industry in the early 80s and found that she enjoys helping clients solve any and all problems they encounter. When not helping Buy-Rite’s partners realize their dreams, she’s reading books and treating everybody she meets with kindness and respect.

Jennifer Jackson

Shipping Coordinator (SAV)

Jennifer has recently joined the Buy-Rite Team as the friendly "voice" behind Buy-Rite. If you call our office you are likely to be politely greeted on the phone by Jennifer! Prior to joining the Buy-Rite Team, Jennifer worked in Medical Billing and Massage Therapy. Jennifer was known as the "most dependable" employee at her last job. When she is not in the office, Jennifer is chasing her THREE boys around , baking or listening to music.

Jill Rodriguez

Customer Service (Savannah)

Jill has recently joined the Buy-Rite Team as a Customer Service Specialist. She comes from a successful career in the Healthcare Industry, where she managed people as well as provided supreme customer service to patients. Jill is known around the office for her positivity, and you will always find her with a smile on her face! On the weekends you will find Jill watching the Georgia Bulldogs play, playing soccer, enjoying the outdoors or at Church! Jill and her husband welcomed a perfect Baby Boy to the world in August 2018 and she is the best "new mom" in the world!

Megan Lingo

Customer Service (Atlanta)

Megan was born and raised in Northern Virginia and moved to Savannah in late 2016. Megan has been in the Customer Service Industry for the last 7 years and is a natural at identifying and empathizing with the client's needs. When Megan is not at work you will find her out about town shopping and checking out the local restaurants. She is also a lover of music, art and horror movies!

Amanda Nates

Operations & Logistics (SAV)

Amanda is a happy-go-lucky girl who’s always up for an adventure. Amanda joined Buy-Rite in 2016 as part of the new Buy-Rite Team in Savannah, GA. Amanda has had more than 20 years of accounting experience, and prides herself on being able to solve any problem. Amanda started her life in Columbia, SC but has lived all over the US, primarily the West Coast. She recently moved to Savannah, GA from Seattle. In her free time, you’ll find Amanda practicing meditation and yoga or boating and kayaking on the water.

Melanie L'Heureux

Sales Assistant (Atlanta)

Melanie joined the Buy-Rite Team in November 2019. Melanie brings with her 22 years of Customer Service Experience. She enjoys problem solving and works side by side with the owner, Richard, to ensure customer satisfaction! During her time off she can be found crafting, crocheting, gardening, or playing x-box with her son! Melanie loves animals and the environment and loves to engage in conversions about parenting theories and strategies.

Laura Garcia

Accounting

Laura has seen it all, having lived in Minnesota, New York, Colorado, Hawaii, Alabama and Florida, where she worked directly with salon owners to help them better manage their finances and understand what actions they could take to build a stronger, more sustainable business. She then moved to Georgia and joined Buy-Rite, where she’s known for throwing great birthday parties. A true lover of the outdoors, she spends her free time planting trees, swimming in the lake or going on hikes with her husband and dogs.

Tracey Alston

Accounting (Savannah)

Tracey joined the Buy-Rite Team in November 2018. Tracey comes from a similar background, as she worked for (and help grow!) an eCommerce company for eight years! She was known around her previous place of employment for being extremely dedicated, loyal and always in a chipper & happy mood, and we can already see why! When Tracey is not at the office, you can find her lounging by the pool or fire-pit with her boyfriend and dog, watching football (EAGLES Baby!), or watching movies. Tracey's Life Quote is "Life is mostly about showing up!"

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