The Rileys started Patriot Family Homes in late 2017 when they listed their home near Fort Benning on Airbnb while Joe deployed to Afghanistan. They quickly realized the need for furnished temporary housing near military bases. So they started saving-up, and by the end of 2018, Rachel and Joe had bought 4 Airbnbs… all near Columbus, Georgia.
Then Joe deployed to Ukraine unexpectedly in 2019. While Joe was working out of a shipping container in rural Ukraine, he began building a team of veterans and military spouses stateside to manage the growing portfolio on the ground. By 2020, the company had grown to 50 homes. That rose again to 100 by 2021, and today Patriot Family Homes has 50 employees and 400 short term rentals.
In January 2023, Patriot Family Homes selected seasoned hospitality executive Christian Hempell as President and Chief Operating Officer after closing its Series B $60M Investment. We plan to acquire 1,000 additional homes over the next 18 months and ultimately plan to expand to thousands of homes over the next decade.
If you are looking to join a mission-focused organization, we are hiring motivated team members. If you are looking to enter the short term rental game with one home or a hundred homes, we would love to help. And, of course, if you are looking for a place to stay, we would love to host you!
The Rileys in front of their first house, now the Historic Downtown Duplex in Columbus