Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Joe Riley founded Patriot Family Homes in 2018 to meet the need for affordable, reliable housing in the South, particularly near military bases. Until 2021, Joe was an Infantry officer in the Army. He deployed to Afghanistan and Ukraine and served as a Director on the National Security Council at the White House. After leaving the Army in late 2021, Joe rapidly grew Patriot Family Homes from 100 houses to 400 as of January 2023. An East TN native, Joe and his wife Rachel moved home to Chattanooga with their two boys, Jacob and Jonah. They live on a working farm just outside of Chattanooga, which doubles as the Patriot HQ. Joe earned a BA from the University of Virginia and a masters and doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.