Liberty Rent Guarantee is on a mission to help build communities by reducing the risk of defaults in the multi-family market. We are a cosigner for potential residents of multi-family properties who have less-than-perfect credit. 

 

Following the Housing Crisis of 2007, founder and CEO, Bubba Grimsley, a practicing attorney, was representing families who had lost their homes and had difficulty finding a place to live because their credit had been damaged. The families were still employed, still had kids in the school system and ties to the community, but they were unable to rent based on their credit scores.  

“We were working closely with people who proved that your credit score does not define you,” he said. “We wanted to offer more than tenant screening. We were willing to guarantee our results by co-signing for the resident. If we said they would make a good tenant, we agreed to stand behind them.”

Now, Liberty Rent Guarantee helps property owners fill units without risk of default, while simultaneously helping consumers find a good home and re-build their credit. “We give our residents more than just a key to a new apartment,” Grimsley says. “We give them a key to a new life.”

Operating nationwide, Liberty Rent Guarantee has helped secure homes for thousands of families by serving as a limited co-signer an every lease it agrees to guarantee.

 

 

The Liberty Rent Guarantee Team is here to help you fill units and build communities. We attend many industry trade shows and would love to meet you personally. We are here for you and will take care of any question or concern. 

  Bubba Grimsley  Partner CEO

Bubba Grimsley
Partner
CEO

 
  Dale Holder  Business Development Executive

Dale Holder
Business Development Executive

  Brandon Hasenfuss  Business Development Executive

Brandon Hasenfuss
Business Development Executive

 
  Kirk Downey  COO

Kirk Downey
COO

  Johnny Mims  Partner Director of Underwriting

Johnny Mims
Partner
Director of Underwriting

 

Linda Bond
Customer Service Mgr

Kenneth Revelle
Defaults & Budget Manager

Arthur Walasek
Partner
Director of IT

Rick Miller
CFO

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BUBBA Grimsley

For the past two decades, Bubba Grimsley has been in the private practice of law. About 10 years ago, Grimsley began to transition into business ventures. He has been the owner of small businesses, a partner in startups, has served on the boards of publicly-traded companies, and has served as general counsel and CEO of a small technology company.

Inspired by helping people during and after the housing crisis, he found a recipe that could benefit property owners and consumers. Since 2014, he and his Liberty Rent Guarantee partners have cosigned for thousands of guaranteed contracts to help families who would not have otherwise qualified to live in their desired community.

Bubba works hard for his customers. But when the work is done, he spends his time boating and fishing on the Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi Gulf Coast with his two sons. “Being a father to my two boys is my life’s greatest accomplishment,” he says.

In addition to family and business, Bubba also has a passion for his community and philanthropic projects. He has served on four children’s charity boards, and has twice ridden a 150-mile, single-day bicycle ride for charity.

He says that working with the Liberty Rent Guarantee team doesn’t feel like work. “We work well together, and we play well together,” he says. “We hold nothing back. We have a great task ahead of us, and we shine in performing it.”

 
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JOHNNY MIMS

Johnny Mims has more than 12 years of experience in finance with large companies like World Omni Financial/Southeast Toyota Finance, United Auto Credit Corporation and Regional Finance Corporation. He has degrees from Lakeland, Florida’s Southeastern University and Georgia Tech and is an ordained minister.

He uses his professional experience and education as a founding member of Liberty Rent Guarantee to help consumers qualify as residents while keeping the process flowing efficiently. “I am passionate about working with people who are driven to help our communities and change the world,” he says.

But he’s not all business. When he’s not qualifying contracts for Liberty Rent Guarantee, Johnny enjoys singing and playing the acoustic guitar and stays busy being a single father to a teen-aged daughter. He is fluent in Spanish, loves to travel, and has visited 10 different countries. He also enjoys binging on Netflix and watching anything on the BBC.

Johnny finds working with Liberty Rent Guarantee a gratifying experience. “We truly have a passion for positively affecting families’ lives,” he says. “We help to provide them with something that impacts everything else they do—we help provide them a home.”

 
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Kirk Downey

Kirk Downey is the Chief Operating Officer at Liberty Rent Guarantee. He has been a leader in the multifamily industry for more than 12 years and a national speaker and is very involved with NAA & NMHC. He currently is an executive board member for the NAA National Suppliers Council. He has a deep passion for education, advocacy and mentorship which makes him a well respected leader in the industry.

 

Kirk has been an Executive for companies in multiple industries including multifamily, retail, restaurant and as a small business owner. He brings his vast experience and in-depth knowledge of day-to-day operations, communications, marketing and training that gives Liberty Rent Guarantee an edge in positioning for future growth.

 

When Kirk is not working, his biggest joy is to spend quality time with his beautiful wife, Angi and his three amazing adult children, Braden, Brooke and Briana. He is an avid golfer and enjoys a relaxing day of grilling, swimming and time with his family and friends. He also has a passion for music and sings with a local band, who plays anytime they get the opportunity.

 
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Brandon Hasenfuss

Brandon Hasenfuss is passionate about sales and has the experience to prove it. Immediately after graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in business, he began selling residential and commercial HVAC in Central Alabama. He later pursued sales in the pharmaceutical industry and promoted specialties for three different companies.

“I’m passionate about sales because it allows me to meet people on a daily basis,” he says. “I enjoy being able to better understand what is important to my customers and helping to provide solutions.”

An avid golfer, Brandon takes pride in refining the sport and spending time on the golf course with friends and family. The competitive nature of golf, combined with the precision required, has translated into his business success. He says his greatest business accomplishment is when he acquired an under-performing territory and then turned it into a territory that ranked fifth nationally for his company.

In addition to golf, Brandon loves all things Auburn and all kinds of music. He and his wife, a fellow Auburn graduate, are the proud parents of a son and a daughter.

Brandon takes pride is his contributions to the Liberty Rent Guarantee efforts. “I don’t make work about me—it’s always about the customer, he says. “It’s important to be involved with a business that provides a genuine service that helps a lot of people. I feel like working with Liberty Rent Guarantee allows me to be a part of something that is small, but has unlimited potential. We truly provide a unique service where everyone benefits.”

 
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Dale holder

Dale Holder comes to Liberty Rent Guarantee with over 29 years of multifamily experience. Dale's first ventures in the multifamily world was in the furniture leasing and sales industry for 3 years before moving over to the marketing and Internet field. In 1992, Dale joined Network Communications Inc. and launched the very first Apartment Blue Book market, which would later become Apartment Finder and then later Apartments.com, a career which would last over 26 years. Dale is very involved in his community, serving on the Products and Service Council for the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association, the State Suppliers Council with the Apartment Association of North Carolina, as well as multiple years as organizer for the Food Drive Committee and Fill the Stands with Cans annual food drive competition between the Winston-Salem Dash and Greensboro Grasshoppers professional baseball teams which benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. 

"I enjoy the multifamily industry and I am passionate about making a difference in it. This industry is like a fraternity, relationships count and you get back from it what you put into it. I find it very rewarding helping a community owner and management team hit their goals and run their properties more efficiently, which in turn provides better housing for those living in apartment communities."

Dale is an avid mountain biker and a long time member of the Greensboro Fat Tire Society. When he isn't riding the trails or taking part in a local race, Dale enjoys volunteering with the Fat Tire Society building new and maintaining existing trails. "It's hard, back breaking work, but these trails don't build their selves so if we want more and better trails, you have to volunteer and make a difference. I find it very rewarding seeing a young new mountain biker or jogger enjoying a trail in nature that I helped build."

In addition to biking, Dale enjoys NC State football and basketball as his daughter Madison cheered all 4 years at State. "We never missed a home game!" Dale also enjoys fishing, tennis and beach trips to Pawleys Island, SC. 

Dale has been married to his wife Tammy for 27 years, proud father to son Chase and daughter Madison and grandfather of four. 

"I enjoy working for Liberty Rent Guarantee because I feel we are making a difference in some one's life, helping them get back on their feet and into the property they want. It is a win-win, win for the resident and it offers a much needed solution for the property."

 
 

KENNETH REVELLE

Kenneth Revelle has worked in the civil engineering field for 18 years. In addition to being the Defaults and Budget Manager for Liberty Rent Guarantee, he also serves as the Utility Engineer and Budget Manager for the Mobile County Public Works Department. Prior to working in the Civil Engineering Field, he worked as a financial consultant and is also a licensed, registered stock broker.

Ken uses this diverse experience to accomplish difficult challenges with broad vision and follow through. When he’s not working he spends time studying monetary policy and finance and learning about how it affects the many different aspects of life. 

He also enjoys spending quality time outside, grilling and chilling with friends and family, including his wife of 13 years and two sons. He also loves to travel and explore new places.

Ken finds value in his work with Liberty Rent Guarantee. “I enjoy working as a financial manager to help others reach their long-term financial goals,” he says. “I like to look at the financial universe from a different viewpoint. Working with the team at Liberty Rent Guarantee allows me to work with brilliant people who work tirelessly to help others.”