Our Company

Committed to providing excellent service and quality of life to retirees, the Rauls family stands alone as a family-owned and operated leader in retirement living. 

It all began with a Methodist Minister, Tyler J. Rauls, Sr. in 1958, and his unyielding commitment to caring for retirees. He built the first new nursing facility in Macon, Georgia and his vision was passed on to the second generation, his son Frank Rauls.

In 1986 Frank founded John-Wesley Villas, Inc. in Macon, Georgia, jump-starting the concept of Assisted Living. Only a few years after the Macon community opened, the company expanded its horizons, offering both Assisted and Independent Living with John-Wesley Villas of Savannah in 1989. In addition to their Georgia retirement interest, they recently moved into the North Carolina market with Preston Pointe.  

Joining the family business, the third generation began its dedication to service and commitment for all retirees with Frank’s children, John and Ashley Rauls. The vision of earlier generations has been instilled in the new generation; they have educated themselves in Gerontology, Business, and other advanced degrees in hopes of offering the best service and quality of life to retirees.

With a focus on the future, the Rauls family not only expanded its retirement communities but also made the decision to modify its operating model from a family-only managed company to the addition of outside managers in order to complement the family’s efforts. The assimilation of new people is working well as is the transition in recent years from the gradual shift of responsibilities between one generation and the next. The senior family members are able to relinquish many of their former responsibilities to the younger generation with much success. The Rauls family looks forward to the future and what it holds for us. You won’t find another company that offers family values sharing in the same common goal. Our residents are our family, that’s what makes our company the success that it is.