The American dream unites us all. No matter where you were born or what your background, we’re all striving for a better life and a brighter future.
That’s exactly what inspired our family to come to America and build a business from the ground up.
In the 1970s, our father, Henry Patel, came to the United States with his parents and two brothers. He was just 18 years old and barely understood a word of English.
Determined to build a life for himself and his family, Henry helped our grandparents scrape together every dime they could. Together, they purchased the Stadium Motel across from Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.
Our father knew that with enough work and tenacity, he could get a piece of the American Dream. He knew that in order to be successful, he’d need an education. While working every job at the family hotel in addition to housekeeping services for a local hotel, Henry learned English and studied electrical engineering at Texas Tech University.