Going from a structural engineer to owning multiple event centers, was not in the plans for Raj Shafaii, but no one can predict the future. Raj was born in Iran and after graduating from high school, his father thought it best for him, to continue his education in the United States. At barely 18 years of age and with little English speaking ability, Raj left Iran headed for the US in 1975.
After graduating from the University of Texas-Austin, with a degree in structural engineering and marring his wife Norma, Raj began working for an engineering firm. He only worked for the firm, for three years, before finding himself unemployed, due to the countries oil and gas recession. In a need to provide for his family, he began to sell Chinese handmade tablecloths that his uncle would send from Dubai. When the demand, for the tablecloths died, Raj and Norma, were again looking for ways to feed the family. With an empty building (used to store the tablecloths) people began to... Read More