The story of how Nishil and Vivek Patel became people who are helping to shape Longview’s future is really the story of their family.
Their parents, Dale and Geeta Patel, showed them what it means to be entrepreneurs — even as they encouraged them to become doctors. While both of the Patel brothers started their college careers at Texas A&M with that goal in mind, neither felt that was how they wanted to spend their lives.
Pursuing a medical career “was the last thing I wanted to do,” said Vivek, who is now 29.
Instead, they followed their parents’ business examples and have found they complement each other in pursuing their various business interests.
The elder Patels came here from England and India decades ago, eventually settling in New York City where they had family. When Nishil, now, 34, was…