Gary, Ray Welling (his father), Warren Fisher (his uncle), and Hank Ford (his friend) purchased The Colonial Manor Motel in 1993. Along with it came the restaurant, an integral part of the complex. Through the years it had always been leased out, and in 2009 we found ourselves in that situation again. Knowing that this is a "meat and potatoes" area, we were not finding what we were looking for. So, I suggested to Gary that we run it ourselves. Gary's response - "You've got to be kidding. We build houses. We don't run restaurants!" I said I wasn't kidding, and if you know Gary at all, the challenge was on.