Sam Attisha

sam-attishaI was born in 1958 north of Mosul, Iraq in a village called Telkef.

I spent most of my youth in Telkef & Baghdad, Iraq. I moved to San Diego, CA in June 1976 and started working very hard, 7 days a week 12 to 14 hours a day in C-store and mini supermarket.

In late 1979 my family and I opened our first C-Store (Food Mart) in downtown San Diego after a short time we bought a second store and a third site was opened.
In 1983 to 1984 we purchased our first Gas Station, afterward we were buying 1-3 location per year.

I also worked for a Life Insurance company called Sun Life of Canada from 1981 to 1984.

My family and I been working in the retail and Gas Station since 1976 when we arrive in beautiful San Diego.

In 1995 I had the opportunity to work with many different oil companies like Shell Oil, Unocal 76, Arco AmPm and around 2001 we Created Attisha Enterprises Inc.
Attisha Enterprises purchased El Captain Oil, a fuel supplier to another retailer.
We have been blessed by God with so much & we are grateful to his generosity.
I am Married and have 4 Children. My wife Evone & daughters Christina, Vianca, Bella and son Dominic, I am also blessed with six grandchildren.

Faris Attisha


First generation from Iraq.
I have been in the gas station business since 1992 and I bought my first gas station on 1996.

I am also AM PM Arco certified.

Now I am the operation manager for multiple sites (gas stations, convenient store and auto repair shops).