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Henok Tesfaye’s dream to be a parking operator all started on one of the most historic and prestigious streets in the country. U Street in Washington D.C. is known for its vibrant culture and world famous restaurants. This same street however due to its popularity has the reality of a lack of parking. Henok, recognized this as an opportunity to service the community and embark on his life long dream. The first asset acquired by U Street Parking was incorporated in 1998. The facility was a 30 space self parking lot in which patrons paid $2.00 per vehicle. Almost a decade later and an increase demand for parking U Street Parking Inc., has matured into the leading minority owned parking management firm in the country. (LSBDE Certified District of Columbia, MBE Certified State of Maryland and Virginia) Our portfolio includes ownership and operation of surface self parking lots and management of over 52 valet parking locations from world class eateries such as Fogo de Chao, to the world’s most famous entertainment venue The Park at Fourteen.


Our mission is to become the country’s premier parking facility management organization and offer our VIP’s a plethora of first class services delivered by highly trained, engaged and motivated service fanatics at an affordable rate.

Competitive Advantage

Our service fanatics are our competitive advantage. Our entire staff is ready to serve at the honk of a horn! Our service fanatics are highly trained, engaged and motivated. Our hiring process is very intense and only the best candidates are awarded employment.

Training and Development

With our team of service fanatics being the most essential element of our operation, our CEO requirement is to keep all employees engaged. Our orientation is very intense; it is here that we recognize who has what it takes to be a part of our team. Our training includes but is not limited to vehicle based training and client simulated role plays. From a development perspective our CEO and COO due to their start in the industry from an entry level valet to company executive feel very strong about retention and promoting our associates from within.

Business systems and procedures

One of our many responsibilities is to maximize revenue to guarantee profitability of the parking facility. Through proper utilization of solid business systems and procedures revenue and cost control is achieved. At U Street Parking we utilize state of the art accounting equipment. Over the years we have acquired and worked with Parking Revenue equipments such as Amano, Ski Data, WPS, ACS, Data Park, Ziag, CTR, Parking Soft, ACS, Federal APD, and more.