Our Team

With over 30 years of doing business in Albuquerque, Serafian's team is the the most knowledgeable and trained in the city.

Joe Gabel - Owner


Joe has been an avid collector of Oriental rugs for decades.  in 1997 he bought Serafian's from Geof and Connie Uhle and has run the company ever since.  His love of rugs is eclipsed only by his love of his grandchildren.

Matt Gabel - Retail Manager


Matt worked at Serafian's years before his father Joe purchased the business.  He is Serafian's longest standing employee with nearly 25 years of experience under his belt.  Currently, he runs the retail side of the operation helping customers find the perfect rug for their home or office.

Brian Benzel - Wash Manager


Brian is not only the most experienced wash technician at Serafian's, but arguably one of the most experienced wash technicians in the country.  With hundreds of hour of certified training, thousands of hours of hand on experience, and countless rugs washed under his supervision, Brian runs an efficient and effective wash force.

Joseph Hoganson - Assistant Wash Manager


Joey has worked along side Brian in the wash operation for years now.  He runs the wash floor when Brian is busy attending or presenting at various rug conferences or simply playing hooky.  Joey has a masters in Chemistry and brings that knowledge to our wash operation, helping to ensure that only safe processes are used on your rugs.

Felix "The Machine" Yawahkia - Wash Technician


Felix has been working with Serafian's for over four years now.  He is one of our more valuable employees bringing a great work ethic and reliability to our work force.

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1421 Wyoming Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112

On Wyoming, just north of Constitution





Serafian's Oriental Rugs

1421 Wyoming Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112

(505) 504-RUGS (7847)


Monday - Saturday:

10:00am - 6:00pm



Serafian's offers New Mexico's largest inventory of fine hand-knotted rugs from the Middle and Far East.  We also provide expert area rug repair and cleaning service via our "Deep Immersion Cleaning" method.

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