1421 Wyoming Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112

On Wyoming, just north of Constitution

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 / Sales


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 hours 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.

Jesse Vigil - Retail Sales Associate / Wash Technician / Delivery Crew


Jesse does a little bit of everything here at Serafian's.  Wherever he goes, he brings his "Legendary" customer service with him.  Friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about anything he does, Jesse is without a doubt a great member of the Serafian's team.

Lisa Lorenzo - Repair Technician


It takes a deft hand and focused mind to repair rugs and Lisa has both.  From small work to some of our most difficult and complex repairs, she can handle it all.  We are fortunate to have her work as a part of our team here at Serafian's.

Felix "The Machine" Yawahkia - Wash Technician / Delivery Crew


Felix has been working with Serafian's for over four years now.  He is one of our most valuable employees bringing a great work ethic and reliability to our work force.  When he is out on delivery, we can always count on Felix to represent Serafian's at our best.

Dan Bordianeau - Wash Technician / Delivery Crew


Dan's cheerful demeanor and professional attitude make him a pleasure to work with.  If you have Serafian's pick up or deliver your rug, Dan will very likely be one of the employees heading to your place.

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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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