Staff Contact

Gricel Chavez

Gricel Chavez

President / Main Branch

Assistant is Chris Perez
Office: 575-523-8561
Fax: 575-526-8390

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A graduate of Las Cruces High, Gricel also studied at NM State University and has a degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix. Gricel has worked in the building/real estate industry for nearly 15 years. She has volunteered in the community through March of Dimes, Las Cruces Association of Realtors, and the LC Home Builders Association. Gricel is married, has one child and another on the way. In March of 2017, she and her husband, Justin, purchased the company from its previous owner, Kevin Davis.

Justin Chavez

Justin Chavez

Vice President / Main Branch

Assistant is Chris Perez
Office: 575-523-8561
Fax: 575-526-8390

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A lifelong resident of Las Cruces, Justin was raised in the Mesilla Valley by entrepreneurs. His father is a pecan farmer, who at one time owned and operated a successful concrete company as well. Justin is a graduate of Mayfield High School and New Mexico State University where he studied Architectural Drafting. Upon completion of his degree, Justin went to work for Williams Design Group for 9 years. He later worked for ASA Architects prior to joining the SWAT team. Justin serves as a board member with the Las Cruces Home Builders Association.

Eddie Gamboa

Eddie Gamboa

Commercial Closing Officer / Main Branch

Assistant is Beth Lopez
Office : 575-523-8561
Fax: 575-526-8390

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Eddie is a lifelong resident of Las Cruces. He graduated from Las Cruces High School and attended New Mexico State University. He is a proud Vietnam Veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. After being discharged, he became active in the Sertoma Club of Las Cruces having served various positions from Director to President and also was active with Special Olympics. Eddie has 44 years of title experience beginning with the position of runner to title searcher to closing officer and finally Commercial Closing Officer. Eddie has and continues to close large scale commercial transactions.

Patricia Saenz

Patricia Saenz

Escrow Officer / Foothills Branch

Assistant is Denise Garcia
Office: 575-523-8561
Fax: 575-526-8390

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Born and raised in Las Cruces, Patricia is a proud graduate of Mayfield High School. She also attended New Mexico State University. Her community service is broad and includes Treasurer of the Southern New Mexico Mortgage Bankers Association as well as committee member with the Showcase of Homes for the Las Cruces Home Builders Association.

Tara Munoz

Tara Munoz

Escrow Officer / Main Branch

Assistant is Veronica Young
Office: 575-523-8561
Fax: 575-526-8390

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Tara is native of Hatch, New Mexico and is a graduate of Hatch Valley High School. She has lived in the area all her life. Tara attended New Mexico State University before pursuing a License in Massage Therapy. Tara’s prior work experience includes a background in finance with 16 years in the banking industry. She has been married for 17 years to Rey Munoz, Assistant Principal at Vista Middle School. They have 2 children, Alexis and Aaron, with whom they spend most of their time with – coaching and traveling with their sports teams. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

John Phelan

John Phelan

Chief Title Examiner / Main Branch

Office: 575-523-8561
Fax: 575-526-8390

OUR LOCATIONS

Southwestern Abstract & Title Co.

1125 South Main Street
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Southwestern Abstract & Title Co.

3880 Foothills Rd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011

MAIN BRANCH

1125 South Main Street
Las Cruces, NM 88005

FOOTHILLS BRANCH

3880 Foothills Rd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Get In Touch

Phone: 575-523-8561
Fax: 575-526-8390