Our Legacy

San Juan Title was founded by William “Bill” and Linda Nye in 1946, and initially focused on abstracting oil and gas interests. In 1954, they acquired the records of Woods Title and Insurance Service, and expanded into the title insurance and closing business, with offices in Aztec and Farmington.

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A few years later, in the early 1960s, the company was bought by Omer Tucker, an employee of Bill and Linda, when they decided to retire. Omer continued to build the business, and in July of 1972 his son, Ron Tucker, came on board. A few years later another son, Ed Tucker, moved his family to Farmington and joined the company team.

SJT new building 1980 Around 1980 a new office building was built at the corner of Orchard Avenue and Arrington Street, in the heart of downtown Farmington, which is the current location of the company. For many years the Tuckers continued to build and grow San Juan Title, becoming highly respected in the community and the title industry in New Mexico, with a keen focus on service to clients and integrity throughout the real estate transaction process.
Omer served as President of the New Mexico Land Title Association from 1968 to 1969, and Ron also served as President from 1995 to 1996. After Omer passed away in 1992, and Ron in 1996, Ed Tucker continued to own and operate the company, along with his family. He was completely involved and hard at work up until the time of his recent passing in 2014.  SJTitleBldg 500

The Next Generation:

The company continues to be owned and operated by Ed’s family. His wife, Jan, is still active in the business and serves as Executive Secretary/Treasurer. His son, Greg (CEO), and daughter, Stephanie, are on the Board of Directors, as well as long-time family friend, Joshua Payne, who currently serves as the company President.

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San Juan Title remains committed to serving the good people of San Juan County, following the traditions and maintaning the legacy built and handed down by the Nyes and the Tuckers. We continue to invest in state-of-the art technology, and talented professional staff members, in order to deliver title insurance products and real estate settlement services with the utmost efficiency and integrity.



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