Various businesses & services

Below are some of the current businesses connected with the French past and present.  Please let me know if you want, or do not want, to be listed here.  This is a free service.

Most entries are in alphabetical order of cities:

In Colorado, New Mexico, and the West:

Ben Leroux
Descendant of the legendary Leroux family of New Mexico.
Ben lives in Colorado. Contact him through his website.
About Ben: “For the past two decades I have been cleaning and repairing Navajo and other Southwestern and Native American textiles. Fueled by my passion of the history of the Southwest and my belief that we must keep alive the heritage and art of the Navajo people, I am entrusted by collectors,  dealers and museums to restore and refrubish their Navajo textiles back to their original condition.”


In 2017, the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Citelum entered into a 15-year partnership to convert over 20,000 streetlights to LED, under a custom “Lighting Master Plan.” For more information, see

New Mexico Satellite Man
John A. Racette, Owner
Digital antenna sales and installation, HDTV wall mounting, ethernet cabling,  satellite service and installation.
John is from a French-Canadian family which came to the U.S. before the Civil War. I have personal experience with the business and highly recommend it.

Sandia Shadows Vineyard & Winery
Philippe Littot, Owner
(505) 856-1006

Enchanté Productions
Catherine Fridey
Catherine Y. Fridey is a French-born actor, producer, and award-winning screenwriter. She was raised outside of Chicago, she has extensive travel experience, and now makes the multi-cultural state of New Mexico her home base. Her feature screenplays have placed in several competitions, and she is developing an animated television series called, “Time Travel Team.” Her website is worth watching!

Cedar Crest
Richard L. Patnaude, MA, LPCC

Richard Patnaude’s family is originally from Quebec and related to Jesuits who were makers of rosaries. From Richard’s website:
Most people come to counseling at the point where they feel unable to continue bearing the emotional burden of events in their life.  Sometimes one is compelled to seek counseling by others who care about them.  What matters most is that you take full advantage of the opportunity life has presented you to change something about the way you live going forward.  Even if you cannot change your world, you do have incredible power in your grasp to change the way you experience your world.  I can help you learn to make and sustain  the changes you seek.

Santa Fe

Santa Fe Mountain Adventures
Georges and Sue Mally. Georges, owner, moved to Santa Fe in May 2007 from Paris. He speaks French, Bulgarian, English, and Russian, is an avid outdoors enthusiast. Sue, co-owner, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.

Our mission is to promote the outdoors and outdoor activities in New Mexico by offering customized guided adventures for group and leisure travelers that include hiking, mountain biking and 4×4 adventures. We strive to cultivate interest in the outdoors, foster respect for our wilderness areas as well as wildlife, and educate others on the importance of conservation. Most importantly, our goal is to have FUN outdoors and share our love of the mountains with others!
711 Don Diego Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-988-4000


Antonio Filacchioni owns and operates Frenchcancan.
A Boutique with Exclusively French Goods.
Candles, jewelry, handbags, perfumes and more …
145 Lincoln Avenue
505-946 8229

Nicolas Graille
Santa Fe, NM
Phone: 505-236-3686
Free humane swarm removal. Removal of established beehives in structures, buildings, trees…etc… to be relocated in one of my apiaries. Will travel from Santa Fe up to 100 miles. I am passionate about honeybees and have references available from previous removals. Thank you!

Nicolas Graille is a Frenchman from Provence.

Bon Marché
On the Santa Fe Railyard
Accessories and fashion

310 Solar Energy
310 delivers high quality solar design and installation to New Mexico with enthusiasm, professionalism and efficiency.
Guillaume Visot-Nolder, a Frenchman, is sales consultant and project manager.

Exposure Advertizing
An advertising and design company with French flair.
Gérard and Cathy Vachez
Gérard : 305 754 2868 /
Cathy: 305 754 2868 / 305 494 8966 /

Gérard Vachez, principal and art director of Xposure Advertising, settled in Miami in 1999, after 12 successful years of work in Guadeloupe, Burundi, and in his native France.

Nathalie in Santa Fe
Anything from custom made cowboy boots to beautifully designed belt buckles, stunning hats, and one-of-a-kind haute couture.

The French Master, LLC
Jean-François Chabaud, Custom-Home Builder
1400 Agua Fria
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Office: 505-982-4008 /Mobile505-316-6936

Lamoreux Crane Service
8 Tranquil Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87508-4439 map
(505) 471-2679

Mr. Lamoreux has French ancestors. Lamoreux Crane Service in Santa Fe, NM is a private company categorized under Crane and Aerial Lift Service.
I have personal experience with the business and highly recommend it.

Canton Becker
WordPress Website Design, Programming and Consulting
Canton’s family is from the French  Bourgogne region.

Maison Faurié on the Plaza
Faurié Antiquités – Antique store
Dr. Faurie was a PhD in earth science and a French teacher. He now runs this amazing antiques and curiosities shop.
1 McCarthy Plz , Taos, NM 87571
(575) 758-8545

Truth or Consequences
The Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa
The Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa was purchased in 1991 by Frenchmen Serge & Guy Raoul, of Raoul’s Restaurant in NYC.  The Lodge is on the National Register of Historic Places.