John started his first real estate company, The Wells Group, back in 1985. One of his favorite things to do is match personalities with the perfect properties, and selling real estate has been the ideal venue in which to do this. John and his partner has worked successfully over the years to build a reputation of integrity and superior service for this real estate brokerage. As testimony to their action, today The Wells Group consistently outsells the other brokerages in southwestern Colorado agent-for-agent. John has a passion for this business—it’s marketing in its truest form: helping people to connect with what it is that they need or want.
In order to narrow down the field of all that is available in the world of real estate, John co-founded Western Angling Properties, a division of The Wells Group. The concept is to specialize in water-enhanced properties so that folks whose passion is to be near water can more easily find just the right place for themselves.
In his spare time, John loves the mountains! He enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, and boating, and takes full advantage of this southwest Colorado paradise we live in. John and his wife, Shanan, have 4 sons, and they travel to the boys’ extracurricular activities all around the southwest U.S.
Joe Bob McGuire
Joe Bob moved to the Durango area in 1979 smitten with all the outdoor activities that SW Colorado has to offer, especially the fishing, skiing and golf. He became a real estate broker in 1983 and joined the Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage the day they opened their doors in 1985. He has been helping buyers and sellers ever since.
In 1993 he joined John Wells in a venture to capture more clients and provide a specialized service for those interested in water enhanced properties. They formed Western Angling Properties, which has enjoyed great success over the past few years and has sold more riverfront properties than any other entity in Southwest Colorado.
Not only has Joe Bob created many lasting relationships with clients, he also has been blessed with many fantastic fly fishing opportunities. One of which includes a very special stretch of the Animas River just South of Durango where he and his wife Dana make their home. Together, they enjoy fishing and skiing with their two grown children.
In 2000, Joe Bob hired an assistant to help with the details. Abbi Munn very quickly organized and grew the business so much that she is now a full time partner. They both work with all types of buyers and sellers and continue to enjoy outdoor activities.
Abbi Munn is a full time real estate broker specializing in residential sales, vacant land, farm/ranch, and commercial sales and marketing. Licensed in New Mexico and Colorado, Abbi enjoys working with both buyers and sellers. You will benefit from professional service in a fun, upbeat environment.
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she moved to Durango in 2001. Her family has been in the Real Estate business for three generations. Abbi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from New Mexico State University. While in college, she worked as an assistant for one of the top-producing agents in Las Cruces, NM and obtained her New Mexico Real Estate license in 2000.
In 2001 she began working at The Wells Group. Initially she assisted Joe Bob McGuire and in 2006, they formed a partnership. Together, their teamwork, professionalism, and belief in what they do for a living and in their community have resulted in their success. They are leaders in the real estate community and are consistently in the top 10% of all REALTORS® in La Plata County. They strive to provide excellent customer service and expertise on the local real estate market.
Abbi loves living in Durango where she owns real estate (investment and personal, alike) and enjoys the many recreational opportunities that surround her. When she's not in the office, Abbi and her husband, John can be found appreciating the many outdoor activities of southwest Colorado with their sons, Logan and Jack. She enjoys running, hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, and traveling.
Jasmine Lammons relocated to the Durango area and joined The Wells Group to work with John Wells as a personal assistant in 2007. Jasmine and her family were drawn to Durango for the skiing, hiking, and beautiful mountain vistas. Jasmine has been working as a paralegal for over 13 years. During that time she has gained experience in estate planning, business, and real estate law. It was a natural transition to join The Wells Group and focus on real estate.
Jasmine is now a broker associate working as a licensed assistant to John whose primary function includes preparing competitive market analyses, preparing purchase, sale, and listing agreements, developing marketing, and providing closing assistance to our clients. "Choosing to live in Durango has been a very good fit for me and my family. I see my work as an opportunity to help others to enjoy this wonderful mountain community by either selling or buying real estate for their personal use or as an investment.”