About Us

Edward (Eddie) Baca, Owner

Edward (Eddie) Baca, is the owner of Baca Lightning Protection. He is a certified master installer, designer and inspector of lightning protection systems. Certification: #885.

Eddie, is also listed with the Underwriters Laboratories and certified through the Lightning Protection Institute. He designs and installs all systems per NFPA-780, UL-96A and LPI-175 standards. Eddie, can provide technical support in both English and Spanish.

Eddie, is licensed in the State of New Mexico as a Lightning Protection Contractor. License #:83930 He also is the sole writer of the Lightning Protection exam for the State of New Mexico. He began Baca Lightning Protection in 1983 and has been installing world class systems internationally. Specializing in installations on commercial, industrial, and residential structures.

Some installations to take note of are: Intel Corporation, Phillips Semiconductors, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, White Sands Missile Range, Ft. Union Missile Range, Ft. Bliss Army Base, the Santa Fe Opera, the New Mexico State Capitol Building, and the New Mexico Governor’s Mansion.

Frances Baca, Owner & Finance Manager

Frances Baca is part owner and is the Finance Manager of Baca Lightning Protection.



Michelle Motelet, Office Manager
Certified Master Installer #1503
Inspectors Assistant

Michelle Motelet is no stranger to Baca Lightning Protection.  As the daughter of owner Eddie Baca, Michelle has been surrounded by the business since she began walking as a child.  It was always her dream to work side by side with her father in the family business.

During the summer of 1997, Michelle received her wish as she was hired as a summer intern in the shipping and receiving department of Baca Lightning Protection.  This gave her the opportunity to learn the material.  After graduating from Santa Fe High School in 1999, Michelle was hired full-time as an installer.

At present, Michelle, is the office manager where she is very instrumental in answering any questions on the application and materials of lightning protection systems.  She is now also a Certified Master Installer through the Lightning Protection Institute.  Among her other duties, Michelle also assists her father Eddie with lightning protection inspections.