GEICO names Gilbert Suarez new agent of the year

NORTH MIAMI, Fla., May, 9, 2018 – GEICO named Gilbert Suarez new local agent of the year for setting record sales growth in his first year of operation. Suarez's GEICO local office at 13631 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami has set the bar high for delivering outstanding customer service while remaining actively involved in the Miami local community.

"At GEICO North Miami we are very pleased and quite honored to receive this award," Suarez said. "I'm grateful for the recognition of the hard work our team members put into opening this office, and can't thank our policyholders enough for helping us establish ourselves in a new market."

Members of the GEICO local office are: Armando Amador; Milena Arza; David Chavez; Jose Loret-DeMola; Gabriel DeVarona; Katherine Gomez; Hugo Gonzalez; Vanessa Jean-Jacques; Jared Krosley; Luis Leyva, Jr.; Luis Leyva, Sr.; Carlui Marrero; Alejandro Mesa; Daniel Ordaz; Jazzman Osikoya; Christine Ramirez; Diane Suarez; and Gregory Ulpiz.

Most GEICO local offices start in a small space with a few staff members, and increase their sales team over time. Suarez bucked this trend by more than doubling his staff to a team of 15 and increasing his office space by acquiring a vacant storefront next door in just one year's time. For GEICO's North Miami local office, these moves were needed to manage the growing number of insurance policies it has sold since opening.

GEICO's North Miami local office focuses on more than just selling insurance policies—staff members also spend a considerable amount of time getting involved in the local Miami community. The office sponsors the Miami Children's Museum, and is an active donor to the Golden Gift First Generation Scholarship. Additionally, Suarez is a member of the Cuban American National Foundation.

GEICO's North Miami local office can assist customers with auto insurance, as well as coverage for renters, homeowner's, umbrella, motorcycles and condos. With the office's close proximity to some of south Florida's largest marinas, it can also assist with insurance for boats and personal watercrafts. To get a quote or learn more about GEICO's North Miami local office, visit them online or call (305) 914-9220.

Agent of the year

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 43,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.