GEICO opens second local office to serve greater Memphis metro area

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 11, 2018 – GEICO has opened a new local office in east Memphis at 4759 Poplar Ave. to serve customers in the city and the surrounding Mid-South region. Blake Sims will lead a team of licensed agents at the new location.

"Memphis continues to see steady growth, as well as a vastly improving infrastructure, which presents a great opportunity for GEICO to expand its presence in Tennessee," Sims said. "We look forward to building long-term relationships with our customers in and around Memphis, as well as those living in bordering areas of Mississippi and Arkansas."

Previously, Sims worked in the Georgia criminal justice system as a parole officer. He then used this experience to launch a private company that provided transportation for previously incarcerated individuals to get to and from work, helping them build more stable lives.

Sims and his team of agents Warren Stowe, Shelita Grier, Dywalla Williams, Keyaira Horn, Monique Webb and Kira Jackson can assist customers with auto insurance, as well as coverage for homeowners, renters, mobile homes, motorcycles, identity theft protection and more. For those who like to spend time on Horseshoe Lake, the Memphis local office team also can help tailor a boat insurance policy. All agents in the office are licensed to write insurance in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.

GEICO agents in the Memphis area local office look to bring savings to policyholders through multi-line and special association and alumni discounts. For example, alumni from the University of Memphis and Middle Tennessee State University may qualify for an additional discount. The office also can work with military members and government employees to see if they qualify for a specific discount.

Weekday hours for GEICO's Memphis area local office are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. To get a quote or learn more visit GEICO's Memphis area local office online or call (901) 800-5777.

Photo of the Memphis local office staff members

GEICO's Memphis local office team (left to right): Blake Sims, Dywalla Williams, Monique Webb, Kira Jackson, Keyaira Horne and Shelita Grier

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger car insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of car insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 16 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 27 million vehicles (car & cycle).

GEICO policyholders can make policy changes, report claims, print insurance ID cards, and purchase additional products by logging into their car insurance policy. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through GEICO Mobile, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial car insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.