GEICO opens local office in Temecula

TEMECULA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2020—GEICO has opened a new local office at 41115 Winchester Rd, Suite 101B at the Rancho Crossroads Plaza in Temecula. Basem Hamideh will lead a team of licensed agents at the new location, who will serve communities across California's inland empire.

Hamideh is no stranger to GEICO, as he worked as a sales agent at GEICO's San Diego area regional office for 17 years prior to opening his local office. During that time, he was repeatedly recognized as one of GEICO's top-tier sales performers in the western region and received an invite to sell insurance policies at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, an honor reserved only for sales leaders at GEICO.

Hamideh and his staff members—Celeste Espinoza, Helen Gonzalez, Omar Artiga, Robyn Tommarello and Dahlia Gonzales—can help customers purchase car insurance, as well as coverage for homeowners, renters, condos, umbrella, identity protection, jewelry, commercial auto insurance and more forms of coverage.

Since many residents living in towns across the inland empire enjoy active, outdoor lifestyles, team members also can help insure motorcycles, boats, RVs and ATVs.

"Temecula is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and we look forward to working with residents to help them insure their entire lifestyle" Hamideh said. "GEICO has competitive rates in California, and our team will use their expertise to make sure they find coverage that fits every customers' unique individual needs."

GEICO agents in the Temecula local office also look to bring savings to policyholders through multi–policy and special association and alumni discounts. For example, alumni from San Diego State, USC and Cal State and University of California campuses may qualify for additional savings.

GEICO's Temecula local office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Those looking to visit the office in–person must wear a mask upon entering the lobby. All staff members wear masks when working with customers as well, and desks are spaced at least 6 ft. apart to maintain safe social distancing. To get a quote or learn more visit GEICO's Temecula local office online or call (951) 514-4647.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the third-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 27 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 38,000 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, LLC. Visit for a quote or to learn more.