GEICO opens local office in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 15, 2020—GEICO has opened a new local office at 3615 South Florida Avenue, Suite 910 in Lakeland. James Boley will lead a team of licensed agents at the new location who will serve customers living across Polk County.

Boley's GEICO roots run deep, as he has worked at several of the company's locations, including the Lakeland, Florida corporate office, as well as the Tampa local office, for more than 25 years prior to opening his own local office. During the two years Boley served as office manager of the Tampa GEICO local office he doubled that office's sales of car insurance policies.

Boley and his staff members—Paolo Vargas, Teresa Grassano, Jaime Irizarry, Caren Tran and Dania Nugent—can help customers purchase car insurance, as well as coverage for motorcycles, boats, renters, condos, ATVs, RVs, umbrella, identity protection, jewelry, commercial auto insurance, homeowners and more.

For those who like to spend time on Lake Hollingsworth or one of the many other lakes in Polk County, team members also can assist with coverage for boats of all sizes and personal watercrafts.

Several insurance agents in the office also speak Spanish and are available to assist Spanish–speaking customers.

"Our office looks forward to continuing GEICO's reputation for outstanding service and offering competitive rates, which have both led us to becoming Florida's largest auto insurer" Boley said. "We're eager to use our expertise to find insurance solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers living in Polk County."

Before he began his insurance career, Boley served in the Army and was deployed during Operation Desert Storm. He fully understands the specific insurance needs of military members, and looks forward to working with them and fellow veterans to see if they qualify for GEICO's military discount.

GEICO agents in the Lakeland local office also look to bring savings to policyholders through multi–policy and special association and alumni discounts. For example, alumni from Florida Southern College, UCF, University of Florida, Florida International, Florida Gulf Coast and Florida Atlantic may qualify for additional savings.

GEICO's Lakeland local office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 7 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. To get a quote or learn more visit GEICO's Lakeland local office online or call (863) 400-7460.

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.