It’s hard to imagine anyone loving his or her job more than Jo-z Wilder — a State Farm agent who recently opened an office in Lutz.
“I’ve been providing insurance for 30 years, and I absolutely love it,” exclaims Jo-z, who this past January opened a State Farm location on State Road 54, just east of Livingston Avenue.
It was Jo-z’s experience at her husband’s State Farm agency in Spring Hill that brought her to the attention of State Farm officials.
“I’m grateful to have this new State Farm office,” said Jo-z. “While I looked at other opportunities in Tampa, I decided to pursue a central Pasco location because of all the new people moving here.
“Additionally, State Farm has begun writing new homeowners insurance again in Florida. This has made a lot of customers happy because they have been waiting for that opportunity.”
The new office has been such a success that Jo-z already has four experienced licensed agents — Joshua Dike, Kelli Handley, Robert Gomez and Jose Pomales, who additionally speaks Spanish.
“I have an incredible team that makes people feel at home in our office,” says Jo-z. “We genuinely care about our customers and our community.”
Her new office has taken off, Jo-z says, because people know the State Farm name, recognize its exceptional reputation, and appreciate having a local agent to talk with about their specific insurance and banking needs.
“Many customers begin on the State Farm website, and are surprised to learn there is an actual office in their community,” said Jo-z. “People appreciate our old-fashioned, personal touch, and like that we’re open until 7 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday. “
Agents are also available outside of regular office hours by appointment.
State Farm is the nation’s number one insurer for auto, home and life. Many customers take advantage of discounts offered when buying more than one policy from the company.
“We don’t just write insurance policies — we’re not selling a commodity,” said Jo-z. “We find out what’s most important to our customers, and then present products best suited for them.”
State Farm also provides banking services, including checking and savings accounts, home and auto loans, and credit cards that earn discounts on insurance premiums. In addition to writing insurance policies for auto, home and property, it also offers insurance for business, life and health.
Jo-z has been a Florida resident for 40 years. She grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York, and still farms today outside of Brooksville. She and her husband, Van Wilder, have four children and four grandchildren.
Jo-z is an active member of the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber. Her office serves families in Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel and New Tampa.
“Please feel free to call or stop by anytime,” said Jo-z. “My team is always happy to meet new residents, and enjoy offering the best coffee and tea around to visitors and customers,” said Jo-z.
23604 State Farm 54 • Lutz, Fl. 33559
(813) 616-JAKE (5253) • MyWilderAgent.com