Special to The Laker / Lutz News
GEICO, the well-known national insurance company that opened its doors to America in 1936, has opened
its first location right here in Wesley Chapel, with local insurance agent Jaime Bryant at its helm.
Bryant has over 17 years’ experience with GEICO. He joined the company right out of college in 2004 at its Lakeland office, where he worked in a management development program.
“And I just worked my way up from there,” says Bryant, who eventually was promoted to the coveted position of sales director for Florida, which he held for several years.
However, when the opportunity for Bryant to start his own office in Wesley Chapel presented itself last year, Bryant jumped on the opportunity.
“The fact that I was already living here in Wesley Chapel and this opportunity came — it was very intriguing,” says Bryant, “I really wanted this area because of the growth, especially in the housing market.”
The Wesley Chapel office, located in the Northwoods Shopping Center on Bruce B Downs, officially opened right after Christmas in 2020, and had its ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 12.
Traditionally, most GEICO members tend to do their business online — either through the company’s website, mobile app or traditional 1-800 customer service number.
But for the members who prefer to do business in person, Bryant and his team invite you to stop by their
office. “Some people want that human interaction and GEICO realizes that.”
The expansion of offices in the last couple years is to make sure we cater to all audiences,” says Bryant.
“We truly get to know you and ask questions to figure out your financial situation, type of protection you need, etc., and then we customize a package that works best for you.”
When you step inside Bryant’s office, you will see an aquarium with two real life geckos, a fun nod to the company’s famous mascot.
GEICO offers a wide range of insurance policies, with its most popular being automobile. However, there’s lots of other insurances the company offers including motorcycle, RV, boat and renter’s insurance.
“We can also bundle your auto coverage with renter’s insurance through the GEICO Insurance Agency, so don’t forget to ask us about getting a bundling discount,” says Bryant.
According to Bryant, the two main things that set GEICO apart are their customer service and competitive
rates. “With GEICO, you’re getting a really affordable policy with great customer service,” says Bryant.
Bryant is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he earned his degree in Business Economics and his master’s in Business Administration. He is a proud active member of the North Tampa Bay Chamber, and is looking forward to getting more involved in the local community.
For information, call 813-953-4200 or stop by 1227 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544.