GEICO opens local office in Temecula


TEMECULA – GEICO has opened a new local office at 41115 Winchester Road, 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 before 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 offer multi-policy and special association and alumni discounts. For example, alumni from San Diego State, University of Southern California and California State University 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 feet apart to maintain safe social distancing. To get a quote or learn more about GEICO’s Temecula local office, visit or call 951-514-4647.

Submitted by GEICO.