1009 GEICO ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday at the GEICO insurance agency on West Evans Street in Florence celebrating its membership in the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ambassadors joined in the celebration. The agency is owned by Roger Armfield.

FLORENCE, S.C. — Geico in Florence has joined the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. To mark the occasion, a ribbon cutting was held Tuesday with chamber ambassadors joining the celebration.

Roger Armfield is the local Geico owner. The insurance company is at 2151 W. Evans St., Suite D.

Geico has been in Florence for approximately 2½ years. Armfield said he was in Sumter for roughly 20 years.

The company offers auto, boat, motorcycle and ATV insurance. Armfield said it insures about anything that moves. He said it also offers homeowners, condo and renters insurance.

“Geico is the second-largest insurance company in the United States and has the highest satisfaction rating,” Armfield said.

There are five employees working in the Florence office.

Armfield said he joined the chamber to support the community. He said businesses need to be involved with the chamber of commerce. He also is a member of the chamber of commerce in Sumter.

“I want to be an active member,” he said.

Armfield is a South Carolina native. He lives in Sumter. He is married and has two grown children.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family. His hobbies center on boating and fishing.

The Geico hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday.

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