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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Tez Adams

1200 W University Drive Suite 103
Tempe, AZ 85281-3407

Corner of Beck and University, just east of Priest Dr. Just down the street from Harlow's Cafe

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call or text us 24 hours a day!

Contact me to schedule a virtual meeting


1200 W University Drive Suite 103
Tempe, AZ 85281-3407


English, Spanish

The office:

2024 is speeding by, as we enter June and warmer weather. May was super busy for me and also very hard, as my son graduated from high school, decided on a college and is currently out of town without me. Kids grow up fast, the years move by faster and the great news is - we are here to help protect you through all of it.

In June, we will continue to prioritize exceptional customer service and personalized coverage for everyone. Usually people start buying new homes, moving, or getting new cars just in time to show it off on Mill Ave. My knowledgeable team of Risk Advisors will be available to provide expert advice and guidance to ensure you have the coverage you need, at a price that fits your budget.

Here are some insurance tips from Tez Adams State Farm Agency to keep in mind for the month of June:

  • Review your policies: Take some time to review your insurance policies, including auto, home, and life insurance. Ensure that your coverage is up to date and meets your current needs. If you have any major life changes, such as buying a new car, moving to a new home, or getting married, make sure to update your policies accordingly.

  • Prepare for summer weather: With summer in full swing, it's important to prepare for potential weather-related risks, like wildfires. Review your homeowner's insurance policy to ensure you have adequate coverage for potential storm damage, such as wind or hail. If you live in an area prone to wildfires, consider adding additional coverage to protect your property.

  • Consider bundling your policies: Bundling your insurance policies with one provider, like Tez Adams State Farm Agency, can often lead to discounts and cost savings. If you have multiple policies, such as auto and home insurance, inquire about bundling options to potentially lower your cost.

  • Evaluate your deductibles: Take a look at your policy deductibles to see if they align with your current financial situation. Adjusting your deductibles can impact your cost, so consider whether increasing or decreasing them makes sense for you.

  • Update your inventory: If you haven't done so recently, update your home inventory. Document your valuable possessions, including receipts, photos, and descriptions. This will help ensure you have accurate coverage in the event of a claim.

  • Assess your life insurance needs: Life insurance is an important aspect of future plans. Review your policy to ensure that it adequately covers your loved ones' financial needs in the event of your passing. If you've had any significant life changes, such as a marriage, birth of a child, or change in income, consider updating your coverage accordingly.

  • Take advantage of discounts: Inquire about any available discounts that you may be eligible for. Tez Adams State Farm Agency offers various discounts, such as multi-line discounts, safe driver discounts, and more. These discounts can help you save money.

Remember, if you have any specific questions or need personalized advice, don't hesitate to reach out to any of us at Tez Adams State Farm Agency. Our team of insurance professionals is here to assist you and ensure you have the coverage you need. Until we see you, you can help us celebrate the following:

June events:

  • June 1st - Happy PRIDE Month

  • June 12th - Jonathan's birthday - stop in and tell him HBD

  • June 16th - Happy Father's Day (me too!)

  • June 18th - Paradise Valley Community College - Early College Financial Workshop


  • June 28th - National Insurance Awareness Day


Shout out to all valley residents in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Avondale, Goodyear, Surprise and all those I didn't list - including those at Arizona State University, GCU or MCC.

Tez Adams is a native of Little Rock, AR, but has been a resident of Arizona since 2013. He is married to Janet and they have one son, Joshua in addition to Winston – their Goldendoodle. As a family, they enjoy spending time with one another traveling and giving back to their community in various ways. Joshua will soon be a college freshman and we can't wait to see what school is lucky enough to have him.

Tez has over 20 years of insurance and financial services experience and has served in various leadership roles in the industry and community alike. The past 18 years of his career has spanned several states with State Farm Insurance. Tez is a Tempe Leadership – Class 36 alum and currently sits on the Tempe Leadership Council. He is actively involved in the Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Epsilon Sigma.

Tez can often be found supporting his community through numerous volunteer opportunities. He holds a Master’s in Insurance from Olivet College, The Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from The Institutes and a Bachelor’s in Finance from The University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is licensed in property and casualty, life, and financial services products.

Let Tez and his team help protect your family from the unforeseen by putting the right insurance coverage's in place for your needs.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

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The mission of Tez Adams State Farm Insurance is to help our Tempe, Phoenix, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa and surrounding community members prepare to tackle the unforeseen circumstances of everyday life.

Life happens each day and we are here to help you protect those things important you (e.g. children - life insurance, family home - homeowners coverage, family car - auto insurance, etc.).

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Tez and his team are your local downtown Tempe State Farm agency conveniently located on University Dr., just east of Priest. With over 60 years of combined experience, his agency focus is serving the communities around Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Guadalupe, South Mountain, and the surrounds east and west valley. We can service your needs in English, Spanish and now French. Tez has over 20 years of experience with State Farm, which puts him in a good position to help guide your auto, home, business, and life insurance needs.

“As your neighborhood insurance agency", we know our community – the people who call it home and the businesses who support it. Our office is happy to provide reviews of current insurance policies to make sure your assets and income are well protected. We protect families with health and life insurance and are a great source for accurate quotes on auto, home, and condo insurance, even pet insurance – especially for new families moving into the area 85281, 85288, 85280, 85283, 85284, 85285, 85287, 85040, 85042, 85256, 85212 and 85028. We are licensed in the state of Arizona. We work with small businesses to provide workers compensation, business insurance, business auto insurance and general liability insurance. Our agents are also trained to provide apartment building and condo association insurance. We look forward to working with you!

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Edward Dodge III

Office Manager

5+ years' experience in the insurance industry which includes P&C and L&H

Over 10 years previous experience in Financial Services

Married with 5 fur babies (kitties)

Graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY

MBA from Walden University 2009

Honored Listee of Marquis Who’s Who 2023

Enjoy spending time with family, learning and watching the Yankees

Come see me for your auto, home and life insurance needs

Shea Cortez State Farm Agent Team Member

Shea Cortez

Account Representative

Ready to help you with all your insurance needs.

Jonathan Valeriano State Farm Agent Team Member

Jonathan Valeriano

Account Representative

Ready to help you with all your insurance needs.

Javi Brooks State Farm Agent Team Member

Javi Brooks

Account Representative

Javi pronounced (jah-vee) is licensed in P&C, Life and Health. He brings his prior knowledge and experience to help you with your insurance needs.

Hailing from Canada, Javi is happy to join us in the Valley of the Sun, while he helps his new neighbors build a comprehensive insurance plan that aligns well with their personal and professional lifes.

He is known for his punctuality and professionalism, which is why most of his customers like him. Stop by to learn more about Javi and his fur baby.

Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.