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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!

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


English, Spanish

The office:

Where has the year gone? Seriously - I just realized that it is July and that means that my son will be starting college in about a month. I'm NOT ready! NOT at all!

That means that I need to enjoy each moment that he will allow, while he is still at home. I've planned some time away this month - just to CELEBRATE Josh and his many accomplishments. I will cherish this time dearly, as I know that I won't be able to get it back. While I am out, please contact my Office Manager, Edward Dodge, as he will take good care of you.

With college move in day quickly approaching, Tez Adams State Farm Agency will be providing gift cards in exchange for renter's quotes (no purchase necessary). Just stop by the office, get a quote and get your local gift card.

Here are a few additional items to consider for July:

  • Homeowners Insurance: With summer fires, storms and increased outdoor activities, it's important to ensure your home is adequately protected. Review your policy to make sure you have sufficient coverage for any potential damages or liabilities.

  • Auto Insurance: If you're scheduling a road trip or vacation during July, it's essential to review your auto insurance policy. Confirm that your coverage is up to date and provides adequate protection for your vehicle and passengers.

  • Health Insurance: Keep in mind that July marks the midpoint of the year, making it a good time to review your health (supplemental health) insurance coverage. Consider any changes in your healthcare needs and evaluate if your current plan still meets your requirements.

  • Life Insurance: July is a good time to reassess your life insurance needs. Evaluate if your current coverage is sufficient for your family's financial well-being and consider any life changes that may require adjustments to your policy.

  • Travel Insurance: If you have any upcoming travel plans, consider looking into travel insurance. It can provide coverage for trip cancellations, medical emergencies abroad, lost luggage, and other unforeseen circumstances.

It's HOT, so remember to stay hydrated (including your pets) for an AWESOME SUMMER!

July events:

  • June 4th - Happy 4th of July

  • June 5th - Office closed - the team said they needed a break :-)

  • June 17th - June 29 Tez out of office, please contact Office Manager Edward Dodge for assistance


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.