Progressive began in 1937, and over the years, we have worked hard to build a superior proposition for auto insurance consumers through competitive pricing and by continuously improving our products and services. Today, we offer competitive rates and 24-hour, in-person and online services to all drivers throughout the United States.
Today, Progressive customers can purchase auto insurance directly from us online or by phone, or they can purchase from independent insurance agents. Prices vary based on how our customers choose to buy.
Tricia Griffith, president and chief executive officer since July 2016, leads Progressive in our quest to become U.S. consumers' #1 choice for auto insurance.
Headquartered in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Village, Ohio, Progressive has 25,000 employees in more than 450 offices throughout the country. Progressive people enjoy a casual dress code and a unique work environment where all are required to risk, learn, grow and perform. Progressive's larger locations house one of the country's largest, most eclectic contemporary art collections.
Communicating a clear picture of Progressive by stating what we try to achieve, how we interact with customers, and what guides our behavior permits all people associated with Progressive to understand what we expect of ourselves and each other and how we conduct our business.
The common shares of the Progressive Corporation are publicly traded at NYSE:PGR.