Gus Paine Insurance has been serving our community since 1939. Founded by Gus Paine and currently in our fourth generation as a family owned and operated business, Gus Paine Insurance is a comprehensive insurance benefits firm committed to helping our clients improve their long term health and insurance security.  This commitment is reflected in the three reasons we believe our clients choose to work with us:

1)  We are an independent insurance agency; we work for our clients, and are not beholden to any insurance carrier.

2)  We are advocates for our clients; your problems are our problems, and we have the expertise needed to solve them on your behalf.

3)  Our rates are extremely competitive; we shop every year to make sure you have the best rates and plans to suit your needs.

Our Team

Meet the men and women behind Gus Paine Insurance's excellent reputation.

Greg Paine


Greg has 36 years of experience in the financial services industry. He grew up in the Tacoma area and graduated from Bellarmine Prep High School in 1976.  He went on to study at Creighton University and graduated from the University of Washington in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree.  Greg earned his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1991, his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation in 1992, and his Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation in 2019 from the American College of Financial Services. Greg is licensed in the State of Washington for Life, Health, Property, Liability, and Variable Lines.  He holds Series 6, Series 63, and Series 65 securities registrations with LPL Financial, and is registered in the following states as a Registered Representative:  Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington.  Greg is an LPL Investment Advisor Representative in the State of Washington.  Greg is very active in the community, currently serving on the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound.  Greg lives in Puyallup with his wife Lori.  They enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and improving and updating their beautiful home.  Greg and Lori have a combined family of six children and four grandchildren.

Tom Paine


Tom has over 20 years of personal and commercial lines insurance experience.  Among other accomplishments, Tom grew up in the Tacoma area and attended Bellarmine Prep High School. He then went on to Tacoma Community College and Western Washington University. Tom graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Management.  Tom is married and lives in Puyallup with his beautiful wife Tanya and his two terrific kids, Tyler and Megan.

Steven Paine


In January of 2015, Steven became the fourth generation of the Paine family to join Gus Paine Insurance.  Steven grew up in Puyallup, Washington where he graduated from Emerald Ridge High School before joining the United States Marine Corps. After traveling the world, including one deployment to Afghanistan, Steven came home and used the GI Bill to receive his Associates Degree before becoming a licensed insurance agent in the state of Washington. Now securities registered, Steven resides in Tacoma where he is currently mastering his gardening abilities while not at work.

Kristin Richter

Office Manager

Kristin joined Gus Paine Insurance in October of 2005 and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance business.  Growing up in Austin, Texas, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Edward’s University.  Kristin is a fully licensed property and liability insurance agent in the state of Washington.  She currently resides in Puyallup with her husband Kevin and their talented daughter Victoria.