Bill Bragg Plumbing

Nominated by the company’s office manager, Bill Bragg Plumbing has been providing plumbing and heating services in San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma counties since 1968. With only five employees, Bill Bragg Plumbing remains in constant contact with the deployed service member’s family by offering help and support where needed. Upon a Guardsman or Reservist’s deployment, the company owner steps in to fulfil the duties of the missing employee to alleviate additional stress or burden. Bill Bragg Plumbing has also received the ESGR Above and Beyond Award. In the photo: Under Secretary of Defense, Chief Financial Officer Robert Hale (left), and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Dennis McCarthy (right) presented the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award to Bill Bragg, owner, Bill Bragg Plumbing (center). The Freedom Award, presented September 23 in Washington D.C., is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their outstanding support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Earlier in the day Bragg met with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Photo by Johnny Bivera