Few people consider how our National Guard and Reserve Service members balance the challenges of maintaining their civilian jobs when they are deployed for active duty. In order to promote cooperation and understanding between employers and service members, the Department of Defense established ESGR in 1972. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a program designed to assist in resolving the conflict between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. ESGR has created a culture that enables all employers to support and value our service members. For the past four years, employers across the country have met at the Pentagon to publicly sign a statement of support for America’s Citizen Warriors.
At Comfort Experts, we consider it an honor and a privilege to support America’s Citizen Warriors. We value their service to our country and honor their need to be ensured a successful transition from active duty to civilian employment. We recognize the disruption and stress that can occur in the life of an employee called to active duty. We are committed to easing this burden via support and understanding. The freedom that our National Guard and Reserve service members protect is the same freedom that our family-owned business is able to exercise when supporting our employees.
Patriotism and a broad love of America are the framework for our beliefs at Comfort Experts. That’s why we were very excited to have our owner Brett Hobson visit the Pentagon to publicly affirm our company’s support of America’s Citizen Warrior. Brett was a bit nervous, albeit excited to be at the Pentagon. Brett said the ceremony and making this bold statement of support to go above and beyond for our employees was one of his great pleasures in life.
Comfort Expert’s support of Armed Service members isn’t just limited to the Guard and Reserves. We actively seek to hire former service members, which shows in our existing staff that’s currently 80% veterans. Veterans are often our best-performing employees. For that reason, our door is always open to hiring candidates with military backgrounds. At Comfort Experts, we are proud and grateful to be First Responders in Veteran Employment.