Delmarva Veteran Builders Receives Seven Seals Award From ESGR


SALISBURY, Md. – October 14, 2015 – Delmarva Veteran Builders, the region’s only commercial construction firm dedicated to bringing employment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, announced being the recipient of the Seven Seals Award from ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve). 

The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by ESGR and is presented at the discretion of the State Chair or by ESGR senior leadership. The Seven Seals Award recognizes significant individuals or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,700 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the Nation on a daily basis. 

Veteran Daniel Mills nominated Delmarva Veteran Builders for the Seven Seals Award. 

“I nominated Delmarva Veteran Builders (DVB) for the company’s commitment to hiring Veterans and willingness to be supportive of current Reserve component service members and employees.” 

“Our mission from day one was to provide local job opportunities to our Veterans; our mission will never be complete but it is clear that we are making an impact locally and people are starting to notice. This strengthens my belief that we have the most well trained workforce that knows how to serve and doesn’t know how to fail. ” said Chris Eccleston, Delmarva Veteran Builders, president. “We are honored to be recognized on such an elite level and will continue to uphold our commitment to the well-being of our Veteran staff, Reserve employees, and business partners.” 

Delmarva Veteran Builders will be presented the Seven Seals Award by during a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 4pm at DVB headquarters, 212 West Main Street, The Gallery Building, Suite #302, Salisbury, MD 21801. 

More about ESGR 

The ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian
employers. The ESGR awards program is designed to highlight civilian employers who go above and beyond in support of their military and veteran employees. 

The Nation has relied heavily on Guard and Reserve service members since entering continuous operations more than a decade ago. Employer support enhances retention rates in the Armed Forces and in the end, strengthens our national security. To recognize employers who support their Guard and Reserve employees, ESGR grants a series of Department of Defense (DoD) awards. Recognizing supportive employers is vital to ESGR’s mission. ESGR’s 54 State Committees actively promote awards as a key element in furthering employer support, while strengthening relationships between service members and employers. DoD awards honor the sacrifices made by so many employers year after year. 

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Jenny Kerr Schroen