The U.S. Secretary of Defense has given Emcor Services Northeast the Patriotic Employer Award.

The contractor was recognized for supporting its 10-year refrigeration technician David Hallfelder and his service in the Air Force Reserves. Master Sgt. David Hallfelder has served in the military for 18 years.

“America’s National Guard and Reserve force are important to the strength of our nation and well-being of our communities, and it’s been Emcor Services Northeast’s extreme honor to be a small part of helping David Hallfelder serve our country, as he also diligently serves the company’s clients,” said Phillip Megna, president of Emcor Services Northeast. “To receive this recognition from the office of the Secretary of Defense makes us all very humble and proud.”

Frank Norton, Emcor Services Northeast executive vice president (left), receives the Patriotic Employer Award from retired Massachusetts National Guard Master Sgt. John Bourne (center). Also receiving the award on behalf of Emcor was Gregg Boari, the company’s vice president of service operations.