Mulligan Funding Announces the Inaugural Recipient of “Mulligan Funding’s Putting the Customer First Award”

Those who are familiar with local lending partner, Mulligan Funding, know that one of the company’s core values is to “do business the right way.”  That includes providing unparalleled customer service, treating all clients as business partners, and celebrating successes in client’s communities.  The small and medium sized business lending partner has just taken that philosophy one step further by announcing Mulligan Funding’s Putting the Customer First Award.

The process:  Mulligan Funding asks its employees to nominate outstanding businesses that…you guessed it…put the customer first.  Then, the company researches each nomination based on word-of-mouth, online reviews, public opinion, etc. After thorough investigation, a winner is selected.  

And the initial winner is…drumroll, please…Carlsbad-based Prager Brothers, selected for its outstanding commitment to customer service.

Louie and Clinton Prager, brothers and co-owners of Prager Brothers, were surprised when Mulligan Funding called them to announce their selection, then showed up with a placard and $2,000 cash prize.  Louie, completely unaware of the nomination, said, “At first, I didn’t believe it was real! Once I realized this wasn’t a hoax, it turned into a life lesson. Amazing things can happen when you work hard and you love what you do.”  He went on to explain, “We have two core values at Prager Brothers: 1. Always provide the highest quality product. 2. Engage the community and share the story of how artisan bread is crafted. To be recognized for those qualities is truly an honor.”

The beloved bakers have been serving San Diego County for seven years.  Winning this award supports their goal of opening a second facility in order to meet a growing customer base and provide baking classes to individuals and groups.  The brothers have decided to use their winnings to purchase a large butcher block table, essential for their expansion and perfect for teaching classes and developing new products.