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House Superintendent's Office

Employees of the AOC's House Carpentry Branch make a mold of an intricate seal

The AOC House Superintendent's Office, led by Bill Weidemeyer, is responsible for the day-to-day structural, mechanical and domestic care of the House Office Buildings. The AOC cares for 1,300 member office and committee rooms in four House Office Buildings Cannon, Longworth, Rayburn and Ford rooms totaling more than 4.5 million square feet of space.

The House Superintendent’s Office is comprised of a variety of skills and trades including the operation of the air conditioning, cleaning, electrical, elevator, fire/electronics, masonry, painting and refinishing, plumbing, sheet metal, subway, and wood crafting. These skilled tradespersons work behind the scenes providing services to the House that include: ensuring a safe and comfortable indoor environment; preserving historic structures; maintenance, repair, and construction; and care of office suites.

Services available through the House Service Center: 

  • Cabinet installation 
  • Keys and lock-out services
  • Heating and air conditioning 
  • Cleaning and trash removal 
  • Recycling
  • Plumbing and electrical
  • Office and decorative painting 
  • Pest Control

News from the House Superintendent:

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — ​After a long cold winter, we are working hard this summer to save energy and meet our reduction goals. AOC staff is working hard behind the scenes to reduce after hours and weekend energy consumption. As you leave for a long weekend please support the conservation efforts by turning off all electronic equipment.

Saving energy over holiday weekends

What is it? As you head off to spend a long holiday weekend with your families and friends, please remember to take steps to continue our efforts to save energy across the Capitol campus while you're away.

What are the steps in the process?

  • Turn off all lights, including overhead and task lighting.
  • Shut down and unplug electric space heaters.
  • Check office refrigerators and reset to minimum and medium cool setting.
  • Turn off all appliances: printers, copiers, computers, monitors, coffee pots, televisions, radios, water coolers, and other equipment that will not be needed or used.
  • Close and secure all windows and adjust blinds and curtains to keep minimize the direct sun.
  • Close all pedestrian, garage and loading dock doors, where practical.
  • Ensure air vents are not blocked or covered.
  • Setback thermostats to 78°F-80°F to minimize cooling of unoccupied spaces.

Need Assistance? 
House Superintendent Service Center: 202.225.4141
Online Service Request (must be connected to Capitol Hill network to access this link)

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