Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

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This painting by Allyn Cox depicts the cornerstone laying ceremony and is currently on display in the House Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building.
The cornerstone was laid on Wednesday, September 18, 1793, during the first...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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AOC gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Information about working for the Architect of the Capitol:

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Anne Frank Tree Capitol
Anne Frank Tree on Capitol Grounds

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:

Join the House for their Sustainability and Energy Showcase on October 1

​Learn more about saving money and energy at the House Office Buildings' Sustainability and Energy Showcase in the Rayburn Foyer on October 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be giveaways, interactive displays and information on topics such as:

  • LED lighting
  • Recycling
  • Waste to energy
  • Water conservation

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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