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Zacharias Brothers Stress Quality Service

Bill and Ed Zacharias Ed and Bill Zacharias are not only brothers; they are business partners. They established Capitol Oil & Service Company about 35 years ago beginning with a small Shell service station at the corner of Brookland Park Boulevard and Chamberlayne Avenue. They moved to 1306 Bellwood Road about 15 years ago.

Capitol is still run by the Zacharias family, but they've added more members. Ed's sons (Billy and John) and Bill's sons (Mike and Ken) have joined the business over the years.

Capitol Oil & Service Company has grown into a full service business offering a complete line of heating, cooling and plumbing products and services as well as duct cleaning. They also supply home heating oil along with propane gas.

"We are commited to providing our customers with quality products and services and we are very careful to hire competent employees," Bill says.

"We don't let just anybody work for us in the service department," Ed adds. "We stress people skills along with knowledge and ability to get a job done in the most efficient way. We have the patron's interest a heart. When it comes to service, we are first class."

The brothers started the business at a Shell station at Brookland Park Boulevard and Chamberlayne Avenue. Before then, Edward had worked for Sinclair Oil and Bill for General Tire.

The founders of the company are just as close to their customers today as they have always been. They want to keep communication open with their customers.

"Ed and I are still active in this business on a day-to-day basis," Bill says. Our customers can still talk directly to the owners."