Today, a lot of Capitol Electric’s business comes from elevator maintenance companies, as well as the food distribution business and oilfield equipment.
Many of the company’s customers have been doing business with the Harrisons for decades, including some whom Ron Harrison can remember coming into the shop when he was a child.
“We work hard, and take care of our customers, whether it’s night or day—we’re on 24-hour call,” Roland Harrison said.
Longtime Capitol Electric employee Rick Muirhead said Roland Harrison is “like a dad” to him and other workers at the shop, many of whom have been with the company for decades.
Capitol Electric offers its employees health benefits, a 401(k) plan, and buys lunch every Friday.
“They just do little bitty thing like buy our insurance, our uniforms, they take very good care of everybody,” Muirhead said.
Ron Harrison said he learned that from his father.
“You have to take care of your employees — they are your business.”