History

Capitol Exhibit Services, Inc. (CESi) was established in Springfield, Virginia in 1988 to service clients in the Tradeshow and Museum industries nationwide. CESi relocated to our present facility in Manassas, Virginia in July, 1991 following three years of tremendous growth. Our 110,000 square foot facility houses a staff of over 50 dedicated professionals, including project managers, designers, detailers, cabinetmakers, graphics production specialists, and host of highly qualified personnel who support the administrative, logistical, and warehousing needs of our operation.

The Tradeshow and Museum industries are two very different lines of business that require very specific skills and disciplines. Fully understanding this, CESi created two distinct Divisions in 2013 to provide the best possible product and service to Museum and Tradeshow clients and, at the same time, brand ourselves as specialists in both categories. Capitol Museum Services (CMS) and Capitol Tradeshow Services (CTS) each have specific assets and specialists intended to specifically serve their respective missions.

Over the years, CMS has retained long-lasting relationships with clients, including the Smithsonians, the New York Hall of Science, The John F. Kennedy Library, National Archives, National Portrait Gallery, Botanical Gardens, National Geographic, Center for Military History, and the National Park Service. At the same time, CTS has expanded our offering to International clients as well as U.S. clients who exhibit at international show sites. Since our inception, clients, including NASA, Northrup Grumman, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Orbital, and Sallie Mae have anchored the Tradeshow Division and many remain with us today. How do we make this happen? We hire the best qualified people and maintain state of the art equipment to provide the best possible outcome for every client we have the privilege to serve.

Our Mission Since 1988

Everyone agrees, creativity and innovation are necessary for success, but the truth is, hard work is infinitely more important. Without it, even brilliant ideas will slowly wither on the vine. Proverbially speaking, this is “Our claim to fame,” “Our labor of love,” “Our reason for being.” We are Capitol Exhibit Services, Inc., one of the nation’s most reputable and comprehensive providers of exhibit services.

We work hard at everything we do. Whether your requirement is for a new exhibit, refurbishment of your existing properties, a simple graphic change or total exhibit management, the details matter to us. CESi will do whatever it takes to deliver a solution with uncompromised quality, service and value.

Finally, modesty aside, we offer sparks of brilliance supported and reinforced by:

Our Obsession for Quality

We do whatever it takes to ensure that every piece of joinery, every artifact mount and every acrylic case is constructed to the most exacting standards — yours. Yes, the details matter to us.

Our Passion for Service

At CESi, we all share the same mission: to make the fabrication and installation of your exhibit a positive experience, delivered on time and within budget.

Our Commitment to Being Your Partner…  Not Your Vendor

This changes everything. It ensures that everything we do helps you to communicate, educate, motivate, and inspire. The result? Success. A final, collaborative solution that maximizes impact, quality and value. At CESi, We measure our success by the only true measure…  your return on your investment.