Proud  Distributor Since 1935
West Virginia
We distribute quality brands to our valued custmers in
30 counties throughout West Virginia.

We look forward to supplying our products to you!
Jim Waugh
VP Planning & Development
Adam Waugh
Ron Koontz
VP Operations
Steve McVey
VP Sales
Jimmy Waugh
Craft Manager
Joey Campbell​​
John Richards
Office Manager
Shari Boggess
Dave Selbe
Herbie Vinson
Rick Christie
Pam Mollohan
​Robby Cline

Company Mission, Values and Guiding Practices

Guiding Principles

Quality Comes First -
To achieve customer satisfaction, the quality of our sales and service must be our number one priority.

Customers Are The Focus Of Everything To Our Success-
We must strive for excellence everything we do. To the goals we set, in the products we represent in that safety and value - and in our services, our human relations, our competitiveness, and our profitability.

Employee Involvement Is Our Way Of Life - We are a team. We must treat each other with trust and respect.

Employment Development -
We are committed to taking our people as far as they can: go in line with their ability and desire to win.

Integrity Is Never Compromised -
The conduct of our company must be pursued in a manner that is socially responsible and commands respect for its integrity and for its positive contributions to society. Our doors are open to men and women alike, without discrimination and without regard to ethnic origin or personal beliefs.
Mission Statement

"A Passion To Take Every Step Possible To Exceed All Expectations"

We Are Dedicated Professionals
With A Commitment To Deliver World Class Customer Service
And An Ongoing Commitment To Exceed All Expectations As We Create An environment For Our Team That Encourages their Growth And Strengthens Their Passion To Move The Business Into The Future
Company Goal
To Become The Most Desired Beer Distributor In The State By Providing World Class Service To Our Customers Through Aggressive Development And Implementation Of Sales And Marketing Programs

Values - How we accomplish our mission is as important as the mission itself. Fundamental to success for the company are these basic values:

People - Our people are the source of our strength. They provide our corporate intelligence and determine our reputation and vitality. Involvement and teamwork is our human values.

Products - Our sales and service are the end result of our efforts, and they should be the best in serving our customers. As they are viewed, so are we viewed?

Profits - Profits are the ultimate measure of how efficiently we provide customers with the best sales and service for their needs. Profits are required to survive and grow.
The Capitol Beverage Company was founded in 1935 when the Mazzei family and the Abruzzino family each invested to begin a beer distributorship in Charleston, West Virginia. Eventually, the distributorship became a one-man operation, ran by James Mazzei. Driving to the breweries to pick up his own beer and driving to deliver the beer to customers was done by James himself. During his one-man operation, James resided in a loft above the warehouse.

In the early years, Capitol Beverage sold brands such as Pfiefer beer in only four counties. After many years of struggle, Mr. Mazzei obtained the rights to sell Falls City beer. Falls City would grow to become the number one beer in West Virginia. As Falls City grew, so did Capitol Beverage Company. Eventually, Stroh's overtook Falls City beer to become the number one beer in West Virginia.
In the early 1970's the Miller Brewing Company was beginning to show a large increase in sales. With the introduction of Miller Lite, Capitol Beverage became a successful and profitable organization.

In 1978, James Waugh joined the Company. Upon Mr. Mazzei's death in 1992, Waugh became President of Capitol Beverage Company.

Since 1992, Capitol Beverage Company has grown from a company with sixteen employees, covering all or part of five West Virginia counties to a company with over 90 employees, covering all or part of thirty counties representing a portfolio of over 200 different brands. Capitol Beverage Company sells almost half of all the Miller Brewing Company products sold in the state of West Virginia.

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Capitol Beverage Company
60 Pilsner Place
Charleston, WV 25312
Phone: 304-720-1425
Fax: 304-720-1440
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