About Us

About Capitol Asset Recovery

Since our founding in 1987, Capitol Asset Recovery has been committed to providing the most secure and environmentally compliant IT recovery services for companies experiencing changes in their IT equipment needs. Our clients are able to focus on growing their business because they have us to focus on helping them to get rid of end of lifecycle computer equipment.

Capitol Asset was created because the recovery market for IT equipment wasn’t keeping up with the fast past of technology advancements.  Technology was growing in speed, capacity, and capability and companies needed this new equipment to advance their missions.  They were retiring equipment that still had some usable life in it and used computers and monitors were routinely being thrown in landfills despite laws prohibiting this practice.  When there’s a demand, there’s a way…  Capitol Asset pioneered the IT asset recovery market and found a way to help companies make money off their used computer equipment all the while keeping computer equipment out of landfills.

We accept a wide variety of used business-class equipment from all major brand names.   We process used computer equipment in our 40,000 square foot warehouse facility in Lanham, Maryland.  With over 45 employees, we have the expertise and no-how to securely manage the transition of your end of lifecycle equipment into new hands by being affordably refurbished or in cases where equipment cannot be salvaged, environmentally disposed of.  Learn more about our industry leading IT Asset Recovery Process.

For general questions about our company, your equipment, or how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

“You want people in cubicles and offices, not used computer equipment”

-Zach Boorstein, VP Capitol Asset

Our History

Robert Sargent founded Capitol Asset Recovery Inc. in 1987, just after he graduated from the University of Maryland with his marketing business degree. Initially, the company focused on data processing equipment, but as the PC took predominance, the company followed suit and redirected their efforts to meet the growing market.

Through the years, Robert dealt with almost every type of IT equipment produced, along with a wide variety of other technology, including test and measurement, printing, and data-communications equipment, and he worked with many specialists in the field involved with repair and remarketing.

As friends and colleagues, we were saddened by this unfortunate passing in March 2007, his memory and business ideals have lived on through the service and dedication of the entire Capitol Asset Recovery team.