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About Herzog

Innovative Rail &
Construction Solutions

Who We Are

Herzog is a leading rail and heavy/highway contractor across North America. We efficiently solve complex transportation problems in challenging operating environments thanks to fifty years of experience and our highly qualified team of professionals.

Who We Serve

Herzog provides state-of-the-art equipment, technology, construction, and maintenance services to owners and operators of Class 1 railroads, transit agencies, state transportation authorities, and prime contractors.

Why Herzog

Our response to stakeholder requests, consistent on-time performance, reliability, and customer satisfaction has earned us countless accolades and an exceptional reputation in the business.

Our Commitment

Core Values

A shared commitment to safety, quality, and innovation has helped build the pillars of our organization. The Herzog team thrives on these core values in our work ensuring that we get the job done right.

Research & Development

Herzog’s continued investment in cutting-edge technology helps our Research & Development teams bring the most efficient equipment and software solutions to market.

People & Opportunity
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At Herzog, we like to be challenged, mentored, and grow in an innovative environment. We value our people as our greatest asset. As a testament to our culture, our employees are highly experienced and most have been with Herzog for years.


In 1947, after graduating from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, William E. “Bill” Herzog moved to St. Joseph, MO and secured a position at the Missouri Department of Transportation. A few years later, Bill took this regional transportation experience with him to work at a local construction company.

In the 22 years he spent there, he advanced his career and became the general manager for the asphalt division. Eventually, Bill’s drive and entrepreneurial spirit compelled him to make the next logical move – to start his own asphalt paving company. In 1969, Bill founded Herzog Contracting Corp.

In Memoriam:
Stanley M. Herzog | July 16, 1949 - August 2, 2019

During his nearly 50-year career, Stanley served in numerous operational and managerial positions. When his father started Herzog in 1969, he was the company’s first official employee, starting out as a foreman on asphalt paving projects. In the decade that followed, Stanley moved into the role of Vice President of Operations as Herzog’s footprint grew nationally. When Herzog added transit operations and maintenance to its portfolio in 1993, Stan also became the CEO for Herzog Transit Services, Inc. In 2008, Stan became the President of William E. Herzog Enterprises.

Stan served as the Chairman and CEO of Herzog Contracting from 2009 until his passing in August 2019. His experience and leadership guided the organization to exponential growth, expanding its capabilities and service locations for rail and highway construction, environmental work, mass transit operations, maintenance-of-way services, and railcar leasing.

Small Town Roots with Continental Reach

Herzog Today

Herzog started as a small-town company, but today, Herzog has grown to become one of North America’s most respected private rail and heavy/highway construction organizations. We operate through a network of regional and project offices with more than 2,700 employees across North America.






Explore our milestones & innovations

Herzog has accomplished a lot since its inception. Learn more about where we came from and where we’re headed with our interactive timeline.

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Herzog History video

Watch this incredible life story of Bill Herzog and the origins of the company he founded as told by his sons and original employees.

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Herzog’s operations consists of six companies responsible for different aspects of the rail and heavy/highway industry.


Meet the members of Herzog’s leadership team. Each executive embodies our founding principles and share a commitment to client satisfaction.
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