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.
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.
Since the company’s founding in 1969, the guiding principles of safety, quality, integrity, and innovation remain ingrained in each employee that we hire. The Herzog team thrives on these core values in our work ensuring that we get the job done right.
Research & Development
Herzog’s commitment to the development of cutting-edge technology is evidenced by its continued investment in R&D efforts focused on bringing the most efficient equipment and technology to market.
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.
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.
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 2,300 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.
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.