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. Herzog “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.
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 and operates through a network of offices and projects with more than 2,200 highly-trained 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.