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Herzog Contracting Corp.

Industry-leading railroad & heavy highway construction

Rail & Highway Construction Company

As one of the leading transportation infrastructure contractors in North America, Herzog Contracting Corp. (HCC) and Herzog Contracting of Canada, Ltd. delivers

quality projects for our clients using a variety of industry delivery methods. Herzog employs the latest equipment and technology to move projects along efficiently and cost-effectively.

Division Capabilities
Who We Serve
State transportation agencies
Transit agencies
Private sector clients
Areas of Expertise
Commuter, light, and freight rail
Vehicle maintenance
Intermodal facilities
Road and highway
Bridge, structures, and civil
Airport runway
Specialized railroad construction equipment

Al Landes

Herzog Contracting Corp. – President

Al is active in the operations of all the Herzog companies with the majority of his time focused on the railroad construction division. During Al’s 45-year career with Herzog, he has been responsible for the management and operations of numerous areas of the company.


Herzog’s construction expertise keeps you on track

Regardless if you’re paving the way or keeping passengers moving – Herzog is the team to ensure every mile traveled is seamless from start to finish.

Rail Construction

Since 1969, we’re the source for public and private entities when it comes to building railroads and rail transit systems. Our diverse portfolio of projects connects communities and transportation infrastructure across North America.

  • 4.5 million+ track feet constructed since 2005
  • 20+ alternative delivery rail transit projects completed

Highway/Asphalt Paving

Herzog conducts all phases of work from pavement design to construction. We provide cutting-edge delivery systems, take a sustainable approach to asphalt production, and maintain strict adherence to the use of quality materials and innovative methods.

  • Consistently ranked in the ENR Top 50 Domestic Heavy Contractors
  • 140+ quality-in-construction/safety awards in the last 10 years
  • Among the top volume contractors for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Airports & Airstrips

Whether you are modernizing an existing airfield with new lighting or striping, or simply starting from scratch, Herzog constructs smooth, durable landing surfaces that meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

  • Eight airport projects completed in the Caribbean
  • Adheres to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requirements


Our rehabilitation and repair services extend the life of track and help improve ride quality. Our goal is to keep Class I and commuter rail operations running smoothly without disruptions.

  • 250,000+ annual passenger/freight trains traveling over track/infrastructure maintained by HCC
  • 500+ miles of active track/infrastructure maintained

Construction Management

Most of our work is performed through the design-build or Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) method, which allows us to meet the challenges of today’s evolving construction market by reducing costs, improving construction designs, and conserving valuable time. Other alternative project delivery methods that we are well suited to execute include:

  • Construction Manager at Risk (CM@Risk)
  • Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (DBOM)
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Negotiated

Equipment Leasing

Herzog’s fleet of specialized maintenance-of-way equipment and Hyrail vehicles are located throughout the country to allow for timely delivery for your construction schedule.

Surplus Equipment Sales

We offer surplus buyers a wide variety of well-maintained fleet vehicles and construction equipment at our annual auction. Equipment is also liquidated throughout the year through various third-party auction sites upon job completion and at the end of replacement cycles.

Subcontractor Management

We form strategic working relationships with certified small and diverse businesses on construction projects of varying size and complexity across the U.S. and consistently exceed owner participation goals.

Herzog Contracting Corp. Featured Project

KCSA Kansas City Streetcar CMAR

The Kansas City Streetcar project involved the construction of a 2.2-mile streetcar loop through many of Kansas City’s most vibrant business, community, and entertainment districts. The streetcar operates in mixed traffic, northbound and southbound, on Main Street.


Herzog’s joint venture team built the streetcar system in Kansas City’s downtown, central business district with 16 platform stops.

  • Embedded track construction
  • Systems infrastructure construction
  • LEED Gold-certified vehicle maintenance facility
  • Major utility relocations
  • Testing, commissioning and acceptance of streetcar vehicles and systems


  • Value engineering in the startup phase reduced cost by $4.8 million
  • Herzog was awarded the initial operations and maintenance contract

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