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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.

HCC 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 rail
Light rail
Vehicle maintenance facilities
Intermodal facilities
Road & highway
Bridge, structures, and civil
Airport runways
Specialized railroad construction equipment

Brad Lager

Chairman & CEO

As Chairman and CEO of Herzog, Brad Lager presides over all of Herzog’s companies and their subsidiaries. Brad, along with the respective leaders within each Herzog company, is responsible for the day-to-day execution of Herzog’s overall strategic plan, direction, and operational management. Brad also serves as the President of Herzog Contracting Corp.


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 1972, HCC has been the preferred company for building railroads and rail transit systems. Clients prefer Herzog because we are track experts. 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

HCC 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, HCC 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


HCC’s 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.

  • 290,000+ annual passenger/freight trains traveling over track/infrastructure maintained by HCC
  • 900+ miles of active track/infrastructure maintained

Construction Management

HCC’s experience with a variety of alternative delivery methods allows us to meet the challenges of today’s evolving construction market by reducing costs, improving construction designs, and conserving valuable time. Herzog is well-equipped to execute the following types of contracts:

  • Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC)
  • Construction Manager at Risk (CM@Risk)
  • Design-Build
  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Job Order Contracts
  • Negotiated

Equipment Leasing

HCC’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

Upon job completion and at the end of replacement cycles, HCC offers surplus buyers a wide variety of well-maintained fleet vehicles and construction equipment throughout the year on various third-party auction sites.

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

Kansas City Downtown Streetcar

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.


HCC’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
  • HTSI was awarded the initial operations and maintenance contract

Compliance & Associations

  • AGC
  • APTA
  • national asphalt pavement association
  • MAPA
  • association of guilders and contractors
  • AGC Missouri
  • artba