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Joe Stephens


Herzog Technologies, Inc. – Vice President of Estimating/Chief Estimator – Rail Systems

Joe Stephens began his career as an estimator for Herzog Contracting Corp in 2009 and quickly developed a comprehensive understanding of the various scopes of work involved on major CM/GC and design-build projects for all types of rail transportation systems across the country. Four years later, Joe transitioned into estimating for Herzog’s signals & systems company, Herzog Technologies, Inc., which focuses on Positive Train Control (PTC), wayside signal and communications (S&C), Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection, and software development for railroads and transit clients.

As Chief Estimator and subsequently Director of Project Planning, Joe proved instrumental in the growth of the S&C business unit. In 2019, Joe was promoted to Vice President, and given increased oversight and involvement in business development, proposals, estimating, contract negotiations, assisting with project operations budgets, design progression and coordination, scope modifications and related pricing, project document review, and schedule analysis.

Joe was an integral member of the teams that worked on some of Herzog’s largest S&C contracts to date, including the SANDAG CM/GC 1 projects, TEXRail Commuter Rail, DART Silver Line, Virgin Trains USA Zone 4, and the Central Florida Commuter Rail (SunRail) Transit Project Phase 2 South maintenance projects.

Before completing his Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology with a Minor in Construction Management from Missouri Western State University, Joe was an aerospace medical technician in the United States Air Force.

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