Stanley M. Herzog, or “Stan” as he liked to be known, was a Christian businessman, philanthropist, father, and grandfather. In 1969 when Stan’s father founded Herzog Contracting Corp in St. Joseph, Missouri, Stan began working as a foreman on small-scale asphalt paving projects. Over the next 50 years as Stan advanced in the company, it grew to one of the largest private contractors in the country providing construction, operations, and maintenance services for railroads and transit clients.
Stan was a generous man, donating millions of dollars to personal and political efforts over the span of his lifetime. Stan believed in an America where faith, family values, and hard work lead to spiritual and societal prosperity. A precious and critical piece to realizing this belief is the education of America’s children. Stan’s children graduated from St. Joseph Christian School, a ministry close to Stan’s heart. Upon his passing in 2019, Stan left his wealth to the Stanley M. Herzog Foundation for Christian education, where his generosity lives on today.