GWPeoples Contacting Company, Inc. | 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 400 Arlington, VA 222021-866-GWP-RAIL
  • Heavy and Light Rail New Track Construction
  • Heavy and Light Rail Rehabilitation
  • Installation Of New Track
  • Specialty Track Work, Including Direct Fixation and Embedded Track
  • Tie Removal and Replacement
  • Installation of Continuous Welded Rail
  • Grade Crossing Rehabilitation
  • Site Development, Including Clearing, Grubbing, Excavation and Paving
  • Mainline Active Track and Sidings
  • Thermite Welding

GWP MISSION

G. W. PEOPLES WILL PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY RAIL AND TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

  • By continuing to make safety our highest priority
  • By thoroughly valuating, understanding and satisfying each customer’s unique construction requirements
  • By efficiently utilizing and managing human assets, technical faculties and capital resources
  • By committing to the recruitment, employment and promotion of qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or gender to ensure a diverse, representational workforce
  • By fostering employee professional growth, creative processes, productivity and quality of life

Melvin Clark Exhibits the Will to Win – Making the Cover of “American DBE” Magazine

AmericanDBEFall2013A British novelist said, “If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure.” Throughout his academic, professional and entrepreneurial journey, Melvin E. Clark, Chief Executive Officer of G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. has exhibited the will to win.

“I am chairman, CEO and owner of G.W. Peoples Contracting. We are the only African American-owned firm in the country that builds railroads,” Clark said. “This fact simply underscores the problems encountered and the progress that has yet to be made if we—minority and women-owned businesses—are to play a meaningful role in building and rehabilitating the transportation infrastructure in America. We have a corporate
—and I have a personal—commitment to ensure that our workforce reflects the communities and the ridership that the transit system serves.”

Three decades ago, Clark entered the railroad industry because he saw an opportunity – and had the undeterred will to win.

 
 

GWP In The News

CEO Clark’s recommendations to the 21st Century Council

We have identified an inequity in the application of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goals on publically-funded transit projects. Large prime contractors, including railroad construction contractors, exhibit an entrenched reluctance to use non-traditional disciplines to fulfill DBE participation goals.
 

GWP CEO Addresses The Transportation Development Council
And CBC Tunica Conference

melvin_PHOTOMy name is Melvin E. Clark, Jr., and currently I am Chairman, CEO and Owner of G. W. Peoples Contracting Co., Inc. We are the only African-American owned firm in the country that builds railroads. This fact simply underscores the problems encountered and the progress…
 

GWP Featured Projects

Chicago Loop Renewal

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The $33.8 million project replaced more than two miles of elevated rail and track components…
 

Dan Ryan Red Line Rehab

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CTA will completely rebuild the tracks along the south Red Line from Cermak/Chinatown…
 

Atlanta Street Car

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G. W. Peoples Contracting is constructing the center city Downtown Loop of the Atlanta Streetcar System…
 

Hampton Roads LRT in Norfolk

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7.5 miles of double-track new right-of-way construction for the Norfolk light rail transit system…
 

G. W. Peoples Contracting Co., Inc., is a national minority-owned company, certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), that specializes in heavy and light railroad and transit construction related activities, including track installation, rehabilitation, maintenance, repair and removal, as well as contract rail welding. Our firm’s technical expertise extends across the entire scope of the rail transport industry, from light rail transit to commuter rail to heavy haul to high speed service. Our management team has over 300 years of combined experience in the railroad and construction fields, in addition to having strong backgrounds in business, law, project management, operations, government affairs, finance and administration.
 
G. W. Peoples has teamed successfully on large design/build projects across the nation, from New York to California, and from Illinois to Florida, and has the resources to undertake several ventures simultaneously.
 
G. W. Peoples’ customers include government and quasi-governmental agencies, as well as private industry shippers and freight carriers. We are aggressively pursuing yard, facilities and other heavy construction opportunities. However, the majority of our business is in the specialty area in which we excel: Construction and Rehabilitation of Railroads and Rapid Transit Lines. Importantly, we have a track record of bringing jobs in on-time and under budget!
 
G. W. Peoples’ headquarters is strategically located near downtown Washington, DC, where we can easily stay abreast of federal, state and local government transportation policies and plans, as well as monitor the changing regulatory environment. Regional offices locations include Carnegie, PA and Chicago, IL. These are particularly noteworthy given the current high-profile focus on national infrastructure revitalization necessary to improve safety, reduce dependence on foreign fuel and provide jobs.
 
G. W. Peoples looks to the future with a commitment to staying ahead of the curve on industry technology, continuing education, ongoing training, safety innovations, diversity recruitment, and government programming trends.
 
We hope that future holds the opportunity to work with you!

 

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