Welcome To G.W. Peoples Contracting Co., Inc.

We are 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 contact 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 Pittsburgh, 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 the future holds the opportunity to work with you!

Our Mission

  • Maintain safety as our highest priority and everyone's responsibility

  • Evaluate, understand and satisfy each customer's unique requirements

  • Optimal utilization and management of all assets including personnel, technical faculties, and capital

  • Commitment to the recruitment, employment and promotion of qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or gender

  • Foster employee professional growth, creativity, productivity and quality of life

Our Vision

To Provide the Highest Quality Best Value Railroad and Transit Construction/Maintenance Services in the Industry

Our Core Values & Principles

Quality and Reliability

Equal Opportunity and Inclusivity


Teamwork and Community

Innovation and Creativity


Our Management Team

Melvin Clark photo April 2016

Melvin E. Clark, Jr.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Owner
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corporate portrait

Renee Y. Banks

President/Chief Communications Officer
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Ralph Golick

Senior Vice President
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Gary W. Beam

Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
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GWP is a DBE/MBE/SBE certified railroad contractor that provides new track construction replace, rehabilitation, maintenance, repair and removal.


G.W. Peoples is currently certified as a Disadvantaged/Minority owned under streamlined state-wide programs.



G. W. Peoples Contracting Co., Inc., is a national minority-owned company that specializes in heavy and light railroad and transit construction related activities.


1100 N Glebe Rd, Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201

  • 1-866-497-7245

  • 703-429-8550

  • info@gwpeoples.com