About | Hawthorne Cat
One Team. One Goal.
From the beginning of track technology to the introduction of diesel power, Caterpillar® has been the first with product innovations that meet the demands of a rapidly changing market. Hawthorne Cat is your Caterpillar dealer wherever you work throughout San Diego, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.
Since 1956, Hawthorne has served various industries including general and heavy construction, quarry and aggregate, landscaping, marine, paving, waste management, backup power and power generation. Like our products, the list of support services we offer is continually being improved, expanded and redesigned around our commitment to customer satisfaction.
Hawthorne Cat is committed to partnering with our customers and exceeding their expectations with exceptional products and services through our empowered team that demonstrates strong work ethic, integrity and teamwork. Your complete satisfaction as a partner with Caterpillar and Hawthorne Cat will always be our highest priority.
We thank you for your business and look forward to working with you for many years to come.
President & CEO
More on Hawthorne Cat
Headquartered in San Diego, Hawthorne Cat has over 400 employees worldwide with locations in San Diego County, the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the Pacific Region.
Our main facility in Rancho Bernardo comprises 30 acres and includes our corporate headquarters and main service shop. Hawthorne Cat’s service shop has over 50,000 square feet of floor space with 42 fully loaded service bays. Hawthorne is one of only a few service facilities in Southern California with an engine dynometer. Our state-of-the-art facilities showcase metal lathes, a 30,000 ft/lbs torque wrench, line boring services, a stress relief machine, paint booths for large equipment, end mills, auto welders and the capability to re shape and re-skin moldboards, dozer blades and buckets. Additionally, Hawthorne Cat is one of a few Caterpillar Dealers that can tear down and rebuild engines and components from a core.
A Member of the Community
Hawthorne Cat is proud to support the associations that promote our industry and the local organizations that help make our communities a better place to live.
- American Rental Association
- Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc - San Diego Chapter
- Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. - Hawaii Chapter
- Associated General Contractors of America - San Diego Chapter
- Associated Subcontractors Alliance - San Diego Chapter
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
- California Rental Association
- California Trucking Association
- Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce
- Electrical Generating Systems Association
- Escondido Chamber of Commerce
- General Contractors Association of Hawaii (GCA Hawaii)
- Guam Chamber of Commerce
- Guam Contractors Association
- Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry
- Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce
- Hawaii Island Contractors Association
- International Facility Management Association
- Maintenance Superintendents Association - San Diego Chapter
- National Electrical Contractors Association – San Diego Chapter
- National Fire Protection Association
- Pacific Power Association
- Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association
- San Diego Building Engineers Association
- The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
- YMCA of San Diego County