About Hawthorne Cat
We help our customers build better communities.
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.
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Headquartered in Rancho Bernardo (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 service center 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 service bays. Hawthorne is one of only a few service facilities in Southern California with an engine dynamometer. 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, 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. And that's just the half of it! Our superior heavy equipment offerings take the cake, and are backed by the best in Genuine Cat parts and field service technicians. You can rest assured knowing your machinery will keep moving, improving your corner of the world. Contact one of our Caterpillar dealers today!
Our main service center in Rancho Bernardo has over 50,000 square feet of floor space with 36 service bays. Hawthorne is one of only a few service facilities in Southern California with engine and transmission dynamometers. Our facilities showcase metal lathes, a hydraulic cylinder bench that can torque up to 30,000 foot / lbs., line boring services, a stress relief machine, paint booths, end mills, auto welders and the capability to re-shape and re-skin moldboards, dozer blades and buckets.
We go the extra mile for our customers. Our collective knowledge, experience, and approach drive our customer experience every day. It is Passion, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence that are the building blocks of the HAWTHORNE DIFFERENCE.
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.
- ABC Hawaii
- American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) San Diego Chapter
- American Rental Association
- Associated General Contractors of America – San Diego Chapter
- Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)
- Associated Subcontractors Alliance – San Diego Chapter
- BIA Hawaii
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
- California Asphalt Pavement Association
- California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA)
- California Rental Association
- California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc.
- California Trucking Association
- Crime Prevention Program of Southern California (CPP)
- Electrical Generating Systems Association
- General Contractors Association of Hawaii (GCA Hawaii)
- Guam Contractors Association
- Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry
- Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce
- Hawaii Island Contractors Association
- Hawaii Island Landscape Association
- Hawaii Society For Healthcare Engineering
- International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)
- International Facility Management Association – San Diego Chapter
- National Electrical Contractors Association – San Diego Chapter
- National Fire Protection Association
- NAWIC Hawaii Chapter 114
- Pacific Power Association
- Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association
- Propeller Club of San Diego
- San Diego Military Advisory Council
- San Diego Building Engineers Association
- The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
- U.S. Superyacht Association
- Women’s Construction Coalition
- YMCA of San Diego County