Who We Are



The Cat Emporium is owned and maintained by Peterson Cat, the authorized distributor of Caterpillar equipment and parts for the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, western Oregon, and southern Washington. As part of the Cat® dealer network, The Cat Emporium offers licensed Cat merchandise to customers throughout the U.S.

Founded in 1936, Peterson is an established member of the San Francisco Bay Area’s business community. Beginning as a Caterpillar Tractor dealership with three stores servicing the five Bay Area Counties, Peterson’s territory now stretches from San Martin, CA to Longview, WA. In addition to its tractor dealership, it offers a full line of industrial engines and machinery, including Caterpillar generators and marine engines. In 2011, Peterson also became the official International Trucks dealer for the San Francisco Bay Area.