Our Story

Mike Nieto established Catworks on a foundation of his experiences in roadway and commercial construction in 2005. Catworks has since grown to provide a diversity of services from “dirt to doors” as Mike says. In 2008, Mike joined the 8(a) Business Development Program and 4 years later Catworks was honored as the 2012 SBA Portland District Small Business of the Year and awarded the DJC DMWESB Top Projects First Place for Public Works. Catworks was also awarded the 2013 DJC Best DMWESB Contractor and the 2013 DJC DMWESB Top Projects for Public Buildings. In 2018, Catworks was awarded 8(a) Graduate of the Year by U.S. Small Business Administration, Pacific Northwest Region. Over the years, Catworks has successfully entered new markets—both geographically and segmentally, winning contracts with a range of federal government agencies.

The following letter from Catworks owner, Mike Nieto, says it best:

In January of 2005 I started Catworks Construction with the thought that I could help create a business unlike any I had experienced, a company grounded in simple, but powerful core values—a company that would value and embrace the uniqueness of each of its employees. The uniqueness of each employee provides Catworks with great perspective and strength that fortifies our company in many settings. With these values, we will attain our goals, exceed our clients’ expectations, and provide our employees with a satisfying and successful career. We are not a company of ONE, but a company of MANY with one common goal. These principles will guide our future and provide the outline to keep us on the road to success. Catworks Construction has founded its success with this simple, but powerful recipe.

Humility + Dedication + Courage = Success

  • Humility- the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people: the quality or state of being humble.
  • Dedication- a feeling of very strong support for or loyalty to someone or something: the quality or state of being dedicated to a person, group, cause, etc.
  • Courage- mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

This is who CWC is at its core. 

Mike Nieto
Founder, Catworks Construction


Owner of Catworks Construction

Mike Nieto

Owner/Managing Member

Mike has worked his entire career in the construction industry. His experience gives Catworks a competitive advantage…

Join Our Team!

We are actively seeking humble, dedicated, and committed people to join our diverse group. If you feel you meet this criteria, send us your resume or come by our office to fill out an application.