Who We Are

Empire Southwest is a family-owned company founded in 1950 and serves as the Caterpillar® dealership throughout the Southwest. Empire and its affiliate companies are driven by a commitment to a core set of values that includes Safety, Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Stewardship, Teamwork and Astonishment. As a family-owned business, our President and CEO, Jeff Whiteman, represents the third generation to run the company.

Our team includes over 1,600 employees, in over 20 locations, working in divisions ranging from Machinery, Power Systems, Hydraulic Service, Precision Machining, Renewable Energy, Equipment Rentals, On-Highway Trucks, Technology and Transport. This enables us to serve clients in a wide range of industries, including construction, mining, agriculture, governmental, landscaping, and more. In addition to carrying the newest and most advanced heavy equipment, we offer used sales, equipment rebuilds, technology products and services, service and maintenance, and one of the largest parts inventories in the country.

Empire ranks as a top dealer globally and is consistently named in the Phoenix Business Journal's annual list of leading private companies in Arizona. As we continue to grow through strategic expansions and acquisitions, we remain committed to the clients and the values that got us where we are today. Together with our affiliate companies, Empire strives to bring together world-class talent from different experiences, disciplines and areas of study to produce a world-class product.

Ready to grow your career with one of the Southwest’s most stable, forward-thinking companies? Browse our job openings and apply today!