CATT, the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, was formed in June of 1998 with two priorities — address the impacts of local agencies on the building trade and improve the overall professionalism within the industry. The corporation was chartered as a regional non-profit trade association and tax exempt organization. Governing Bylaws established a 15-member Board that quickly began soliciting membership support. In July of 1998, the first staff person was hired, and in October 1998, the first golf tournament fundraiser was held. Also in 1998, CATT absorbed the Tahoe Independent Contractors Association of North Tahoe.