Cathlina Construction - Kansas City Decks, Front Porch, Trim Carpenter




New decks, deck and porch repairs or replacement. Shade structures.



Trim carpentry, moulding, window and door installation, fencing.



Window and door installation, tile, drywall and more.

Please note: I do not offer plumbing services, advanced electrical services or stone / masonry work.

Kansas City Native

KCMO Native

Your Volker neighbor

I’ve been proud to call Volker my home for the past 20 years and enjoy working on homes in and around our beautiful neighborhood.

Handyman Services

Versatile Tradesman

Carpentry & more

A former concrete worker, I now mostly work on porch rebuilds, decks, fences and trim carpentry. There’s a good chance whatever you need done I’ve already done to my own house!

Honesty & Integrity

Transparency is key

I’ll let you know up front if your job is beyond my expertise or I’m booked far in advance. You will never have to wait around, wondering if / when I’m going to show up.

Before & After


About Me

Hi, I'm matt

My name is Matt Cathlina and I’ve lived in the Volker neighborhood with my wife for almost 20 years. We rented locally before finally buying our house on Bell in 2001. You’ve probably seen me out walking my dog, Jimbo (and formerly my two older pups, Rudy and Savannah). I am an ex-union cement mason and laborer and non-union residential carpenter. I’ve acquired many skills working on my home out of necessity (it used to be a neglected rental property), and I’ve come to enjoy the restoration process. I have since rehabbed several other homes in the KC area. My interests include running, gardening, playing guitar and working on my cabin in Arkansas. Cathlina Construction was created so I can take on jobs close to home and in the neighborhoods I love, but I will go anywhere help is needed. I look forward to hearing from you!



Feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email describing your project. I’ll contact you to set up a time to visit and provide you with a free estimate.