Tarlton Corporation is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise providing General Contracting and Construction Management services in the Midwest since 1946. With 2016 revenues topping $171 million, Tarlton is capable of managing $100 million projects for clients in the commercial, institutional, life science and industrial markets, with special expertise in concrete repair and restoration, power and energy, and hydro excavation.
Tarlton has excellent working relationships with our clients, a commitment to project and workforce diversity, and a strategy for continued growth. We’re a closely held, client-driven corporation employing 350 people. Our organizational structure is relatively flat so clients and employees can communicate freely with our executives, who take an active role in all Tarlton operations. A member of the executive team is assigned to every project and is accountable for its success.
Our philosophy is simple: Take care of the client first and treat others as we would like to be treated. No project is too large or too small if it’s work a client wants completed.
Tarlton works as both a general contractor and construction manager to successfully complete large, complex buildings for specific purposes; to upgrade existing spaces including offices, laboratories, manufacturing/industrial floors and power plants; and to provide ongoing facility maintenance through annual and long-term contracts.
Core Competencies Tarlton uses its experience and business maturity to provide outstanding client services for successful construction of new and renovated facilities. We’re skilled at fulfilling clients’ needs through lean construction, integrated project delivery, design-build, construction management, and as a general contractor. Tarlton self-performs about 40 percent of our volume on an annual basis. Our skilled tradespersons include laborers, ironworkers, carpenters, operating engineers, teamsters and cement masons. We excel in concrete construction and restoration of all types.
We are committed to sustainable construction and business operations, with a dozen LEED projects to our credit, including the first LEED building in St. Louis as certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. Our corporate headquarters, opened in 2004, is LEED Silver.
Safety Tarlton has an experienced full-time safety team of five and an excellent safety record. Tarlton’s EMR is .64. Our 2016 OSHA Recordable Incident Rate is 2.30, well below the industry average 3.8. The DART rate for 2016 is .68, also well below the industry average 2.2. The DART Rate is calculated based on ZERO restricted cases and ZERO lost-time cases. Tarlton’s rates are calculated based on 608,293 man hours worked in 2016.
Recognition Tarlton is an Engineering News-Record Top 400 Contractor and an ENR Midwest Top 100 Contractor. In 2016, Tarlton received the Ameren Eagle Safety Award for the second consecutive year, one of only three recipients and the only site civil contractor to receive the award. Tarlton also received the Monsanto Contractor Safety Award for 2016. In 2015, The Associated General Contractors of America presented Tarlton with our industry’s highest honor, an Alliant Build America Award, for the Olin Business School Expansion at Washington University in St. Louis.
Self-performed Work We’re proud of our ability to self-perform many project components, providing our clients with an added advantage in the marketplace. When part of the project, our skilled tradespersons are as much a part of the team as our project engineers, managers, directors, assistants and superintendents. Tarlton superintendents are experts in construction techniques, and are centrally involved in sequencing the work and assuring its execution by both Tarlton forces and others. Tarlton can self-perform the following work activities:
- Setting pre-cast concrete - Concrete unit retaining walls
- Cast-in-place concrete - Concrete repair
- Concrete reinforcing - Demolition
- Shoring/sheet piling - Excavation and backfill
- Gravity flow sewer piping - Welding
- Rough carpentry - Installation of laboratory casework
- Finish carpentry - Millwright work
- Rigging - Hoisting
- Equipment setting