Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are important to Tarlton. Through a diverse and inclusive workplace, we gain valuable perspectives from different angles.

In 2020, we experienced things we hadn’t been through before, including a global health pandemic. As Tarlton continues to navigate an evolving social landscape, health and safety remain our top priority. Each of us must be healthy mentally and physically to be happy, work productively, serve others, and lift each other up. We have an opportunity to create lasting change in ways big and small. We continue to educate ourselves, talk about what matters most and get involved. Our ears and our hearts are open. We must act with inclusivity and kindness. Together we will forge new ways to build greater equity in our industry and our communities.

Our Commitment to Diversity
Tarlton Corporation is an equal opportunity builder, employer and purchaser of goods and services. We believe diversity in the workplace and marketplace are key components to the success of our community. It is our desire to provide meaningful opportunities for minority-owned (MBE), women-owned (WBE), and disadvantaged (DBE) businesses to participate in the construction projects we complete for our clients.

We encourage business proposals from diverse suppliers offering products and services in support of our administrative, maintenance, information technology, marketing and other corporate functions. Firms that do not have MBE/WBE status are strongly encouraged to include MBE/WBE firms in their contracting and purchasing plans.

In addition, all firms with which we work are encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to diversity through the inclusion of minority and women employees and apprentices in their workforce.

Our Commitment to Small Business
At Tarlton, we understand the important role played by small business in the construction industry. It is our policy to act as a catalyst for small businesses and to encourage utilization of small businesses through subcontracting and supplier opportunities.

We promote the utilization of Small Businesses (SB), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), Hubzone Small Businesses (HUBZone), Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) through a concerted effort that identifies Small Business firms, notifies them of potential projects through a variety of methods, and mentors firms to help them expand their capabilities.

Tarlton's 2021 diverse project spend (1st tier) was 20.4% of our total project spend -- the highest in our history.