About Us

Tarlton and Son disrupts the construction industry with an award-winning mentality, unique Frame-2-Finish solution, and unmatched work ethic to win.


In 1977, Tom Tarlton started a lathing business out of his backyard to earn a living for his family. His son, Tommy started working for the company on the scaffolding crew.


Tarlton and Son, Inc. is a single source provider for your Frame-2-Finish wall solution. Hiring one subcontractor to provide complete vertical wall assembly will reduce build time and produce the BEST VALUE.


  • Metal Stud Framing
  • Lath
  • Plaster
  • Scaffolding
  • Gypsum Board
  • Painting
  • Wall Coverings
  • Waterproofing
  • Specialty Coatings
  • Doors, Frames & Hardware

Tarlton and Son Inc. is committed to its reputation as a safe place to work.

Top safety records. A commitment to excellence and Quality workmanship for generations. They’re what Tarlton and Son Inc. is known for — and they’re the qualities that make the company one of the best in the industry.


La Entrada de Santa Barbara

Paso Robles Ag Career Tech Facility

New Hollister Courthouse

Children’s Hospital Medical Office Building


Outstanding Performance
UCSB San Joaquin Apartments – North Village Clusters 1, 2, 3, and 4

“On behalf of Harper Construction Company we would is to express our sincere appreciation for a job well done by the entire Tarlton & Son team on the UCSB SJA North Village project. This project presented us with some difficult challenges with other trades along the way but you and your team went above and beyond in working with us to come up with solutions to keep the project moving forward. You also provided your own high quality lath & plaster work without any problems or delays. The Harper team really appreciated it.”

Rich Davies, Sr. Project Manager

Acknowledgment of Superior Performance – Mission Oak High School

“Harris Construction would like to thank Tarlton and Son Project Supervisor Jim Baptista for exceptional performance on the Tulare Third – Mission Oak High School. Jim’s professionalism and expertise was a true asset to the successful completion of this project. Harris Construction looks forward to working with Jim and Tarlton and Son in the future.”

Ryan Diel, Project Manager
Keith Schiebelhut, Project Superintendent
Matt Davies, Project Administrator
George Ellis, Project Superintendent
Harris Construction Co., Inc.

Children’s Hospital Central California – Professional Center Building Expansion

“G. L. Bruno Associates, Inc. would like to express our appreciation for the performance displayed by your company on the above mentioned project, both administratively and in the field. The project would not have been such a success without the dedication and relentless efforts that were contributed by your company. G. L. Bruno Associates, Inc. is proud to have had you on our team for this project and we look forward to doing more business together in the future.”

Mike Bogna, VP Construction
G. L. Bruno Associates, Inc.

Compliment – CSUF Student Recreation Center

“I just wanted to write a letter commending you and your staff on the CSUF Student Recreation Center project. I must admit that I am totally impressed by the work product that you are providing for the University and for the accommodating spirit that Tarlton and Son has had on this project. It makes me extremely proud to bear witness to this work effort and I look forward to a rapid completion with you. I know that your father must be very proud of you and you of your staff, and rest assured that I am extremely proud of you. Great job, Tommy.”

Dwight G. Nelson
Lewis C. Nelson and Sons, Inc.

Certificate of Appreciation

In Recognition of the Outstanding Performance reflected by the Quality, Innovation and Teamwork on the following project:
Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino

Bill Hendrickson, Project Manager
Rob Moore, President
Big-D Construction

Letter of Appreciation – CRMC Medical Office Building Project

“On behalf of Matt Construction, we would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc. for the professional work performed on the CRMC Medical Office Building project. We appreciate your dedication, integrity and teamwork approach to help successfully complete the project on schedule and within the client’s budget.

Your ability to perform this work professionally while maintaining positive, strong working relationships with all parties is recognized by Matt Construction and the client. We appreciate your help in accomplishing our goal and look forward to working with Tarlton and Son, Inc. in the future.”

Steyan Garcia, Assistant Project Manager
Matt Construction Corporation