Having started his business in 1971, Carlton had witnessed incredible growth in this region. He had many accomplishments which have benefited this county and surrounding areas. Some of his accomplishments include Camelot, the first condominiums in Monroe, Vineyard Point, one of the first condominium projects on Lake Norman, Metro Medical, one of Union County’s first medical communities, Industrial Ventures I and II, which brought new business to the area and provided new buildings for 65 other businesses, and many retail facilities including The Tyson Center, Corporate Square, and Shops at Nottingham Plaza.
Carlton always played an active role in the development of Union County by serving in many different roles. He had served as Secretary and Vice President for the Chamber of Commerce, was the In-Kind Contractor for the construction of a new Hospice House in Union County, on the Jury Commission, was past Chairman of the Union County Planning Board, served on the Union County Tourism Board, was a charter member of the Union County Kiwanis Club, and a past member of the Union County Rotary Club. In addition, Carlton was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002, inducted into the Business Hall of Fame in 2004 by the Union County Chamber, he was recognized as Realtor of the Year and as Homebuilder of the Year, and was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Union County Chamber of Commerce in 2017.
His business accomplishments are too numerous to list them all but his attitude of “giving back” is what set him apart from others in the industry. His recent donation to South Piedmont Community College led to the unveiling of the new Tyson Family Center for Technology which allows SPCC to strengthen technical and vocational training for our future generation. He also received the Humanitarian Award and a key to the city from Richfield, NC, from his donation of land to the city for a park which benefited the students of Richfield Elementary School.
Through everything he did, Carlton stayed true to his commitment to providing the best service possible to all clients through The Tyson Group Companies.