Carlton founded Indian River Land Company, Inc. in 1969. In 1988 Carlton turned over ownership of the family real estate business to his son, daughter, and nephew. Carlton and his wife, Hilda, reside in Georgetown.
Carlton has developed more than fifty communities and projects in lower Delaware. He has been active in civic, church and community organizations. Carlton Spent over 29 years with youth programs specifically as coach and building chairman of Georgetown Little League.
He is currently a founder and Chairman of the Board for Historic Georgetown Association an organization responsible for the restored Georgetown Train Station and is currently involved with the revitalization of Kimmeytown. Carlton has always been actively involved in the community and has served on numerous committees county and statewide. Carlton also enjoys spending time with his two grown children and his three grandchildren.