Tarr, LLC is one of the largest west coast distributors of commodity and specialty chemicals.

About Tarr

Tarr, LLC is full-service independent distributor of chemicals. As a customer-focused company, we value superior service and innovation in everything that we do. Our (unofficial) motto, “No job is too big, too small, or too challenging.” Portland, Oregon is home to corporate headquarters and our Pacific Northwest bulk & packaging center. We also have a warehouse and sales offices near Seattle; laboratories and a full bulk, packaging distribution facility in Phoenix; and a national network of top suppliers and local agents. These strategic locations enable Tarr to service the western US and the Pacific Rim. Some 95% of Tarr orders are delivered by our own trucks and drivers.

Founded in 1955 in Portland as Priestley Oil, Tarr was bought and renamed by former President and CEO Byron Tarr in 1980. Byron’s son Skip Tarr began his career with the company in 1981 and was named president in 1996. In 2003, Skip purchased the company assets to form a new company, Tarr, LLC.

Tarr is a founding member of OmniChem, the national network of independent distributors with 96 distribution facilities across North America. This alliance ensures fast, local service anywhere you are. In addition, we have implemented a Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2015, that fits together with Responsible Distribution™, our Environmental Health and Safety program required of all National Association of Chemical Distributors. These two systems insure that Tarr provides quality products and a safe working environment.

At Tarr, we’re proud of our full half-century of service, because only superior service will ensure that we remain the strongest independent distributor on the West Coast. Talk to a Tarr sales rep, and you’re talking to a full-time, fully-trained specialist who’s ready to help you meet your budget, specs and schedule.