Josh Appelman

Josh Appelman

Founder & CEO, Appelman Capital

Josh Appelman is a dynamic and accomplished entrepreneur with a strong track record of building and scaling successful businesses. Notably, he founded a flooring company in 2009, growing it to generate $10.5 million annually, with nine locations, 52 full-time employees, and over 300 independent flooring contractors. His ventures have reached seven and eight-figure revenues, earning him recognition and awards, including five consecutive years on the Inc. 500/5000 list.

Josh’s real estate portfolio is diverse, encompassing apartment complexes, single-family homes, industrial properties, and self-storage facilities. He excels in both the start-up and growth phases of businesses, leveraging his exceptional fundraising and networking skills to build productive partnerships and drive substantial bottom-line growth. His strategic oversight and valuation expertise have consistently led to impressive financial outcomes.

Known for his integrity and ethical approach, Josh is a skilled negotiator and tech-savvy professional. His leadership and team-building abilities are complemented by his deep market insights, risk management acumen, and thorough understanding of SEC and NASD regulations. These attributes make him a valuable asset to any organization.

Josh’s accomplishments have been recognized with several prestigious awards, including three consecutive years on the Cincinnati Business Courier Fast 55 list, one year on the Big 50, and two consecutive years on the Remodeling Magazine List, along with the Remodeling 550 award.

Beyond his professional achievements, Josh is a devoted husband and father of two. His commitment to his family and community underscores his dedication to excellence in all areas of his life.