Josh In Business

A graduate of the University of Kentucky in 1995, Josh Tarter has gained a vast amount of professional experience since receiving his bachelor’s degree.


Upon joining Tarter LLC in June 1996, Josh Tarter took on a manager role. In 2011, he gained an ownership role. While serving in this role, Josh has been responsible for growing this privately held corporation from a family-owned business to a world-class manufacturing organization.


Using the Kaizen Theory of Management, which means a gradual and steady improvement to maximize potential, Josh Tarter built incredible customer service that helped his business penetrate the market even further. He also integrated technology into many different locations, proactively pursued design changes that would better meet the needs of the customer, and drove operational excellence by executing strategies that maximize savings and contributions to overall business goals. His work so far has improved productivity, quality, and efficiency at Tarter LLC, while also reducing inventory and cost basis.


Josh Tarter also helped grow the start-up, Stateline Steel in Columbia, KY as Owner/Operator. He has since passed on the day-to-day responsibilities to focus on two new start-ups, to be announced in the coming months, while still maintaining an ownership position.


As the President at Stateline Steel, Josh Tarter has combined financial and business planning with tactical execution to optimize long-term gains in performance, revenues, and profitability. He not only improved the company’s efficiency, he also he also reduced the cost of the business’ operation.

Josh’s Passions

The outdoors have always called to Josh with their siren song, and that’s probably why Park City, Utah has become a second home to him. Whether he’s hiking, skiing, mountain biking, or sledding up and down the back mountain trails, Josh finds his release from the business world in the Wasatch Mountains.


Josh not only lives in Park City, but will also be launching his newest ventures from the Silicon Slopes in the near future. Check back soon to learn these exciting announcements.

Josh in Real Estate

Following the 2008 market crash, Josh believed that the recession would be temporary and saw a potential in commercial and residential real estate, and invested aggressively in the Park City market. As this market has since become one of the fastest growing real estate markets in the country, Josh’s hunch paid off.


In addition, Josh also owns commercial, forest, residential and farmland in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Florida.