Joe Appleton

Joe Appleton joined Batson-Cook in 2005 as a project executive at the urging of his brother, Kevin, now the company’s COO.  He became senior vice president and general manager of the West Point Division in 2009 and accepted his current role as senior vice president and general manager of the Private Commercial – Atlanta Division in 2016. In this role, he carries ultimate responsibility for strategic planning, business development, and construction operations of Batson-Cook’s private commercial work and also manages other tasks essential to the growth of his division and the company at large. 
At one time or another, all four of Joe’s children have worked for the company. His son, Darin, remained with the company and currently serves as a project executive.


  • Birmingham, AL


  • Auburn University, Bachelor of Science in Building Construction
  • Licensed General Contractor, Georgia


  • Wife, Sarah; four children, two grandchildren
  • Exercise and fitness, bicycling, travel, in-town living, and following Auburn sports