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Knoxville-Area Private Employers1 Ranked According to Area Employees
Rank
'17
'16CompanyPhone
Website
Local employees
Sector
Description
Parent company
Top local executive
Locally established
11The Dollywood Company2
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800 DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
4,000
Service
Amusement parks, water parks, lodging, dinner theaters
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
Craig Ross
President
1986
22K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
3,328
Retail trade
Grocery stores
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
Ron Tacker
Division executive vice president
1955
33Pilot Flying J
5508 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-588-7487
pilotflyingj.com
1,893
Retail trade
Travel centers, convenience centers
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
Jimmy Haslam
CEO
1958
46Copper Cellar Corp.
3001 E. Industrial Parkway
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-673-3400
coppercellar.com
1,576
Service
Full-service restaurants3
NA
NA
Michael D. Chase
Owner
1975
54Jewelry Television
9600 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-692-6000
jtv.com
1,500
Retail trade
Home shopping network
Multimedia Commerce Group
Knoxville, TN
Tim Matthews
President, CEO
1993
65Summit Medical Group
1225 E. Weisgarber Road, Ste. 200
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-4747
summitmedical.com; summithealthcare.com
1,424
Service, health care
Physician group
NA
NA
Ed G. Curtis
CEO
1995
77Burleson Brands
5401 Kingston Pike, Bldg. 1, Ste. 280
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-584-7779
burlesonbrands.com
975
Service
Full-service restaurants4
Aubrey's Inc.
NA
Randy Burleson
Owner
1992
811Weigel Stores
3100 Weigel Lane
Powell, TN 37849
865-938-2042
weigels.com
950
Retail trade
Service stations and convenience stores
Weigel Stores
Powell, TN
William "Bill" Weigel
Ken McMullen
Owner, chairman
President
1935
910Southeast Foods Co./Pennant Foods5
310 Corporate Drive, Ste. 103
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-691-1393
wenburgerknoxville.com
883
Service
Fast food restaurants, Wendy's franchisee
Brockway Moran & Partners
Boca Raton, FL
Tina Hertzel
CFO
1979
10NRQuality Home Health
9123 Cross Park Dr., Suite 150
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-531-0016
qualityhomehealth.com
800
Service
Home health care agency
NA
NA
Thom Mills
Administrator
1983
1112DeRoyal Industries6
200 DeBusk Lane
Powell, TN 37849
865-938-7828
deroyal.com
747
Manufacturing
Medical supply manufacturing
NA
NA
Pete DeBusk
Chairman
1973
1213Charles Blalock & Sons
PO Box 47507
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-2808
blalockcompanies.com
740
Construction
Highway and bridge construction, commercial site preparation, asphalt manufacture and paving, ready mix concrete manufacture
NA
NA
Sid Blalock, CEO
Jim Blalock
President
1962
139Ingles Markets
P.O. Box 6676
Asheville, NC 28816
828-669-2941
ingles-markets.com
715
Retail trade
Grocery stores
Ingles Markets Inc.
Asheville, NC
Rusty Reed
District manager
1963
14NROrthoTennessee8
256 Fort Sanders West Blvd., Ste. 200
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-769-4545
orthotennessee.com
707
Service
Health care
NA
NA
Jon-David Deeson
CEO
1998
1515Radio Systems Corp.
10427 PetSafe Way
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-5404
radiosystemscorporation.com
705
Manufacturing & Production
Radio Systems Corporation® is a leading manufacturer of pet products with an overall mission to build the most trusted pet brands globally. Our family of brands includes PetSafe®, Invisible Fence® Brand, and SportDOG Brand®.
Radio Systems Corporation
Knoxville, TN
Willie Wallace
CEO
1991
1617Belk Inc.
2801 W. Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
704-357-1000
belk.com
644
Retail trade
Department stores
Belk Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Matthew Dutton
Vice president, regional manager
1919
17NRWilderness at the Smokies
1424 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
865-428-5770
wildernessatthesmokies.com
638
Service
Hotel and water park resort
Wilderness at the Smokies
Sevierville, TN
Phillip Froehlich
Josef Haas
General Manager
Executive vice president, CEO
2008
1 Excluding nonprofits; 2 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country; 3 Copper Cellar, Calhoun's, Chesapeake's, Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse, Smoky Mountain Brewery; 4 Aubrey's, Sunspot, Bistro by the Tracks, Stefano's Pizza, drink, Fieldhouse Social; 5 Source declined to participate. Information from 2016 survey; 6 Source declined to participate. Information from 2017 survey; 7 Mailing address, Multiple plant locations and facilities; 8 Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, Maryville Orthopaedic Clinic, University Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgeons of Oak Ridge
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. Area includes Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union counties. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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