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Knoxville-Area Private Employers1 Ranked According to Area Employees
Rank
'16
'15CompanyPhone
Website
Local employees
Sector
Description
Parent company
Top local executive
Locally established
12The Dollywood Company2
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800 DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
4,000
Service
Amusement parks
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
Craig Ross
President
1986
21K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
3,393
Retail trade
Grocery stores
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
Mickey Blazer
Executive vice president
1955
33Pilot Flying J
5508 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-588-7487
pilotflyingj.com
1,841
Retail trade
Travel centers, convenience stores
NA
NA
Jimmy Haslam
CEO
1958
46Jewelry 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
55Summit Medical Group
1225 E. Weisgarber Road, Ste. 200
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-4747
summitmedical.com; summithealthcare.com
1,489
Service, health care
Physician group
NA
NA
Ed G. Curtis
CEO
1995
64Copper Cellar Corp.
3001 E. Industrial Parkway
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-673-3400
coppercellar.com
1,400
Service
Full-service restaurants: Copper Cellar, Calhoun's, Chesapeake's, Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse, Smoky Mountain Brewery
NA
NA
Michael D. Chase
Owner
1975
77Burleson Brands3
6025 Brookvale Lane, Ste. 206
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-584-7779
burlesonbrands.com
975
Service
Full-service restaurants: Aubrey's, Sunspot, Bistro by the Tracks, Barley's Taproom, Stefano's Pizza, drink, Fieldhouse Social, The Crown and Goose
NA
NA
Randy Burleson
Owner
1992
811Collier Restaurant Group
P.O. Box 6369
Sevierville, TN 37864
865-428-1823
collierrestaurantgroup.com
950
Service
Restaurant operations, management: Flapjacks Pancake Cabins, The Melting Pot, T.G.I. Fridays, Golden Corral, Gatti's Pizza, Corky's BBQ
NA
NA
Royce Pruitt
Cary Zimmerman
CFO
CEO
1968
912Ingles Markets
P.O. Box 6676
Asheville, NC 28816
828-669-2941
ingles-markets.com
914
Retail trade
Grocery stores
Ingles Markets Inc.
Asheville, NC
Rusty Reed
District manager
1963
108Southeast Foods Co./Pennant Foods
310 Corporate Drive, Ste. 103
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-691-1393
wenburgerknoxville.com
876
Service
Fast food restaurants, Wendy's franchisee
Brockway Moran & Partners
Boca Raton, FL
Tina Hertzel
CFO
1979
11NRWeigel Stores
3100 Weigel Lane
Powell, TN 37849
865-938-2042
weigels.com
835
Retail trade
Service stations and convenience stores
Weigel Stores
Powell, TN
William "Bill" Weigel
Ken McMullen
Owner, chairman
President
1935
12NRDeRoyal Industries
200 DeBusk Lane
Powell, TN 37849
865-938-7828
deroyal.com
766
Manufacturing
Medical supply manufacturing
NA
NA
Pete DeBusk
Chairman
1973
1316Charles Blalock & Sons
419 Robert Henderson Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-2808
blalockcompanies.com
690
Manufacturing
Heavy highway and bridge construction; manufacturer of asphalt, ready mix concrete
NA
NA
Sid Blalock
Jim Blalock
CEO
President
1962
1410Shoney's of Knoxville
Main Office, 9720 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-690-6331
shoneysknox.com
683
Service
Family restaurant, Shoney's franchisee
NA
NA
Roy Leslie
President, CEO
1962
1515Radio Systems Corp.
10427 PetSafe Way
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-5404
petsafe.net
682
Consumer packaged goods
Consumer pet products and services
NA
NA
Willie Wallace
CEO
1991
1614Rural Metro - Tennessee
10140 Gallow Point Drive
Knoxville, TN 37931
865-573-5779
ruralmetrosouth.com/locations/tennessee/east-tennessee.html
651
Service, health care
Fire and emergency medical services
American Medical Response
Greenwood Village, CO
Christopher Blach
Regional director
1977
1713Belk
2801 W. Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
704-357-1000
belk.com
644
Retail trade
Department stores
Belk
Charlotte, NC
Matthew Dutton
Vice president, regional manager
1919
1 Excluding nonprofits; 2 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country; 3 Formerly Aubrey's Restaurants. Source declined to participate. Information from Knoxville Chamber
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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