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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 J3
5508 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-588-7487
pilotflyingj.com
1,893
Retail trade
Travel centers, convenience centers
NA
NA
Jimmy Haslam
CEO
1958
46Copper Cellar Corp.
3001 E. Industrial Parkway
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-673-3400
coppercellar.com
1,576
Service
Full-service restaurants: Copper Cellar, Calhoun's, Chesapeake's, Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse, Smoky Mountain Brewery
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 Brands4
5401 Kingston Pike, Bldg. 1, Ste. 280
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
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
98Collier Restaurant Group
P.O. Box 6369
Sevierville, TN 37864
865-428-1823
collierrestaurantgroup.com
900
Service
Restaurant operations, management5
NA
NA
Royce Pruitt
Cary Zimmerman
Beau Massey
CFO
CEO
COO
1968
1010Southeast Foods Co./Pennant Foods6
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
11NRQuality Home Health
117 Center Park Drive, Ste. 130
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-531-0016
qualityhomehealth.com
800
Service
Home health care agency
NA
NA
Thom Mills
Administrator
1983
1212DeRoyal Industries
200 DeBusk Lane
Powell, TN 37849
865-938-7828
deroyal.com
747
Manufacturing
Medical supply manufacturing
NA
NA
Pete DeBusk
Chairman
1973
1313Charles Blalock & Sons
419 Robert Henderson Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-2808
blalockcompanies.com
740
Manufacturing
Heavy highway and bridge construction; manufacturer of asphalt, ready mix concrete
NA
NA
Sid Blalock
Jim Blalock
CEO
President
1962
149Ingles 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
15NROrthoTennessee7
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
1615Radio Systems Corp.
10427 PetSafe Way
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-5404
radiosystemscorporation.com
705
Consumer packaged goods
Consumer pet products and services
NA
NA
Willie Wallace
CEO
1991
17NRBush Brothers & Co.8
1016 E. Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-588-7685
bushbeans.com
650
Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products
NA
NA
Drew Everett
Tom Ferriter
Chairman
CEO, President
1908
1 Excluding nonprofits; 2 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country; 3 In October 2017, Berkshire Hathaway acquired a stake in Pilot Flying J. Over a six-year period, Berkshire Hathaway plans to increase their ownership stake to eighty percent; 4 Source declined to participate. Information from Knoxville Chamber; 5 Flapjacks Pancake Cabins, The Melting Pot, T.G.I. Fridays, Golden Corral, Quaker Steak & Lube, Old Chicago Pizza, Corky's BBQ, Smoky Mountain Pancake House, Smoky's Pancake Cabin, Riverslanding Campground; 6 Source declined to participate. Information from 2016 survey; 7 Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, Maryville Orthopaedic Clinic, University Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgeons of Oak Ridge; 8 Source declined to participate. Information from East Tennessee Economic Development Agency
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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