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Knoxville-Area Private Employers1 Ranked According to Area Employees
Rank
'15
'14CompanyPhone
Website
Local employees
Sector
Description
Parent company
Top local executive
Locally established
11K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
3,456
Retail trade
Grocery stores
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
Mickey Blazer
Executive VP
1955
22The Dollywood Co.2
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800 DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
3,000
Service
Amusement parks
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
Craig Ross
President
1986
33Pilot Flying J3
5508 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-588-7487
pilotflyingj.com
1,610
Retail trade
Travel centers, convenience stores
NA
NA
Jimmy Haslam
CEO
1958
44Copper Cellar Corp.
3001 E. Industrial Parkway
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-673-3400
coppercellar.com
1,500
Service
Full-service restaurants: Copper Cellar, Calhoun's, Chesapeake's, Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse, Smoky Mountain Brewery
NA
NA
Michael D. Chase
Owner
1975
55Summit Medical Group
1225 E. Weisgarber Road, Ste. 200
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-4747
summitmedical.com; summithealthcare.com
1,416
Service, health care
Physician group
NA
NA
Ed G. Curtis
CEO
1995
67Jewelry Television
9600 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-692-6000
jtv.com
1,200
Retail trade
Home shopping network
Multimedia Commerce Group
Knoxville, TN
Tim Matthews
President, CEO
1993
79Aubrey's Restaurants
6025 Brookvale Lane, Ste. 206
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-584-7779
aubreysrestaurants.com
975
Service
Full-service restaurants: Aubrey's, Sunspot, Bistro by the Tracks, Barley's Taproom, Stefano's Pizza, drink, Fieldhouse Social
NA
NA
Randy Burleson
Owner
1992
88Southeast Foods Co./Pennant Foods
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
911U.S. Cellular Corp.
9731 Cogdill Road
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-8660
uscellular.com
750
Communications
Wireless services provider
U.S. Cellular Corp.
Chicago, IL
Thomas P. Catani
VP, corporate-owned retail sales
1985
1012Shoney's of Knoxville
Main Office, 9720 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-690-6331
shoneysknox.com
705
Service
Family restaurant, Shoney's franchisee
NA
NA
Bill Baugh
President, CEO
1962
1113Collier Restaurant Group
P.O. Box 6369
Sevierville, TN 37864
865-428-1823
collierrestaurantgroup.com
700
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
CFO
NA
1214Ingles Markets
P.O. Box 6676
Asheville, NC 28816
828-669-2941
ingles-markets.com
688
Retail trade
Grocery stores
NA
NA
Rusty Reed
District manager
1963
13NRBelk
2801 W. Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
704-357-1000
belk.com
644
Retail trade
Department stores
Belk
Charlotte, NC
Matthew Dutton
VP, regional mgr., East Tenn.
1919
1410Rural Metro - Tennessee4
10140 Gallow Point Drive
Knoxville, TN 37931
865-573-5779
ruralmetrosouth.com/locations/tennessee/east-tennessee.html
628
Service, health care
Fire and emergency medical services
American Medical Response
Greenwood Village, CO
Erin Downey
Regional director
1977
15NRRadio Systems Corp.
10427 PetSafe Way
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-5404
petsafe.net
625
Manufacturing
Consumer pet products and services
NA
NA
Willie Wallace
CEO
1991
1617Charles Blalock & Sons
419 Robert Henderson Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-2808
blalockcompanies.com
600
Manufacturing
Heavy highway and bridge construction; manufacturer of asphalt, ready mix concrete
NA
NA
Sid Blalock
Jim Blalock
CEO
President
1962
17NRMonterey Mushrooms
19748 Highway 72 North
Loudon, TN 37774
865-458-4611
montereymushrooms.com
585
Agriculture
Production and distribution of fresh mushroom products
Monterey Mushrooms
Watsonville, CA
Dirk Cox
General manager
1977
1 Excluding nonprofits; 2 Includes Dollywood & Dollywood Splash Country; 3 Includes Haslam Family Foundation and/or one-time Corporate Foundation giving; 4 In August 2015, Rural/Metro Corp. was acquired by American Medical Response, headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo.
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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