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Knoxville-Area Minority-Owned Businesses Ranked By Number of Local Employees
Rank
'16
'15Company
Phone
Website
Local employees
Type of business% Minority owned
Owner
Minority designation1
Certifying organization2
Top local executive
Year founded
11Spectra Tech
132 Jefferson Court
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-7210
spectratechinc.com
100
Engineering, nuclear, environmental services
100%
Dr. Loong Yong
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
TMSDC
Dr. Loong Yong
President
1995
23TVisionary Solutions
2553 Quality Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931
865-482-8670
vs-llc.com
48
Disposition and recovery/reuse of waste and other end of life materials; motor carrier services; tracking, training, technical services for packaging and disposal
70%
Cavanaugh Mims
Debra "Dee" Markelonis
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
SBA
Cavanaugh Mims
Debra "Dee" Markelonis
President, CEO
Chief Operating Officer
1998
32East Tennessee Mechanical Contractors
109 Bertrand St., NE
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-522-6108
etmccorp.com
30
Facility maintenance management, energy audit/energy savings performance, vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance, staff augmentation, training
100%
NA
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
SDB/DBE - business owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons
TDOT
Mark S. Deathridge
President, CEO
1978
45Always Moore Janitorial Service
141 N. Martinwood Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-272-9422
alwaysmoore.com
29
Janitorial and maintenance services for residential and commercial clients
100%
Delnise Moore
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
WBE - at least 51% or more of the business is women-owned, managed, and controlled
SBA
Delnise Moore
President, CEO
2008
57TMCH Corp.
995 Highway 11 S.
Sweetwater, TN 37874
888-534-1729
mchcorp.com
21
Data storage and security solutions, installation of wired and wireless networks, hosted exchange solutions
100%
Michael Hamilton
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
SDB/DBE - business owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons
Other
SBA
Michael Hamilton
CEO
1998
69Edwards Supply Co.
315 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-1766
edwardssupply.com
20
Full line electrical distributor
51%
Tracie Miller
NA
NA
Tracie Miller
Jack Dyer
CEO
President
1988
7NRBoston Government Services
2532 Jones Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771
866-730-7353
bgs-llc.com
19
Information management and IT support, project controls and project support, technical services
NA
Harry Boston
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
SBA
Harry Boston
President
2007
8NRDCS Electronics
1911 Big Springs Road
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-9517
dcsfabshop.com
14
Custom design-build integrator and precision metal fabricator
100%
Christine Teran Mundy Combs
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
SDB/DBE - business owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons
WBE - at least 51% or more of the business is women-owned, managed, and controlled
TMSDC
Christine Teran Mundy Combs
President
1985
910NAI Knoxville
10101 Sherrill Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-3030
naiknoxville.com
13
Commercial real estate brokerage support: retail, office, industrial, investment brokerage, property and asset management, consulting
100%
Maribel Koella
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
WBE - at least 51% or more of the business is women-owned, managed, and controlled
Other
WBENC, NMSDC, SBA, MBE
Maribel Koella
President, principal broker
1983
10NRDiligence Security & Training
P.O. Box 6526
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-809-5180
diligencesecurity.com
12
Our mission is to assist businesses and individuals in being proactive with their security and self defense needs. Diligence Security and Training provides Armed and Unarmed security guard services, specializing in special event security, and are NRA and State Certified trainers providing guard training classes, handgun safety/handgun carry permit classes, Refuse to be a Victim and other Personal Safety Classes, and a provider of non-lethal self-defense tools (stun guns and pepper spray, etc) "Services and Training Targeted To Your Needs.
100%
Denise Howell
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
SDB/DBE - business owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons
WBE - at least 51% or more of the business is women-owned, managed, and controlled
SBA
Denise Howell
Founder, CEO
2008
1012Expoquip
6636 Central Ave. Pike, Ste. A1
Knoxville, TN 37912
865-219-8133
expoquip.com
12
Supplier of heavy equipment and replacement parts and components for the construction, earth moving, mining industries
75%
Jorge Sanabria
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
SDB/DBE - business owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons
SBA, TDOT
Jorge Sanabria
President
1998
10Fleming Machine & Welding Shop
834 N. Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-546-4844
flemingmachineshop.com
12
Machine shop services, welding (TIG, MIG, STICK), brazing, laser & water jet services
51%
Leona Fleming
WBE - at least 51% or more of the business is women-owned, managed, and controlled
WBENC
Stanley Fleming
Supervisor
1982
13NRVentry, LLC
123 Center Park Drive, Ste. 117
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-392-5922
ventry1.com
8
Facilities management, information technology, contract and project management, staff augmentation, website development and hosting
100%
Mei Ling Davis
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
SDB/DBE - business owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons
WBE - at least 51% or more of the business is women-owned, managed, and controlled
SBA
Mei Ling Davis
Owner
2011
1 MBE: owned by US citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic, or Native American. SDB/DBE: business owned or controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons. DVBE: a sole proprietorship or partnership at least 51 percent owned by one or more disabled veterans. WBE: woman-owned business enterprise where at least 51 percent of business is owned or controlled by women; 2 TMSDC: TN Minority Supplier Development Council. SBA: Small Business Administration. TDOT: TN Department of Transportation. TNUCP: TN Uniform Certification Program. WBENC: Women's Business Enterprise National Council
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites, Governor's Office of Business Diversity, Knox County Supplier Diversity office. NA=not applicable or not available. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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