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Knoxville-Area Minority-Owned Businesses Ranked By Number of Local Employees
Rank
'18
'17Company
Phone
Website
Local employees
Type of business% Minority owned
Owner
Minority designation1
Certifying organization2
Top local executive
Year founded
1NRGEM Technologies
2033 Castaic Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-560-9434
gemtechnologiesinc.com
173
GEM Technologies, Inc. is a Minority-Owned, Small Disadvantaged Business located within 15 minutes of the Y-12 National Security Complex. Since 1994 we have supported the Department of Energy’s federal and commercial operations in construction, environmental, engineering, and technical service areas, while also managing prime contracts in Anderson, Blount, and Knox counties.
100%
Michael Evans
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
Minority Business Development Agency
Michael Evans
President, CEO
1994
21Spectra Tech, Inc.
132 Jefferson Court
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-7210
spectratechinc.com
128
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
3NRCompassionate Care Home Health
900 E. Woodland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-444-1426
compassionatecarehomehealth.net/
120
We provide an array of services to meet the needs of the individuals we serve- from residential homes to in-home supports. Compassionate Care services are specially designed to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities realize a life of independence and self-determination. Our innovative programs transform goals of living independently and dreams of being active members in the community into reality. As part of our commitment to the individuals we serve, we help all involved- the individual, their family, and Compassionate Care staff contribute to an environment of success and fulfillment. Compassionate Care Home Health is proud to have some of the most dedicated, skilled, and innovative health and human services professionals in the industry. We invite you to meet out team.
84%
Isaac, RN Wachira
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
Tennessee Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DIDD).
Isaac Wachira
Founder/President/Executive Director
2012
45Boston Government Services (BGS)
105 Mitchell Road, Ste. 101
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-272-8400
bgs-llc.com
43
An award-winning solutions firm providing Project Management Services, Nuclear Engineering and Security, Operational Cyber Security, and strategically aligned IT.
100%
Harry Boston
SDB/DBE - business owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons
SBA
Harry Boston
President
2007
53Always Moore Janitorial Service
141 N. Martinwood Road #12
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-272-9422
alwaysmoore.com
34
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
66MCH Corporation
995 Highway 11 S.
Sweetwater, TN 37874
888-534-1729
mchcorp.com
23
IT security solutions, web application penetration testing, network vulnerability assessments, and information management 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, TDOT
Michael Hamilton
CEO
1998
74East Tennessee Mechanical Contractors
109 Bertrand St., NE
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-522-6108
etmccorp.com
21
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
8NRCity Shuttle
P.O. Box 5378
Knoxville, TN 37928
865-637-3800
NA
18
Shuttle service for Knox County Schools
100%
NA
WBE - at least 51% or more of the business is women-owned, managed, and controlled
NA
Vickie Holmes
NA
2004
97Edwards Supply Co.
315 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-1766
edwardssupply.com
17
Full line electrical distributor
51%
Tracie Miller
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
TSMSDC and WBENC
Tracie Miller
Jack Dyer
David Miller
CEO
President
Operations Manager
1988
10NRGem Care Staffing
10820 Murdock Drive, Ste. 101
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-560-9891
gemcareinc.com
15
Staffing and recruiting
90%
Romaine Evans
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
NMSDC
Romaine Evans
Owner
2005
118DCS 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
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. MBDA: Minority Business Development Agency
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 Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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