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Sevier County Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'21
Company
Phone
Website
Total employees
FT/PT
Sector
Description
Parent company
'20 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Year founded
1The Dollywood Company1
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800-DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
4,000
NA/NA
Entertainment, hospitality
Theme parks, water parks, lodging, dinner shows, theaters
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
NA
Eugene Naughton
President, The Dollywood Company
1986
2Sevier County Schools
226 Cedar St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-4671
sevier.org
3,000
2,500/500
Government
Public education system
NA
NA
$162M
Stephanie Huskey
Interim director of schools
1890
3Tanger Outlet Center Sevierville 2
1645 Parkway, Ste. 960
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-1053
tangeroutlet.com/sevierville
2,500
NA/NA
Retail trade
Retail outlet shopping center
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
Greensboro, NC
NA
Terri Dempsey
Property manager
NA
4Charles Blalock & Sons2
PO Box 47503
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-2808
blalockcompanies.com
840
NA/NA
Construction
Highway, bridge construction, commercial site preparation, asphalt and ready mix concrete manufacturer/paving
NA
NA
NA
Jim Blalock
President
1962
5Collier Restaurant Group4
P.O. Box 6369
Sevierville, TN 37864
865-428-1823
collierrestaurantgroup.com
700
NA/NA
Hospitality
Restaurant operations, management
NA
NA
NA
Royce Pruitt
Cary Zimmerman
Beau Massey
Gina McReynolds
Robert Maples
Elise Massey
Lori Collier
Brent Collier
Danny Koontz
CFO
CEO
President
COO
COO
Owner
Owner
Owner
Owner
1968
6LeConte Medical Center
742 Middle Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-446-7000
lecontemedicalcenter.com
6535
NA/NA
Medical
Hospital
Covenant Health
Knoxville, TN
$111M
Gaye Jolly
President, CAO6
1965
7Sevier County Government7
125 Court Ave.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-774-3613
seviercountytn.org
650
NA/NA
Government
County government
NA
NA
NA
Larry Waters
County mayor
1794
8Wilderness at the Smokies
1424 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
865-428-5770
wildernessatthesmokies.com
600
NA/NA
Service
Hotel and water park resort
Wilderness Resorts
Wisconsin Dells, WI
NA
Pete Tennis
General manager
2008
9City of Sevierville
120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-5504
seviervilletn.org
524
305/219
Government
City government
NA
NA
NA
Robert Fox
Russell G. Treadway
Mayor
City administrator
1795
10Ole Smoky Distillery2
101 Bruce Street
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-436-6995
olesmoky.com
500
NA/NA
Beverage distillery
Moonshine and whiskey distillery
Ole Smoky Distillery LLC
Sevierville, TN
NA
Robert Hall
Joe Baker
Cory Cottongim
CEO
Founder
Founder
2010
11Ripley's in the Smokies2
800 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5096
ripleys.com/gatlinburg
405
NA/NA
Entertainment
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley's Odditorium, Ripley's 5D Moving Theater, Ripley's Haunted Adventure, Ripley's Mirror Maze
Ripley Entertainment
Orlando, FL
NA
Ryan DeSear
General manager USA attraction operations
NA
12City of Pigeon Forge
3221 Rena St.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-453-9061
cityofpigeonforge.com
387
316/71
Government
City government
NA
NA
NA
Earlene Teaster
David Wear
City manager
Mayor
1783
13City of Gatlinburg
1230 E. Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-1400
gatlinburgtn.gov
336
252/84
Government
City government
NA
NA
NA
Cindy Cameron Ogle
Mike Werner
City manager
Mayor
1945
14Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park
1001 Parkway, Ste. 2
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5423
obergatlinburg.com
316
290/26
Entertainment
Aerial tramway, mountain coaster, slide, chairlift, indoor ice skating and bumper cars, shopping, restaurant/lounge, skiing, snowboarding, tubing
NA
NA
NA
The Anders Family
Owners
1973
15Great Smoky Mountains National Park8
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-1200
nps.gov/grsm
290
222/689
Service
National park
National Park Service
Washington, DC
NA
Cassius Cash
Superintendent
1934
16Club Wyndham Great Smokies Lodge
1425 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
865-286-6480
wyndhamdestinations.com
50
NA/NA
Hospitality
Vacation resort operations and sales of vacation ownership interests
Travel + Leisure Co.
Orlando, FL
NA
Bryan Dixon
VP, resort regional, regional operation
1966
1 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country, lodging properties, and dinner show; 2 Source declined to participate. Information from 2020 survey; 3 Mailing address, Multiple plant locations and facilities; 4 Includes Collier Restaurant Group, Smoky Mountain Resorts, Collier Wine Group; 5 Total employees includes contract employees. 2020 admissions includes newborns. 2020 outpatient visits includes emergency room visits; 6 Jim VanderSteeg, President and CEO of Covenant Health; 7 Source declined to participate. Information from the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce; 8 Extends across 800 sq. miles in Tennessee and North Carolina; 9 Temporary employees, 46 seasonal, 22 term
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebookoflists.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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