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Sevier County Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'20
Company
Phone
Website
Total employees
FT/PT
Sector
Description
Parent company
'19 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Year founded
1The Dollywood Company1
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800-DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
4,500
NA/NA
Entertainment, hospitality
Theme parks, water parks, lodging, dinner shows, theaters
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
NA
Eugene Naughton
Eugene Naughton
Craig Ross
President, The Dollywood Company
President, The Dollywood Company
President
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
$160M
Dr. Jack A. Parton
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 & Sons
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 manufacture/paving
NA
NA
NA
Jim Blalock
President
1962
5Collier Restaurant Group4
P.O. Box 6369
Sevierville, TN 37864
865-428-1823
collierrestaurantgroup.com
770
NA/NA
Hospitality
Flapjacks Pancake Cabin, TGIFridays, Golden Corral, Smoky's Pancake Cabin, Corkys BBQ, Smokey Mtn Pancake house, The Melting Pot, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Quaker Steak & Lube
NA
NA
NA
Brent Collier
Elise Massey
Beau Massey
Royce Pruitt
Cary Zimmerman
Gina McReynolds
Robert Maples
Lori Collier
Danny Koontz
Owners
1968
6Sevier County Government5
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
7Club Wyndham Great Smokies Lodge
1425 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
865-286-6480
wyndhamdestinations.com
6202
NA/NA
Hospitality
Vacation resort operations and sales of vacation ownership interests
Wyndham Destinations
Orlando, FL
NA
Dusty Tonkin
Executive vice president
1966
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 and Waterparks
Sevierville, TN
NA
Pete Tennis
General manager
2008
9LeConte Medical Center
742 Middle Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-446-7000
lecontemedicalcenter.com
5996
NA/NA
Medical
Hospital
Covenant Health
Knoxville, TN
$109M
Gaye Jolly
President, CAO7
1965
10City of Sevierville
120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-5504
seviervilletn.org
520
273/247
Government
City government
NA
NA
NA
Robert Fox
Russell G. Treadway
Mayor
City administrator
1795
11Ole Smoky Distillery
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
12City of Pigeon Forge
3221 Rena St.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-453-9061
cityofpigeonforge.com
414
314/100
Government
City government
NA
NA
NA
Earlene Teaster
David Wear
City manager
Mayor
1783
13Ripley's in the Smokies
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
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
15City of Gatlinburg
1230 E. Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-1400
gatlinburgtn.gov
305
233/72
Government
City government
NA
NA
NA
Cindy Cameron Ogle
Mike Werner
City manager
Mayor
1945
16Great 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
NA, DC
NA
Cassius Cash
Superintendent
1934
1 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country, lodging properties, and dinner shows; 2 Information from 2019 survey; 3 Mailing address, Multiple plant locations and facilities; 4 Includes Collier Restaurant Group, Smoky Mountain Resorts, Collier Wine Group; 5 Source declined to participate. Information from the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce; 6 Total employees includes contract employees; 7 Jim VanderSteeg, President and CEO of Covenant Health; 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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