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Knoxville-Area Minority-Owned Businesses Ranked By Number of Local Employees
Rank
'15
'14Company
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
205
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
24East Tennessee Mechanical Contractors3
109 Bertrand St., NE
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-522-6108
etmccorp.com
39
Facility maintenance management, energy audit/energy savings performance, vehicle and heavy equipmt. 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
TN Governor's Office of Diversity Business, TMSDC, TDOT
Mark S. Deathridge
President, CEO
1978
35LeGacy Resource Corp.3
1936 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-5955
legacycorporation.net
37
Consulting company primarily focused on government services with core competencies in admin. and technical, HR, personnel security, procurement support
100%
Charles Crowe
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
TMSDC
Charles Crowe
President, CEO
2003
36Visionary Solutions
2553 Quality Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931
865-482-8670
vs-llc.com
37
Disposition and recovery/ reuse of waste and other end of life materials; motor carrier services; tracking, training, technical svcs. 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
57Always Moore Janitorial Service3
141 N. Martinwood Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-755-8145
alwaysmoore.com
26
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
NA
Delnise Moore
President, CEO
2008
68Scientific Sales3
130 Valley Court
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-9332
scisale.com
25
Distributor of laboratory supplies, safety products, first aid and environmental instrumentation, prescription safety eye wear, instrument calibration services
100%
Vicki Dyer
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
TMSDC
Vicki Dyer
President, CEO
1987
72ES&H Inc. (Environmental, Safety & Health Inc.)
940 Sanctuary Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-671-2374
eshinc.com
20
Civil and environmental construction, OSHA/EPA regulatory consulting, safety training, disaster response
100%
Bill Garibay
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
State of TN; SBA; TDOT
Bill Garibay
President, CEO
1997
79MCH Corp.
995 Highway 11 S
Sweetwater, TN 37874
888-534-1729
mchcorp.com
20
Data storage & security solutions, installation of wired & wireless networks, hosted exchange solutions
100%
Michael Hamilton
NA
SBA
Michael Hamilton
CEO
1998
910Edwards Supply Co.
315 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-1766
edwardssupply.com
18
Full line electrical distributor
51%
Tracie Rucker
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
TriState Minority Supplier Development Council, State of Tennessee
Tracie Rucker
Jack Dyer
CEO
President
1988
1014TNAI Knoxville
10101 Sherrill Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-3030
naiknoxville.com
17
Commercial real estate brokerage support: retail, office, industrial, investment brokerage, property & 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
MBE, MWBE, WBE, NMSDC,WBENC
Maribel Koella
President, principal broker
1983
11NRMarc Nelson Denim
700 E. Depot Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-924-6272
marcnelsondenim.com
11
Design and manufacture of men's and women's apparel and accessories
100%
Marcus Hall
MBE - owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American
KAUL
Marcus Hall
Owner
2011
1212TExpoquip
6636 Central Ave. Pike, Ste. 102
Knoxville, TN 37912
865-219-8133
expoquip.com
10
Supplier of heavy equipment & 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
Other
SBA, TDOT, Governer's Office of DBE
Jorge Sanabria
President
1998
1311Fleming Machine & Welding Shop
834 N. Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-546-4844
flemingmachineshop.com
9
Machine Shop Services, Welding(TIG,MIG,STICK),brazing of a Variety of materials. We offer Laser & Water Jet services as well.
55%
Leona Fleming
WBE - at least 51% or more of the business is women-owned, managed, and controlled
WBENC Woman Business Enterprise National Council, Governors Office of Diversity Business Enterprise
Stanley Fleming
Supervisor
1982
1414TApex Office Supply and Design Co.
120 Administration Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-482-7878
apexofficesupplyanddesign.com
7
Office & janitorial supplies, office furniture
100%
Betty Hurt
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
U.S. Business Leadership Network
Betty Hurt
President
1979
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 & economically disadvantaged persons. DVBE: a sole proprietorship or partnership at least 51% owned by one or more disabled veterans. WBE: woman-owned business enterprise where at least 51% of business is owned or controlled by women; 2 TMSDC: TN Minority Supplier Development Council. SBA: Small Business Admin. TDOT: TN Dept. of Transportation. TNUCP: TN Uniform Certification Program. WBENC: Women's Business Enterprise Nat'l Council; 3 Source declined to participate. Information from 2014 survey
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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