We are Blalock
The Story of Blalock is a True American Success Story.
More than eighty years ago Charles L. Blalock built the business that would grow into Blalock Companies. In 1935, Charlie founded Blalock Lumber Company with a portable sawmill and quickly expanded to include a permanent mill in Sevierville. Over the next several years, Charlie and his wife Blanche continued to develop their business with help from family and friends.
In 1950, Charlie built his first concrete plant that would later become Blalock Ready Mix. The plant, which is still in operation today, was constructed on the banks of the Little Pigeon River in Sevierville. Blanche took over the operation as plant manager and dispatcher.
In 1963, Charlie joined his sons in forming Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc., a new venture dedicated to road construction. Charlie, Bryan, and Sid managed this young company, with Jim joining them upon his graduation from the University of Tennessee. In the mid-1970’s, Charlie decided to turn over the daily operations of the companies to his sons. By this time, Charles Blalock & Sons had expanded to include an asphalt division, concrete structures division, and a utilities division. Blalock Lumber Company was selling ready-mix concrete and concrete block, and Blalock Hardware sold other building materials and hardware to area contractors.
Today, the companies that Charlie began are still going strong, employing more than 700 people. Our operations divisions include highway and bridge construction, site excavation and utilities, asphalt paving and production, ready mix concrete production, concrete and precast construction, equipment rentals, and building material sales. We are qualified for state and federal Department of Transportation work and have completed numerous large transportation projects throughout the Southeast, including SmartFix 40, the largest highway contract ever awarded in Tennessee. In addition, we are a leader in commercial and residential site preparations, providing services ranging from initial clearing and grading to final paving.
What Guides Us
Doing the Job Right
Our mission is to meet your expectations safely and efficiently. For more than 80 years, we’ve been committed to bringing prosperity to our employees, clients, and community by honoring our guiding principles:
We Focus on You
We build strong partnerships to determine customer expectations. We achieve customer satisfaction by delivering the expected products and services on time and within budget.
We Strive for Measurable Improvement
We encourage initiative and innovation. We seek out and apply progressive technology to build for tomorrow and best serve our customers today.
We Work as a Team
We foster team building, practice effective communications, and encourage openness and candor.
People Are Our Greatest Strength
We invest in our team’s professional development. We insist on safety, integrity, accountability, and professional competence.
Professional Ethics Guide Our Decisions
We address both the economic and environmental consequences of our decisions. We conduct our business to maintain the public trust and the respect of our customers.
We’re One of the Best Construction Organizations in Business Today.
Our integrity, passion, and commitment to quality drives our success.
OUR COMMUNITY MATTERS
Our business was built with support from our community—and we’re passionate about giving back. We’re proud to work with the great folks at the following charities and organizations:
- Leadership Sevier
- Keep Sevier Beautiful
- Mountain Tough
- Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund
- Cure Finders, Alzheimer’s Association
- American Cancer Society
- Friends of the Smokies
- Boys and Girls Club
- Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
- Boy Scouts of America
- East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
- Special Olympics
- All Sevier County Schools and Athletic Programs
- Tennessee Concrete Association
- Tennessee Road Builders Association
- Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee
- Associated General Contractors of Tennessee
- National Ready Mix Concrete Association
- National Precast Concrete Association
- American Concrete Pumping Association