The 100 Largest Companies In Kentucky For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 4 months ago

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If you live in Kentucky and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in Kentucky’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquartered in Kentucky.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of Kentucky’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Pizza Hut
  2. Yum! Brands
  3. Kindred Healthcare
  4. Texas Roadhouse
  5. Humana
  6. Papa John’s International
  7. INOAC USA Inc
  8. Iga Express
  9. Almost Family Inc
  10. Lexmark

Pizza Hut comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the . We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

How we identified the biggest companies in Kentucky

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in Kentucky with at least 100 employees. That left us with 368 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in Kentucky.

As it turns out, Pizza Hut looks to the be the biggest company in Kentucky clocking in with 300,000 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in Kentucky ranked.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Kentucky job scene here:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Kentucky

Rank Company City Employees
1 Pizza Hut Louisville 300,000
2 Yum! Brands Louisville 90,000
3 Kindred Healthcare Louisville 76,650
4 Texas Roadhouse Louisville 52,500
5 Humana Louisville 51,600
6 Papa John’s International Louisville 23,100
7 INOAC USA Inc Bardstown 20,000
8 Iga Express Bowling Green 16,000
9 Almost Family Inc Louisville 15,500
10 Lexmark Lexington 14,000
11 Harrodsburg Health & Rehabilitation Center Harrodsburg 13,957
12 Norton Healthcare Louisville 12,910
13 GE Appliances Louisville 12,000
14 Columbia Sussex Crestview Hills 10,000
15 Atria Senior Living Louisville 9,327
16 St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood 9,200
17 University of Louisville Louisville 7,710
18 Tempur Sealy International Lexington 7,300
19 Ashland Covington 7,000
20 Toyota Visitor Center – Kentucky Georgetown 6,500
21 Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Bowling Green 6,000
22 Fazoli’s Lexington 5,500
23 Valvoline Lexington 5,150
24 PharMerica Louisville 5,100
25 Brown-Forman Louisville 4,570
26 Signature HealthCARE Louisville 4,037
27 Churchill Downs Louisville 4,000
28 Pikeville Medical Center Pikeville 3,600
29 LG&E and KU Louisville 3,507
30 Commonwealth Health Bowling Green 3,313
31 Balluff Florence 3,210
32 Corporex Covington 3,000
33 School Bus Garage Shepherdsville 3,000
34 Saint Joseph Hospital Lexington 3,000
35 WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIV CREDIT UNION Bowling Green 3,000
36 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond 2,890
37 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights 2,520
38 Thorntons Louisville 2,500
39 Fruit of the Loom Bowling Green 2,480
40 SGS Louisville 2,343
41 Thomas Industries Inc Louisville 2,250
42 Crump William J Jr MD Providence 2,100
43 Interlock Industries Louisville 2,000
44 Management Cleaning Controls Louisville 2,000
45 Excel Services Paducah 1,947
46 Toyotetsu America Inc Somerset 1,943
47 Diagnostic Imaging Center – The Medical Centre Bowling Green 1,900
48 Presbyterian Church Louisville 1,830
49 Griffin Industries Cold Spring 1,800
50 Transfreight Erlanger 1,700
51 Toyota Tsusho America Georgetown 1,695
52 Castellini Newport 1,609
53 Hendricks Regional Health Danville 1,600
54 R. J. Corman Railroad Group Nicholasville 1,600
55 King’s Daughters Medical Center Ashland 1,581
56 DAV Newport 1,577
57 A&W Restaurants Lexington 1,500
58 Kentucky Derby Hosiery Co Inc Hopkinsville 1,500
59 Springstone Louisville 1,477
60 SSW Holding Company Inc Elizabethtown 1,476
61 Owensboro Health Owensboro 1,440
62 Outdoor Venture Stearns 1,439
63 Evergreen Rehabilitation Louisville 1,400
64 UofL Physicians Louisville 1,380
65 Marquette Transportation Paducah 1,375
66 North American Stainless Ghent 1,362
67 Jones Plastic and Engineering Jeffersontown 1,310
68 MUBEA USA Florence 1,301
69 TECT Fort Mitchell 1,300
70 Verst Logistics Walton 1,300
71 Methodist Hospital Henderson 1,300
72 Hines Group Owensboro 1,283
73 Landmark Community Newspapers Shelbyville 1,280
74 Norton Audubon Hospital Louisville 1,242
75 GIBBS DIE CASTING Henderson 1,234
76 The Courier-Journal Louisville 1,201
77 Bluegrass.org Lexington 1,200
78 St. Claire Regional Medical Center Morehead 1,200
79 Paschall Truck Lines Murray 1,150
80 Farm Credit Mid-America Louisville 1,150
81 Branscum Construction Company/Robins & Morton A Joint Venture Russell Springs 1,127
82 Murray Hospital Murray 1,110
83 Family Roots Watterson Park 1,099
84 Data Control Group Shelbyville 1,091
85 HINKLE CONTRACTING Paris 1,053
86 Whayne Walker Cat Louisville 1,050
87 Catlettsburg Refining LLC Catlettsburg 1,042
88 Sam Swope Auto Group Louisville 1,027
89 James Marine Inc Paducah 1,007
90 Road & Rail Services Louisville 1,005
91 Stephens Pipe & Steel Russell Springs 1,000
92 Commonwealth Hotels Florence 1,000
93 Steel Technologies Louisville 1,000
94 SITEX Henderson 1,000
95 Taco Tico Lexington 1,000
96 Paragon Rehabilitation Louisville 1,000
97 Community Trust Ban Pikeville 996
98 Holley Performance Products Bowling Green 988
99 Lexington Clinic Lexington 974
100 Logan Aluminum Russellville 960

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