Serving Our Community
BrightRidge has proudly served electricity and energy-related services to the citizens of Washington County, as well as parts of Carter, Sullivan, and Greene Counties since 1945.
Historically, Johnson City was a train depot. Today, Johnson City is a prosperous location for business and community in Northeast Tennessee. Johnson City is home to East Tennessee State University and the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. The City is surrounded by beautiful mountains and trees, which provide beautiful scenery especially in the summer and fall seasons. The annual Blue Plum Festival in downtown Johnson City offers a variety of arts, crafts, foods, and cultural music. Within minutes from Johnson City are beautiful lakes Watauga, South Holston, Boone, and Fort Patrick Henry. These lakes provide many outdoor summer activities, including Lakeside Cinemas during summer months for friends and family at Winged Deer Park conveniently located off Highway 11-E.
A quick drive down the road from Johnson City will bring you to the Town of Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town and home to the International Storytelling Center. Each year, thousands visit Jonesborough for an exciting weekend of storytelling. Town residents work hard to maintain the authenticity of Tennessee’s oldest town, while continuing to promote business and community. The Town thrives with local shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions. You may even consider slipping and sliding at Wetland’s Water Park, located just minutes from Main Street, Jonesborough.
Another interesting Northeast Tennessee attraction is The Gray Fossil Site, located minutes from Exit 13 off Interstate 26. The Gray Fossil Site contains very well-preserved animal and plant remains dating about 4 – 8 million years old. The new museum and visitor center actually overlooks an actual dig area. While there, you can also visit the Hands ON! Discovery Center, an interactive museum for families to enjoy.
BrightRidge employees are not only dedicated to serving you the electricity you need, but we are dedicated to serving our community through volunteering, community service, and special events. Our Volunteer Committee consists of a group of employees representing each department at BrightRidge.
The BrightRidge Volunteer Committee is responsible for reviewing requests for assistance from local charities. Since being formed in 2004, the Committee has held silent auctions, raffles, bake sales, luncheons and developed a company cookbook to raise funds. One hundred percent of these funds have been used to purchase Christmas gifts and warm clothes for underprivileged children, host children’s Christmas parties, assist with Special Olympics and make donations to our local United Way. Under the leadership of the Volunteer Committee, BrightRidge employees also participated in the 2007 and 2008 Dragon Boat Festival to raise money for the Mountain States Health Alliance Niswonger Children’s Hospital, did a wiring project at the Coalition for Kids, painted lines on the Boys Scout parking lot, held a party for Adult Day Services, passed out candy at the Christmas parades and even chopped and delivered twelve loads of firewood to the Johnson City Good Samaritan agency to be distributed to low income families using wood for heat. BrightRidge employees are always willing to do their part when it comes to assisting the needs of others in our community. For more information contact HR at (423) 952-5184.