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Knoxville firm and Dream Big winner Strata-G sold to employees

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Strata-G founder Dan Hurst talks about selling the company to his employees.

Knoxville News Sentinel

For the first time in 18 years, Strata-G founder Dan Hurst has just one decision to make: finding and conserving 100 acres of land meant for Strata-G employees to enjoy. 

It’s a transition for someone who, as a small-business owner, made thousands of decisions year in and year out. 

Ranked as the largest veteran-owned business in East Tennessee by the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Book of Lists, Strata-G has been sold by Hurst to two longtime vice presidents.

Elliott Barnett will take on operations as CEO, and John Patterson will handle business development and growth as president. 

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From left, Dan Hurst, Darrell Daugherty and John Patterson pose for a portrait at their company, Strata-G, the largest veteran-owned business in East Tennessee, on Aug. 2, 2020. Hurst has sold the company to employees Patterson

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