Central Research, Inc. is a Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) certified, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and is Vietnam-Veteran Owned. CRI has offices and program locations in eight states and provides services to seventeen different federal and state agencies and organizations. With business operations since 2006, CRI is one of the fastest growing small business federal contractors in the country over the last three years and has been on the INC 5000 fastest growing private companies list for the past six years.

​CRI was founded by Johnny Dillard, PhD, a retired Marine Corps officer and Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Dillard and his son, Scott Dillard, have worked to build Central Research into a strong, vibrant business dedicated to employing Veterans and disabled Veterans. Our growth and success reflects our commitment to deliver customized business solutions in a quality and client-focused environment.

Financial Services and Solutions

  • Contact/Call Center and Fee and Debt Collection
  • Fraud, Waste, Abuse & Improper Payment Reduction

Management and Professional Solutions

  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA)
  • Legal/Paralegal and Litigation Support
  • Records and Document Management
  • File Operations
  • Program and Project Management
  • Contract Administration

Logistics and Life Cycle Support Services

  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Mail Operations

Data and Information Solutions

  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Specialized Information Technology Support
  • Systems Engineering and Integration
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CRI Names Gus Bell as Chief Operating Officer

March 5, 2018 LOWELL, AR. – Central Research, Inc., a Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business is pleased to announce the appointment of Gus Bell as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Bell will assume responsibilities on March 5, 2018. Gus Bell has 40 years of proven leadership and management experience […]

CRI Names Don Taylor as Chief Strategy Officer

February 1, 2018 LOWELL, AR. – Central Research, Inc., a Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business is pleased to announce the appointment of ARM industry veteran Don Taylor as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Don joins CRI with 40 years of experience in the ARM industry and he is also a […]

Northwest Arkansas Remains in Top Five List of Best Places to Live in the U.S.

CRI’s headquarters are located in Lowell, Arkansas, just ten miles away from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fayetteville has been ranked within the top five best places to live in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Places to Live” report. Please view Fayetteville Flyer’s article or see below. Fayetteville remains in top […]

Career Opportunities Available

January 26, 2017 ​We have exciting Career opportunities available immediately! ​Due to company expansion we are looking for talented, dedicated individuals to fill multiple Customer Service positions within our organization. If you would like employment that rewards you for your hard work and offers advancement please visit the careers section for complete job descriptions. The […]

Operation H.O.G.

December 11, 2014 ​ Central Research supports U.S. Military service members with care packages. ​ Lowell, Arkansas, November 20, 2014 – Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude) was created in 2011 by Central Research employees as a way to say thank you to our U.S. Military service members that will be serving away from their home […]

Spirit of Rogers-Lowell Award Recipient

March 14, 2014 ​ Lowell, Arkansas – On March 14, 2014, Central Research Inc. (Central Research) received the 2013 Spirit of Rogers-Lowell Award. This honor was bestowed upon Central Research by the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce in recognition of their significant contribution to the betterment of the community. Central Research was recognized for giving above […]

Northwest Arkansas Toys for Tots Coin Collection Contest

October 1, 2013 ​ Lowell, Arkansas – Central Research Inc. (CRI) has served as the headquarters for the Northwest Arkansas donation center for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots foundation over the past few years. Donation efforts for this year’s event totaled 12,403 toys and were distributed among 6,277 children throughout Benton and Washington counties […]

CRI Named Finalist for National Award Recognizing Veteran-Friendly Small Businesses

May 7, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and Spike TV’s Hire A Vet campaign today named Lowell government contractor Central Research, Inc. one of eight finalists in the Small Business Tournament of Veteran Champions. The public now has the chance to vote to help identify the […]