About CRI

Central Research Inc. (CRI) provides management and financial service solutions to federal, state and commercial sectors.

Founded in 2002 by Scott Dillard and his late father Johnny Dillard, PhD, a retired Marine Corps Officer, Vietnam Veteran and Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel, the two worked to build CRI from a Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business to the large federal contractor, small business mentor and recognized industry leader it has become today. The company has multiple locations across North America, including headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas, and a Washington, D.C.-metro office.

Mission Statement

To create value for our customers by being a trusted partner and premier provider of innovative products and services.


We are dedicated to the success of our customers, employees and community.


INTEGRITY – We conduct our business in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
QUALITY – We are dedicated to providing outstanding products and services that deliver premium value to our customers.
INNOVATION – We continually strive to seek out the best ideas and apply world-class technology.
ACCOUNTABILITY – We honor our commitments and take pride in our work.
TEAMWORK – We embrace collaboration to achieve a desired outcome.
COMMUNITY – We are committed to being good citizens, supporting the needs of our customers, employees and neighbors.

Contract Vehicles

  • 8(a) STARS II – # GS00Q17GWD2300
  • GSA Schedule 36 – # 47QSMA19D08PP