Central Research Inc. (CRI) was founded by Johnny Dillard, PhD, a retired Marine Corps Officer, Vietnam Veteran, and Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel.

We provide management and financial services solutions to the federal, state, and commercial sectors. Our growth and success reflect our ability to deliver customized business solutions in a quality- and client-focused environment.

CRI’s expansion under Johnny’s leadership included a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business certification by the Center for Veterans Enterprise and an 8(a) certification by the Small Business Administration – all of which led to INC 5000 recognition of our company for six years in a row.

CRI has continued to grow from our small business roots and is currently a large business enterprise headquartered in Lowell, AR with eight satellite state offices.

Dr. Dillard and his son, Scott Dillard, worked to build Central Research into a strong, vibrant business dedicated to employing Veterans and disabled Veterans.

As President & CEO Scott Dillard’s leadership carries on the company’s founding values and service commitments.

Financial Services & Solutions

  • Improper Payment, Identify Theft, & Fraud Reduction
    • Deceased Data Screening & Validation
    • Human Audits & Verification
    • Official Documentation Processing
    • Locator Searches (Beneficiary Contact Information)
    • Recovery
  • Contact/Call Center
  • Debt Collection

Management Services & Solutions

  • Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act
  • Legal/Paralegal and Litigation Support
  • Records and Document Management
  • File Operations
  • Program and Project Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Mail Operations
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Specialized Information Technology Support
  • Systems Engineering and Integration
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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 […]