L&E Research Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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November 20, 2014

L&E Research, a Raleigh, NC-based business founded in 1984, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Started by Lynne and Ed Eggers in 1984 as a two-person, home-based business, L&E has grown to become one of the largest fieldwork firms in the U.S., operating eight focus group facilities in seven cities.

The Eggers’s early success in Raleigh was, as Lynne Eggers was fond of saying, “built on the three simple bedrock principles of great recruiting, great recruiting and great recruiting.”

After 20 successful years, the Eggers stepped down in 2004 when Brett Watkins, formerly with Management Research and Planning Corp., took over as President. In the years since, L&E has exploded, opening new focus group facilities in Tampa in 2010; Charlotte and St. Louis in 2013; and Cincinnati, Baltimore and Columbus (OH) in 2014. This growth resulted in L&E Research being named to the 2014 Inc. 5000 list.

According to Watkins, “Our success is largely because two things: the foundation of a client-focused culture created by Lynne and Ed from day one… and by our on-going commitment to recruit, hire and train the best staff in the research industry.”

About L&E Research

L&E Research provides focus group facilities and services in mid-major markets in the Southeast and Midwest, offering a diverse alternative to the over-researched major markets. L&E Research connects clients with customers, consumers, medical professionals, patients, business professionals, and more – for virtually any market research project. They make efficient and accurate connections through the ongoing development of L&E’s software and technology solutions.