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7090 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Location: Headquarters

Main Tel: 863-326-6510
Toll Free: 800-357-8842
Fax: 863-326-6734

Timothy Villar
Tel: 863-326-6510

Kellie Cussoni
Tel: 504-454-1737

Gail Carroll
Tel: 863-326-6510


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Gulf View Research, LLC.
Primary Business Activities

Focus Groups/Qualitative Facilities
Data Collection
Research Service Provider
Moderator Services
Field Management Services

Qualitative Research Specialties

Gulf View Research specializes in the following types of qualitative research activities:

  • Focus groups
  • Pre-recruits
  • Malls
  • Audits
  • Intercepts
  • Legal
  • Music and media
  • Mystery shops

We have two New Orleans style focus group suites with all the state of the art equipment and a wonderful location.


We specialize in field work, focus groups and large study groups.

We also conduct field interviews.

Mission Statement

Top quality research, quick turnaround, we treat our clients as if they are the only one!

Company History

We started as Gulf State Research Center in 1984 in Baton Rouge, LA. We then branched out in New Orleans, Tampa, Orlando, and Houston.

We currently cover New Orleans, Tampa, Orlando and Baton Rouge.

Central Telephone Center/Call Center

Gulf Center Research currently maintains an 8 station, CATI-equipped (Sawtooth) call center. The programming of CATI surveys is outsourced to a trusted programming partner.

We maintain a robust 1 to 4 supervisor to interviewer ratio.

At any one time, approximately 10% of our interviewers are at the "executive" level.

Mall Locations

We maintain several enclosed mall facilities for research purposes.

Our mall facilities are near several major retailers, such as:

  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Dillards
  • JCPenny
  • Kmart
  • Sears
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart

Our mall facilities are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment, including:

  • Computers
  • Separate interviewing rooms
  • Useable kitchens

New Orleans Mall Location

Clear View Mall
4426 Veteran's Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006

Tel: 505-454-1737
Fax: 504-454-2461
Contact: Kellie Gussoni

Orlando & Tampa Mall Location

Eagle Ridge Mall
7090 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Tel: 863-326-6510
Contact: Tim Villar

Focus Group Facility - New Orleans

Gulf View Research maintains a focus group facility in New Orleans, LA.

Below are the dimensions of our focus group facilities (facility one and facility two):

Viewing Seats

Our focus group facilities are equipped with everything to ensure that your project is a success, including:

Recording Media

  • VHS Tape
  • DVD
  • Audio Cassette
  • Audio CD

Experienced Staff

  • Focus Group Moderators
  • In-Depth Interviewers

Compuer Usability Lab

"We are the only operating Focus Group Suites in New Orleans at this time."

Large Scale Testing & Interviewing Facilities

Gulf View Research also maintains a large-scale testing and interviewing facility that can accomidate up to 36 interviewees.

The facility is equipped with:

  • PCs
  • One-Way Mirror
  • Test Kitchen
  • Recording Equipment
Other Services

We are also experienced in conducting:

  • Mystery shops
  • In-store demonstrations
  • Taste tests
  • Door-to-door interviews
  • Intercept interviews

Gulf View Research also recruits participants for the following types of research studies and activities:

  • In-house focus groups
  • Third-party focus groups
  • One-on-one in-depth interviews
  • Business panels
  • Central location studies
  • Music groups
  • Mock juries
  • Large placements or huts
Other Information

Gulf View Research also regularly engages in other research activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Attitudinal Studies
  • Benchmarking
  • Brand Equity & Related Studies
  • Concept Testing
  • Forecasting & Trend Research
  • New Product Testing
  • Omnibus Studies
  • Political & Social Polling
  • Satisfaction Studies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Test Markets
  • Usability Studies
  • We are currently the only Focus Group Facility in New Orleans operating at this time.

  • We cover all the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Biloxi area.

  • We also do field work with all types of research

  • We invite everyone to participate in the help and rebuilding of New Orleans one project at a time.

  • We have been in business since 1984 with 24 great years of service around New Orleans.


Client list is currently confidential.

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