Corey was born on a farm in rural Shelby County, Illinois where his family raised grain and cattle, along with operating a tiling business. Growing up entrenched in the family farm nurtured Corey’s passion for agriculture, which is still alive today. After college, he held a position in sales with the world’s largest drainage tile manufacturer. Shortly thereafter, he decided to start his own drainage supply company which he still owns and operates today. Corey’s wide-ranging knowledge of drainage materials and applications along with his extensive network of industry professionals assists DIGS’ clients today with their land improvement projects.
Corey’s responsibility as CEO is to streamline DIGS’ proprietary processes in order to maximize efficiencies for all involved in our clients’ land improvement projects. Corey is fundamentally involved in day to day operations, client relations, material procurement, vendor relations, and much more. In his career, he has been responsible for over 100,000 acres of land improvements in dozens of states and multiple countries. These improvements range from ditch cleanings and waterway construction to watershed projects which amass 1,000’s of contiguous acres of holistic drainage improvements.
Corey has been awarded for his outstanding sales performance by Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., received a Merit Award for his work with Land Improvement Contractors Association, and has been recognized by “Who’s Who in America” – Entrepreneurs. Corey is a member of the Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association, Illinois Association of Drainage Districts, and Illinois Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Quint Shambaugh Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Theodore J. “Quint” Shambaugh V was born and raised on his family’s farm just north of Cerro Gordo, IL. After graduating from Purdue University, and before co-founding DIGS Associates, he founded and developed his own drainage water management company.
For over a decade, Quint was the primary driver that led all aspects of a business which oversaw and implemented surface water management, sub-surface drainage systems, earthmoving, RTK based topographic mapping, computer aided tile design, and a myriad of other services. Quint prospected and cultivated a client based that stretched across central Illinois and included thousands of acres. He consulted, prepared, and interpreted professionally engineered plans, as well as personally designing over 50,000 acres of agricultural drainage plans.
While building his drainage water management business, Quint was an operator/partner on his family’s 6th generation farm. They raise conventional corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa. In addition, Quint played an integral role in transitioning a portion of the farm to organic production which produces organic corn, soybeans, sunflowers, canola, and wheat. Quint has taken the patience and determination that is necessary to be involved in agriculture and brought that same tenacity to DIGS Associates.
Quint’s responsibility as a founding partner and Chairman of the Board at DIGS Associates is to guide the overall mission of DIGS Associates. Quint is heavily focused on DIGS proprietary technology, institutional investor relations, finance, project management, engineering, constructability, sustainability/conservation, business development, and sub-contractor relations. Since starting DIGS, Quint has been intrinsically involved with over 100,000 acres of land improvements across the continental United States and multiple countries. These improvements range from ditch cleanings and waterway construction to watershed projects which amass 1,000’s of contiguous acres of holistic drainage improvements.
Quint enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He’s currently a member of the Land Improvement Contractors Association of Illinois, the Illinois Association of Drainage Districts, and the Illinois Farm Bureau. He is the former Vice Chairman of the Agricultural Watershed Institute, and former Chair of the Macon, Piatt, and Dewitt University of Illinois Extension Council.
DIGS Associates is a seasoned team of specialized experts and management consultants offering a groundbreaking approach to drainage water management. Our team implements the most equitable, efficient, and sustainable solutions that help increase your profitability and stewardship. We empower you to grow stronger by making informed decisions through innovative solutions rooted in integrity.