DIGS Associates

 "Setting a HIGHER Standard for Drainage Water Management" 


At DIGS Associates, we took every fiber of our journey and implemented our experiences and expertise into developing the industry's only company that sets the highest standard in drainage water management.

Quint Shambaugh


I was born and raised in Cerro Gordo, IL and currently reside in Monticello, IL.

After graduating from Purdue University, and before co-founding DIGS Associates, I founded and built my own drainage water management company.  We had humble beginnings, but have grown into a regional service provider that handles surface water management, sub-surface drainage systems, earthmoving, RTK based topographic mapping, computer design, and a myriad of other services. 

I’m also proud to be an operator/partner on our 6th generation family farm.  We raise corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa.  As anyone in agricultural knows, it takes patience and determination to be actively involved in agriculture.  I’ve taken valuable lessons and continue to develop my character from my experiences on the farm. 

Growing a business and being directly involved with landowners, farmers, a family farm, and other contractors has given me a unique perspective.  I enjoy finding solutions to problems and finding new ways to look and decipher adverse situations.

When I have spare time I spend it with my wife and daughter.  Unfortunately, spare time is few and far between because work is my hobby, and I’m always looking to improve my craft.  I’m currently a member of the Land Improvement Contractors Association of Illinois, the Illinois Farm Bureau, Vice Chairman of the Agricultural Watershed Institute, and Chair of the Macon, Piatt, and Dewitt University of Illinois Extension Council.

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Corey D. Getz



I was born on a farm in rural Shelby County, Illinois.  In addition to raising corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and cattle our family owned and operated a tiling business that allowed us to improve our own farmland.

I always had a passion for agriculture.  So after college, I found an opportunity with the world’s largest plastic drainage tile manufacturer.  After a few years - prior to co-founding DIGS Associates - I decided to start my own drainage supply company.  Today I still own and operate the company that provides services, materials, and equipment for farm drainage needs across the Midwest.

My company provides drainage tile and related materials, equipment for installation, RTK GPS equipment, engineering software, and more.  I have had the opportunity to work with local farmers, land owners, farm managers, governmental agencies, contractors, material and equipment manufacturers, trade associations, and other industry leaders. 

There is no better satisfaction for me than to use my experience and networking capabilities to provide a client with the most honest, accurate, and efficient solutions to overcome drainage issues. 

I reside in Mt. Zion, Illinois with my wife and three young daughters.  My wife uses her business degree by managing our marketing and administrative efforts at our drainage supply company and at DIGS Associates.   I am a member of the Macon County and Illinois Farm Bureau.  I also am the Trustee  at my local church.

Tyler Walker, P.E.

Director of Engineering Services

I grew up in Rochester, Illinois where my wife and I live. I studied civil engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, specializing in drainage and structural design. During college, I worked for two consulting engineering firms as well as the Illinois Department of Transportation, assisting with surveying and construction inspection.

Since graduating college, I have worked in a variety of engineering rolls, providing engineering services for large scale road and bridge projects for the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Toll Highway Authority. I have worked for local municipalities and private developers on commercial and residential developments, as well as performing drainage studies on existing properties for landowners.

Through previous experience, my focus has been drainage and erosion control design. I have been involved in a large variety of projects including, water quality management, ditch design, compensatory storage, storm sewer sizing, detention facilities, and subsurface drainage.

I’ve been involved in the agriculture community all my life, and am looking forward to using my engineering experience to provide our clients with efficient and calculated designs.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, family and friends. My hobbies are hunting and training hunting dogs. I am a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau.