Season 2, Session 2: Bob Kipp, President CGA

Bob Kipp’s Personal Interview Provides Insight Into Overcoming Opposition In Our Industry


Robert Kipp has served as President of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) since the organizations inception in 2001.  Since 2001, the CGA has grown to represent more than 1,600 national members and as many as 2,000 members within the 64 regional CGA organizations throughout the United States and Canada.  The CGA is now considered the leading organization aiming to reduce damage to the underground infrastructure.

Season 2, Session 1: Do You Really Believe You Can Go “HIT FREE” in 2015 (5 Steps That Lead To Zero) [Podcast]

Believe Mountain

In this episode, you will discover:


  • How to get crews to actually go HIT FREE
  • Welcome To The New Dig Season!
  • The improved 2015 show format and the added value we bring.
  • The New Maximize Excellence Segment.
  • A thought provoking, challenge question for you (Just keeping’ it real Mate!).
  • A road map down to zero damages
  • Learn how to build good habits with your crews

Season 1, Session 8: “The Safest Ditch Is One That No One Has To Go Into” Charlie Patterson, Pipe Gator



In an effort to make every excavation “The Safest Ditch” and “One That No One Has To Go Into”, rice farmer turned pipeliner, turned inventor  Charlie Patterson joins DigBy and Joe “In the Dig”. They discuss Charlie’s new invention called Pipe Gator.

Season 1, Session 7: Six Steps To Avoid Trench Cave-Ins with Ditch Digger Extraordinaire Brad Barringer

BRSIncSession 007 of “In The Dig” show is dedicated to the families of those who have died in excavation cave-in accidents. Particularly the three men featured in this podcast.  Oscar Portillo,  Selvan Zelaya and in an accident many years earlier, Barnett Reeves.

Season 1, Session 6: SM&P to Baker-Peterson, Steve Baker Still Makin’ His Mark!

From his days at SM&P to today at Baker-Peterson, Steve Baker is still “making his mark” on the damage prevention industry!

BakerPetersonIn this session of “In The Dig”, DigBy and Joe interview Steve Baker. Steve is a living legend in the damage prevention industry.

Season 1, Session 5: NC811’s East Coast–West Coast Hip Hop Rivalry with Louis Panzer & DigBy Marks!


Louis Panzer, Executive Director of North Carolina 811 join DigBy and Joe “In The Dig”.

Listen as DigBy and Joe, interview Louis, who received the 2013 Ron Olitsky New Member of the Year Award from the Common Ground Alliance (CGA).

Season 1, Session 4: Loretta Rosenmayer of INTREN is “In The Dig” with Matt Turk and DigBy Marks

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In This Session of “In The Dig”, DigBy and Joe Interview Loretta Rosenmayer and Matt Turk of INTREN. Listen as Loretta, founder and CEO of INTREN relates a personal “near death”  damage prevention experience in her company.

Season 1, Session 3: “In The Dig” with Cliff Meidl


DigBy and Joe Welcome Cliff Meidl,
In The Dig“!

Cliff Meidl was a 19 year old college student working hard in the construction industry to earn his tuition. He hoped to start his own plumbing business someday.

That dream was derailed by 10 years of surgery, recovery and physical therapy after the horrible excavation accident that changed his life forever.

Season 1, Session 2: “In The Dig” with Mark Frost


Mark Frost is without a doubt a thought leader regarding utility damage prevention in our nation. As Executive Director of the Illinois One-Call Center (JULIE) he has de facto responsibility for the states damage prevention program.