DIGSpeak - December - 2015


Real Estate:

Featured Listing

8785 Old Indian Hill Road

Indian Hill | $1,695,000

Stunning stone/slate/stucco transitional contemporary on one of the finest streets in Indian Hill. 4 BR/5+1 BA on over 2 mostly flat acres with spectacular pool, built-in 5-car garage, 5 fireplaces, wine cellar, 21’ vaulted/beamed ceilings, walls of glass, greenhouse, covered lanai, his & hers master baths & dressing rooms and much more.

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Construction  2015:

Our Construction team,  headed by Tom Allison (celebrating 10 years at DIGS in 2016) and Josh Koch improved the lives of over 24 families in 2015 by successfully completing numerous new kitchens and bathrooms,  2 amazing pools, 14 landscaping projects, 2 spectacular home additions, each in excess of 2,000 square feet and 3 whole-house renovations. 


Design 2015:

Our Design group was busy delivering client delight in 2015 as well, Led by Brian Gibson and John Harrison - we served over 50 clients last year - with projects ranging from tweaking a room's worth of furniture, to designing and furnishing numerous homes & condos from top-to-bottom.

In addition to serving clients throughout Cincinnati & Northern KY, our designers were busy making the world more beautiful - one home at a time - in California, Florida, Michigan, Colorado, New Hampshire, New York, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington D. C. 

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Call DIGS to set up a consultation with a talented member from our team.
513-533-DIGS (3447)


DIGS 2015 Year in Review

2016 will ring in DIGS 12th year.  Time flies when you work with caring and talented people doing exceptional work for discerning clients. We continue, as we have every year since our inception, to grow in size and skill.  We look forward to all of the new opportunities 2016 will bring and to making new friends along the way.

 In 2015 we celebrated the 10th anniversary  of 2 key DIGS teammates:  Annette Askam (Director of Design & Construction Project Management) and Brian Gibson (Principal Designer), both of whom are star players in our happy homemaking band.  

In 2016  we look forward to celebrating the career of our designer-extraordinaire, John Harrison.  The Haile Foundation and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music are hard at work preparing to publish a coffee-table book (to benefit CCM) titled: "home" which features much of John's interior design work for some of the most discerning clients in Cincinnati and across the country. 

We dig what we do.


Our Real Estate team continues to thrive as does our roster of happy buyer and seller clients. In 2015 we represented 92 clients with over $35,000,000 of real estate transactions throughout Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky which  ranks us in the top 25 of all agents in the region (out of nearly 5,000). The DIGSGroup @ Comey & Shepherd includes David Wellinghoff, Mariza Cohen, Lisa Williams, Kim Merrell, Marti Schuler, Hank Wagner and Lori Wellinghoff. We work hard, 7-days-a-week to ensure our clients achieve their home buying and selling goals via our best-of-class marketing, active listening, extensive research, adroit networking, astute negotiating and innate compassion.  We take our responsibilities very seriously, but not ourselves - every once in a while you just have to giggle - and our multilingual maven, Mariza Cohen, can communicate (and giggle) fluently in 4 languages.  

Our late-breaking 2015 news in the real estate realm is Robbin Hastie-Gilligan honored us by joining our team.  Robbin, an active Realtor for over 36 years, brings us indispensable counsel, wisdom and connections.  Robbin has semi-retired from "the biz", but is still a licensed agent (with Buckingham Properties, a Comey & Shepherd sister brokerage) and is contributing mightily by connecting us with her vast network to help bring stunning properties to the market and to grow our roster of happy home buyers and sellers.  We dig Robbin the most to say the least - if you are lucky enough to know her - please reach out and help welcome her aboard (email: Robbin@DIGS-home.com). 

DIGS Construction team is delighted to share that we completed a top-to-bottom renovation and redecoration of The Jesuit House - the happy home of 20 priests who help make our community a better place to live and worship.  Jesuits are known for being exceptionally intellectual - making us especially proud that they chose DIGS to make their house a home.  Another notable project in 2015 was being tapped by savvy clients with extensive previous renovation experience to perform a comprehensive restoration including architecturally-sensitive additions to their early 1900's era river-stone & cedar-shake cottage (don't let the term cottage fool you - this was a sizable residence).  We are beyond happy to report that this home is now one of the finest (and most livable) in Cincinnati and getting to know this wonderful family is one of our many blessings in 2015.  



Thank you for reading along and for being a part of our cheering squad.  the best client we can ever serve is one you are kind enough to refer to us. Thank you for thinking of DIGS and the DIGSGroup @ Comey & Shepherd whenever a family member, friend or colleague is in need of real estate representation, interior or exterior design/decorating or construction for renovations, additions or a brand new custom-built home. As always, our services can be tapped individually or in any combination.

All of us at DIGS wish you and yours continued good health and happiness in 2016.  "May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility."


DIGS one-stop-shop approach appeals to people seeking a firm that offers everything necessary to make a house a home. Find It. Buy It. Sell It. Plan It. Design It. Decorate It. Renovate It. Add-On To It. Landscape It. You Name IT. DIGS DOES IT. A proven success with thousands of satisfied clients, DIGS' services can be engaged ala carte or in any combination including: real estate buyer & seller representation, interior/exterior design/decorating and construction services for renovations, additions, kitchens, baths or a brand-new custom home. DIGS works hard (and smart) to ensure the process of selling, acquiring or reinventing one's digs is as enjoyable as the end result. Our motto speaks to our passion for performance: On Time. On Budget. On Account Of Nobody Else Was Doing It.