Meet Our Executive Team

Welcome to the ‘People’ section, a gateway to the core of DSI’s exceptional team. Here, you’ll meet the talented individuals who breathe life into our commitment to excellence. Our executive team brings together a wealth of experience and passion, driving DSI’s mission to deliver top-tier outdoor living and building products. Get to know the leaders behind our unwavering dedication, their visionary guidance, and their crucial roles in shaping the future of Digger Specialties, Inc.

Loren “Digger” Graber: A Visionary Leader in Outdoor Living

President and Chief Visionary Officer

Loren “Digger” Graber is the visionary founder and driving force behind Digger Specialties, Inc. (DSI), a prominent name in the world of outdoor living and maintenance-free products. In 1984, Digger’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish DSI as a manufacturer of vinyl fencing and various other related maintenance-free products. Since its inception, Digger has been at the forefront of innovation, guiding the company’s efforts to create new and pioneering solutions for the industry.

Under Digger’s leadership, DSI has not only become a major national manufacturer but has also earned the distinction of being the leading manufacturer of aluminum railing for decks and porches in North America. His unwavering commitment to excellence and relentless pursuit of innovation have been the cornerstones of DSI’s success. Digger’s vision and dedication have propelled DSI to the forefront of the industry, where it continues to reshape the landscape of outdoor living with groundbreaking products and a commitment to quality that is second to none.

Lawrence Boyts: Shaping Success in Building Products and Fencing

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

With a remarkable career spanning nearly four decades in the Building Product and Fencing industries, Larry Boyts is a pivotal figure at Digger Specialties, Inc. (DSI). Larry’s journey in this field commenced in 1984, and since then, he has been at the forefront of the industry’s evolution. With a degree from John Brown University under his belt, Larry’s expertise and dedication have been instrumental in shaping DSI’s path to success.

As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing since 2005, Larry brings a wealth of experience to DSI’s leadership team. His dynamic approach to leadership, backed by a deep understanding of the industry, has not only fueled the company’s growth but has also contributed to the success of countless customers. With a talented team by his side, Larry continues to lead DSI in its mission to assist customers in creating value-added products and driving customer profits. His extensive background, including roles as Director of Marketing and Sales Manager, reflects a commitment to excellence and a dedication to serving the needs of customers and partners in the ever-evolving Building Product and Fencing sectors.

Chad Weldy: Pioneering Excellence in Production and Operations

Vice President of Operations

With over 13 years of invaluable experience in the realm of production and operations, Chad Weldy stands as an integral part of the Digger Specialties, Inc. (DSI) team. His journey at DSI commenced in January of 2011 when he joined as the Inside Sales Support Manager. In this role, Chad’s dedication and commitment shone, propelling him to a well-deserved promotion as Vice President of Operations.

Chad’s educational background is testament to his unwavering pursuit of excellence. He has attended business courses at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Business and received training in lean manufacturing and Six Sigma from the American Management Association. His qualifications, coupled with his extensive practical experience, reflect a leader dedicated to driving efficiency, quality, and innovation within the organization. Chad’s contribution to DSI is immeasurable, and his role as Vice President of Operations is a testament to his exceptional leadership, furthering DSI’s commitment to excellence in every aspect of its operations.

Tim Stichter: Navigating Financial Excellence

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Stichter is an integral part of the Digger Specialties, Inc. (DSI) team, having joined in 2001 as the Accounting Manager. His tenure at DSI has been characterized by consistent growth and dedication. In 2005, he assumed the role of Controller, where he showcased strong financial management skills. Tim’s journey led to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2017.

Tim’s educational background includes undergraduate degrees from Hesston College and Indiana University South Bend and a master’s degree in administration from Grace College. Before joining DSI, Tim gained valuable experience in the RV and boat manufacturing industries over seven years. Additionally, his five years of administrative experience from a non-profit organization have enhanced his comprehensive approach to financial leadership. Tim’s role at DSI has been instrumental in shaping the company’s financial strategies and reinforcing its dedication to financial integrity and growth.


We go the extra mile to provide our customers with the best virtually maintenance-free fence and building products available. Our ethical team of employees accomplish this by working with the utmost integrity. Our goal is to build strong relationships with our customer and vendor partners to make this mission successful. We at Digger Specialties invite you to put us to the T.E.S.T.

  • Total Honesty
  • Exceptional Service
  • Superior Products
  • Trusting Relationships

DSI has experienced significant growth as we’ve expanded our product line to the point we’ve become a major national manufacturer of innovative, high quality building products. We’re also the leading manufacturer of aluminum railing for decks and porches in North America.