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The Long Management Team

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John DePaola

Chairman and CEO

John DePaola is Chairman and CEO of Long Fence and Home, one of the largest installers of residential windows and home improvements in the Washington, DC, metropolitan marketplace.

After nearly a decade of experience in product development at Long Fence, Mr. Long asked Mr. DePaola to expand the brand by adding other home improvement products to the Long Fence lines. The two saw the market was in need of a trusted leader in other quality products for the home, and thus embarked on a new endeavor.

Working closely with Mr. Long and following his well-gathered advice and instructions, Mr. DePaola established a new product initiative: marketing, selling, installing and servicing replacement windows, roofing, siding and doors. Today, Mr. DePaola runs the entire operation, ensuring that all functions are working towards the company’s ultimate goal: to service area homeowners with the highest quality and best value in replacement windows and doors, exterior siding and quality roofing. He has been the president of Long Fence and Home since the company’s inception in 1994, and now operates under the title of CEO.

Mr. DePaola holds a B.S. in Engineering Science from Loyola College in Maryland and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. He enjoys an occasional round of golf, exercising and cruising in his beloved convertible Mustang. He takes advantage of every opportunity to spend time with his family, travel new places and visit his family’s beach home in Delaware.

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Jill Long DePaola

Executive Officer and CBO

Jill Long DePaola is Executive Officer and CBO at Long Fence and Home. With 20 years in the business, Jill focuses on managing the company’s financial and marketing operations.

Since its start in 1994, Jill has been involved with building and implementing core business strategies for Long Fence and Home. With the guidance of her father, Mr. Robert Long, renowned in the fence industry for more than 70 years, Jill Long DePaola was encouraged to satisfy client needs with additional home improvement products.

While raising three children, she maintained a strong work-life balance and helped grow the company to serve thousands of clients each year. She holds a B.S. from Loyola College in Maryland and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. Jill also serves on the Board of Directors for Elizabeth Seton High School, her Alma Mater and a school she believes helped shape her core values and successes of today.  In addition to her work on the Board at ESHS, she also serves on the Oncology Philanthropy Council at Anne Arundel Medical Center.  Here she is working to support cancer patients in the post-treatment phase by supporting the creation of  a comprehensive treatment summary and Survivorship Care Plan for each patient.   In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, golf and taking walks with the familiy’s rambunctious but charming Jack Russell Terrier named Tucker who often accompanies her to work and serves as the company mascot.

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Dave Normandin

President

Dave joined Long Fence and Home as Chief Operating Officer in 2011 – bringing with him over 30 years experience in the Home Improvement Industry.  He knows Long Fence and Home well and is excited to help the company reach its full potential. Dave is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations and the client’s 100% guaranteed satisfaction. Dave was promoted to President in 2017.  He stays busy continuously refining the company’s operations to ensure a smooth customer experience from start to completion of the project.

Dave is a Boston native and has been married to his high school sweetheart for 40 years. He is the proud father of 2 children and 4 beautiful granddaughters.

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Yanni Avramidis

Vice President of Production

Yanni joined the Long Fence and Home family as a Product Specialist and then became head of the roofing division.   He has many years in the home improvement industry and uses this knowledge to help improve the homes and lives of our clients.

When Long Fence and Home added Roofing to its distinguished list of quality products, Yanni was the perfect choice to head up the new department.  He passed rigorous testing and became a certified Master Shingle Applicator by Certainteed.  Yanni became Vice President of Production in 2017.

Yanni is proud of his Greek heritage and his beautiful bride, Gina.   Yanni has a pitbull named Titan, is an avid Baltimore Ravens fan, enjoys the beach, traveling and working out at the gym.

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Jeff Caron

Vice President of Sales

Jeff has 32 years of experience in the home improvement industry; starting as a Sales Advisor, making his way up the ranks to Sales Manager and then VP of Sales.  Jeff is originally from Brookfield, Massachusetts but lived in Salem, New Hampshire for the last 21 years. Jeff says, “I’m excited to be at Long Fence and Home – to be part of a team that has a long standing commitment of excellence in customer service.  From the first contact to a great sales experience to a fantastic installation – Long Fence and Home has always put the customer’s needs first and I’m excited to expand our sales teams that offer our customers the best sales experience possible!”

He has been married to Dorene for 29 years (which he said was the “best decision” of his life) and has 2 daughters – Lauren, 25 and Kelsey, 22.  His passions in life are family time, travel and golf.

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Mike Bell

Director of Operations

Mike is a third generation carpenter with over 25 years in the home improvement industry.  Mike is responsible for the coordination of all product installation from start to finish – ensuring time frames are met and complete client satisfaction is achieved. His daily mission is to maintain and nurture the five star installation department that continues to make the Long name proud.

Mike lives in Halethorpe, Maryland, is married, has three children and 2 grand children.  In his spare time, he likes playing cards, bowling and spending time with his grand kids.  He’s coached baseball for 15 years, is a former VP of the Ravens Roost 28 and never misses his grand kids’ sporting events.

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John DePaola, Jr.

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Johnny is learning every facet of the business and strives for the goal of 100% client satisfaction.  He carries on the mission of the company – to improve the homes and lives of our clients.

He received a Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville University with a Marketing major and Management minor.  Johnny also had a great interest in International Business during college having studied in Shanghai, China.  After college he worked in the logistics field for a national trucking company.  He later returned to China and spent a year in Beijing teaching students in an English Immersion Program.

Johnny is from Annapolis, Maryland.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends and boating on the Chesapeake Bay.  His favorite sport is Baseball having played and pitched for 15 years and has a love for ice hockey and the Washington Capitals.