Meet the LandMark Team!
Seeing the lack of customer service and quality of companies in the industry, Paul O’Meara and John Long decided to start a company in 2004 that would stand out in terms of service, quality and overall reputation. Their vision was to provide customers with an all-around pleasant experience and provide them with quality products/service at reasonable prices. They offer a no-pressure sales appointment and make solid suggestions based on a customer’s needs and/or budget. John and Paul take pride in the way the LandMark team conducts business and continually strives to enhance their customers’ experiences.
John Long is co-owner and President of LandMark Exteriors. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a business degree, he began his career as a manufacturer sales representative and eventually transitioned into the residential side of the business. He’s now been involved in the remodeling business for the past 29 years. He currently resides in Wauconda with his wife and 3 children. In his free time, he’s actively involved with his family and enjoys the rehab/remodel of homes.
Paul O’Meara is co-owner and Vice President of LandMark. In addition to being one of the company’s salesmen, Paul is also involved with many of the daily company management duties and operations. His background includes more than 30 years of experience in managing a business. Prior to starting LandMark, he owned and managed a painting company (which is still a part of his daily responsibilities). His educational background includes a BS in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. Originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Paul now resides in Long Grove with his wife and 3 daughters. When he is not working, Paul enjoys listening to music, BBQing year-round, being outdoors, traveling and spending time with his family.
Jody Long has been with LandMark since the beginning in 2004. Her main responsibility is managing the company's financial information. She is a designer by trade and has owned her own design firm since 1995. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Interior Architecture. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, travelling, boating and spending time with John and their three children.
Theresa O’Meara is responsible for LandMark’s advertising and marketing initiatives. She’s been with LandMark since its inception in 2004. Her background includes more than 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising. Her educational background includes an MBA from North Park University, as well as a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington. She is married to the co-owner, Paul O’Meara, and has 2 children, as well as a stepdaughter in college. A fun fact about Theresa is that she has moved more than 20 times, lived in 7 states and in S. Korea twice (as well as being born there) – all thanks to a father who served in the Army for 25 years. She is grateful to have had the experience of living in new places and making new friends. In her free time, Theresa enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling and spending time with her family.
Kelly Hightower has been the Office Manager for LandMark since 2013. She came to LandMark with more than 14 years of experience in the window and door industry. Her responsibilities encompass many different aspects of our business: greeting customers who visit the showroom, setting appointments for our salesman, assisting wherever is needed and ensuring that the daily operations run smoothly. Kelly is married to her high school sweetheart and has lived in the Lake County area for the majority of her life. She and her husband also have a 21-year-old daughter who is enlisted in the USCG in California. In her free time, Kelly enjoys beach time, vacations, concerts and riding on the back of motorcycles. A fun fact about Kelly is that she is such a huge Dave Matthews fan that she has attended approximately 40 of the band’s concerts!
AnneMarie Fogo is our administrative assistant who greets our homeowners with a warm welcome over the telephone and in our showroom, provides administrative support to our sales team, processes permits, and schedules installs. AnneMarie came to LandMark with over 7 years of experience in office administration. She joined the team in January of 2016 after taking time to raise her 2 children. She is happily married to her husband for more than 20 years where they reside in McHenry. AnneMarie enjoys spending time with her family and is such a Disney fanatic that her wedding was held at the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida!
Sandy Wilgenbusch’s responsibilities include the in-house accounting for LandMark. She has been in the construction industry for more than 15 years, with 6 of those years being with LandMark - where she has enjoyed working with many wonderful and talented people. She is married and has 3 adult children who bring much humor and purpose to her life. Her personal interests include friend and family get togethers, taking long walks with their dog and watching a variety of movies and current events.
Jeff Clark joined LandMark in 2008 and works in inside and outside sales. Jeff has more than 26 years of experience in the windows business. He graduated from Northern Illinois University and has been a lifelong Lake County resident. He enjoys riding his Harley and traveling all over the United States. He has been to 49 states and only one more to go!
Sam Cole is a native of St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada and a recent Mundelein High School graduate. He is part of the warehouse team at LandMark Exteriors and is responsible for unloading and assembling truck orders, making deliveries and general maintenance around the shop. Some previous jobs include working as a carpenter’s apprentice and manager of a food establishment. In his free time, he likes to watch NBA games and UFC fights with friends. He also enjoys going to concerts and basketball games.
Jennifer joined LandMark’s administrative team in early 2019. Her responsibilities include answering calls, permit processing and supporting the sales staff. Jen and her family have spent the last 15 years in Libertyville and love the community. In her free time, she enjoys tennis, reading and shopping.
Pete “Ski” Guziewski is the latest addition to LandMark Exteriors and brings over 30 years of experience to the team. His years as a Luthier gave him an eye for detail and his experience as a carpenter, helps him understand how every detail fits into the bigger picture. Pete is committed to ensuring that every customer has the best fit for their replacement needs and that every person involved is focused on their satisfaction. Pete hails from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently resides in DuPage County with this wife and 2 sons. Pete likes spending time with his family and friends, golf, yoga and music.