The Longwood Team
Guy Whissel - President and Founder
Guy Whissel , the founder of Longwood, has been involved in some of the most successful communities in the Ottawa region. With over 35 years experience in the residential, commercial and condominium market brings a wealth of knowledge to his team. He has learned not to just appreciate the difference quality makes but to insist upon it.
After graduating in Architectural Technology, Guy served as Construction Manager at Minto Homes and General Area Manager for Sandbury Homes before starting Longwood Building Corporation in 1988.
Involved in the community, Guy was President of the Ottawa Carleton Home Builders Association and served on the Board of Directors of La Cité Collegiale.
Pierre St-Denis - Construction Manager
Pierre has worked for Longwood since 1989. Pierre had experience building homes, framing and roofing and has hands-on experience with the building industry. Over the years Pierre has moved up the ladder from service to assistant Site Superintendent to his current position overseeing all of Longwood's building sites as Construction Manager. With all of Pierre's experience dealing with all trades and supervising all construction for the past 19 years Longwood has developed a tried and true Construction team.
Simon Whissel - Construction Manager
Since joining the Longwood team in 2010, Simon has served in a variety of roles from Sales assistant to Site Supervisor and Customer Service Representative. His enthusiasm and dedication
were immediately evident and he soon landed in the position of Construction Manager.
Simon’s education in Residential Home Inspection has served him well. He graduated from La Cité Collegiale in 2013 and dedicates himself to constantly learning new skills to further broaden his experience and to meet new challenges in his position.
Darice Greene - Sales and Marketing Manager
Darice has been working in the Homebuilding Industry since 1981 in the Ottawa Region. She started working for another major Builder/Developer, Urbandale Construction, as sales Assistant and soon moved up to a sales position. After a few years the opportunity arose to work with the Vice President of Construction where she gained invaluable knowledge of the building industry. Darice then moved onto a Sales management position.
The opportunity came for Darice to join The Longwood Team in 1995 where she now manages the Longwood Sales Team. In addition to being the sales manager for Longwood Darice is responsible for all the marketing, the advertising and ensuring all Longwood purchasers are given the utmost sales service on all the current sites.
Flo Filion - Commercial Project Manager
As a newcomer to the Longwood's team, Flo expands Longwood's expertise in the condominium sector. Flo has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and has put his touch on many projects across the City over the years. He has also been involved in projects as far as Turks & Caicos and Nunavut. He was involved in building condos in the late 80's with Clarksmith Development. Later on, Flo built a number of projects for Routeburn Developments and then spent eight years with Charlesfort Developments. Flo's expertise and his years of teaching at community colleges and his dedication to building a great product make him a great asset and bodes well with our commitment to building beautiful condominium projects.