Build smarter and scale faster in the 55+ homebuilding market.

Epcon Franchising provides a business blueprint to help home builders and land developers simplify their business model, diversify their product line and expand into 55+ homebuilding.

The Opportunity

The 55+ housing market has high demand for new homes and communities that meet buyer preferences.

Adults ages 55+ make up the largest share of home buyers at 39%.

2020 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report, National Association of REALTORS® Research Group

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained high in the fourth quarter of 2020.

NAHB Eye on Housing, February 2021

How Epcon Supports Builders

Epcon offers a streamlined approach for managing the homebuilding and land development process.

Land Acquisition & Development

Helps you identify and evaluate land deals that are the best fit in your market.

Sophisticated & Targeted Marketing

Reach potential home buyers with extensive marketing tools and resources, along with professional guidance.

Time-Tested Sales Model

Sell homes at scale before you build them with our pre-sales business model centered around a community launch strategy.

Community Development & Homebuilding

Build with speed and quality at the same time, with the possibility to close 50 or more homes per year.

The Epcon Story

For over 35 years, the Epcon name has been at the leading edge of the 55+ homebuilding market.

Since its inception, Epcon builders have addressed the needs of the most underserved segment of the housing market – 55+ home buyers. As a result of decades of continued research and investment in the type of homes and communities that are popular with 55+ buyers, Epcon builders have built time-tested products in tight-knit communities across the country. Today, Epcon offers copyrighted designs and a streamlined approach for home builders to manage the homebuilding and land development process for 55+ communities.


Epcon homes built since 1986


Communities across the country


Years building homes popular with the 55+ market

Traton Homes, Windmill Park at Brown’s Farm — Carrollton. GA

Franchise Builder Qualifications

Epcon chooses to work with the best of the best growth-oriented entrepreneurs.

Epcon Franchise Builders come from many backgrounds—from production and custom home builders to land developers and real estate investors. By joining the nationwide Epcon Franchise network, you don’t have to start from scratch to capitalize on the 55+ market opportunity. Here are some of the qualifications to become a Franchise Builder.


Most Epcon Franchise Builders have prior homebuilding or real estate investment experience, but all have the desire to grow their businesses or diversify their portfolio.


Epcon Franchise Builders should have or have access to at least $250,000 in liquid capital and $1,000,000 net worth. The Initial Franchise Fee is $65,000.


Epcon Franchise Builders will be evaluated for the suitability of their desired geographic market.

“Where else can a small boutique builder join a top builder and have access to all the resources that Epcon has available?”

Keith Arneson — Pinnacle Properties
Ames, IA

“I’ve been in the building industry for over 30 years. To see a company that paralleled a lot of our thoughts was very refreshing.”

Tyrone Leslie — Heritage Homes
Fargo, ND

“Epcon has been doing this for 35+ years. The company and their systems have even evolved since we originally came onboard in 2018. Just because you have been in the construction industry for years, doesn’t mean you don’t need Epcon’s expertise.”

Glenna Wilson — Charis Homes
North Canton, OH

“We’ve gone from becoming a franchisee to breaking ground on our first project in less than a year. A fast track considering we didn’t really have anything to start with other than an idea.”

Bruce Carrell — Carrell Homes
Myrtle Beach, SC

“We could have come up with something on our own, but it would have taken a long time and involved a lot of mistakes. We wanted to shorten our learning curve and jump right into where we wanted to be.”

Katie Lancianese — New Leaf Homes
Akron, OH