Do I Need Building Experience to Become an Epcon Franchise Builder and Grow My Construction Company?

While experience in the home building industry is valuable, it’s not required to learn how to grow a construction company with Epcon Franchising. Everyone starts somewhere, and Epcon has worked with many new franchise builders with little to no building or marketing experience.

Lisa and Paul Scarmazzi’s story proves that growing a construction company specializing in 55+ home building is easier when you’re following proven processes, like the ones provided by Epcon Franchising.

Having home building or marketing experience is great, but anyone who has a drive for developing beautiful communities and has sufficient capital resources may be able to start a home building business with Epcon’s help.

As an Epcon Franchise Builder, you are able to tap into more than three decades of experience, as well as the Epcon business blueprint, which helps franchise owners of all experience-levels build and sell homes.

The Advantages of Epcon

Epcon has documented the details of our development processes and operations and we provide them to you to grow your construction company. This data is the foundation of a definitive, step-by-step system for developing, building and marketing Epcon Communities.

You also receive the benefit of ongoing, field-tested product research and development, and access to powerful construction and development resources that help our Builders stay ahead of competition.

In addition to development processes and product research, Epcon Franchise Builders get detailed scopes of work, along with guidance through established development and construction processes, prototype CAD drawings and specifications, and sample site and landscape plans. Our team is never more than a phone call or email away to help with your business.

Existing Builders

As an existing builder, Epcon’s plans and systems allow you to quickly move into a new segment of the real estate market.

Our processes are designed to help you build faster, sell faster and recoup your investments more quickly, while benchmarking costs against peers and leveraging strong marketing assets to increase pre-sales.

New Builders

Epcon’s plans and systems mean that you start out with an executable business plan with a strong track record, and you join a team of builders with decades of experience — and plenty of advice to help your communities grow.

For people who may be considering several types of franchise opportunities, it’s important to note that once your Epcon Community is sold out, the franchise agreement ends unless you wish to begin a new community. Our business model is designed to help you quickly sell your community and complete construction.

Despite the Epcon Franchise agreement ending, several Epcon Franchise Builders have stayed with us for over two decades, redeploying their capital by continuing to start new communities.


Many builders ask, what kind of location should I be looking for? Epcon has performed extensive market research to determine the most promising types of locations, and they share those site criteria upfront. That means working with you to help identify a viable location.

Epcon helps people start a home building business from scratch, or scale up their operations.

Epcon’s Intellectual Property

With award-winning house plans, well thought-out communities and demand that is in the news nearly every day, Epcon Franchise Builders are in an ideal position. They have a strong business plan that is positioned to quickly meet the needs of a groundswell of buyers.

“Success can be much more likely when you are following proven processes: in sales and marketing, in financial modeling and controlling costs, in construction. They are all part of the intellectual property that we share with our Franchise Builders,” says Epcon co-founder Phil Fankhauser.

Learn more about Epcon

Contact us to learn more about our unique homebuilding opportunity in the niche 55+ market.

About Epcon

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Epcon is a leading 55+ home building franchise in the United States. For more than 35 years, Epcon has integrated smart, innovative new home designs with the most desirable modern amenities popular with 55+ home buyers. A growing home building business or real estate development company can leverage Epcon Franchising’s proven home designs, technology, marketing and sales resources. Epcon Franchise Builders are given a competitive advantage to build smarter and scale faster in the 55+ home building market. Epcon is ranked on Builder 100 as a top U.S. home builder and the Franchise Times Top 400 list, has ranked on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and has won multiple product and design awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Learn more about what we offer.