Become a Builder

Learn about the steps to becoming an Epcon Franchise Builder.

Epcon Communities, The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel — Durham, NC

Franchise Builder Qualifications

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


Most Epcon Franchise Builders have homebuilding or real estate investment experience. However, we provide nimble support where they need it most.


Ultimately — as is always the case in real estate — location is crucial. Epcon Franchise Builders will be evaluated for the suitability of their desired geographic market. Connect with our Epcon Business Development team to learn more about specific market availability.


Epcon Franchise Builders need to 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.

The Process

The six steps to becoming an Epcon Franchise Builder.

Complete the Franchise Information Request Form

Learn more about the opportunity Epcon offers its Franchise Builders by filling out the interest form. After signing up, you’ll receive an email to download our free information guide, as well as schedule time to talk with our Business Development team.

After you download the information guide, a Business Development Specialist will contact you to schedule a brief call to answer your questions, learn about you and begin to determine if there is mutual interest in working together based on your experience, goals and market area(s) of interest. If there is, you will then connect with a Business Development Manager in your area to have more in-depth discussions.

After describing our program over the phone and learning about your interests from afar, our Business Development Manager will next want to make a visit to your market to learn more about the specific opportunities there and, if applicable, see your existing business operation. After this meeting, you will receive a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document. This document discusses our franchise agreement in plain English. As you review it, we encourage you to consult with an attorney experienced in franchise law and take the time to speak with several of our franchise owners to get a full, well-rounded view of what being an Epcon Franchise Builder would be like for you.

We’ve met in-person, you understand the way we franchise and you feel you have a great opportunity to develop an Epcon Community in your market. Now it’s time to get really serious, so the next step is to formally apply for consideration as an Epcon Franchise Builder. This application is not a contract, and does not lock you in to anything long-term. It simply asks for detailed information about you, your financial background and your business plans to allow us to determine if you meet our qualifications.

During a Discovery Day at our headquarters in Central Ohio, you’ll have the chance to meet with our leadership team, learn even more about the services we provide our builders and, most importantly, visit several nearby Epcon Communities to experience for yourself how remarkable they are. This will give you an opportunity to make a final decision as to whether or not we are the right solution for your business goals.

Once your application has been approved, we will prepare a franchise agreement for your review and execution. This agreement will give you an area of exclusivity in your market as you work towards identifying a first project location. Once you sign the agreement, you are ready to get underway and will have immediate access to our proven homebuilding business blueprint, training and systems to get you on your way to developing remarkable homes and neighborhoods.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details on the process of becoming an Epcon Franchise Builder.