Catch the Wave in 55+ Home Building

Epcon Communities is a top 50 national builder that has spent over 35 years building 55+ communities.

Our Vision

Be the nation’s preferred builder of exceptional ranch homes and lifestyle-rich residential communities.

Our copyrighted home designs provide an exclusive and time-tested product that sells with 55+ active adults. We’re leaders in this market because we understand the type of home they want, what amenities they like and the type of tight-knit communities they want to live in.

Ed Bacome and Phil Fankhauser, co-founders of Epcon Communities

National Footprint

We focus exclusively on the 55+ communities market.

The 55+ market is overflowing with potential, with less price and interest rate-sensitive buyers and lower competition. Epcon has recognized the value of building homes and communities popular with this demographic, having advocated for it since 1986. Now is the perfect time to catch the wave and reach this valuable and underserved market.



Epcon homes built since 1986


Communities developed across the country


States with Epcon homes

How We Can Work Together

Today, we work with over 75 home builders.

Over 25 years ago, we decided to expand our operations through franchising. This model allows us to share our support and resources while giving our builders autonomy. We provide solutions in the following areas:

Land Acquisition and Development

Whether you’re looking for land or have some identified already, we’ll help you acquire and develop the right piece of land for your next homebuilding project.


Tap into the resources you need to build smarter, increase sales velocity and scale faster, including digital assets such as videography, virtual tours, a website and more.


There’s an art and a science to home builder marketing, and we’ll help you reach your target market with tailored marketing materials.

New Home Sales

Work alongside our sales team to learn our time-tested method to sell homes to 55+ buyers in your market at scale before you build them.

Blueprints & Systems

As a Franchise Builder you get instant access to over 35 years of experience, research and insights dedicated to selling homes popular with 55+ active adults.

National Accounts

You can take advantage of our national account program with volume discounts and a streamlined rebate process.

“Everybody here is knowledgeable, Epcon has had such a rich history, and has a large network of franchisees that add so much value to the brand. Always looking to innovate, always looking to make things better, so that was one of the main reasons we jumped in.”

Mark Marquess — Riverwood Homes
Fayetteville, AK

“I’d always thought about doing communities, I just felt like I didn’t have the experience or the know-how to get into something that large. Epcon paved that way.”

Khurram Baig — Baig Development
Detroit, MI

“We could have come up with something on our own, but it would have taken a long time with 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

“Upon investigating everything Epcon had to offer, we decided it was a perfect complement to the business that we’re doing already and a great way to scale up our company as a whole.”

Kyle Kelly — Kelly Construction
Sioux City, IA

“Where else can a small boutique builder join a top 60 builder and have access to all the resources that this company has available?”

Keith Arneson — Pinnacle Construction
Ames, IA

“We can’t control the economy, we can’t control the housing market, but we can make sure that we have the best product and the best processes to succeed in the marketplace.”

Dave Labus — Foundation Development Group
West Chester, OH

Is This You?

Epcon Franchise Builders are a diverse group of people with a shared passion for creating beautiful homes.

In addition to building beautiful homes and communities, our builders:

  • Have a desire to maintain autonomy but scale their businesses efficiently over the next 5-20 years
  • Have capital and investors available to invest in the right projects for your business
  • Collaborate, are strong leaders, and growth-oriented


You received this information because Epcon has identified your market for expansion, and we are looking for a local builder who is seeking growth in their company. Contact our business development team below to get started!

Jad Buckman

[email protected]
Business Development Director

Jennifer Dimel

[email protected]
Business Development Specialist