By Rob Krohn, VP of Marketing at Epcon Communities & Epcon Franchising Many home builders don’t think twice when it comes to spending money to build a model home or employing outside architectural services. They know these types of expenditures are essential to helping them
By Dominique Main, Business Development Director at Epcon Franchising Many smaller volume home builders build a few homes per year on individual lots and often sell those homes through word-of-mouth. These builders may drive by a larger community of homes and wonder how to grow
By Paul Hanson, President of Epcon Franchising Many business owners today tend to think in the short-term, and 2020 caught them completely off-guard. Those that have spent their time focused on long-term growth, however, were not as rocked by the challenges this year has brought.
By Jad Buckman, Business Development Director at Epcon Franchising The market dynamics within lending are complex, and even more so in our current economic climate. The unique challenges presented to the world recently have had a substantial impact on commercial real estate portfolios in the
By Paul Hanson, President of Epcon Franchising Residential construction has been facing a labor shortage since well before 2020. In fact, the industry has faced a shortage of between 250,000-400,000 jobs month over month since the Great Recession. That represents a significant skilled labor gap.
By Paul Hanson, President of Epcon Franchising Despite the financial curveballs 2020 has thrown, demand for housing is strong. According to the National Association of Home Builders, new home sales were up over 3% in the first half of 2020 compared with the same time
Builders across the country have found that franchising provides a roadmap to solve the challenges that come with building and managing a quality assurance (QA) program. Quality homebuilding franchises supply franchisees with a complete, field-tested QA system, along with multiple support options to help them
It might seem counter-intuitive to save money by spending money, but that’s what happens when you invest in a quality assurance (QA) program. So where does that savings come from? By eliminating callbacks and addressing the issues causing them. More than Just Money in Your
A quality assurance (QA) program is an important part of any homebuilding business. These programs ensure customer satisfaction and maintain construction quality. Since QA is so important, you might think that everyone in the homebuilding industry is an expert on the subject, however, that’s often
By Paul Hanson, President of Epcon Franchising Large home builders are called “national” builders for a reason. They’re big and they’re everywhere – probably in your market, too. Even if they’re not competing with you directly, they’re likely competing with you indirectly in one form