Epcon Franchising Adds Three New Team Members

New hires provide expertise in design, purchasing and contracts administration

COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 5, 2022) – Epcon Franchising has announced the addition of three new employees. The company has added Mats Ahlstrom as Director of Design, Josh Klinger as National Purchasing Manager and Courtney Goss as Contracts Administrator.

Ahlstrom is a registered architect with NCARB and CDT certifications. He brings more than 20 years of experience in residential design. Ahlstrom has worked with Epcon Communities since 2004 as a consultant, managing master plan sets and community-specific drawings. He has a master’s in architecture from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Ahlstrom oversees design development, manages the Epcon prototypical master set collection and coordinates architectural resources and strategies.

Klinger was previously a Division Procurement Manager for Pulte and brings experience in structuring national accounts and finding the most talented trade partners to Epcon. He was previously a franchisee with Cold Stone Creamery with three locations in the Columbus area. He also has a real estate license and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo. Klinger is responsible for consulting with Franchise Builders and teaching purchasing best practices to help them find the right partners for their projects while controlling costs.

Goss comes to Epcon from Franklin County Children Services, where she was a motion writing paralegal. She brings experience in legal document drafting. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Ohio State University and a post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies. Goss is responsible for drafting franchise agreements and other legal documentation.

“Our expanding team is a great example of how we are continuing to grow to provide the best possible support to our new and existing Franchise Builders,” said Paul Hanson, president of Epcon Franchising. “These new employees will help Epcon continue its growth pattern in franchising without missing a beat on the franchise support side.”

Article originally published on franchising.com.

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.