Second Houston Area Home Builder Signs With Epcon Franchising for New Texas Community

Epcon’s business model will elevate new builder in the Houston market

COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 10, 2021) – Please join us in welcoming the 14th new builder to join the Epcon network in 2021, Ryan Barrett Homes of Texas! This company is a partnership between Greg Stessel, Vicki Stessel and George Kawaja.

Greg, Vicki and George have been working together in various capacities for decades. Greg and George worked together as executives for a regional builder in Houston in the 80’s and gained valuable experience in homebuilding there in finance and operations roles. Most recently, the three of them have operated REO Contractors which, among other things, specializes in rehabilitating bank-owned residential properties and custom building within “the loop” of Houston.

“With their rehab business significantly impacted in recent months by the foreclosure moratorium, their desire to further diversify their business into production building has accelerated given the incredible market growth in Houston,” says Paul Hanson, president of Epcon Franchising. He added, “The value of our shared business model gives us the ability to elevate so many small business owners like Greg, George and Vicki.”

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 and Pro Builder Housing Giants 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.