Wisconsin Home Builder Signs With Epcon Franchising for New Appleton Community

Home builder in Wisconsin joins the Epcon network after hearing firsthand from other Franchise Builders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 25, 2020) – Steve and Sheryl Atkins of Atkins Development Group in Appleton, Wisconsin are the latest to become part of the Epcon network.

Their home building company, Atkins Family Builders, has historically specialized in moderately to premium appointed homes in Green Bay, Appleton and other northeast Wisconsin areas. Steve is the immediate past president of the Wisconsin Builders Association and is very active within his Builder 20 group. He spoke with several of our existing Franchise Builders while considering this opportunity, and even made a trip to hear firsthand from a first year Franchise Builder in Fargo. Atkins Development Group has procured a site in Appleton for their first Epcon project.

Over the next five to 10 years, Steve is looking to transition into semi-retirement and, while he will remain engaged with development, his plan is to develop his son, Dan, into a strong leadership role within the company. Dan currently oversees the day-to-day construction operations of the business and has extensive experience of his own from his time with a national builder. “We look forward to working with Atkins Development Group to bring their first Epcon project vertical quickly,” says Paul Hanson, president of Epcon Franchising.

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.