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Epcon Franchising has been fortunate to work with many incredible franchise builders during the past 30 years. We have collected stories from Epcon Franchise Builders across the country to leverage our complete business blueprint to accelerate sales, scale their business and gain a competitive edge over national builders in the 55+ market.

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 13: LIVE from the International Builders’ Show 2020

Live from Las Vegas! It's all about homebuilding at IBS 2020 Custom Building Central! Hear from John Delin of Integrity Group in Dallas, Texas and Andy Dreyfuss of Nova Triad Homes in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as they describe the growth they have experienced since choosing to supplement their custom building and land development portfolios with a production building operation.

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 12: Panel Discussion for the International Builders’ Show 2019

Hear from Justin Bauer, President of Midwest Development Partners in Ankeny, Iowa and Glenna Wilson, Owner of Charis Homes in North Canton, Ohio, as they describe the homebuilding climate in their local markets and how they diversified their businesses to stand apart from the competition.

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 11 with Craig Crossley of Crosstowne Properties

Craig Crossley was one of the earliest franchisees of Epcon Franchising in 1996, having come from a background in the banking industry. Hear him talk about weathering the storm during the Great Recession of 2008 and building hundreds of homes in the Dayton-Springfield marketplace.

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 10 with Larry Neer of Neer Development

Larry Neer of Neer Development in Indianapolis, Indiana talks about reducing risks and having a good product. In his words, "It makes all the sense in the world to do something you love to do. Continue to do it."

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 9 with Justin Bauer of Midwest Development Partners

Justin Bauer knows that this business is not for the faint of heart, but that if you work hard and have the right people in place, the Epcon template works. In his words, "Every year, I decide stay with Epcon, because it's that valuable."

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 8 with Paul and Lisa Scarmazzi of Scarmazzi Homes

Paul and Lisa Scarmazzi own Scarmazzi Homes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Paul had a banking career and Lisa worked in sales and design before they both decided to start building homes. In Paul's words, "I just decided I wanted there to be tangible evidence we existed on day."

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 7 with Steve Delin of Integrity Group

Hear from Steve Delin of Integrity Group in Dallas, Texas, who went from searching for a product that could work for his parents to finding Epcon, a niche opportunity in the 55+, active adult housing market.

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 6: LIVE from the International Builders’ Show 2019

Hear from a panel of Epcon home builders, live from Las Vegas, as they discuss how they've remained viable competitors against national builders in their local markets.

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 5 with Peter Engles of Covenant Development

In becoming a franchisee, Peter Engles found that there were a bunch of "me's" out there that he was able to reach out to and network with - with a very similar mindset of being a part of the fabric of their communities. And he found that all of them were more than willing to share their time and their insight.

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 4 with Scott Lehner of Perfection Builders

Scott Lehner first learned about Epcon Communities from an article in a builder magazine. Hear how his company, Perfection Builders, has implemented Epcon’s turnkey system and grown from a small local builder to a top regional leader in the Wichita, Kansas market.

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 3 with Roger Glover of Cornerstone Homes

Roger Glover is the owner of Cornerstone Homes based in Richmond, Virginia. He's been an Epcon Franchis Builder for over 20 years and shares how he got into homebuilding for the active adult market.

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 2 with Dave Labus of Foundation Development Group

Dave Labus became an Epcon Franchise Builder in 2004. He left his corporate life behind and decided to control his own destiny through this unique opportunity. In his words, “The business model remains very sound. We can’t control the economy. We can’t control the housing market, but we can make sure that we have the best products and the best processes, to succeed in the marketplace.”

Epcon Franchising Builder Stories

Episode 1 with Pat McKee of McKee Homes

Pat McKee left his job with a Fortune 100 company to start an Epcon franchise in North Carolina. Hear how having access to Epcon’s broad scope of knowledge has been instrumental to running his business.

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