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Epcon Franchising Reviews 2019 Growth, Announces 2020 Plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 15, 2019) – Epcon Communities Franchising welcomed four new franchise builders, entered two new states and saw existing builders move forward on eleven new communities in 2019. For 2020, Epcon intends to recruit ten new builders and see existing builders identify and document fifteen new communities. As of January 1…read more.

Buying Land? 10 Tips to Find the Best of What’s Left

December 2019: The Great Recession changed everything with land acquisition. Before 2008, there were major developers in every significant market and buildable lots were plentiful. Since the recovery, lot inventory has been exhausted and most markets are…read more.

Epcon Plans to Double its Central Ohio Communities in 2020

November 2019: When the Treasury bond yield curve became inverted on Aug. 14, 2019, economists warned of a possible recession rolling in late in 2020. The news has since dropped off the front page, but the economic indicator is still there to see. Home builders know all too well what an economic calamity can do to their business…read more.

Epcon Franchise Builder Wins Best Community at Houston Prism Awards

November 2019: Woodfalls Development Group, an Epcon Franchise Builder located in Conroe, Texas, has recently taken home five awards at the Houston Prism Awards. The Prism Awards are…read more.

Charis Homes Leading the Way for Energy Efficient Homes

November 2019: In 2019, for the second year in a row, Charis Homes has won the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for the indoor air quality features they use in their homes. The Indoor airPLUS Leader Award…read more.

Epcon Franchise Builder Discusses Best Practices for High Performance Homebuilding

October 2019: As California builders gear up for the changes in Title 24, builders across the country can improve the efficiency and performance of their builds with these strategies…read more.

Epcon Franchising Announces Key New Additions to Franchise Builder Support Team

COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 13, 2019) Epcon Franchising announced today that it has recently made key additions to support the Franchise Builder experience. Epcon welcomes Steve Peck, Project Consultant; Lauren Bigham, Marketing Manager; and Caitlin Schrimpf, Administration Coordinator…read more.

Differentiate by Demographic

September 2019: As the housing market continues to see robust growth, national builders are expanding. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the top 10 publicly-traded builders accounted for nearly 30 percent of the nation’s housing starts in 2016. To do that, they have been taking a closer look at smaller markets close to…read more.

Marketing Resources Your Franchise Will Use

August 2019: The support a franchisor provides is huge. It’s one of the biggest reasons many franchisees turn to franchising instead of starting their own business from scratch. If you are going to provide marketing support for your franchisees, and you should, it’s important to make sure franchisees actually use the materials you create. To provide the best marketing support…read more.

Honda Engineer Signs with Epcon Franchising to Start Second Career as a Homebuilder

COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 23, 2019) – Epcon Franchising recently announced that Alloway Real Estate Holdings will build its first Epcon Community in Marysville, Ohio.

“While I am an engineer at Honda, I have built homes in the past in my spare time and loved doing it,” said Bobb Alloway, of Alloway Real Estate Holdings. “What I loved most about Epcon is that every part of the process is packaged into an easy-to-follow guide, making the process…read more.

Epcon Announces Additions to Franchise Development Team

COLUMBUS, OH (May 29, 2019) –– Epcon announced today the addition of two new Business Development Managers to spearhead franchise development for Epcon Communities. Jay Leath will lead the southern region and Adam Smith will handle the northern states.

In their roles, Leath and Smith will be responsible for growing the Epcon Communities franchise builder network by providing solutions to qualified builders and…read more.

Builder 100 Spotlight: Epcon Finds Success Through Franchising

February 12, 2019: Ed Bacome and Phil Fankhauser parlayed their home building expertise into a successful franchising operation when they teamed up to form Epcon Communities in Dublin, Ohio, in 1986. The firm, No. 39 on the latest Builder 100 list, is known for single-story homes for 55+ home buyers.

“Customers fall in love with our model homes due to the open living concept, the availability of private courtyards for enjoying the outdoors…read more.

Epcon Franchising Announces 2019 Growth Plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 22, 2019) – Epcon announced today that it has signed nine new franchise builders in the last two years, compared to four in 2015 and 2016. Epcon also signed 13 new market area agreements in 2018, which nets 1,275 new units into the market.

In 2018, eight new franchise communities experienced their first home closing…read more.

Epcon Announces Key Leadership Changes to Franchising

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 27, 2018) – Epcon announced today that it has appointed Paul Hanson president of Epcon Franchising and Tim Rini as vice president of product development for Epcon Communities.

In his new role, Hanson will leverage his diverse housing experience to oversee all aspects of Epcon Franchising. He will guide the franchise business to continue to expand its national footprint and to strengthen its services on behalf of Franchise Builders…read more

Top 200 National Homebuilder Signs with Epcon Franchising

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 5, 2018) –  Epcon Franchising (Epcon) announced today that Traton Homes, a top 200 national homebuilder as recognized by Builder Magazine, will build its first Epcon community in Carrollton, Georgia…read more

New Epcon Communities Website Uses Virtual Tours, Videos, to Engage 55+ Homebuyers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 13, 2018) – Epcon Communities today announced the launch of a new website to attract potential homebuyers and encourage them to engage, explore and purchase a home in one of its 100+ communities throughout the United States. The new…read more


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