Who is Epcon Communities?

Epcon Communities is a top 50 national builder that has spent over 35 years building 55+ communities.

Our Story

Our vision is to be the nation’s preferred builder of exceptional ranch homes and lifestyle-rich residential communities.

Our copyrighted home designs provide an exclusive and time-tested product that sells with 55+ active adults. We’re leaders in this market because we understand the type of home they want, what amenities they like, and the type of tight-knit communities they want to live in.

Ed Bacome and Phil Fankhauser, co-founders of Epcon Communities

National Footprint

We focus exclusively on the 55+ communities market.

Why the 55+ market niche? This demographic has the strongest financial capacity and is an underserved market. Focusing on this niche allows us to build homes more efficiently by offering a menu of options popular with these buyers. We are a $475 million company with over 75 Franchise Builders across the country.



Epcon homes built since 1986


Communities developed across the country


States with Epcon homes

How We Can Work Together

Today, we work with over 75 home builders.

Over 25 years ago, we decided to expand our operations through franchising. This model allows us to share our support and resources while giving our builders autonomy. We provide solutions in the following areas:

Land Acquisition and Development

Whether you’re looking for land or have some identified already, we’ll help you acquire and develop the right piece of land for your next homebuilding project.


There’s an art and a science to home builder marketing, and we’ll help you reach your target market with tailored marketing materials.

New Home Sales

Work alongside our sales team to learn our time-tested method to sell homes to 55+ buyers in your market at scale before you build them.

Blueprints & Systems

As a Franchise Builder you get instant access to over 35 years of experience, research and insights dedicated to selling homes popular with 55+ active adults.


Tap into the resources you need to build smarter, increase sales velocity and scale faster, including digital assets such as videography, virtual tours, a website and more.

National Accounts

You can take advantage of our national account program with volume discounts and a streamlined rebate process.

“We build hundreds of homes a year, so we’re a little more mature in the field, but we’re still learning a lot from Epcon.”

Mark Marquess — Riverwood Homes
Fayetteville, AK

“We were looking at the aspect of mitigating our risk. It was an opportunity to look at Epcon, and the long track record they’ve achieved.”

Pat McKee — McKee Homes
Fayetteville, NC

“Surround yourself with some folks that have done it before and get advice from them.”

John Cook — Cook Bros. Homes
Knoxville, TN

“We could have come up with something on our own, but it would have taken a long time and involved a lot of mistakes. We wanted to shorten our learning curve and jump right into where we wanted to be.”

Katie Lancianese — New Leaf Homes
Akron, OH

“As an Epcon builder, it’s a lot easier to control your costs and understand what your margins should be.”

Chad Weaver — Weaver Homes
Pittsburgh, PA

Is This You?

Epcon Franchise Builders are a diverse group of people with a shared passion for creating beautiful homes.

In addition to building beautiful homes and communities, our builders:

  • Have a desire to maintain autonomy but scale their businesses efficiently over the next 5-20 years
  • Have capital and investors available to invest in the right projects for your business
  • Collaborate, are strong leaders, and growth-oriented


You received this information because Epcon has identified your market for expansion, and we are looking for a local builder who is seeking growth in their company. Contact our business development team below to get started!

Jad Buckman

[email protected]
Business Development Director

Jennifer Dimel

[email protected]
Business Development Specialist