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Epcon Management Team: Co-founder and CEO Ed Bacome

Edward Bacome
Chief Executive Officer & Director

Ed Bacome has over 40 years of experience in property management, construction, operations, and development. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from The Ohio State University. He is a licensed real estate broker. Mr. Bacome supports many non-profit organizations within the community including the Columbus Foundation and The Ohio State University. He is also on the Board of Directors for Benchmark Bank.
Epcon Management Team: Co-founder and President Phil Fankhauser

Philip Fankhauser
President & Director

Phil Fankhauser has been involved in commercial and residential development for over 40 years with emphasis on strategic planning, land acquisition, and marketing. He has a B.S. degree in Business and is also a licensed real estate broker. Mr. Fankhauser is a graduate of Franklin University and currently serves on Franklin University’s Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Senior Housing Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Epcon Management Team: Tim Rini, Vice President of Franchising

J. Timothy Rini, Jr.
Vice President of Franchising

Tim Rini is an Ohio registered architect with NCARB certification and, prior to joining Epcon, has over 30 year’s experience in real estate development, home building, and commercial construction and estimating. Mr. Rini joined Epcon Franchising in 2007 and became Vice President of Franchising in 2011. Rini earned his MBA from Xavier University, a BS in Architecture from The Ohio State University, and has completed post-graduate studies in real estate and public policy at Ohio State and the University of Akron. Mr. Rini is also an Ohio licensed real estate Broker and has owned his own brokerage firm and property management company. Tim has served as President and Board member of the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a Board member of the local home building association, a full member of the Urban Land Institute, a member on NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council, a member of the American Marketing Association, and is a candidate for the CFE designation with the International Franchise Association.  As an undergraduate, Tim was Squad Leader in the OSU Marching Band and participates in the Alumni Reunion each year.
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Nanette Overly
Vice President of Sales

Nanette Overly has over 30 years of experience in the home-building industry. Ms. Overly has been with Epcon Communities since May 2000 and has been the Vice President of Sales since January 2007. Ms. Overly has been a nationally featured speaker and contributing writer with various home builder conventions and publications.

David Blackmore
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Dave Blackmore has over 40 years of experience in real estate development and property management. Mr. Blackmore has been the Treasurer and CFO of Epcon Communities since 2005. In 2010, Mr. Blackmore received CFO of the Year, Honorable Mention from Business First Magazine. Mr. Blackmore holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has held Board Treasurer positions with Huckleberry House and Lutheran Social Services.

Joel Rhoades
Regional President, General Counsel and Secretary

Joel Rhoades has over 20 years of experience in land acquisition, real estate development & sales, and property management. Mr. Rhoades has been with Epcon Communities’ as General Counsel since 1992. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from The Ohio State University. Mr. Rhoades currently is a director and president elect of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio.

Jad Buckman
Business Development Manager

Jad Buckman joined Epcon as Business Development Manager in November, 2016. Prior to joining Epcon, beginning in April of 2012 he served as Director of Sales for Penn Station in Cincinnati Ohio. Prior to joining Penn station, he was in agency development with the Farmers Insurance Group since October 2010. From February 2005 until September 2010, Mr. Buckman was employed with Wells Fargo in a variety of management, sales, and business development roles. Mr. Buckman also owned and operated a College Pro Painters franchise between 2002 and 2004. Mr. Buckman graduated with bachelors from Bowling Green State University.

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