Epcon Communities Franchise

Condominium community development system

In 1986, Philip Fankhauser and Edward Bacome founded Epcon Homes & Communities in Columbus, OH when they built their first residential community. Three years later, a local builder who wanted to utilize their successful design and floor plans for a community in a nearby city approached the duo. The partners were hesitant to license their already proven system out to other builders and, at the time, had little interest in expanding outside of the Columbus market.

However, their designs and floor plans became so widely popular that others also soon came calling, seeking to build an Epcon Homes & Communities-style development in neighboring cities or in outlying areas of Ohio. Fankhauser and Bacome finally granted the first license to use their successful construction plans and the franchising concept was born. The company began franchising in 1995 and has not looked back.

Epcon Communities and its franchisees built over 25,000 homes and established franchises in 30 states.
Epcon is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Epcon's long-term goal is to expand into all 50 states, Canada and Central America.

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How much does it cost to open a Epcon Communities Franchise?

The investment required to open a Epcon Communities Franchise is between $887,200-$4,569,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $50,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Epcon Communities name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
  • Royalty Fee:
    1% to 2%
  • Advertising Fee:
    $500/ month
  • Term of Agreement:
    Completion of 1 market area
  • Renewal Fee:

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Epcon Communities News & Press Releases

When did the first Epcon Communities open? 1986
When did Epcon Communities start Franchising? 1995

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2007 138 0 0 0
2006 134 0 0 0
2005 119 0 0 0
2004 88 0 0 0
2003 63 0 0 0
2002 44 0 0 0
2001 34 0 0 0
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Other Financing Source(s): 3rd-party financing available

Available at headquarters

Toll-free phone line, field consultants, Intranet, marketing, training

Marketing plans, materials, field support

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Upper management experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Epcon Communities Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Epcon Communities

    Epcon Communities

    Epcon Communities
    500 Stonehenge Pkwy.
    Columbus, OH


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