Epcon Communities Franchising, Inc. is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, and is one of the leading developers and franchise operator of single-story, residential condominium communities in the United States. Epcon Communities was ranked the second largest for-sale condo builder in the United States by Builder magazine in 2007 and has been building single-story residential condominium communities for over 20 years.
In Columbus, Ohio, 1986 company founders, Philip Fankhauser and Edward Bacome, built their first residential development and three years later they were approached by a builder who wanted to mimic floorplans in a new community nearby. However Fankhauser and Bacome were reluctant to license their established system to other builders. Instead they had interest in growing outside of the Columbus market, but the creation became so popular that others soon came calling…looking to build an Epcon Communities-style development in neighboring cities and in distant areas of Ohio.
So in 1995 with the bright idea of launching a franchise they granted the first license to use their well known construction plans. That franchising enterprise has proven extremely successful. By the end of 2006, Epcon Communities franchise affiliates had developed more than 20,000 homes in more than 30 states.
So what was so grand about this building plan that made other builder come knocking to be part of Epcons revolutionary in new community building? It was Fankhauser and Bacome knowledge of what buyers want, like social interaction, more free time, and single story living. It is for these reasons that all Epcon Communities provides privacy, convenience, sense of community and a care free living. This makes Epcon Communities an innovator in new community living.
Epcon Communities knows the importance of privacy, that’s why each condominium has your own front door, and patio or veranda just like a single family home. The unusual design of the driveways act as buffers between each new home. Convenience is always in the back of your minds and that’s why each new community is close to shopping and major highways. As well as trying to stay only minutes from airport, churches, banks, parks, theater, and restaurants. The convenience of the clubhouse allows you to enjoy walking, swimming or exercising just steps from your door. The clubhouse provides a place to sit by the pool, relax and visit with your new friends making it easy to share a sense of community with your neighbors. The clubhouse may be used for private parties as well as neighborhood party. One of the best innovations of Epcon Communities is the ability to fill free to travel or enjoy leisure time without worrying about exterior maintenance, grass mowing and landscaping or snow removal. Epcon Communities think you should let someone else worry about the maintenance for you. So with a new home at Epcon Communities you can “sit back enjoy your warm gas log fireplace and let it snow, or bask in the sun at the clubhouse pool and let someone else pull the weeds, mow the grass and plant the flowers!”