Our History

Epcon Communities was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1986 by Ed Bacome and Phil Fankhauser, when they realized the needs of the 55+ home buyer had been overlooked by builders everywhere.
From the very beginning, we’ve integrated smart and innovative designs with the most desirable modern amenities. The popularity of Epcon Communities quickly spread throughout Central Ohio and well beyond. For the past three decades, we’ve continued to improve our home designs as homeowners’ wants and needs have changed. While our designs are constantly evolving, one thing remains the same – we provide our home buyers with award-winning layouts they’ll love. Today, more than 35,000 families and individuals call an Epcon community home, making Epcon Communities one of the top lifestyle-rich home builders in the country year after year.

Our Franchise Builders

After nearly a decade of building beautiful homes and developing thriving communities, Epcon Franchising was established in 1995. This company’s goal is the same as Epcon Communities – serve individuals and families across the nation with low-maintenance lifestyle needs. The corporate entity along with the Franchise Builder network have resulted in over 450 communities built in more than 30 states.