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General

Industry

Construction

Category

Construction

SBA Identifier

S5345

Year of Founding

1995

Fees

Marketing Fee

NA

Royalty Fee

2%

Franchise Fee

$65,000-$65,000

Investment Range

$903K-$1.28M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

94

U.S. Franchised Units

71

U.S. Corporate Units

23

Headquarters (City)

Dublin

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

Financing Availability

yes

Started Offering Franchises

1996

Issuance of FDD Data

04/16/2021

What to know about Epcon Communities franchise?

You will receive a franchise to use an original development system and copyrighted architectural plans to develop, construct and market a project consisting of residential dwellings, with the right, upon payment of additional fees and with Epcon Communities Franchising, Inc.'s consent, to develop additional projects. Epcon Communities Franchising, Inc.'s unique development system provides use of intellectual property and guidance for the development, construction and marketing of a residential "care-free living" community using unique architectural designs.

Epcon Communities is based in Dublin, OH. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Epcon Communities franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Epcon Communities franchise? Before starting a Epcon Communities franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Epcon Communities franchise is $903,450 and can go all the way up to $1,280,375. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Epcon Communities business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Epcon Communities franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Epcon Communities business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Epcon Communities franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 68 3 10 59
2017 59 3 6 56
2018 56 0 5 51
2019 51 17 6 62
2020 62 15 6 71

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How much does a Epcon Communities franchise owner make?

Epcon Communities franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Epcon Communities franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Epcon Communities discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Epcon Communities franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Epcon Communities franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Epcon Communities. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Epcon Communities owners were making.

Visit the Epcon Communities metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Epcon Communities franchise fee?

Owning a Epcon Communities franchise requires 2% royalty fee and a variable marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Epcon Communities Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Epcon Communities franchise fee of $65,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $903,450 to $1,280,375. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Epcon Communities franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Epcon Communities franchise fee of $65,000.

Visit the Epcon Communities metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Construction franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Epcon Communities founded?

Epcon Communities started offering franchises in 1996. Epcon Communities was founded 27 years ago in 1995.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Epcon Communities locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2021, there were 71 locations across the U.S. There are also 23 corporate locations. Most Construction franchises like Epcon Communities have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Epcon Communities franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Epcon Communities has opened 32 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Epcon Communities metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Construction franchises.

How many Epcon Communities franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Epcon Communities has closed 17 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Epcon Communities metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Construction franchises.

Is Epcon Communities growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Epcon Communities over the past 3 years is 27%. Over the last year we have data for, Epcon Communities had a net unit growth rate of 15%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Epcon Communities growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Epcon Communities. More info in the Epcon Communities metrics tab.

Is Epcon Communities franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Epcon Communities is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Epcon Communities franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S5345 on 04/29/2020. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Epcon Communities that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Epcon Communities a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Epcon Communities meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Epcon Communities provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Epcon Communities.

What is the Epcon Communities Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Epcon Communities systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Epcon Communitiesfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Epcon Communities franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 0%. Over the last year we have data for, Epcon Communities had a franchise for sale rate of 0%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Epcon Communities franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Epcon Communities. More info in the Epcon Communities metrics tab.

What is the Epcon Communities Franchise Failure Rate?

Epcon Communities franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Epcon Communities failure rate over the past 3 years is 24%. Over the last year we have data for, Epcon Communities had a franchise failure rate of 8%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Epcon Communities franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Epcon Communities. More info in the Epcon Communities metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Epcon Communities franchise?

Visit the Epcon Communities metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Epcon Communities

$1,091,913

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Epcon Communities

2%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Epcon Communities

$65,000

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Historical financial performance representations

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Franchise Financials

Franchisor company financial information and financial performance representations, if disclosed by the franchisor.

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Franchise Disclosure Document

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General

Industry

Construction

Category

Construction

SBA Identifier

S5345

Year of Founding

1995

Fees

Marketing Fee

NA

Royalty Fee

2%

Franchise Fee

$65,000-$65,000

Investment Range

$903K-$1.28M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

94

U.S. Franchised Units

71

U.S. Corporate Units

23

Headquarters (City)

Dublin

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

Financing Availability

yes

Started Offering Franchises

1996

Issuance of FDD Data

04/16/2021

Detailed Franchise metrics for Epcon Communities

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Epcon Communities below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Epcon Communities

$65,000

Industry median

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Franchise Disclosure Document

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Epcon Communities

10%

24%

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Epcon Communities

0%

0%

Industry median

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Business details

Website

https://***********.com

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Business email

**********@******.com

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Mailing address

500 Stonehenge Parkway

State headquarters

Ohio

Key leadership

Epcon Communities

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

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City

Dublin

Zip code

43017
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