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Dublin, Ohio-based Epcon Communities—No. 59 on the 2021 Builder 100—has announced its entry into the Indianapolis market with two new communities. This will be the first new market for Epcon’s corporate office in 11 years.

Currently, Epcon’s corporate entity builds in the Columbus, Ohio, and Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, markets, while Epcon Franchise Builders build in 31 states, including one franchise builder in Zionsville, Indiana, and one in Franklin, Indiana.

To lead the Indianapolis market, Epcon has hired Brooks Longfellow. Longfellow most recently worked as the division manager of Indianapolis’s Gradison Design-Build. He has 24 years of experience in the home building industry, including time working for Pulte Homes and Ryan Homes.

“We are happy to have Brooks lead our entry into the Indianapolis market, which is an important growth opportunity for Epcon,” says Phil Fankhauser, president and director of Epcon Communities. “His experience in home building, especially locally in Indiana, will be invaluable as we start to build in the area.”

Epcon plans to start two communities in the Indianapolis area in 2021, with openings scheduled for the fall. The first communities will include The Courtyards of Carmel at the northeast corner of Keystone Parkway and 136th Street and The Courtyards of Westfield at the southwest corner of 151st Street and Towne Road.

The company will hire approximately 10 people in Indianapolis this year, and plans to locate the Indianapolis office near U.S. 31 and 116th Street. Epcon plans to work toward building 200 homes per year in Indianapolis, focusing on the north side of the city.

“Epcon offers a great product that buyers in Indianapolis will be happy to live in,” says Longfellow. “I’m excited to join the Epcon team and help introduce Indianapolis to Epcon’s smart floor plans and unique community amenities.”