About Ampa Creative Home
a Home improvement renovation & Handyman service

Ted Rubis…

Is the creative and business force behind Ampa Events. For over 30 years he has planned and produced major galas, presidential inaugural balls, political campaign events, national conferences, national sales meetings and events in every location imaginable. Planning and logistics skills are perfect for the home industry. Additionally all those events required design skills and the ability to build unique solutions for clients. Ted’s carpentry skills are visible in the multitude of detailed stage sets, props, and scenery he has built over the years for a wide variety of clients. “When people ask me what my specialty is, my response usually surprises them. I tell them I am a problem solver. I have never shied away from a project. In the event world, the show must go on. My team and I have the skills. My job is mostly to direct skills efficiently towards clients goal. When people ask me what experience I have in renovating, I discuss examples from renovating 1900s Fan houses and commercial property. Then I show them pictures of my White House Set and Bates Motel. My brothers and I have installed HVAC systems, rubber roofs, cabinets, decks, doors, floors, carpet… the list of experience seems to go on and on.”  With Covid and the shutdown of events home renovating and handyman services was a natural and easy pivot. Ted and the Ampa Team bring theater arts, artistry, and an eye for detail to the home renovating industry.

Our Sister Companies

Ampa Events

A full-service event design and production company that produces national, regional, and local events including presidential inaugural balls, national sales meetings, worthy causes awareness events, gala fundraisers, corporate picnics and weddings

Artisans Market USA

As a child of Ampa Events furniture rental business for the event industry, Artisans Market USA, is a furniture retailer that focuses on made in the USA upholstered furniture. Artisans Market USA provides white glove delivery service to your home. Place orders online or in our showroom. Support made in the USA – keep manufacturing strong, and your neighbors employed.

Meet the Team

Ted Rubis

Designer & Carpenter

Leslie Amason

Interior Designer & Decorator

Frequently Asked Questions

Ampa is happy to provide decorative carpentry, design work, fabrication, interior design and a variety of installation and repair services for both Commercial and Residential work. Most of our work currently is residential, but we have installed featured walls, panel, barn wood and decorative finishes for businesses and happy to do more

Yes. If you already have a door knob for example, we’ll be happy to install it for you. 

Decorative work, finish carpentry and repair do not require a Class A contractor’s license and yes we are insured.

Generally, within 1-2hrs of Richmond VA. We are happy to consider projects outside of this area. As an example, we can fabricate a solution in our shop and then install efficiently most anywhere in the mid Atlantic. A good example of this is Wainscoting, Custom Signs or Artwork.

A handyman, also known as a fixer, handyperson or handyworker, is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. Thanks to our ample experience building custom stage sets, we are uniquely skilled to offer general “around the house” repairs. From loose doorknobs, to wooden deck and fence fixes – we are prepared to tackle any home repair project you have in mind.

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