ABOUT US

Our
Story

Like any good origin story, Epic Studios rose out of a time of chaos. A time when playgrounds stood empty, and amusement parks were silent. Our mission was clear: to create themed environments where fun and education combine into an immersive and joyful experience. A safe space where families can gather, and kids can thrive emotionally and physically.

We heard this call to action and assembled a team of specialists with experience in creation, design, fabrication, building, sculpting, and logistics. And so, our quest to create and deliver more immersive, customized, and personalized themed environments and experiences for kids and families began.

From idea to installation

Custom branding and visual elements can be individually curated and designed by Epic Studio’s creative partner, Foam-Fab. 3D letters, sculptures, props, and bespoke pieces tailored to achieve your goals can add an engaging and exciting element to a presentation, tradeshow, event, or permanent location.

Our creative team

Tyler at Epic Studios

Tyler Carter

Manager

Combining his engineering background with years in the customer service business, Tyler found and built his career helping create some of the most imaginative worlds of 3D in our communities, and luckily became our leader at Epic Studios.  

Denise

Denise Reid

Sales Director

From becoming a flight attendant at the age of 20, spending 11 years in the service industry to finally finding something she really loved. Bringing a vision to life. Seeing a project go from concept to completion is Denise’s true calling.

Cliff

Cliff Batoon

Soft Contained Play Lead

From a career path in architectural, electrical, and civil engineering to playground designing, and manufacturing which he finds much more fun and fulfilling. He loves to design fun, exciting and visually appealing play facilities, but children’s safety always comes first.
Ryan

Ryan Arbuckle

Owner

As a seasoned professional with more than 20 years in the manufacturing industry, Ryan is the Owner of Foam Fab, Epic Studios – World of Theming and Epic Play. He loves that we are in the business of creating larger than life experiences for our clients.

Tailored Themed Projects

No two themed environments are the same. Our creative and innovative team will bring your vision to life by exploring a world of possibility beyond the usual or ordinary. 

Driven by passion, integrity, and unbridled imagination, we breathe life into amazing and challenging concepts that achieve your objectives and are tailored to your location, timeline, and budget. 

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Ready to let your imagination run wild? WE ARE!

Our team continues to push design boundaries, developing exciting and engaging themed environments that resonate with audiences of all ages. Because of this, we have built a strong reputation as one of the industry’s leading and most trusted consultants.

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Tyler at Epic Studios

Tyler Carter

CEO

I was raised in Spanish Fork, Utah where I still live to this day. I’ve always been a very determined and hardworking individual.

At the age of 15 I was working two jobs after school, one at an autobody shop where I learned my great attention for detail and the other at a gas station where I learned customer service and patience. After high school, I went on to college where I got a degree as an automotive technician and specialized in chassis-fab and high-performance engines. I quickly learned that cars were more of a hobby for me than a full-time gig.

I worked many jobs until I landed in the position that I currently am in and can honestly say it is what I was made to do. I have been with Foam Fab since 2013 and have done everything from sweeping the floors to building some of the craziest things you could imagine. Interacting with our customers and helping them bring their ideas to life is what I enjoy the most.

When I’m not at work you can usually find me hanging out with my family, in the mountains resetting my soul, or my real passion in life fly fishing.

Denise

Denise Reid

Sales Director

Leaving my hometown of Minden Louisiana at the age of 20 to become a flight attendant was a bold move. Especially since I had never been on an airplane. After 11 years in the service industry, I felt driven to do something different. After a few short-lived employment experiences, I landed on something I love…bringing a vision to life. Seeing a project go from concept to completion is my calling.

Over the last 25 years, my job titles have changed but the process has always been the same. Partnering with clients from the initial conversation through installation.

Along the way developing strong, enduring relationships based on honesty, transparency, and a desire to make customer service a part of my daily life. When these core beliefs become second nature, selling is a seamless transition followed by the satisfaction of the end-user. I never get tired of it and each journey is different with the same goal. Bringing an idea to the table and delivering a quality product.

I have gained so much experience working with a variety of industries from telecommunications to Church Ministry, but the greatest role of my life has been as a mom raising 3 amazing daughters spanning an age range of 14 years. In between, I am drawn to creating something new from something old, painting, decorating, gardening, and shopping on Amazon!

Thank you for visiting our site and being interested in my story. Give us a call so we can hear yours!!

Cliff

Cliff Batoon

Soft Contained Play Lead

24 years sums up my experience, knowledge, and expertise in the playground industry. While my earlier career path is in architectural, electrical, civil, and structural engineering, I find playground designing, detailing, and manufacturing to be more fun and fulfilling. My children and their friends grew up playing in some of the playgrounds I designed and built by our satisfied local clients. Most of my work experiences involves conceptual design and layout of indoor and outdoor play systems using 3D computer programs.

My approach to designing a playground starts by thoroughly understanding what the client needs and how to transform it into a fun, exciting and visually appealing play facility. Equally important is for me to make sure that it meets all safety standards as required by safety standard organizations like ASTM International. I also produce drawing details for fabrication use which ensures that all playground equipment we supply are made of the best quality materials and assembled by our highly qualified team.

While my job literally involves playing, I usually keep myself busy with other activities like cycling, hiking, and watching movies with my wife when we get time off from work.

Ryan

Ryan Arbuckle

Owner

Ryan is the Owner of Foam Fab, Epic Studios – World of Theming and Epic Play. He is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of these businesses. As a seasoned professional with more than 20 years in the manufacturing industry, Ryan is known for driving brand growth and maximising operational excellence. He loves that we are in the business of creating larger than life experiences for our clients. Every day brings a different idea or vision from our clients that we love to take and exceed their expectations in what we can build.

Ryan is a Professional Engineer and holds an MBA. When he isn’t working you can find him watching his kids play soccer, rugby and mountain biking. Ryan loves to travel with his wife and family. In the winter you will find him on the great slopes of the Utah ski resorts.