The Amerisips Story
Steve and Tina Bostic are the Owners of Amerisips Building Sciences based on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. Prior to moving to Charleston in 2011, The Bostic’s founded the Island Design and Architectural Center, a 27,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art design center located on Sea Island.
Amerisips, founded in 2004, evolved from the IDAC. Our company is a totally integrated “one stop shop” for providing design, building product distribution and construction for “Free Energy Living®” buildings. Our high-performance homes and commercial buildings are LEED certified at the Platinum level and they are design to the highest standards for indoor air quality. Amerisips also recently received the USGBC National Best of Building Award for Small U.S. Builders.
Amerisips provides Insulsteel Innovation Inside™ building products and a designer and builder of super energy-efficient residential and commercial buildings. Amerisips is a 2014 Department of Energy “Zero Energy Ready Home Partner” and National “Housing Innovation Award Winner” for custom homes. In addition, Amerisips was named in the “Top 1% of US Builders” by Department of Energy Chief Architect Sam Rashkin.
Tina Bostic – President
Tina Bostic is the President of Amerisips Building Sciences, which evolved from the Island Design and Architectural Center on Sea Island. Before starting IDAC with her husband, Steve, Tina’s previous career was in higher education at American InterContinental University (AIU), a proprietary University specializing in undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, applied art, interior design and fashion programs. During her 12 years at the University, she increased her responsibilities from a faculty member to dean of business administration and Fashion Marketing and served as the president of the Buckhead Campus. In 1999, she was promoted to senior vice president for campus operations overseeing the University’s seven campus presidents.
In addition to her other responsibilities at AIU, Tina also served as the director of institutional effectiveness assuring adherence to accreditation agencies and federal government regulatory requirements. Tina also served regularly on accreditation committee review teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to review accreditation for other colleges & universities. During her career at AIU annual revenues grew from $7 million to $100 million.
Tina completed doctoral courses at Georgia State University in Higher Education Administration (PhD, A.B.D.). She also holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. Degree (Cum Laude) in Business Administration/Psychology from Brenau University. Her builder license number is RBB49583.
Steve Bostic – Managing Partner
Steve Bostic is the managing partner of Amerisips, LLC, founded in 2008. Amerisips has evolved from the consolidation of two prior business entities in 2009; White Oaks Capital, LLC, founded in 2004, and the Island Design and Architectural Center founded in 2005. Total combined revenue for the prior six-year period exceeded $40 million.
In 1995, Steve founded Electra Holdings, LLC, a company that owned and operated the American InterContinental University, a proprietary institution of higher education, with seven campuses. Steve merged his holdings in American InterContinental University (annual revenues of $100 million) into Career Education Corporation, Inc., a leading publicly traded university system in 2001. Prior to Electra Holdings, Steve was the principal owner and chairman of the American Photo Group, an Atlanta-based company that he founded in 1981. APG operated a national network of 20 photo processing facilities serving major retailers in the mass consumer markets. In 1987, APG was named the “number one” company on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States for the prior five-year period. APG’s sales grew from $8 million in 1981 to over $100 million in 1987. APG was acquired by Kodak in the fall of 1987.
Steve’s prior senior management experience in publicly traded companies includes president of Berkey Film Processing in New York, a NYSE listed company and vice president and general manager of a division of the North American subsidiary of Pepsico, Inc., based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. In addition, he has an extensive background in sales and marketing management, having held positions ranging from commissioned salesman to vice president of marketing and sales at major public companies, including American Hospital Supply, International Products Corporation and Pepsico, Inc.
Steve has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for both Indiana University and Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business, and was a founding member of the Board of Advisors for the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. The Stanford University Alumni Association named him “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1985. Steve is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. Degree in Marketing and Economics.