About 2017-07-28T14:04:19+00:00

WHAT WE DO

We started out as a small but dedicated company 16 years ago and we’ve grown ever since. Today Insulsteel is the leading designer and builder of super energy-efficient residential and commercial buildings in the Charleston, South Carolina and surrounding areas.

Our EcoShell integrates structural composite material technology and offsite panel fabrication that significantly reduces the total cost of building ownership. EcoShells are also designed to “Zero Energy Standards” and built to withstand seismic forces and hurricane winds up to 220 MPH.

Additionally, Insulsteel family sized homes with electric bills as little as $15 month (case study).

Insulsteel, is recognized as a national member of the prestigious Top 1% of US Builders” by the US Department of Energy.  Download case study from DOE website.

The Insulsteel® EcoShell incorporates advanced building science technologies to design, manufacture and build high performance Luxury style homes direct to our client’s budgets.

OUR PASSION

An award-winning custom home builder that starts with your budget. We are an architectural design and build company that uses EcoShell technology to build a superior home.

RESIDENTIAL 91%
COMERCIAL 87%
INDUSTRIAL 93%
INTERIOR DESIGN 93%
PLANNING 98%
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING 96%

OUR UNIQUE PROCESS

Unlike traditional “stick frame” builders. Our EcoShell technology creates a ZERO Energy Design envelope around your home or building. This drastically reduces the amount of energy your home uses and discourages problems like moisture and termites. 

DESIGN

The Science and Technology Behind Your Structure…

At Insulsteel, creating custom plans for your home is included in your package and if you already have existing plans, we can use those to create the EcoShell for your home.

MANUFACTURE

We start with the best building structure available, steel insulated panels that are stronger, more energy efficient and assembled faster than traditional stick frame – 2 x 4 construction.

Steel insulated panels are manufactured in a factory, according to specific architectural plans for each home.

BUILD

Insulsteel™ manufactures the EcoShell™ for domestic and international homebuilders interested in offering energy efficient house plans necessary in reducing energy demand of their homes and increasing building efficiency.

OUR TIMELINE

2003

The Insulsteel Factory concept evolved from the Island Design and Architectural Center (IDAC), founded in Sea Island, GA in 2003.

2004

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.

2011

Amerisips Homes, moved to Charleston, SC in 2011 and entered the energy-efficient custom home market.

2014

Amerisips was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as a national winner of the DOE’s home innovation award for custom home builders in the USA.As a DOE partner, Amerisips is ranked in the top 1% of the home builders in the U.S. Additionally, the U.S. Green Building Council® named Amerisips as the 2014 winner for the “Best Small Firm Contractor and Builder” as part of their first annual Best in Building awards.

2016

The core of the Insulsteel building process is mass production of structural steel insulated panels and precision engineered components used in designing, manufacturing, and constructing EcoShell building enclosures. Amerisips’ assets and liabilities were transferred to Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC effective January 1, 2016.

2017

Insulsteel continues to grow in the Charleston and surrounding Lowcountry areas with its EcoShell Building Enclosure systems.

OUR VALUE

We build to your budget, and give you the opportunity for a lower Total Cost of Ownership through our Zero Energy Design. Find out more.