About Us / Who We Are

About Us

Over 43 Years in Hospitality and Still Growing

With properties throughout the southeast, IMIC Hotels is an award-winning hotel development and management company headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. We are a family-owned corporation and strive to promote a family atmosphere for all our guests and employees alike. Our management team is skilled in providing assistance in areas of operations, human resources, sales, marketing, design, development, finance and accounting. Boasting 13 properties throughout Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, IMIC is a true example that “Southern Hospitality Still Exists”.

Mission Statement

Our Commitment to Our Customers and Our Employees

  • TO OUR CUSTOMERS, WE PROMISE A trouble free stay that offers true value and genuine hospitality.


  • TO OUR EMPLOYEES, WE PROMISE A safe and friendly work environment with an opportunity for upward mobility.


  • RESULTING in well-run properties with a positive financial and growth picture.

What we do

Our Expertise is What Defines Us

Property Development & Management

IMIC Hotels manages hotels, but we also develop, build and maintain them. Our property development and construction management skills reflect the experience our staff has gained over the years, both in new construction and in the maintenance and renovation of existing properties. With IMIC hotels, you enjoy the benefit of comprehensive property development services.

Sales & Marketing

Many hotels have a passive attitude toward marketing, waiting and looking for business to simply walk through the door. In that way, they won't have to spend any money. Marketing is not an expenditure, but an investment in time, talent and money. At IMIC, we're anything but passive. Indeed a significant factor in our growth and profitability over the years has been our firm commitment to aggressive marketing strategies and advertising.

Financial Management

With stringent cost control mechanisms, information technology systems, and astute purchasing rationale, investors in IMIC Hotels are assured of financial management characterized by the highest level of confidence and integrity. We pride ourselves on accurately portraying the true financial standing of a hotel to its owners, because we believe the strength of any organization is its accountability.


IMIC Hotels are well managed, efficiently run properties that appeal to guests, employees and owners alike. Standardized operating policies and procedures are administered by senior management, as each hotel is personally supervised by a regional vice president. The corporate support staff includes specialists in marketing, accounting, safety and security, housekeeping and maintenance. This team approach results in significant operating economies and efficiencies, which translate into enhanced profit potential.


The Absolute Finest in Southern Hospitality

E.L. “Bert” Pooser, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer


Bert Pooser, III



Tony Tam

Vice President of Operations


Kathy Rabune

Vice President of Marketing


Rick Rabune

Vice President of Development


Donnalisa Bowens

Accounting Supervisor


Tammy Simpson

Executive Assistant


Mike McDowell

IT/Utility Director & Property Accountant

George Caulder

Corporate Maintenance

McKenzie McCloskey

Junior Financial Accountant

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