Barbara Stokes is the chief executive officer of Green Structured Homes of Alabama and has worked closely with FEMA to provide humanitarian relief to individuals across the country during times of disaster. The company, which is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, was started by Barbara and her husband Scott.
Green Structured Homes makes use of innovative design practices, engineering, and techniques for manufacturing to provide safe and permanent housing for those in need. The company has also delved into a number of other vital functions including land planning, utility installation, construction on school campuses, and military projects. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.
Barbara Stokes attended Mercer University where she majored in physics and biomedical engineering. She received her bachelor’s from Mercer in 2001. Ms. Stokes worked for Boeing and the Pisces Corporation before applying the expertise she gained in government contracts to Green Structured Homes.
Barbara Stokes and Green Structured Homes showed their mettle in the aftermath of the devastation caused in the Houston area a year ago by Hurricane Harvey. A month after the storm, FEMA granted GSH a $28.5 million contract to construct, deliver, and set up as man mobile housing units as was needed.
GSH was only given a few months to complete the project which many felt was an extremely tall order. Stokes looked at the matter through the eyes of the thousands of individuals who had found themselves homeless in an instant. She considered her own three children and thought of the many lives she had touched while volunteering in her local community. Read this article at businessinsider.com.
GSH successfully met and exceeded all expectations of their FEMA contract.
The mobile housing units provided by GSH adhere to the highest possible safety standards and are energy efficient. Each unit comes with an up to date kitchen, full bathrooms and storage space for family goods. The units provide some flexibility as interiors can be slightly altered and the furniture that comes with the units is not permanently attached to the floor.
GSH housing units are perfect for families needing temporary shelter following a disaster and can also be adequate for families that may have to use them to satisfy their housing needs for an extended time.