Green Structure Home Delivered, LLC (GSH)is a company in Huntsville, Alabama that provides buildings in areas where a disaster has struck. The buildings are used to house those whose homes are unlivable. They design, engineer, and manufacture the homes themselves. The homes can be single-story or multi-story in size and they feature quality craftsmanship. Read this article at businessinsider.com.
Chief Executive Officer Barbara J. Stokes leads the company, and her husband Scott Stokes is the Chief Operating Officer. They have years of experience working with the United States Government and, in particular, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In addition to having employs in Alabama they also employ people in other states such as North Carolina, Texas, Louisiane, Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Houston, Texas, and its surrounding communities, Barbara Stokes and her team at GSH were selected by FEMA to provide relief efforts to homeowners and small businesses in the region. As a company that has been in the industry for almost 10 years they are well-qualified to provide their products and services in the wake of a major disaster like Hurricane Harvey caused.
Barbara Stokes attended Mercer University and holds a degree in Biomedical/Medical Engineering. She also studied other classes such as those on manufacturing and business management.
After graduating from Mercer University, Barbara Stokes worked for both Boeing and Pisces Corporation at different times for a number of years. This experience led her to being qualified to open her own company as she had developed a lot of experience in manufacturing and management.
In 2017 GSH was awarded a $28.5 million FEMA contract. They used this money to boost hiring at their manufacturing plants in six states. The structures that these plants produce are then shipped to areas that FEMA has declared a disaster in. While some were used to help those in Houston, Texas, others were shipped to other areas that have also experienced disasters in the latter half of 2017.
When talking about the FEMA contract, Stokes said that the money was being used to support local businesses around their manufacturing plants by increasing economic activity. She said these areas were able to get indirect job growth benefits as her company was hiring so many people for well-paying jobs.
When outsider her office, Barbara Stokes is a mom with three young children. She enjoys spending some of her precious free time volunteering for a number of nonprofit organizations in and around Huntsville. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.