Barbara Stokes graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Physics from Mercer University. After gaining experience from Pisces Corporation and Boeing, Barbara went to lead Green Structure Homes of Alabama with her husband, Scott Stokes.
Green Structure Homes is one of the many contractors providing relief after disaster strikes. The company provides modular homes with assembly only taking a few days. Barbara was inspired to start this company after working with government paperwork through her engineering career. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.
In 2012, Green Structure Homes was beginning to prepare for producing quick, temporary housing as well as becoming a certified Disaster Relief Construction Contractor. Also at this time, GSH gained $49 million worth of contracts for temporary housing for disaster relief victims. They are more than a mobile home thrown together, but a house that provides flexible configurations.
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These homes were designed to have an average driveway and being extremely cost-effective. They produce homes of all sizes. GSH constructs its homes out of quality material and provides a safe, accessible home for disaster relief victims. These houses also meet the standards set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including a state of the art sprinkler system. They come with kitchens and bathroom while being energy efficient. These homes allow people to carry on with their lives while rebuilding their community. Read this article at businessinsider.com.
These high-quality homes allow communities to rebuild, secure jobs, and continue with school. A lack of decent houses will not help people stay and rebuild infrastructure after disaster strikes.
Working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), GSH was able to design a blue and share efforts to help hurricane victims. They were able to develop a completely automated fire suppression system. This makes temporary housing safe and reliable for victims. Barbara Stokes was able to lead the design of the fire safety technology now used in GSHs’ designs.