If you’re unfamiliar with Barbara Stokes, she is the CEO of Green Structure Homes of Alabama, a disaster relief construction contractor based in the city of Huntsville. The company was recently credited with spurring manufacturing jobs in their home state, as well as Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to help support hurricane Harvey relief efforts. According to their Linkedin Bio, Green Structure Homes of Alabama specializes in constructing turnkey mobile, commercial, and residential modular buildings throughout North America. Since it’s inception in 2008, Green Structure Homes of Alabama has labeled themselves as a purveyor of disaster relief solutions and cites their ability to leverage innovative designs, engineering, and manufacturing techniques as the basis for their success.
Barbara Stokes attended Mercer University, the oldest private university in Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Biomedical/Medical Engineering, in 2000. While attending the prestigious university, Barbara Stokes also studied thermodynamics, manufacturing and management, structures and properties of materials, and a number of other subjects. Prior to her role with Green Structure Homes of Alabama, Stokes worked at Pisces Corporation and Boeing and credits her industry knowledge, as well as skills in management and construction, to her time spent with both companies.
In addition to her business success, Stokes is also a proponent of giving back to the community. She donates to various charities and does volunteer work in a number of communities throughout the Huntsville area. So, what’s next for Barbara Stokes? Well, the $28.5 million contract award, provided by FEMA along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, entailed building modular homes to support hurricane Harvey relief efforts which, according to the contract, should be completed by March of 2018. So, for now, that will likely be the primary objective for both Stokes and Green Structure Homes of Alabama. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.