Barbara Stokes, a mother of three and the CEO of Green Structure Homes, wastes no time. This is evident by, among other aspects of her life, her educational history. A class of 2001 graduate of Mercer University, her studies included the following subjects: biomedical engineering, physics, manufacturing, management, technical communication, structures and properties of materials, and thermodynamics. All of these areas of expertise would later prove vital to her intense career roles. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
As Chief Executive Officer of GSH of Alabama, Barbara Stokes recognizes her role as a central part of a mission. The care of recovery of those who have experienced a natural disaster is paramount to her daily work and volunteer activities. She’s keenly aware of the impact of the devastation on all levels – emotional, industrial, financial and national. Along with her team, which spans six states, she delivers much needed relief to those who have recently been displaced by hurricanes and tornadoes. As a member of The Cullman Industrial Complex, they are able to swift and accurately construct environmentally friendly and spacious modular homes. These safe, durable modular homes are then delivered directly to a proper location for the citizens and their families experiencing such catastrophe.
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To lose everything you once owned and then not have a regular, consistent place to call home – an address, a bathroom, a bed…is just much too much to handle all at once. Barbara and her team act as a stop gate to trauma for so many time and time again. Green Structure Homes Delivered was recently awarded $28.5 million for their cause and is seeking an additional eight employees to assist in the mission. About ten years ago, the Company received less than half of that and was able to launch out with employment for hundreds of local resident job seekers in and near Huntsville, Alabama, the site of their headquarters. It appears to be a great place to work whether there in Alabama or in one of the other five states, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia where relief is also provided.
Recently, as well, her team developed a fire safety system that surpasses any others usually found in a residential dwelling. With the use of state of the art technology and materials, each Green Structure Homes Delivered modular house comes equipped with this fully automated, fire suppression system. This proprietary technology employs smoke and harmful gas detection, strobe warning lights for the hearing impaired and sprinklers. Now, that’s added security! In addition, Barbara Stokes’ prowess in thoughtfulness guides her to make use of the steel locally manufactured in Birmingham and Decatur. Her performance in and outside of work solidifies her value and appreciation as expressed by many fellow members of her community through the years. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.