The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), recently gave out a contract worth $28.5 million to Green Structure Homes Delivered of Alabama in a bid to help support efforts aimed at providing relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey. FEMA is a United States agency created to assist areas that get hit by disasters such as hurricanes.
Such regions when hit with calamities have insufficient resources to cater for the damages caused. As an example Hurricane Harvey brought havoc onto the citizens of Texas on the night of August 25th, 2017, causing damages of up to $125 billion, therefore, forcing FEMA to step in and offer assistance through the Alabama-based contractor company, GSH. Read more at Business Insider.
Green Structure Homes (GSH) of Alabama, LLC, is dedicated to the relief of disasters through construction and rebuilding of destroyed homes. The company operates in Huntsville, Alabama, and mainly focusses on providing their clients with modern homes that are energy-efficient and friendly to the environment. GSH was started in 2008 by its current CEO Barbara Stokes. It serves both the public and the private sectors.
Before founding GSH, Barbara Stokes was working at Pisces Corporation and Boeing, where she gained enough experience to enable her to lead her staff. Barbara Stokes is an alumnus of Mercer University from where she graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Physics. She also took several other courses such as manufacturing, management and structure of materials while at the same university, and these have been significant contributors to her success in the running of GSH. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
Stokes, together with her Chief Operations Officer, Scott Stokes, believe that the contract with FEMA will go a long way in assisting the victims by giving them modern homes and even uplifting their living standards and the economy in general through the creation of jobs for many people in the area. They also see it as an opportunity for GSH to showcase its designs and innovations for potential future clients.
Barbara Stokes can juggle her many duties as CEO of GSH with those of being a mother to three children. She does not let her work to get in the way of her motherly duties as she creates time to spend with her children. She mentors and supports their development by being a good role model to them. Stokes is also an active philanthropist always finding ways to give back to her Huntsville community.