FEMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have been tirelessly working to rebuild and clear the devastation caused by Hurricanes and wild fires across the nation. In September of 2017, Green Structure Homes of Alabama, LLC (GSH) was awarded a $28.5 million contract to build modular homes for the survivors of Hurricane Harvey. The contract is on schedule to be completed by March 2018. Barbara J. Stokes is the co-founder and CEO of GSH, which was established in 2008. Her husband, Scott Stokes is the Chief Operating Officer and dedicated social worker. Their sophisticated and technologically modern prebuilt modular home designs can be quickly deployed to hurricane victims and reassembled. Read more at Business Insider.
Hurricane Harvey was the most devastating cyclone in American history. It caused more than $125 billion in damages and displaced more than 30,000 people, primarily in the Houston area. Non-profit organizations, governments and Green Structure Homes came to the rescue with food, water and shelter. The fast response of Green Structure Homes means victims will have shelter within five months of the disaster.
The Green Homes Company began in Cullman, Alabama, but quickly spread to 8 states including Florida, Virginia, Louisiana, Minnesota and North Carolina. Barbara’s modular designed homes are fire resistant and can withstand winds up to 150 miles per hour. The homes are also eco-friendly and made from composite materials to lessen their environmental impact. The idea of Green Structure Homes came from Barbara Stokes and her Husband in 2008. Barbara Stokes earned her degree in Biomedical Engineering and Physics from Mercer University in 2001. She began her career shortly after with a company called Pisces Corporation. Pisces Corporation is involved with researching, developing and designing new electronics and more efficient consumer products. Barbara then joined Boeing Inc. where she helped develop new technology. This is where Barbara developed her relationship and contacts with the U.S. government, large corporations and design facilities and manufacturers. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
Barbara then took her experience and contacts to her own company. She managed to organize her relationships to create a fully functional modular-home manufacturing facility. Today, Barbara, Scott and her managerial team have over 30 years of experience in disaster relief and modular design. Together, they will ensure Hurricane Harvey victims will have a roof over their heads for many years to come. The modular homes are not temporary, as they have been built to last and withstand natural disasters. Hopefully, the survivors will never have to face such a calamity again.