When Barbara Stokes graduated from Mercer University in 2001, she knew her engineering and physics courses would help her find the right job. But the structures and properties of materials, thermodynamics, and technical communication courses were the subjects that would shape her career. Visit cullmantimes.com to know more about Barbara Stokes.
Boeing gave Barbara Stokes a job, and the chance to prove she could make a difference in the government contract arena. And she didn’t disappoint the Boeing executives who believed in her. Barbara left Boeing and decided to join the Pisces Corporate, so she could learn more about her chosen career. Boeing and Pisces helped her understand and function in the world of government contracts. In 2008, Stokes decided she was ready to start Green Structure Homes. Green Structure Homes designs, builds and delivers modular and mobile structures that help people survive after a natural disaster changes the course of their lives.
Huntsville, Alabama-based GSH is now a key player in the disaster relief construction industry. When FEMA needed a company to build FEMA Trailers after Hurricane Harvey decimated parts of Houston, the government asked Barbara to submit a proposal to build FEMA Trailers. The trailers would be temporary housing for Houston residents who lost their homes in the Hurricane. Harvey destroyed more than 120,000 homes, and FEMA needed a company that could build government’s trailers quickly.
Learn more: https://about.me/barbarastokes
FEMA accepted the GSH proposal, and Stokes and her executive team had a $28.5 million government contract in their hands. Stokes had to build and deliver FEMA trailers by March 2018 or the contract would expire. Thanks to the innovative and creative GSH manufacturing and engineering methods, Stokes and her team completed the project on time.
The FEMA project is just one project in a long list of disaster relief projects that GSH does every year. Green Structure Homes are in cities and towns all over North America. The company has a reputation for building residential and commercial homes that help people rebuild their lives and businesses.
Barbara’s leadership and dedication to the disaster relief construction industry are obvious in places where flood waters ruin towns, and where hurricanes leave nothing but broken dreams in their wake. Read more at Business Insider.