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Barbara Stokes – Paving the Way in Disaster Relief Construction

CEO of Green Structure Homes Delivered (GSHD), Barbara Stokes, leads her company to provide the best in Disaster Relief Construction. She is a graduate of Mercer University (Georgia) in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, focused on Biomedical/Medical Engineering. While obtaining her BSE she also studied Thermodynamics, Manufacturing and Management, Technical Communication, as well as Structures and Properties of Materials. Stokes founded GSHD in 2008 after extensive experience with Pisces Corporation and Boeing. GSHD is located in Huntsville, Alabama. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.

This CEO is also a mother of three (3), and is an advocate of supporting her local community, while she is equally committed to supporting the mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). When she announced plans to launch GSHD, she received tremendous support from her community and industry leaders. Ron Drinkard, then Director of ACFI (Alabama Center for Foreign Investment) touted, “This community is so fortunate to have someone of this caliber. You will not find anywhere a better corporate citizen than (Stokes Development, LLC).” Robert Aderholt, then Fourth Congressional District Representative also “welcomed Stokes Development and Green Steel Homes” shared Brittany Woodby of the Cullman Times in 2008. Lieutenant Governor Jim Folson, Jr. also shared his congratulations at the announcement.

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At its inception, Green Structure Homes Delivered constructed 500 to 600 homes each year that are state-of-the-art, hurricane, mold and mildew resistant utilizing locally-resourced and eco-friendly materials. Today, GSHD is known for designing and offering on-site construction of mobile and modular and residential structures in North America and continue to produce approximately 550 homes a year.

In October 2017, Barbara Stokes announced GSHD would be expanding to create jobs in eight (8) states, including their home state of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia thanks to a recent FEMA contract of $28.5M, says a Press Release on Newswire. 2017 was no stranger to natural disasters and the hurricane damage was beyond anyone’s worse nightmares. Thanks to the FEMA contract, Barbara Stokes and her team at Green Structure Homes Delivered will be able to help many of the people impacted by the 2017 hurricanes. According to Brian Harris of Release Fact, GSHD aims to complete the construction of the dwellings by the end of March 2018. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.