Barbara Stokes is a member of the disaster relief construction industry. She is a 2000 graduate of Mercer University and has a bachelor of science degree in medical engineering. After graduating she went into government contracting, construction, and project management. In 2011 she founded GSH of Alabama, LLC, and became the chief executive officer. Her company designs and builds houses that are shipped to where they are needed across America. This housing is contracted by FEMA and is used by people who can’t stay in their homes in the wake of a natural disaster. Read this article at businessinsider.com.
As someone in the disaster relief construction industry, she puts alleviating humanitarian relief at the top of her priorities. She founded this company along with her husband, Scott, and based this company in Huntsville, Alabama. The housing they provide is designed to be very durable and safe and can be used permanently. Their designs are proprietary and are state-of-the-art in their designs. GSH of Alabama can build everything from modular homes to building their homes on-site. They also provide land planning and getting the homes hooked up to all necessary utilities.
Barbara Stokes homes have also been used for things beyond housing those in natural disaster zones. GSH of Alabama homes have been used to house students on university campuses, for example, and have been used in military projects where they need to get strong, durable, homes up fast such as near combat zones. She says she and Scott work closely with their team so that everything from designing a new concept to getting a home in placed is handled as efficiently as possible.
Beyond her role at GHS of Alabama she is also the mother of three children. She says between being a business owner and being a mother she is very busy. She starts each day very early in the morning and works pretty late into each evening. Barbara Stokes works hard, though, to maintain a balance between her work and her husband and children. She also manages to fit in time volunteering for nonprofits that operate in the Huntsville region. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.