After a natural disaster, it is important that decent shelter be provided to victims whose homes have been destroyed or rendered uninhabitable and Green Structure Homes Delivered, based in Huntsville, Alabama, provides modular homes, as a contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, that can be erected in just days on site using local labor since they’re built off-site using local materials. These modular homes are essential to rebuilding communities since in many cases, once people are forced to move away, they are unlikely to return since they provide shelter as well as jobs that are lost after major natural disasters. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.
CEO Barbara Stokes and her husband, Scott Stokes COO, founded GSH in 2008 and by 2012 started manufacturing these small homes that can fit in someone’s driveway. The homes use wood and steel frames and have “real” kitchens and bathrooms. As well as being well built and safe, the homes are constructed with environmentally friendly materials. These buildings are mildew, mold and pest resistant and are customizable in order to accommodate any size family. Additionally, the buildings can withstand winds of up to 130 miles per hour. Also included in the design is a fire suppression system as an added layer of safety for the homes. Further, the roofs are made of reflective steel and incorporates R-19 value insulation making them energy efficient. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.
Barbara Stokes has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in the fields of Biomedical Engineering and Physics from Mercer University. She concentrated on Thermodynamics and Technical Communication courses and in addition, Structures and Properties of Materials, Circuit Analysis and received business experience at Pisces Company, a fish processing products company, and Boing before founding GSH. She has extensive experience in government contracting that she brings to GSH. Barbara actively volunteers in her community and is the mother of three.